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NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
FIRE DISTRICT NO. 2
OCEAN GROVE
MEETING LOCATION CHANGE

In compliance with the Governor of the State of New Jersey’s Executive Order 107, the Board of Commissioners of Fire District No. 2 (Ocean Grove Fire District) will maintain the meeting schedule previously published, but the meetings will occur via telephone conference call for the duration of the Covid-19 emergency.  The conference call number is 888-346-3659.  The participant code is 403690.  During the meeting, public comments may be sent by email to FIRE8883463659@gmail.com   The previously published location, Olin Street Firehouse, 50 Olin Street, will remain closed to the public.

David Shotwell, Clerk

 


 

 

Notice is hereby given, that the Board of Commissioners, Neptune Township Fire District No. 2, (Ocean Grove Fire District) Neptune, N.J. adopts the following schedule of meetings for the balance of the year 2020-2021, said meetings to be held at the Ocean Grove Fire Headquarters, 50 Olin Street, Ocean Grove, on the dates listed at 7:30 P.M., unless otherwise indicated:

Tuesday April 7, 2020
Thursday May 14, 2020
Thursday June 11, 2020
Thursday July 9, 2020
Thursday August 13, 2020
Thursday September 10, 2020
Thursday October 8, 2020
Thursday November 12, 2020
Thursday December 10, 2020
Thursday January 14, 2021
Thursday February 11, 2021
Tuesday March 2, 2021

Fire District Election
Saturday, February 20, 2021, 2 p.m – 9 p.m.

            Be further advised, that the Board of Commissioners of Neptune Township Fire District No. 2, (Ocean Grove Fire District) adopted the following resolution on March 3, 2020

RESOLUTION NO. 2020-03-03

A RESOLUTION TO APPOINT PROFESSIONALS

WHEREAS, There exists a need by the Board of Fire Commissioners for various professional services including legal and audit; and,
WHEREAS, These appointments are being made without competitive bidding because the appointments involve members of recognized professions, licensed and regulated by law, pursuant to NJSA 40A:11-5;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, By the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Fire District No. 2 (Ocean Grove Fire District) Neptune, N.J, that the Chairman and Clerk be and they are hereby authorized and directed to engage the services of:

Vincent J. Alvino                                              Auditor
James Hundley                                                Attorney

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That these appointments are being made pending submission and approval of service contracts; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the clerk of the Board be and is authorized and directed to publish this resolution in accordance with NJSA 40A:11-1.

 

DAVID M. SHOTWELL JR., Clerk
Neptune Township Fire District No. 2


TOWNSHIP OF NEPTUNE
NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP FIRE DISTRICT #2
2020 PROPOSED BUDGET AND NOTICE OF HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the following represents a summary of 2020 budget revenues and appropriations approved by the Neptune Township Fire District #2 Board of Fire Commissioners on December 12, 2019.  A public hearing on the 2020 Budget will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. at the Board of Fire Commissioners Meeting Room, 50 Olin Street, Ocean Grove.  Copies of the 2020 Budget and Capital Plan are available in the Olin Street Firehouse between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  The 2020 Budget and Capital Plan can also be viewed on-line on the Ocean Grove Fire District page at www.neptunetownship.org

 

REVENUES                                                       2020                                         2019

Fund Balance Utilized                                          $122,000.00                            $ 90,000.00

Interest on Investments                                        3,000.00                                 1,000.00

Supplemental Fire Serv. Act                                 6,251.00                                 6,251.00

Uniform Fire Safety Act                                     25,000.00                               25,000.00

Amount to Raised by Taxation                        788,068.00                            771,713.00

 

TOTAL ANTICIPATED REVENUES         $944,319.00                            $893,964.00

 

APPROPRIATIONS                                         2020                                         2019

Administration                                                $141,724.00                           $143,146.00

Operations & Maintenance                               730,835.00                              679,538.00

Operating Appropriations

Off-set with revenues                                         25,000.00                                25,000.00

Debt Service                                                       46,760.00                                46,280.00

 

TOTAL BUDGET APPROPRIATIONS      $944,319.00                            $893,964.00

 

TAX RATE PER $100 OF

ASSESSED VALUATION                                       .069                                         .069

 

Please CLICK HERE to see the 2020 Fire Budget

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NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP FIRE DISTRICT #2 (OCEAN GROVE FIRE DISTRICT) MISSION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The mission of the Neptune Township Fire District #2 (also known as the Ocean Grove Fire District) is to provide the highest level of fire suppression, fire prevention and fire inspection services to the Ocean Grove Historic District within the Township of Neptune.

The District employs a single full-time paid firefighter and relies on dozens of dedicated and trained volunteer frrefighers.  The District is comprised of three fire companies; Washington Fire Company founded in 1879, the E.H. Stokes Fire Company founded in 1886 and Eagle Hook & Ladder Fire Company founded in 1892.  Both Washington and Stokes Companies are located at the Olin Street Firehouse located at the comer of Olin Street and Central Avenue.  Eagle Company is located at the Eagle Firehouse located at the comer of Main and Whitefield Avenues.

The Fire District’s  primary responsibility is fire suppression and answers approximately 200 fire calls annually.  Due to the close proximity of homes and businesses in the historic district, the three fire companies take great pride in our record of rapid and effective response to extinguish frre.

The District also staffs a Fire Prevention Bureau with a part-time Fire Official and part-time Fire Inspector to enforce the provisions of the State Uniform Fire Code.  The Fire Bureau routinely inspects multiple dwellings and commercial properties to ensure compliance.  During the month of October, the Fire Bureau participates in Fire Prevention Month and conducts educational programs about fue prevention measures to take in the home.

The Fire District is governed by an elected five member Board of Fire Commissioners.  The Commissioners meet monthly, usually on the 2nd Thursday of the month, at which time they review operations, discuss and approve capital improvements and equipment needs, and approve the payment of bills.  The Board adopts an annual budget in conformance with the laws of the State ofNew Jersey as promulgated by the State Department of Community Affairs.

Members of the three frre companies annually select a Departmental Chief and two assistant chiefs.  Each company also independently selects a Company Captain and two lieutenants.  All officers are sworn into office at a New Year’s Day ceremony.

The Fire District staffs all three frre companies during times of severe weather conditions or when any other situation threatens to compromise the rapid response of frre fighters.  Recently, in preparation of Hurricanes Irene and Sandy, the Fire District assisted in evacuation efforts both before and during the storms.


Contact Information
Board of Fire Commissioners
Chairman

Robert McEwan
50 Olin Street Ocean Grove NJ 07756
732-774-0306
Bob@fastsigns.com

Fire District Clerk

David Shotwell
50 Olin Street
Ocean Grove NJ 07756
732-774-0306
clerk.district54@gmail.com

Fire District
Financial Officer

Richard Cuttrell
50 Olin Street
Ocean Grove NJ 07756
732-774-0306
rcuttrell@neptunetownship.org

Fire Official

Ronald Cole
50 Olin Street
Ocean Grove NJ 07756
732-774-0306

The State of New Jersey requires the Fire District to provide a list of attorneys, advisors, consultants and any other person, firm, business, partnership, corporation or other organization which received any remuneration of $17,500 or more during the preceding fiscal year for any service whatsoever rendered to the Fire District, but shall not include volunteers receiving benefits under a Length of Service Award Program (LOSAP). 

 There is no entity that meets this criteria for the Ocean Grove Fire District (Neptune Township Fire District #2) for fiscal year 2015.

 

 

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