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Welcome to The Village of Blue Heron Pines

Home Owners Association Website!

The website address was selected so that you could easily remember and identify with it. This site was designed specifically for you, with all of your needs and interests in mind. This is the official site of Village of Blue Heron Pines and serves as a means to bring all neighbors together.

Please use the links above to find information on our community.

There is also contact information for each committee on the individual web pages.

 

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BHP HOA Calendar

What's going on this week, this month, next month?

When is Trash, Recycle, or Yard Debris Pickup?

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Township Snow Removal

Message forwarded from BHP HOA President, Bob Mueller:

Dear Residents,

Questions have arisen about the process the Township follows with regard to snow plowing and salting. Per Public Works, the process is first emergency roads and primary roads. For BHP that means Country Club gets plowed first as it is an emergency road. Then the Township finishes all primary roads before going on to secondary roads which are all of our other roads in BHP. They then salt intersections only unless there is a very dangerous icing situation. If there is an ice safety issue the concerned resident should call Public Works (Phone: 609-652-3700 ext. 244) and cite the address and concern they feel needs to be addressed.

 

Atlantic County Economic Survey

Atlantic County residents, property and business owners are invited to share their ideas for the county’s economic future at a forum Thursday, Feb 26th at Atlantic Cape Community College in Mays Landing from 6PM to 8PM in the Water Edge Theater on the Campus. In Feb 12th edition of the Current newspaper it explains the forum which will give the general public a  voice in determining the future of the county. Also, there is an on line survey available at www.atlanticcountyactionnow.com that the residents can take to submit their ideas. It takes about 10 minutes to complete.

We suggest folks mention tax relief among other factors they feel are important.

 

CLARE MOLONEY takes first place in Mid Atlantic Indoor Rowing Competition

Congratulations to Clare Moloney, of Country Club Drive, who took first place in the woman’s 1500 meter event at the  Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints on Saturday, January 31, 2015 in Alexandria, Va.  This event is the largest high school level indoor rowing event in the country.   Her winning time of 5:25:02 was about 70 meters ahead of the second place finish. It was a family affair for the Moloney’s at the competition.   Clare was coached by her ‘stand-in coxswain’ brother, Neil, at the event.

Clare is a sophomore member of the Class of 2017 at The HUN School of Princeton.   She was one of 96 young women entered for this event and among 1,500 athletes that competed on the day.

The Moloney’s are preparing to head to Boston in March to support Clare as she participates in the CRASH B’s World Indoor Rowing Championship.

 


BHP Holiday Photos

- Thanks to Mike Scheuermann for providing photos from the BHP New Year’s Eve Party held at the BHP Golf Club.  Photos are condensed into a collage in the following link : BHP NY Eve.

- Thanks also to those who helped to decorate the clubhouse and the Christmas Tree for the Annual Holiday Cocktail Party, and participated in the annual cookie exchange: Laurie Kennedy, Nancy Miles, Jerry & Rosie Campbell, John and Nadine Valek, and Jay McCoog (taking photos).

 

 

Blue Heron Pines Sports Update:

October has been a very busy month for high school and college sports month on West Country Club Drive:

Congratulations to Orla Moloney who ran her personal best and completed the Atlantic City half marathon on Sunday, October 19th.

Clare Moloney, a sophomore at The HUN School in Princeton, provided the ‘engine’ power in the 3rd seat of the Girls Varsity 8 boat at the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta in Philadelphia on Sunday, October 26th.  

A Lineman’s Dream

Defensive lineman, Neil Moloney, recovered a fumble and ran the ball  back for a Millersville University touchdown during the November 8, 2014 game against Cheyney.   The play sealed the deal for a Millersville win in the 4th quarter of play.  

 

BHP Fisherman Make the Big Catch!

Ron Huber and John  DeMarco went on a friends boat on Dec 4th and caught some nice Striped Bass. It was a bit cold but when you catch fish like these…you don’t feel a thing. They were caught 3 miles off Atlantic City in the ocean in 46 feet of water. We were trolling.  One was 39 inches and the other was 33 inches.


Caught in the Act!

Carlene Moloney recently captured this photo of Alan Schmidt before a day of "mail-boxing".  Thanks to Alan and his crew for the fine work being done to keep the neighborhood looking great.

Among the folks who have helped to unload the palates of mailboxes when they are delivered, then store them, and then help to get them back out when Crestview Construction comes to assemble and install them are: Jim Young, John Valeck, Ed Mauthe, Gerry and Rosie Campbell, Bill Deutsch, Bob Mueller, Don Dreby, Mike Kennedy and a few others on occasion.  Then, it's Alan Schmidt and a couple of guys from Crestview who do the assembly and installation which includes making sure the right boxes, with the right numbers go on the right posts and are put in the right place outside the right homes in BHP!  Finally there is disposal of all the old posts and the cardboard from the shipping boxes.  Wow!  What a labor intensive process - our thanks to Alan and all who have helped in the mailbox transformation to date!

