September 2018

A regular meeting of the Ocean Grove Homeowners  Association was held on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at 10 am at the Camp Meeting Association Community Room,24 Pilgrim Pathway, Ocean Grove. As  Barbara Burns, President of the Association, was out of town, the meeting was chaired by Richard Williams, Vice President of the Association.

The meeting was called to order by Richard at 10:05 am with a silent prayer followed by the flag salute.


  • The street paving and schedule for the week of September 24.
  • Fall Festival set for October 6—volunteer sign up in back for Homeowner’s table.
  • Reminder to register to vote; forms to vote by absentee ballot in back of room.
  • A forum for candidates for Neptune Township Committee and US Congress will be held at the October Homeowner’s meeting.

Liaison  from the Neptune Police Department: Officer Christopher Monahan discussed the relationship between the Neptune Police Dept. and the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Dept.  He mentioned that with the change of seasons and fewer people, homeowners should be watchful of happenings in our neighborhoods, including possible increase in homeless population.

Treasurer’s Report:  George Germann  reported that our accounts are in very good shape.  Our closing balance is $15,453.

Parking:  Joyce Klein reported that there has been little change.  Although at the Homeowner’s breakfast in August Nick Williams indicated that he was amenable to scheduling a meeting with a few members of the HOA Parking Committee early October to discuss our ongoing concerns.  Aside from the lack of parking for residents, several other issues would include “ghost” handicapped spots, determining whether they are still valid, proliferation of scooters used to hold parking spots and the need to hire a parking expert.

Candidates Forum

After an informative introduction by Richard the candidates were presented:

  • Full Term – Amber Gesslein (D), Susan Kiley (R), John Curley (I)
  • 1-year unexpired term – Larry Luttrell (D) and Gerard Scharfenberger (R)
  • Brendan Maroney (I) was unable to attend

Each candidate presented a 2-minute opening statement and then questions from the audience were directed at each of the candidates. The primary respondent was given a 2-minute response time, and 1 member of each opposing party was given 1 minute.  Each candidate was given 1 minute for closing remarks.

The meeting adjourned at 11:40 am

Respectfully submitted,  Theresa Checki, Secretary for the OGHOA