Ocean Grove Fire District

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NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP

FIRE DISTRICT No. 2

The Board of Commissioners of Neptune Township Fire District No. 2 will convene in special meeting at 7:30 p.m. on  Monday July 3, 2017 at the Olin Street Firehouse, 50 Olin St., Ocean Grove NJ 07756 to consider the district Fire Mutual Aid Plan. Formal action may be taken, including adoption or re-adoption of a local fire mutual aid plan as required by NJAC 5:75A-2.2.  This notice is provided in conformance with the Open Public Meetings Act NJSA 10:4-6 et seq.

DAVID M. SHOTWELL JR., Clerk

Ocean Grove Board of Fire Commissioners

Neptune Township Fire District No. 2                        

 


Township of Neptune
Public Notice
Commissioners of Fire District No. 2
in the Township of Neptune, County of Monmouth

Please take notice that petitions to nominate candidates for the office of Commissioner of the fire district are available at the Olin Street Firehouse, 50 Olin Street, Ocean Grove, New Jersey between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The election will take place on February 18, 2017. The polling place will 
be at the Olin Street Firehouse. The polls will open at 2 p.m. and close at 9 p.m.

Petitions must be delivered to the undersigned at the Olin Street Firehouse, 50 Olin Street, Ocean Grove, New Jersey, no later than January 18, 2016.
 
David Shotwell Jr., Clerk
Commissioners of Fire District No. 2
Township of Neptune

2017 Fire District No. 2 Budget, click here


NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP FIRE DISTRICT #2

2016 PROPOSED BUDGET AND NOTICE OF HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the following represents a summary of 2017 budget revenues and appropriations approved by the Neptune Township Fire District #2 Board of Fire Commissioners on December 8, 2016.  A public hearing on the 2017 Budget will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Board of Fire Commissioners Meeting Room, 50 Olin Street, Ocean Grove.  Copies of the 2017 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 2017 Budget and Capital Plan can also be viewed on-line on the Ocean Grove Fire District page at www.neptunetownship.org

REVENUES 2017 2016
Fund Balance Utilized $100,000.00 $80,000.00
Interest on Investments 300.00 300.00
Supplemental Fire Serv. Act 6,251.00 6,251.00
Uniform Safety Act 23,000.00 25,000.00
Amount to be Raised by Taxation 730,074.00 724,082.00
TOTAL ANTICIPATED REVENUES $859,625.00 $835,633.00
     
APPROPRIATIONS 2017 2016
Administration $138,763.00 $138,715.00
Operations & Maintenance 650,982.00 625,388.00
Operating Appropriations off-set with revenues 23,000.00 25,000.00
Debt Service 46,880.00 46,530.00
TOTAL BUDGET APPROPRIATIONS $859,625.00 $835,633.00
     
TAX RATE PER $100 OF ASSESSED VALUATION .077 .077
 

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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.