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Mar 2022

Holiday City South Homeowners' Association Minutes - March 10, 2022

 
The regular meeting of the Holiday City South Homeowners’ Association began at 2:00 on March 10, 2022, and was opened by Michael Signorile, President. There were 120 members at the 6:00 pm meeting.
 
Roll Call of Board of Trustees:
Michael Signorile, President, Adrian Corrigan, Vice President, Fran Hurley, Secretary/Treasurer, Debbie Fazio, Recording Secretary, George Mason, John Fay, and Rich Bohan
The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and a special thank you to all the Veterans who have served and are currently serving and to all the first responders who actively serve our community daily. We should thank them for the Freedom and Safety we all enjoy today. A moment of silence was had for all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice both here and on foreign soil, to preserve our freedoms.
 
If you know of any members that are dealing with illness or have passed and we have not been made aware of their circumstances, please keep them in our thoughts and prayers.
The meeting will be recorded and transcribed for submission to the Southwind.
 
After the business portion of the meeting, the floor will be open to the membership for comments. Each member will be allowed 5 minutes to address the Board of Trustees. There is a sign-up sheet on the piano. I must remind anyone wishing to speak that all questions or comments must be addressed to the Board in a civil manor, or they will not be entertained.
 
Treasurer’s Report:
Operating Account: $254,434.73
Reserve Account: $726,197.20
 
Motions to accept Treasurer’s Report was accepted by Rich Bohan and Seconded by John Fay. All were in favor.
 
Minutes of the last meeting of January 13, 2022, as printed in the Southwind were accepted by a Motion made by George Mason and John Fay. All were in favor.
 
There is no old business from the January meeting. The only thing to be addressed and there were some questions about underaged residents in our community. Our Chief Counsel is now involved, and he is sending out letters to these people and there will be action taken. So far, we have 2 letters out and people did comply.
 
It was mentioned at the last meeting that the container we had out back was removed and replaced with a wooden shed. The old container was musty and leaking. Everyone who stores items in the shed were pleased as their items will remain dry. 
 
I want to reach out to everyone, and it was mentioned in the Southwind, that feeding the deer is illegal. The township is now going to have officers come out in force monitoring it. A fine can be up to $1,000. The deer population is growing. In fact, we will be having a special meeting with all the Presidents of all the associations and the township, and the Fish & Game will be coming to talk with us to try and figure out how to thin the herd. There are many ways to do this, and they are trying to come up with a solution.
 
Let us not forget about the Food Bank. It’s on Friday on March 25th and again on April 22nd at the HC Berkeley clubhouse. Anyone who needs food or knows of someone who needs food can come and get it for them. There is always plenty of food there. We have volunteers from our community, and it is growing. 
 
Today we had a meeting with the trustees regarding resolutions that we are putting together. We have to go through them and let you know what we are doing. You will also see them posted in the Southwind. The first one approved is the formation of a pool committee and so far, we have 4 people who reached out and want to get involved and will pick Co-Chairs for the committee. If anyone else wants to get involved call the office and let them know you want to be part of this committee. The pool will be open on Memorial Day and will be open until Labor Day. This year there will be a lot of extensive work being done to the pool and you will see activity out here. We will be draining the pool, acid washing the pool, fixing the plaster surface of the pool and the vents to the filter. We will also be doing some grouting on the outside of the pool. Draining is mandatory every two years. 
 
At the last meeting we mentioned that we will be having I.D. badges for residents to keep on their person. They have arrived and we will be having everyone come into the office and have their picture taken and will be given a badge. The system is expensive but it’s a one-time deal. The cost is $21,666.
 
Today we went over resolutions.
 
A. Resolution to Implement A code Rule for Gardens. The garden can be 5 feet wide and can extend the length of the patio (approximately 30 feet) not to extend passed the width of the house. The garden area must have a border 6” to 12” high to contain the garden dirt. Gardens should be placed to limit visibility from the street. To protect the plantings, the use of deer fencing, and stakes are permitted. Any exceptions are to be presented to the Code Committee for approval and if necessary, The Board of Trustees.
 
