SHOP LOCAL

We at Brant Beach are happy to welcome the Island Market to our neighborhood.  If you have not been there yet, you may want to give it a try.  I love the convenience of this store.  The prices are very reasonable and the quality is exceptional.  Eggs are only $1.99. Cold cuts and Boars Head are the same price as the supermarket.  They have very interesting and quality specialty items.  They now are open only on the weekends, so please remember to stop by and visit them.

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:  Dr. Michael Aaron has generously offered to cover the cost of our Bocce Equipment.  We are in the process of ordering the equipment!!

 

Brant Beach Homeowners Association

P.O. Box 2316

Brant Beach, NJ  08008

www.BrantBeachHomeowners.com   BB.HomeownersLBI@gmail.com

 

 

10-Jun-2017 Brant Beach Homeowners Association Meeting Minutes

Present: Pat Prout, Steve Havelka, Frank Santiago, Eileen Girten, Tony Bakum

Absent: John Fiore, Bill Strasser, and Bob Innocenzi

Opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and Welcome from President Prout

Mayor Mancini:

  • Q&A session
    • The Township has received most of the reimbursement for Superstorm Sandy and was recently reimbursed from Ocean County.
    • Attendees complimented the Mayor on the recently installed handrails to the beach.
    • The MTV session was a one-time filming, which generated revenue for the island.

Commissioner Lattanzi:

  • Shuttles:
    • There were approximately 80,000 riders in 2016; it is estimated that there may be 100,000 riders this year.
    • Paul Vereb is in charge of the shuttle and is currently working on a second grant.
    • Riders may tip or provide contributions.
    • If the shuttle doesn’t stop for you at the corner, it is because the shuttle is full; however, there is an app to keep track of the shuttle. (http://www.lbishuttle.com)
    • The total administrative budget is $20,000.
  • Tax issues
    • Commissioner Lattanzi spoke about the cost for students from the island to attend Southern Regional School District.
    • On 08-Jun, Vito Gagliardi, who is from the law firm of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, gave a presentation at the Harvey Cedars Bible Conference to discuss the Southern Regional School District funding issue (disparity in how much the island pays per student versus Stafford Township’s per pupil cost). Mr Gagliardi discussed options, and said that it would likely be a 10-year process and may be costly in the short term, but then save money over the long term.

 

Commissioner Bayard:

  • Water and sewer
    • New sewers from 80-89th street
    • Water main from Bayview Park down to Beach Haven (Blvd)
      • County to come in and pave Boulevard after the underground is done
    • New Gazebo in Bayview Park
    • There is a new feature for concerts on the ocean front of 68th
    • Handrails on each beach entrance have been installed.
    • Grant money is keeping costs down; the Township spent approximately $35 million on infrastructure.
    • Q&A
      • 66th street (vehicle access) – will there be railings on beach entry?
      • Township is to receive $200,000 to fix streets.
      • Gators are available this year.
      • There was a request to put a fence on the West side of 67th and 68th
      • Another attendee indicated water is pooling on bayside streets. Commissioner Bayard will follow up.
    • New treatment plants will be constructed in Beach Haven Terrace, Holgate, and then next year in Brant Beach.
    • Work has been done on gas mains from 31st street to near Daddy O’s. Streets will be repaved.

Pat Prout:   Treasurer’s report:  All bills are current

  • Island Market generously donated food for the Brant Beach Homeowners Picnic.
  • Last year’s Treasurer’s report:
    • A dozen snowflake light decorations were installed in Brant Beach. Each snowflake light fixture cost nearly $600.
    • People are welcome to donate to purchase a snowflake. If a group of people wish to pool their money and purchase a snowflake for their street, please contact Pat.
    • Next year’s anticipated projects (depending on the budget) may include purchasing bocce equipment and sponsoring a concert in Bayview.
    • A few attendees suggested sending e-mails to request donations for future projects.

Steve Havelka:

  • The LBI shuttles are operational and running on a longer schedule than last year.
  • You may call the phone number for shuttle transportation office (next to Acme) to determine where a shuttle is at a given time (609-342-2111).
  • The phone number for the Gator (4 Gators) is 609-342-2111 (from 10AM to 5PM). Please note it takes approximately 15 minutes for the Gator to arrive. When calling the number, please specify your street number so you can meet at the end of the street to be taken to and from the beach.
  • The LBI Kite Fest is scheduled for Columbus Day Weekend and will include activities at Bayview Park. For more information (or to volunteer), please visit the LBI Chamber of Commerce Web site.
  • The Township will be offering concerts throughout the summer on Monday and Tuesday evenings along with adding Sunday afternoons.
  • Van Dyke insurance agency is offering private flood insurance information. Private flood insurance is now available through insurance companies.
  • Traffic cameras are being installed on 35th street and also the bridge. You may view the traffic cams on the Brant Beach Homeowners Web site and the LBI Chamber of Commerce site, so you can see what is happening on the island year round.  They are not operational yet, but we will notify you when they are up and running.

Tony Bakum:

  • The sale of the LBI school is likely to exceed $18 million. A vote is on the ballot this fall that would tie funding to the Ethel Jacobson school to the sale of the LBI school.
  • Five of the 6 municipalities have passed a resolution against the referendum (Harvey Cedars did not pass resolution).

Joni Bakum:

  • A series of concerts are scheduled at Bayview Park on Monday and Tuesday nights (https://www.longbeachtownship.com/departments/recreation/). Joni has recruited other local businesses to pay for the concerts to cut down on taxpayer costs. (Shop local and support your local businesses.)
  • The Township is partnering with the LBI Arts Council, a nonprofit, to bring arts and culture:
    • Monday night series, young, local bands
    • Tuesday nights- bigger bands
    • Sundays at 68th street (Facedown) on ocean side from 1-3PM
    • Young, local acoustic artists will also perform on the 68th street ocean front
  • There will also be competitions (will need to pay to participate), such as the ladies’ stand-up paddleboard (SUP) challenge.
  • Angela Anderson at the Township is partnering with local restaurants to collect shells that will be used to build an oyster reef.
  • A Veterans Memorial Park has been established in the Terrace section.
  • Enforcement of beach badges began on 17-Jun and are free for veterans.

Pat Prout:

  • There are 373 members.
  • A mailing was sent to new homeowners. Another mailing will be sent to new members in July.
  • The Welcome to Brant Beach sign has been repaired and reinstalled.
  • Beach posts are up to 60th street (will be going up to around 72nd and 73rd St)
  • A friendly reminder that bicycles ride with traffic and people walk against traffic.

 

 

 


 
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