1. Beginning late next month, the OG Home Owners Association will have a new set of officers, headed by a new president, Ann Horan. Horan has served as treasurer for the past two years. She will replace Denis McCarthy, the current president. Barbara Burns, who has served as a trustee for the past four years, will be the new vice president. The new treasurer, replacing Horan in that post, will be George Germann, and the new secretary will be Mary Newmark, replacing Gale Wyzykowski. McCarthy, as the most recent ex-president, will become a member of the board of trustees, replacing Fran Paladino in that slot, and Paladino will become a regular member of the trustees.
This entire slate of candidates was nominated at Saturday’s membership meeting by the present board of trustees. Although there was an opportunity for other candidates to be nominated from the floor, none were. Therefore, all the above nominees will be formally elected, without opposition, at the HOA’s July meeting. The officers serve two-year terms.
2. BROADWAY UPDATE: Leanne Hoffman, Neptune Township’s director of engineering and planning, said Saturday that work on the drainage construction project on Broadway will proceed on week days during the tourist season. Although this will be disruptive, it is necessary, she explained, because the Township must complete the project before the end of September or lose some of its state funding. She said she expects the project to be finished much earlier than that — by the end of July or the beginning of August. However, she cautioned that, because underground utility pipes are old in that area and records of their locations are incomplete, the contractors could possibly encounter unforeseen problems that could cause delays. Work has already been delayed by such underground complications and also by the weather.
When the project is done, the flooding that has plagued portions of the Broadway area should be a thing of the past, because storm water will drain much more quickly and efficiently into Fletcher Lake. And, Broadway will be entirely resurfaced on both its north and south sides.