The mailbox effort is finished for 2014 and as a result, all of the homes on Country Club, St. Andrews and Jupiter Court now have new mailboxes, newspaper boxes and posts and all of the Bob Meyer homes on Country Club have new flags and will soon be tightened upon their posts as well!

 


 BHP HOA Board Open Session Meeting Minutes -

The meeting minutes for the  July open session is provided in the following link: (Open Sessions). A reminder to the community that meeting minutes for all BHP HOA board meetings are posted to the website. Click the HOA Icon at the top of the home page, then click the link "Click here to view prior meeting minutes and notices".

 


BHP Neighborhood Watch Recognized by Galloway Township

At the BHP Neighborhood Watch Meeting on June 18th, the Galloway Township Manager, Susan Jacobucci, Chief of Police Patrick Moran and our Blue Heron Pines police liaison, Patrolman Carolyn Buckley attended the meeting. The Township Manager Susan Jacobucci, took the picture below and posted it on the Galloway Township Facebook page with the following article:

NEWS YOU CAN USE - Neighborhood Watch Groups
Generally, well run and maintained Neighborhood Watch Groups reduce, or at the very least deter, crime in their area of operation. Last night, I had the privilege of meeting the Galloway Blue Heron Pines Neighborhood Watch group. Chief Pat Moran and Officer Carolyn Buckley met with the group to go over ongoing concerns and to address questions. With an active membership, the Blue Heron group not only patrols their neighborhood but also offers helpful tips to the residents to deter crime. Thank you, Blue Heron Neighborhood Watch for helping keep Galloway safe.

Our BHP Neighborhood Watch Team consists of: John De Marco, Maurice Shepherd, Ron Bloom, Bob Mueller, Ron Tutunjian, Bill Reilly, Greg Salazar, Tom Kuhar, Don Dreby, Gary Middleton, Kerri Musto, and Dom Flora, Bob Coster, Al Stoughton, Gene McCann, and Larry O'Leary.  Thank you team!


Trash and Recycle Pickup Reminders

Regular household trash and recycling  are collected by Waste Management: trash collection is every Tuesday and recycling is every other Tuesday.  If you are not yet aware, the trash and recycle pickup days are identified on the BHP Event Calendar which is prominently shown at the top of the BHP HOA web site: www.bhp-hoa.com and included within every newsflash.  If you have new neighbors, please remind them to sign up for newsflashes or provide them the link to our community web site.

Residents must use the green tote provided by WM for recycling collection.

Bulk trash and other items can be pre-paid and scheduled for collection through WM or can be taken to the ACUA on Delilah Road in EHT.  See website link for more details.

 

http://www.acua.com/disposal-recycling/rates-procedures-operation/

 


Brickman Yard Debris Services

The Brickman weekly yard debris pickup service ended on November 20th.  Residents can dispose of additional debris at the Galloway Road Convenience Center Wednesday through Saturday from  8 AM to 2:30 PM.  See website links for more details:

http://www.gallowaytwp-nj.gov/DPW/RECYCLING%20BROCHURE%202013.pdf

For any yard services Contact Brian at Brickman: 609-561-1452 to schedule service, select option 4.


BHP Highway Cleanup Crew!

As committee leader Alan Schmidt always says, "no matter how much we pick up, the stuff just keeps coming back!"  Thanks to the dedicated volunteer teamwork of the BHP Cleanup Crew, the roadways around our community remain as clean as possible as we battle society's unfortunate ability to litter in a beautiful area without feeling guilty.  Below you will find a few photos of some of the Friday and Saturday Crew, lead by Alan with incredible support from his wife Kathy.  New volunteers are always welcomed to join.  The next cleanup dates are Friday July 11 for Tilton Rd. cleanup (meet at the HOA Clubhouse between 8:30 and 9, get golf carts donated by BHP Golf Club, and hit the road),  and Saturday July 12 we'll meet again between 8:30 and 9 at the BHP HOA clubhouse, enjoy snacks provided by a team member, and then take care of business along Racetrack/Leipzig RDs.

Friday Crew: Jim Young, Joe Martelli, Alan Schmidt, Gene McCann, John Valek, Allan Sciscio, Joyce Bailey, Herb Cunitz (Kathy Schmidt taking photo!).  Also, there have been many others who have supported on Fridays not shown here and we sincerely thank them.

Saturday Crew: Jay McCoog, Jim Young, Alan Schmidt, Margaret Martelli, Joe Martelli, Bill Miles, Kathy Schmidt, Rae Smith, and Bob Smith.  Also, there have been many others who have supported on Saturdays not shown here and we thank them also.

On a recent Friday/Saturday trash pickup, an unimaginable amount of litter was picked up by the crew.  Can you imagine what our surrounding areas would look like if the crew did not tackle this problem on a monthly basis!  Thanks to Alan and Kathy Schmidt for keeping the crew together and remaining active and dedicated to our community.