Resolution was duly introduced and was thereafter adopted by the Holiday City South Board of Trustees at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Holiday City South Board of Trustees at whicha quorum was present, by a majority vote of the Holiday City South Board of Trustees present and eligible to vote on this matter. For:  Michael Signorile, Adrian Corrigan, Debbie Fazio, Frank Hurley, George Mason, Rich Bohan and John Fay.
 
B. Resolution for Photo ID Identification. Homeowners and/or Residents of Holiday City South must have and carry their photo ID (provided by the Association) indicating they are a homeowner/resident(s) when entering or participating in any activity on association property. 
Resolution was duly introduced and was thereafter adopted by the Holiday City South Board of Trustees at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Holiday City South Board of Trustees at which a quorum was present, by a majority vote of the Holiday City South Board of Trustees present and eligible to vote on this matter. For:  Michael Signorile, Adrian Corrigan, Debbie Fazio, Frank Hurley, George Mason, Rich Bohan and John Fay.
 
C. Resolution for Dog Run. A dog run can be (adjacent to the patio) only in the rear of the house (2 feet off the patio). Vinyl fence, no greater than 4 feet in height is permitted and the dog run, and fencing should not be seen from the street. No structural or living fence(s), hedge row, shrubs, trees, etc. shall be permitted to be planted around the fence. Any exceptions are to be presented to the Code Committee for approval and, if necessary, The Board of Trustees.
Resolution was duly introduced and was thereafter adopted by the Holiday City South Board of Trustees at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Holiday City South Board of Trustees at which a quorum was present, by a majority vote of the Holiday City South Board of Trustees present and eligible to vote on this matter. For:  Michael Signorile, Adrian Corrigan, Debbie Fazio, Frank Hurley, George Mason, Rich Bohan and John Fay.
 
D. Resolution to Implement the Code Rule for Car/Vehicle Number for Each Home. To implement a code rule pertaining to the number of car/vehicle(s) allowed for each home in Holiday City South. As the homes in Holiday City South are comprised of 2-bedroom homes with the majority having 1 car in the garage and a few having 2 car garages. 
 
For those homes with a 1 car garage, the number of car/vehicles that will be permitted are 3 cars/vehicles. 1 in the garage and 2 in the driveway (if the driveway will hold 2 cars/vehicles.
For those homes with a 2-car garage, the number of cars/vehicles will be limited to 2 vehicles in the garage and 2 in the driveway. No Motorcycles or Trikes can be parked on the lawn or side of the house. Any exceptions are to be presented to the Code Committee for approval and, if necessary, The Board of Trustees. 
 
This resolution is specific to non-commercial vehicles in driveways and in garages. As specified in our governing documents, commercial vehicles are prohibited from parking in driveways or in garages.
 
Resolution was duly introduced and was thereafter adopted by the Holiday City South Board of Trustees at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Holiday City South Board of Trustees at which a quorum was present, by a majority vote of the Holiday City South Board of Trustees present and eligible to vote on this matter. For:  Michael Signorile, Adrian Corrigan, Debbie Fazio, Frank Hurley, George Mason, Rich Bohan and John Fay.
 
E. Resolution For Limit On Number Of Homes Owned By One Homeowners And/or LLC. To implement a code rule to limit the number of homes owned by one homeowner and/or an LLC. The number of homes owned at any one time will be limited to a maximum of three (3) homes. The exception to this resolution can be presented to the Code Committee for approval, if necessary, by the Board of Trustees. Homeowners that own more than three (3) homes prior to the passage of this resolution are grandfathered.
 
F. Resolution For Video Camera Installation. 
 
  1. At the homeowner’s sole cost and expense, video cameras, including but not limited to those installed in conjunction with a doorbell or doorbell system as an “O Ring” or “Ring” brand (video camera) may be installed or replaced on the home. No video camera of any kind can be installed on the common property of the Association by a homeowner unless pre-approved by the Board of Trustees.
  2. The Board may install video camera(s) on the common property to assist the Association in matters of security and/or enforcement of the Declaration of Covenants, By-Laws, Rules & Regulations and Resolutions, as may be amended from time-to-time.
  3. No video camera may be installed or used so that the point of view (POV) where it violates the privacy of any other owner or resident. A point of view shot is an angle that shows what a character is looking at in the first person. By way of example only, a video camera(s) POV may not permit anyone to view and/or record inside of another home and/or residence.
  4. Homeowner(s) must contact the Association in writing if they intend on installing a video camera(s).
  5. Homeowner(s) are free to use any contractor they desire to install video camera(s); however, if a contractor is used, that contractor must provide information and a drawing of placement of camera(s).
Resolution was duly introduced and was thereafter adopted by the Holiday City South Board of Trustees at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Holiday City South Board of Trustees at which a quorum was present, by a majority vote of the Holiday City South Board of Trustees present and eligible to vote on this matter. For:  Michael Signorile, Adrian Corrigan, Debbie Fazio, Frank Hurley, George Mason, Rich Bohan and John Fay.
 
