CNBA General Meeting Minutes
July 13, 2016
Colts Neck Library
Sue Fitzpatrick called the meeting to order at 8:10 a.m.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Commander Jay Steingold. Officers introduced themselves.
Bob Gasaway made motion to approve June 2016 minutes. Mike Tormey second. Motion passed.
Dino Nicoletta gave the Treasurer’s report. CNBA has $14,199.46 in PNC checking, $2891.07 in PNC Money Market and $1463.25 in Pay Pal account. Total $18,553.78. Rich Yaeger made motion to approve Treasurer’s report. Mike Tormey second. Motion passed.
There were no new businesses in Colts Neck announced.
Sue reviewed upcoming events, being a card exchange at Trump National on August 3rd, and a Day at the Races at Monmouth Park on August 26th.
Mike Tormey gave details of the Pig Roast, which will take place on Sept. 20th at Bucks Mill Park. Individual tickets are $25 and tables of 10 will cost $20
Our 9th annual luncheon will take place at Trump on March 14, 2017.
The new map will be out in September and will contain many scheduled events for the next year. Ads for the map can be purchased by Colts Neck businesses for $100.
August 1st is the deadline for purchasing an ad on the map, which is open to any Colts Neck business for $100.
Mike Tormey said there are currently 174 paid members.
Greg gave an update on Econ. Dev. Activities. The signs, which were approved of several months ago, are being worked on and a mock up will be available soon for final approval. They should be in the ground within the next 8 weeks. Audra and Lisa have spoken with the township committee members to explore plans to revitalize the properties on Rt. 34 south of Rt. 537.
The plans to reconfigure the intersection of Rt 34 and Rt 537 are under way and work should begin around the first of the year. In regards to COAH, it was mentioned that another attorney has been retained to work on this ongoing issue.
Patty will set up a link so members can submit and pay for their ad for the map on line. She is also setting up a link for the Pig Roast.
Sue gave a recap of the fireworks. She thanked all who participated, which were many.
A round of applause was given for Sue, who not only suggested that we bring the fireworks back but also worked tirelessly to make it happen so successfully. There were record crowds. Parking was at full capacity in the park, and the overflow was directed to Cedar Dr. school. Discussion took place regarding paying for parking in the future but Tom Hennessey pointed out that when that was done in the past, many people just parked on local streets to avoid the charge, which led to difficult traffic situations locally. Most felt it might be best to keep parking free.
Art Raskin made motion to hold the fireworks again next year, Bob Gasaway second. A vote of the membership was taken and passed unanimously.
Patty introduced guest speaker, Jay Steingold, commander of US Naval base Earl