A regular meeting of the Ocean Grove Homeowners Association was held via Zoom on Saturday, September 25, 2020.
The meeting was called to order by Richard Williams, President, at 10:05 am.
Richard opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and welcomed guests Jamie Jackson of the OGCMA and the Candidate Forum participants.
- Food Pantry fundraiser—25 participants with donations to St. Paul’s pantry amounting to $1275. Amount paid to the Starving Artist for the cost of breakfast- $375.
- 10/1/20 – Forum for the 9 candidates for the Neptune Board of Education will be conducted via Zoom by the League of Women voters co-sponsored by OGHOA, The Gables and Shark River Property owners.
- 10/1/20 – Neptune Township meeting
- 10/10/20 – Fall Harvest Festival – the OGHOA will not have a table at this event this year because of Covid concerns.
- 10/13/20 – Last day to register to vote
- 10/17/20 – Next OGHOA membership meeting
- 10/24/20 – Recycling event to be held in Belmar
- OGHOA Membership payments may now be made online. Site is up and working. A separate email will be sent to the membership on the particulars.
Parking Report – Joyce Klein reported that the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association has hired Kimley-Horn, a Princeton-based consulting firm, to assess parking issues and needs in Ocean grove. A meeting will be held on September 28 with representatives of the Camp Meeting and the OGHOA, with Better Parking Alliance also joining. The meeting will allow for input from the participants as well as an exchange of ideas / suggestions. At some point later in the Fall The Camp Meeting will report back on the Kimley-Horn final report.
The Candidate Forums – We were pleased to have the candidates running for Monmouth County Freeholder and Monmouth County Clerk join us.
The first forum was for those running for Monmouth County Freeholder—Republicans Lillian Burry and Ross Licitra, and Democrats Michael Penna and Moira Nelson.
After a brief introduction by each of the candidates, a lively discussion followed focusing on the Environment, ICE contract with Monmouth County, and housing for illegal aliens.
The second forum was for the Candidates for Monmouth County Clerk – Republican Christine Hanlon and Democrat Angela Abhez-Anderson.
The discussion centered on role of the County Clerk, voting via mail-in ballot, voter fraud.
Both forums were very informative.
League 0f Women Voters
Luisa Paster provided an excellent slide presentation on voting this year. In response to questions, she also covered the handling of provisional ballots for those who choose to vote in person on election day (the exception for in-person voting is for individuals with disabilities for whom special accommodations will be made).
The meeting adjourned at 11:50 am.
Theresa R. Checki, Secretary