G. Resolution For Change Storage Sheds. Said storage shed must be located at the rear of the house on the patio. Sheds on the patio cannot block any egress windows. All properties on a corner lot that back up to another street must locate a shed on the patio only. All properties that back up to the common ground can have a shed located at the rear of the property but must be 3 feet into the property line. The shed should not be visible from the street. It shall be no more than 8’ x 10’ in size and below the gutter line, if on the patio. The color of the shed shall conform as close as possible to the existing color of the house. If a three-season or four-season has been added to the house and no patio or deck remains, sheds shall not be placed behind an extension to a house. Any exceptions are to be presented to the Code Committee for approval and, if necessary, The Board of Trustees.
 
Resolution was duly introduced and was thereafter adopted by the Holiday City South Board of Trustees at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Holiday City South Board of Trustees at which a quorum was present, by a majority vote of the Holiday City South Board of Trustees present and eligible to vote on this matter. For:  Michael Signorile, Adrian Corrigan, Debbie Fazio, Frank Hurley, George Mason, Rich Bohan and John Fay.
 
H. Resolution To Implement The Occupancy For Each Home. To implement a code rule for the occupant number allowed in each home in Holiday City South, which consists of 2-bedroom homes will be determined by square footage in the home. It has been determined that a fair ratio is one (1) person for 350 square feet of living space in the home. On average, that will permit 3 to 4 people per home as the homes in our community are generally built for couples. Allowances are made for adult children (over the age of 19) that are still living at home. (This is covered under our governing documents.)
 
Resolution was duly introduced and was thereafter adopted by the Holiday City South Board of Trustees at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Holiday City South Board of Trustees at which a quorum was present, by a majority vote of the Holiday City South Board of Trustees present and eligible to vote on this matter. For:  Michael Signorile, Adrian Corrigan, Debbie Fazio, Frank Hurley, George Mason, Rich Bohan and John Fay.
 
This will go on the ballot. To get this passed, we have to read it at a meeting, and it will be posted in the Southwind for the June election. It will be voted on and we’ll make it official.
 
The next thing I would like to talk about is that we have a few residents that are reaching a century in age. One resident lives down the street from Rich Bohan and her name is Madeline Conte. She will be 102 years of age in April. We will give her a certificate made up by the Mayor and Council. The Mayor will sign it and, unfortunately, he will be out of town, so Rich Bohan and I will give it to her and wish her a happy birthday.
 
I also want to call Larry Migliorsi up to speak about Toys For Tots. He said that over 50,000 toys were collected from all the communities. The Marine Corps were happy with the collection.
George Mason advised that on March 23rd there will be a Pickleball Clinic. The clinic will be run by Tom Wall. The clinic will be outside, but if we have inclement weather, it will be held in Building C. Brochures and instructions will be given out. The Bocce courts have been remediated and will be up and running. Team play will begin in May.
 
Fran Hurley advised we are preparing our annual report and it will be posted in the Southwind.
Adrian Corrigan spoke about the ID cards we will be implementing. We received the ID cards and the machine. It will be put into operation soon. Once we get it up and running, we will be advising people to come into the office to have their picture taken. This will be by street – the same way it was done for the Covid shots. The reason we are doing this is because when other communities were shut down, a lot of outsiders were coming here and taking over the pool room, card room and other amenities. If you noticed, the security guards have been walking around approaching some people asking for identification to see if they live here as they didn’t recognize some of the people. This is why we decided to get ID cards. We searched many companies who provide ID cards and came up with a company in Oregon and they gave us an excellent price and they are working with us. Other companies would not come down in price. Once we get everything together and it is up and running, you will receive a notification from the office as to when to come to the office to have your picture taken. Once you receive the notification, please make yourself available to come down and get your ID card. It comes with a lanyard and a plastic case which is waterproof. 
 
