JL - Presidents

Presidents Council Meeting - 4/9/99


Chairman Bob Forbush opened the meeting at 8:30 a.m.

Secretary/Treasurer Ron Ryan reported a bank balance of $1,248.39. He then reported that all villages except Bay Head, Casseekey Island and Harbour were represented.

Joe Cotter, President of J.L. Golf Club, reported that 84% of eligible voters cast votes on Phase 1 of the Modernization Plan, and that 60% of those voters said "yes". He went on to state that there were many good suggestions made by voters, all of which will be considered by the Board. He also said that a letter will be written to each person who voted "no" asking that person to explain why a "no" vote was cast.

With reference to closer future cooperation between the Golf Club and the JLPOA, Joe said that Golf Club board member, Tuck Brubaker, will begin to attend JLPOA meetings, and that board members, Bill Howe and Gene Flotron, will begin to attend Golf Club Meetings. As a finale to his remarks, Joe announced that there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new halfway house named "The Tern", on Saturday, April 9, at 4:00 p.m.

Bill Howe, newly elected President of the JLPOA, covered a number of subjects.

  1. Because of lack of rain, we are in a drought condition and each village should make certain that irrigation water is used wisely.

  2. The villages should determine from their residents just how people feel about the speed bumps that have been installed.

  3. Bill then began a discussion of the proposed Real Estate Office. A copy of his prepared remarks is attached hereto. Gordon Cook, President of Longshore, asked Bill a number of questions concerning who is to pay for the construction and operation of this building? Will JLPOA quarterly assessments be increased? Bill assured the Council that projected revenues and rents will pay for the building, and that residents will not be assessed.

    A vote by show of hands was then taken.


    • Those voting for a building with a bank - 7 votes
    • Those voting for a building without a bank - 22 votes
    • Those voting for no building - 1 vote


  4. Norman Gorin, representing Southporte, asked Bill Howe two questions. First, what are the hours each day that the Marina can use their forklift equipment? The answer given was from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Second, why are trucks permitted to use the South Gate since there is a "No Trucks" sign at the South Gate? The JLPOA will check and advise the answer.

Bob Shea gave the monthly Security Report which is attached hereto.

Bob Forbush then reported that the Nominating Committee is submitting the following slate of officers for the President's Council for 1999-2000.

  • CHAIRMAN....................Bob Johnson, Jonathan's Island
  • VICE CHAIRMAN...............Peter Oram, Bridgegate
  • SECY/TREAS..................Gordon Cook, Longshore

Nominations were closed and the above slate was elected unanimously.

Chairman elect Johnson said that the next meeting will be on November 12, 1999 at 8:30 a.m.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:15 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Ronald R. Ryan



Bill Howe's Prepared Remarks


THE PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL ASKED THE JLPOA TO IMPLEMENT A REAL ESTATE OFFICE AT J.L. - THIS WAS STARTED A FEW MONTHS AGO AND IS WORKING WELL.

HOWEVER, THE REALTOR DOES NOT WANT TO BE HOUSED IN THE CLUB PERMANENTLY FOR A FEW GOOD REASONS;

  1. CUSTOMERS PULL UP TO THE GATE AND ARE SENT TO THE CLUB, SOME JUST GO FOR A RIDE AROUND AND LEAVE.

  2. SOME ARE NOT DRESSED APPROPRIATELY FOR THE CLUB (JEANS AND TEE SHIRTS).

  3. THE CLUB WILL BE CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS AND WE NEED A PERMANENT FACILITY THAT WOULD BE BUILT OUTSIDE THE J.L. BORDER. THAT WAY, ONLY POTENTIAL BUYERS WOULD BE ESCORTED AROUND OUR VILLAGES. THE TOUR WOULD END AT THE CLUB SALES/MARKETING OFFICE.

WE HAVE HAD AN ENGINEERING FIRM LOOK AT VARIOUS PLOTS TO PLACE THE REAL ESTATE OFFICE. BECAUSE OF SET-BACKS FROM ROADS AS REQUIRED BY THE COUNTY, THE ONLY PLACE WE CAN PUT A SECURE BUILDING WOULD BE ON THE PARCEL OF LAND EAST OF THE NORTH GATE BORDERING THE HARBOR VILLAGE.

THIS ONE STORY BUILDING OF ABOUT 2500 SQ. FT. COULD HOUSE THE SECURITY OFFICE (WE NOW PAY RENT TO THE MARINA), A SMALL BANK WHO WOULD PAY RENT AND HAVE SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES FOR J.L. RESIDENTS, AND A J.L. REAL ESTATE OFFICE, PLUS BATH ROOMS AND A SMALL KITCHEN AND STORAGE AREA. CARS COULD DRIVE UP TO THE BUILDING WITHOUT GOING THROUGH THE NORTH GATE. POTENTIAL BUYERS WOULD THEN BE TAKEN INTO J.L. BY A REAL ESTATE PERSON.

THE LONGSHORE PRESIDENT AND SOME OF THE RESIDENTS HAVE EXPRESSED THEIR DESIRES THAT THE REAL ESTATE OFFICE GO ANYWHERE BUT NEAR THEM. UNFORTUNATELY, WE HAVE NO OTHER LAND TO USE. WE WOULD CONSTRUCT A WALL TO MATCH THE HARBOR AND OVER-LANDSCAPE SO IT WOULD NOT BE VISABLE FROM LONGSHORE.

THE PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL ASKED THE JLPOA TO MOVE AHEAD ON THIS PROJECT BACK WHEN BOB JOHNSON WAS PRESIDENT. I WILL NOW ASK FOR A SHOW OF HANDS VOTE IF YOU WANT THE JLPOA TO MOVE AHEAD.


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