Sunday December 8th
National weather service Alert! Winter storm warning in effect until midnight est tonight. Snow and sleet accumulation...5 to 10 inches.
10:00PM the plows are making their way through the community. The roads are wet and slippery please be cautious is you must go out.
3:30PM The community roads, at this time, are covered with snow and are slippery. Be safe stay home, light a fire, fill that wine glass and watch football.
Greenbriar Oceanaire Community Association
Board of Directors Highlights for November 2013
The Board of Directors wishes all a very happy holiday season!!!
Board Operating Items
Road and Grounds
Happy Holidays to ALL!!!!!
Dec 3, 2013 - Board of Directors Communication
Prompted by a fellow resident nearly having their vehicle struck by a speeding south-bound vehicle while attempting to make a left hand turn on to Route 9 North from Pancoast Road, we are initiating an effort to get a traffic light installed at this very busy and dangerous intersection. We have met with both Mayor Tina Wetter and Township of Ocean Chief of Police Gerhard Frenz. Both have been very supportive by first performing a traffic study at this intersection and then, based on ‘safety issues’ which the study confirmed will process an Application for the traffic light to the New Jersey Department of Transportation which will be attached to our Petitions. We have also received full support of our Board of Directors.
To support this Application, we are seeking your signature on the attached Petition. These Petitions will be copied and submitted to our local, State and federally elected officials seeking their influence and assistance in having this traffic light approved and installed.
We are asking that each household resident individually sign one of the attached Petitions. We have set up a Petition-submission box at the concierge desk for you to return your Petition.
Should you have any further questions or need assistance in this regard, please feel free to contact Larry McGowan, 98 Bayville Way (845-300-7592) or Teri Ferguson, 38 Bayville Way (609-549-6458).
Thank you in advance.
Please return by December 31, 2013
Cold weather is upon the community and there are certain steps you should be taking to protect your home now.
Turn off outside spigots and disconnect hoses. If you have a separate valve there to turn off the water supply to the spigot from your home, do so and crack open the outside spigot to release any trapped water.
The heat in your home should not be set lower than 55 degrees.
Have your home plumbing winterized if you plan to turn the heat off or plan to be away for a long period of time. Last year Hurricane Sandy resulted in a loss of electricity for three days to the community which, should it occur again, is more than enough time for water pipes to freeze and rupture.
If you are going to be away for an extended period of time, have someone you can trust check inside your home periodically to make sure everything is ok.
Leave your forwarding address and information with the association office. In the event we need to contact you, we will know what to do.
Through the year you can keep current with the association's activities by visting this website.
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 obey our town and community traffic rules. The speed limit on both Greenbriar Blvd. and heritage circle is 25mph, all other streets the speed limit is 15mph.
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
Please Be Advised
The tree areas in the community are designated by the NJ DEP as Tree Preservation Zones. One of the restrictions that go with this designation is that no trees or other plants may be removed or damaged in these areas. During a recent inspection by the DEP, the management office was informed that should trees be cut because they create a hazard, the tree and it’s branches must be left/placed in the preservation zone. Much of the woody undergrowth is Mountain Laurel. Mountain Laurel is also protected by the State of New Jersey and carries a fine of up to two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) per plant if cut or removed.
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.
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.
Greenbriar Oceanaire Association
Nick Bonamassa - President
Matt Mazza - Vice President
John Boden - Secretary
Rebecca Rasmussen - Treasurer
Ed San George - Member at Large