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The Bar is open at 12:00 PM Tuesday thru Saturday.
Caravella’s is now open at 11:30 am Wednesday thru Saturday serving lunch and dinner with exciting new menus!
Sunday breakfast buffet hours are 9:30 am - 1:00 pm.
GOOD FOOD, GOOD LIFE,
Greenbriar Oceanaire Community Association (GOCA)
Board of Directors Highlights for February 2014
Board Operating Items
« Unfortunately snow continued to fall in February. So far the Board believes that the snow removal costs can be accommodated in the 2014 budget.
« An additional $50,000 was transferred to the snow reserve.
« The Route 9 traffic light initiative is progressing with the NJ representatives Conners, Rumpf and Gove writing a letter to the Department of Transportation supporting a traffic study.
« In March the concierge desk will experiment producing flyers by a local print shop.
« Clubs must manage their own ticket sales. The concierge desk will only handle ticket sales for GOCA sponsored events.
« A request for proposals was issued for a designer to coordinate and lead the renovations of the restaurant, bar and adjacent areas (immediately outside the double doors).
« Companies were contacted to provide quotes to repair and refelt the pool tables.
« Quotes for painting the clubhouse center foyer area are being solicited.
« The Finance Committee and Board are reviewing bids for an independent auditing company.
« DW Smith Company was awarded the bid to create an updated capital reserve study.
« The Board has received a draft of the 2013 Audit for review.
« The Board has received a proposed Deferred Maintenance Schedule from the Finance Committee
« Billy Casper Group is preparing the course for the March 11 opening day. The Pro Shop will open on March 4. PLEASE SIGN UP NOW!!!
« A golf course architect visited the course on Feb 27th and will provide a report on tee renovations & rebuilds on select holes.
« Surveyors are being interviewed to define if certain trees are within or outside the NJ Coastal Area Facility Review Act (CAFRA) restrictions & boundaries before any trees can be removed. Due to excessive shade, greens were replaced on two holes and three more greens are suffering.
« The bid deadline for an outdoor pool cover is March 4.
« The bid deadline for replastering and a new humidifier for the indoor pool is March 4.
« The restaurant is back to full hours. Please visit and enjoy the updated menu!
Roads and Grounds
« Only a few common grounds items remain for the Billy Casper Group to complete before transition to Meticulous, the new vendor.
« Meticulous cleaned up Greenbriar Blvd, removed weeds in the retaining walls in several areas and along most of Heritage Circle guard rails and chain link fencing.
« The Roads and Grounds Committee is working with LMS to repair turf damage from snow removal activities. Repairs to damage caused by the snow clearing process will be identified during March for repair in April
« Barbara Pecoraro was appointed as chair of the Social committee and Janice Maurin was approved as a new committee member.
March 1, 2014 - Board of Directors Communication
Greenbriar Oceanaire Community Association and The Ocean County Library (Waretown) Present
Due to popularity addtional E-Reader instructional Classes to be announced.
Greenbriar Oceanaire Association
Nick Bonamassa - President
Matt Mazza - Vice President
Rebecca Rasmussen - Secretary/Treasurer
John Boden - Member at Large
Ed San George - Member at Large
Greenbriar Oceanaire Board of Directors
The Greenbriar Oceanaire Community Association (GOCA) Board of Directors has developed the GOCA goals for 2014.
Goal 1 – to manage the financial position of the community in a sound and appropriate manner while balancing current and future needs.
a.) Procure an updated reserve study for the capital reserves.
b.) Provide timely budget summaries to the community.
c.) Manage appropriate reserve levels for snow and transition.
a.) Initiate negotiations with Lennar on all issues (financial and construction) for Sections 1-5.
b.) Continue efforts to complete repairs for Sections 1-5 as per punch lists.
c.) Secure engineering review of Sections 6-8 (upon notification from Lennar of completion).
Goal 2 - to better serve the community in a fair manner by providing strong community underpinnings for our association operations.