Mike advised that when we start to take ID photos, he will send out a Robo call, an email blast and the information will be in the Southwind. One way or another, you will be hearing about it. The ID cards will give you access to get into the buildings. The buildings will be locked,and you will have to use your card to get in.This is for safety reasons and your safety.
 
We purchased a new refrigerator for the card room and the old refrigerator was put in the ceramic room. We also purchased a new TV for the pool room. 
 
We have a new shed, and we will be putting electricity in it so we can use it at night, if needed. We had received reports that people were tripping over the wires so this will eliminate that.
The Men’s Club purchased a warmer for the kitchen and will be using it at the St. Patrick’s Day event.
 
John Fay wants to thank the board for all the changes they are making. For years, I have been sitting here and nothing was done as far as changing the rules. Mike interceded with the rest of us, and we went along with it. The other thing we are going to have is a Neighborhood Watch Meetinghere, hopefully, on May 12. Lt. Baracca and I have been in touch. He will be here to speak about the Neighborhood Watch. We will start this in May or June in Room 1.
 
Rich Bohan apologized for missing the January meeting. His son-in-law passed away. He also wanted to thank Mike Signorile very much for bringing so many people to Boro Hall last Monday night. The Boro Hall was jammed packed. It was standing room only. 
 
Debbie Fazio talked about the free bus service that runs Monday thru Friday. The bus circles the entire community on both sides of Mule Road to pick you up. There are 28 scheduled stops. Check the Southwind for the bus stop locations, destinations and times. Our library is a picture of beauty. We are getting so many compliments all the time. The volunteers who have signed up take their responsibilities very seriously and I want to thank them very much. We have a couple of days we could use one more person and we will be happy for them to join the team. We are overwhelmed with bags of books being left in the library. If you do have your own personal books, we are asking you to drop them off at the office. Do not leave them laying on the floor or on top of the bins or on the table. Bring them to the office and we will make sure the veterans get them. The Book Club is about ready to get started. We have a few people who are interested. We have a coordinator, and we will be able to make plans to meet. If you are interested in joining the Book Club, please call the office and we will give the phone number to the coordinator to contact you. Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March13th – Spring ahead and push your clock forward on Saturday night when you go to sleep. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all who celebrate.
Mike advised that Rich Bohan mentioned the town hall meeting. The councilwoman for Ward 4 and me,your councilman for Ward 3, have proposed a resolution to the township to ensure the safety of 55+ communities. The ordinance and its modifications will take our Covenants & Restrictions and it will back them. The township will act on our Covenants & Restrictions so that we remain a 55+ community. It may not seem important, but at least we know the township will be backing us. This is a great thing for us. I also want to thank everyone who came out to the meeting.
 
At this time, the floor was open to the floor/membership. Statements must be addressed to the Board of Trustees in a civil manor, or they will not be entertained. All speakers will be held to a 5-minute limit.
 
There was a question regarding donations for the people in the Ukraine. If there is anyway, we can help, reach out to me. I know there was a church taking donations and they were storing items in a warehouse. As of right now, they are filled and can’t take any more items.
Cecila Walsh. I am a member of the Holiday City Berkeley First Aid Squad Auxiliary, and our goal is to raise money for the Squad by running fundraisers. This money is used to purchase newer and better equipment that benefits all of us. In order to ensure that the fundraiser is a success, we ask the senior communities to publish our ads in their community book. Therefore, we were surprised that our ad for the Psychic Fair on May 14th of this year was refused by Holiday City South, especially since all the other communities do their best to help us.  We were told that the office manager said, “we do not advertise for other clubhouse projects.” We are not a club house project and the money raised only goes to the First Aid Squad. We use senior club houses that are available to us on the dates of our planned fundraiser. I am asking the Board to reconsider putting our ads in the Southwind and post a flyer in the clubhouse. The more people we reach, the more successful our fundraisers will be. If anyone is interested in joining the First Aid Squad Auxiliary, we meet every 1st Monday of the month at 3 PM in the First Aid Building located in the back parking lot of HCB clubhouse. 
 
