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Oct 2018

Homeowners Meeting - August 13, 2018


Call to Order: President Pelonero called the meeting to order at 6:34 PM. The meeting is being held in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order, 11th Edition, and the SRPW Governing Documents and is being recorded.

Pledge of Allegiance was led by President Pelonero.

Opening Prayer was led by Jack Easson.

Roll Call of Officers and Trustees: Lorraine Barbalinardo was excused; all other Officers and Trustees were present. Mike informed everyone that Lorraine was now home and recovering from her illness.

A motion to suspend our business meeting was made by Joe McCurnin and seconded by Jim Egan. All were in favor; motion carried.

President Pelonero thanked Mayor Carmen Amato, his staff and Councilwoman Judy Noonan for their attendance at this meeting. He then introduced Mayor Amato.

Guests from Berkeley Township:

  • Mayor Carmen F, Amato, Jr.
  • Councilwoman Judy Noonan
  • Chief Karin DiMichelle, Police Dept.
  • Ken Anderson, Code Enforcement
  • Ernie Peters, Public Works

Topics Discussed:

  • - Tax bills are being mailed this week
  • - Improvement in snow removal
  • - Summer Concert Series
  • - Expired drug drop-off 24/7 at Police Headquarters
  • Thefts in our Community
  • - Speeding in our Community
  • - Know your neighbor
  • - Accident reports can be obtained through –
  • - See Something Say Something campaign – call 732-34l-6600 to report suspicious activity
  • - Scams to be aware of
  • - Nixel, reverse 911 system to get messages from township
  • - Special Needs info needs to be completed yearly
  • - Resale/rental inspections done by Code Enforcement
  • - Every building in township is inspected by Fire Dept.
  • - Repaving of some streets and courts in our community
  • - Packets of info regarding services provided by Berkeley were distributed to audience
  • - Senior Tax Freeze requirements.

Due to the speeding and accidents that occur at the corner of Northumberland and Martinique, President Pelonero had requested of the Mayor that this intersection become 4-way STOP streets with flashing signs installed. When he inquired as to the status of this request, the Mayor replied that the signs were on order.

President Pelonero once again thanked Mayor Amato and his staff for visiting with us and keeping us updated with issues in the township.

A motion to resume our business meeting was made by Joe McCurnin and seconded by Jim Egan. All were in favor; motion carried and the meeting continued.

Correspondence: None

Attendees: Barbara Gannon reported that there were 59 homeowners in attendance at our August Quarterly Homeowners meeting. We did not have a quorum.

Minutes of Preceding Meeting: Minutes of the May 14, 2018 Quarterly Homeowners meeting were held over for approval at the Trustee meeting to follow since we did not have a quorum.

Treasurer’s Report: The 2nd Quarter Report for 2018 was read by Treasurer Lorraine Romero. A homeowner questioned the lawn maintenance charges as the common area grass behind her house has not been cut for some time; Mike commented that the manager has been contacted about the grass not being cut. A discussion ensued as to how the association pays its bills. There being no other questions, the report was accepted as read and will be filed in the library. The report will be printed in next month’s Sentinel.

Trustee Reports:

  • Section 2: Nothing
  • Section 4: Nothing
  • Section 5: All quiet
  • Section 6: Nothing
  • Section 7: Nothing
  • Section 8: All quiet
  • Section 9: Nothing
  • Section 10: Had complaints about grass cutting.
  • Section 11: Elizabeth had calls about grass cutting complaints on common grounds, cars over the driveway and a home with a child.

Committee Reports:

Architectural Control: John was not here but we have approved several requests for work being done by homeowners. Everyone is reminded that they need to get approval from the Clubhouse on any work on the exterior of their home before work begins. As far as the Common Grounds and Forestry, we are still paying our tree service for the work that was done as a result of the last winter storm. We have found out that some of our residents or their landscapers are placing branches/tree limbs, trimming debris, etc. on common ground. We are then notified that there are branches on common ground that need attention instead of homeowners handling the situation; we are not responsible for work performed by you or your landscaper.

By-laws: Barbara Alli reported that the Bylaw Committee and officers have completed their review of the revised covenants and restrictions and by-laws. Their comments/ revisions have been sent back to the attorney for his review. When we are satisfied with them, they will be distributed to the trustees for review; once everybody is in agreement, they will be distributed to the membership and then put out for a vote.

Codes: Nothing.

Recreation: Joe McCurnin reported that a dance will be held on Saturday, October 6, from 7 PM to 11 PM with music by Wild Rose; the Volunteer Party is scheduled for Sunday, October 21, at 1 PM at The Clarion, and the Association Holiday Party will be held here on Sunday, December 9th, at 1 PM. Carol Scherm is also getting together a Poker tournament, probably in November. We will also have a New Year’s Eve party.

Unfinished Business: None

New Business: None

Announcements: The due date for the September Sentinel articles was Friday, August 10. If you haven’t already completed a HOPA form, please do so including proof of age for all residents of your home, sign and dating the form. Mah Jongg tournament is scheduled for Wednesday, September 26, $25/ pp from 9 AM to 4 PM; Barbara Alli should be contacted to sign up or for more information. The Volunteer Party has been scheduled for Sunday, October 21, at The Clarion; more details to follow. Flu and pneumonia shots will be administered by the Ocean County Health Department on Friday, October 26, from 10 AM to 12 Noon. The Association Holiday Party has been scheduled for Sunday, December 9, with details to follow. Berkeley Twps. Recreation sign-up for their activities is taking place on August 14 and 15 via computer sign-up and in-person registration on August 16 at the Recreation Department. Buses will pass through each Clubhouse on August 16 only at 9 AM and 12 Noon to transport interested residents to the sign-up.

Good & Welfare: None

The President requested a motion to adjourn the Quarterly Homeowners meeting. A motion was made by Jack Easson to adjourn the meeting; seconded by Harry Walker. All were in favor, motion carried, Quarterly Homeowners meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Rita Palacios Secretary

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