2.1 Vendor Management – Partner with our vendors to ensure contractual obligations are met.
2.2 Policies and Procedures
a.) Develop a written process for development, approval, review and handling of policies and resolutions.
b.) Review all polices and procedure and update or create if needed.
c.) Publish on the secure website all policies, procedures and resolutions.
2.3 Employee processes - Review and if needed update the GOCA Employee handbook.
2.4 Communications - Improve communications to the community in a timely manner with better utilization of tools such as flyers, websites and meetings.
Goal 3 – to understand the community and residents’ needs by working with our resident advisors on committees.
3.1 Committee Charters – Update, refresh or retire committee charters by working with inputs from the committees.
3.2 Committee Structure and Memberships – Appoint committee members considering the recommendations from the committees as well as balancing the needs of the community.
3.3 Ad Hoc Committee Members and Advisors – Utilize the talent and expertise in the community to help with special projects and unique challenges by appointing ad hoc advisors/committees as needed.
Goal 4 – to manage, maintain, repair and improve the assets of the community.
4.1 Clubhouse & Facilities
a.) Advance plans for long term replacement of the furniture, esp. the restaurant and bar areas.
b.) Develop options for the renovation of the bar.
c.) Develop options for better utilization of the clubhouse space.
4.2 Golf Course
a.) Continue to partner with our vendor on the best way to improve the agronomic health of the course tied with aesthetic improvements.
b.) Develop a score card for rating the performance of our vendor.
c.) Retain and grow the membership.
d.) Develop a long term maintenance and capital improvement plan.
a.) Work with the food service provider to improve the services and food experience to the community.
b.) Help develop a marketing plan to assist the food service provider in outside catering exposure (esp. weddings).
4.4 Roads and Grounds
a.) Develop a plan for ponds and basins to provide better visual appeal in the community without compromising functionality.
b.) Continue the beautification programs for our common areas.
Install security cameras and develop a policy for maintaining video files.
Goal 5 – Provide a community atmosphere and active lifestyle environment by making available a broad selection of activities.
5.1 Offer a variety of shows, events and trips of varying interests.
5.2 Provide a mix of exercise activities such as swimming, tennis, bocci, golf, aerobics, classes, etc.
STEP 1: Store insurance policy information. Place your insurance policy information in a few safe places (electronically and hard copy). This will help you start the claims process after a storm.
STEP 2: Create an inventory of your valuables. Take pictures of or videotape all valuables covered under your insurance policy(s). Use the free Allstate Digital Locker application at digitallocker.com; your valuables will be captured online and easily accessible in the event you have to file a claim.
STEP 3: Prepare your property.Take a walk around your property and assess items that may be wind hazards. Trim loose shrubbery, store furniture and secure any loose materials in your yard.
STEP 4: Create an emergency supply kit. Stock up on bottled water, non-perishable food items, first aid supplies, a battery operated radio, flashlights, batteries, basic tools, work gloves, medications, car keys, eyeglasses and cash. Find a complete shopping list here.
STEP 5: Plan your evacuation route. Learn the best evacuation routes and plan a meeting point at least 50 miles inland in case your family gets separated.
STEP 6: Take caution during a storm. Evacuate to a safe area prior to the storm.
It has been reported that a number of residents
have been walking and riding bicycles on the golf course at various times: early in the morning, in the evening, on Monday's when the course is closed for maintenance, etc..
Please note that No One is allowed on the golf course at any time unless they are registered, at the Pro Shop, to play.
Please have consideration for your neighbors. Watch out for golf carts, grandchildren and neighbors out walking and enjoying our community grounds.
Thank you for your concern
The Newsletter Committee is now accepting original photos for use as the cover photo for upcoming Beacon issues. If you have an interest, and some experience in taking photos and wish to submit a picture, please send the jpg file to the Beacon Newsletter email box, GOCAnewspaper@comcast.net. Here are some guidelines:
We will attempt to use all photos which are submitted, provided they meet the guidelines we have given, but if we receive too many, we may not be able to do so. The final selection of the photos for an issue will be made by the Newsletter Committee. Thank you for your support of the Beacon.