Galloway Police Alert to the Community

From Galloway Police, PTL. Carolyn Buckley: "You may have read in the paper that we have been having many vehicles broken into overnight in Galloway.  These cars were unlocked in every call that we handled, so although there haven't been any burglaries to motor vehicles in the Blue Heron Pines neighborhood, it is just a friendly reminder to all that everyone should make sure that their vehicles are secured every night and that valuables are not left in plain sight.”


BHP Committee Web Page Updates -

Thanks to John Demarco and the Neighborhood Watch Committee for working with Jay McCoog to update their web page on the BHP HOA Web site.  Click here to see their updates and to get a copy of the updated Block Captain Phone Tree.

All other committees who desire an update to their web page please contact Jay McCoog at webmaster@bhp-hoa.com.


BHP HOA Updated Recreation Facility Policy -

The updated Recreation Policy is provided in the following link: Recreation Policy.  The BHP HOA Board added explicit language prohibiting the purchase or rental of cable TV programming on the Clubhouse television.


Message from DiLucia Property Management:

Sign up for Paperless Billing and Online Account Access!

In an effort to reduce costs and environmental impact DiLucia Management is encouraging all residents to enroll in paperless billing and online account access through pay.dilucia.com.  You will receive monthly email notices containing your invoice and the newsletter and have access to your account history 24/7.  Please email Cynthia at c.williams@dilucia.com to sign-up. 

 


Press Release - Weather Disaster Preparedness!

Attention Neighbors, BHP resident Dolores McElhatton who works for Atlantic County Gov't as a part time librarian at the Egg Harbor City Branch received the following information that may be beneficial to all.

County Resources Help Residents Prepare for Snow/Ice, Heat, Hurricanes and More
 

Residents are urged to take this opportunity to check and replenish disaster supply kits, create and/or review family emergency plans including preparations for pets, review evacuation routes and locate contact information for their municipal emergency management offices. All of this information and more is available on the county’s emergency information and resource website at www.ReadyAtlantic.org.
 

Residents and individuals with properties or businesses in Atlantic County are also strongly encouraged to register with the county’s Community Notification System. Introduced in 2008 the system originally provided emergency alerts to landline telephone numbers only. Since then the system has been upgraded to include cell phone numbers and Voice Over Internet Protocols (VOIP) for those who choose to register them. The system currently includes 205,344 numbers from the Verizon phone system’s 9-1-1 database as well as 6,500 self-registered numbers. The Community Notification System can accommodate a primary and secondary phone number (i.e. home and cell) as well as two email addresses per account.
 

Residents who are registered through the Atlantic County Community Notification System can also receive direct alerts from the National Weather Service to their cell phones. This important feature helps to keep the public aware of potentially dangerous weather conditions, such as severe heat or storm activity, regardless of time of day or location.
 


BHP HOA Facebook Page!

“Like” us on FACEBOOK! – BHP HOA has a new Facebook page for updates and community info.  Search Blue Heron Pines Homeowners Association.

 

 


BHP Pet Policy

In accordance with safety requirements, common courtesy, community restrictions, and township ordinances, dogs and pets may not run freely throughout the community.  It is essential that each homeowner provide for acceptable containment and restraint of pets within the confines of their own property.

All dogs and pets must be kept leashed and under control when exercising in the common areas of the community and should not be permitted to trespass on private property.

Please always pick up after your pets ! Animal waste contains high concentration of bacteria and disease causing microorganisms that can cause health concerns. Galloway Township requires homeowners to immediately and properly dispose of their pets solid waste from any public or private property. All dog walkers must dispose of their dogs waste (have plastic bag ready) since walking paths (sidewalks) are on public and private property. Dog walkers who use the BHP sidewalks should not allow their pets to urinate or defecate on your neighbors lawns or the grass strip between the sidewalk and the street. Please curb your dogs, or your back yards. The grass strip between the sidewalk and street is maintained by the landscape company and is part of your neighbors lawns. No animals shall be allowed to run loose at any time and owners must keep their subject property free and clear of any waste generated by the animal. Fines will be assessed to homeowners in violation of this policy.

The number of household pets (dogs and/or cats) cannot exceed two (2). 


 

Upcoming Birthdays!

Jane Shepherd                               2/24

Jeffrey Wood                                 2/26

Trish Haines                                   2/28

Doreen Kimmel                              3/2

Diane Rogers                                  3/6

Bonnie McCann                             3/11

Niles Breslau                                   3/14

Mike Kennedy                                3/15

Carol Melkonian                            3/18

Anna Marie Coroneos                   3/18

Carol Barlia                                    3/20

Jeff Luma                                       3/22

Kathy Schmidt                               3/29

Bob Barlia                                     3/31

 

Upcoming Anniversaries!

None through March

Your special day not shown here in the time frame shown? Send your birthday and other special wishes to webmaster@bhp-hoa.com 

Names of former BHP residents shown here?  Please notify Jay McCoog at  webmaster@bhp-hoa.com 

 

This page last updated 02/22/2015 02:05:04 PM