Carolannn Bobowski (inaudible) subject was about trustees. She requested an apology from one of the trustees about how her husband was treated and spoken to.
 
Adrian responded to her. Your husband came to my house at 8:30 am on a Saturday morning to tell me about a container. I said I would look into it on Monday. The picture shows the container was parked in front of 104 Pulaski. I explained to your husband that you cannot do anything on the weekend and only on Monday. We called the owner of the property, and the container would be moved on Wednesday. Terry called the owner and advised him that it had to be removed. I don’t know why the container was in the street. The owner doesn’t want any problems in the neighborhood. He is fixing the place up. I just want to say that I do not appreciate someone coming to my house at 8:30 am knocking on my door. Carol said she did not know he came to your house. I do not know if Linda did anything. She never approached us with the situation. Terry made the phone call and discussed the situation with the owner.
 
Mike advised that if you see a dumpster on the street, they got a permit from the town. They can have it for 48 hours and then the dumpster has to be removed. You can have a dumpster in the driveway for 30 days.
 
Linda LaPlaca (inaudible)subject was rules for flippers and number of houses they can own in a community.
 
Mike advised that when he came on the board, we took a $5,000 deposit from the flipper who was fixing the house and it was returned upon completion. The Ocean County Judge said you are wasting your time and the best thing to do is to tell the flipper that the home has to be on the market and sold within a year by a realtor. If they go over one year, they will be charged $50 a month in fines. The only stipulation is that you have to be 55 to own a home. Some flippers are taking advantage of that and form LLCs with a person named on the deed. They use their parent(s) name. We can’t stop them as the person on the deed is 55 years or older.
 
I found out that in Sonata Bay, which is an adult community, where they let someone under 55 purchase a home for their parents to live in with life estate and when the parents pass away, they have to sell the home if they are under 55.
 
The value of the homes are going through the roof, not only down here, but throughout NJ. Many homes are going for over $300,000. The people in the office are handling these purchases better than other communities around here. If these prices are higher, their taxes are higher, too as soon as they have a reassessment.The Mayor cannot stop it as it’s the county and not the township who does this.
 
We will be having ID cards for owners. Bring your 2 green badges in when you get the new badge. Keep the guest badges. We are forming a pool committee that will handle this. The badge will have your picture on it. To gain access to the buildings or pool area, you will have to strike the badge to enter. If it turns green, you are a member in good standing; if it doesn’t show green, you can’t use our facilities.
 
Larry Puccio (inaudible) Resolutions. He questioned how the trustees were able to legally approve all those Resolutions without voter approval.
 
Mike advised we went through this with the attorneys. All resolutions will be posted in the Southwind so everyone can read them. They will be registered with the town and county. If changing the By-Laws, this has to be followed by the Radburn Act through a rejection ballot system.
 
Mike read the Resolutions to the members at this meeting.
 
Joanne O’Beirne (inaudible)
Mike advised that the question is about the By-Laws are to be changed is this voted on. You need 1,200 votes. Gov. Christy signed off on the Radburn Act and what it does is that if 10% of the votes are cast are negative, it dies. Less than 10% it is passed. 2/3 of the votes cast and 1/3 negative, it passes. Your Covenants & Restrictions are written in stone. We can’t change them. We need 2/3 of the community which is 1,200 yes votes to make this happen. The attorneys are now looking at our By-Laws. 
 
Collette Walent (inaudible) Speeding
Mike advised that at our council meeting, they told us they would be enforcing speeding limits in our area and hopefully this will help. The police cannot be everywhere. Speed bumps are out of the question. They cannot be placed in streets where the State works.
 
Charlie Luszcz (inaudible) Commercial Vehicles parking on the street.
Commercial vehicles cannot be parked on the property only on the street. Street is owned by the town not us. If oversize commercial vehicles are parked in the street, the town will ticket them and tow the vehicle away. As a courtesy to your neighbors, try not to park your vehicles in front of someone else’s house.
 
Debbie Fazio explained why she jumps around. This is because I want to get names of people who are speaking. Most people want to know what was said at the meeting, and I am struggling to bring the microphone to you to say your name clearly. You have to get up and speak clearly into the microphone as the transcriptionist cannot hear what you are saying, and we want to make sure we can include your comments as you actually said them.
 
Meeting Adjourned.
 

 

 
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