JCTA of LBI
Meeting of 10/04/10 – Minutes
Scott Sharpless Barnegat Light Charlie Gaver Harvey Cedars
Bob Irvine LBT 10 Bob Monaco Loveladies POA
Pat Moran North Beach TO Ken Martell Seaview Beach
Dick Jefferies Surf City TO Barbara Lehman Harvey Cedars
Mary Schwartz Barnegat Light Jane O’Brien Barnegat Light
Meeting was called to order at 7:00PM; President Pat Moran presiding.
Pledge of Allegiance followed.
Bob Monaco, Treasurer reported our current balance is $4602.32. Two recent expense items were Liability Insurance – $232, and NJ registration – $25.
The new Business Administrator, Steve Terhune, replaced Lynn Shugars who went to Moorestown. The school’s insurance has been moved to a new insurance carrier resulting in significant premium savings.
Pension billings (from the State) came in at 3%+ over the estimates. This is true for LBI Consolidated as well. This will be a budget problem for both Boards.
The open meeting regarding the possible consolidation study was held on Sept. 28th and was attended by 70 or or so residents. It was an “open meeting” – the Board of Education members simply observed. The designated consultant firm, LAN of Milltown, NJ was in attendance. Apparently, there were opinions expressed both for and against consolidation.
Some general discussion followed within the JCTA members regarding the rationales and protocols being incorporated in the study. Apparently the initial report is due within a month or so.
Peter Trainor and Rick Jones have resigned from LBT 10 (and also therefore presumably from the JCTA.
Scott Sharpless has resigned as President of Barnegat Light Taxpayers since he is running (unopposed) for the Barnegat Light Town Council. Good luck to Scott. He introduced the incoming President, Mary Schwartz.
Pat Moran reminded all that now is the time to begin looking at the town budgets; both current and next years.
Meetin was adjourne at 8:15 PM.
Next Meeting November 1, 2010 @ 7PM