Harvey Cedars Taxpayers Association

Keeping Harvey Cedars Taxpayers Informed!

JCTA Meeting Minutes June 2009

Minutes 6/1/09

Attendees
Ken Martell Seaview Beach Bill Knarre Brant Beach
Bill Kunz Brant Beach Bob Monaco LPOA
Trish Monaco LHO Chas. Gaver Harvey Cedars
Rick Jones LBT 10 Peter Trainor LBT 1
Don Hoffler Beach Haven Tom Day Barnegat Light
Lena Nerrie Harvey Cedars

Meeting opened at 7:00PM

Flag Salute

Minutes – Accepted as written

Treasurers Report – Current balance – $ 4,099.21

Received a letter from North Beach Estates stating that they will not be renewing their membership in the JCT because their members also belong to the North Beach TA and will be represented through that Association.

School Committee

Great response from the Mayors. A letter and a list of questions for info from the SRSD was sent Mayor Conners office. He contacted the other 5 Island Mayors and sent a letter to the school board on 4/24 asking that they respond with answers. The response came on 5/10 and was sent to all 6 Mayors and then distributed to the JCT committee. The committee will now review the answers and formulate a report for the Mayors. This support from the Mayors is something the JCT has been looking for.

Peter Trainor stated that we need to get more voters out for future Budget elections. The JCT has to make a strong effort to get absentee ballots out to residents are not here during the winter and early spring.

LBI Consolidated B of E has a vacancy for the Harvey Cedars representitive on the board. Applicants have until June 18th to apply. Charlie Gaver of Harvey Cedars was asked to look into this since there was not a lot of public notice concerning it. It was also stated that there appeared to be some turmoil among some board members.

Bill Kunz said that the State Choice program could be approved soon and if LBI Consolidated is selected it would be a benefit to all taxpayers. He also said that we have to start attending B of E meetings and he distributed the board meeting schedule for 2009.

Also, a reminder that the three seats on the SRSD board representing LBI come up for election in April 2010.

Beach Replenishment

Harvey Cedars situation remains status quo waiting for the outcome of the eminent domain process. Hopefully their project will start in the fall.

Long Beach Township is still slowly receiving easements and has a section of the township ready for the Corps of Engineers.

Election of Officers

A slate was presented to members.
President Tom Day Barnegat Light
Vice President Rick Jones LBT 10
Secretary Chas. Gaver Harvey Cedars
Treasurer Bob Monaco LPOA

Tom Day stated that even though he would like to serve as President he felt that he couldn’t because he will be in Florida almost 6 months of the year. He said that a year round member would be in the best interest of the JCT. As a result and according to our by-laws the Secretary, Trish Monaco, was asked to cast one vote for the rest of the slate making them officers for 2009/2010.

All members were asked to poll their membership for persons interested in the position of President and report at the July meeting. Bill Knarre has agreed to temporarily stay on as President.

Recommendation

Bill Kunz suggested that we consider making a donation to a local organization. This will be discussed at the next meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:13 PM.

Next meeting – July 6th, 2009

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