Who Is AHLOA?
Avalon Home and Land Owners Association is a group of community-oriented property owners. Our purpose is to promote and enhance the environmental, economic and social values of residency in the Borough of Avalon, NJ.
What does AHLOA do?
In order to serve the Avalon community, AHLOA:
- Maintains regular communications with Borough officials;
- Reports regularly to AHLOA members at monthly meetings;
- Encourages suggestions and dialogue on current Avalon issues, and;
- Contributes financially to special projects and programs that enhance the overall welfare of Avalon.
You are welcomed and invited to join AHLOA. Please CLICK “About” AHLOA on our website. You’ll find information about our mission and member benefits. Your enrollment is vital to AHLOA, the Borough of Avalon and the local community. We look forward to working with you.
Membership is open to all persons owning property in the Borough of Avalon. AHLOA does not use your personal information for any purpose other than association communications with members. Our By Laws prohibit commercial use of our membership list. The membership dues are $20.00
Did You Know?
Sandra Lockhart, Director of The Branches, spoke to the attendees at the AHLOA monthly meeting this morning at the Avalon Senior Center about the tremendous service being provided by the 100% volunteer organization. The Branches, located in the Village Shoppes in Rio Grande, is an outreach ministry of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Stone Harbor, operating in collaboration with area churches and organizations. The Branches provides a safe, positive environment for the elderly, disabled, homeless, and individuals or families living in poverty.
Pictured below at today’s meeting, Jack Keenan, President of AHLOA presented a $500.00 contribution through Sandra to The Branches on behalf of AHLOA members.
For more information on how you or your organization can help or contribute to the mission of The Branches, please call Sandra Lockhart, Director at 609-886-5091. Their Facebook page, The Branches Outreach Center of Rio Grande, is a good way of keeping up with their activities and needs. Links to their website and Facebook page are included below.
The Avalon Office of Emergency Management has installed a new weather system that provides continuous weather monitoring and maintains historical data for the borough. The Davis Vantage Pro 2 weather station has been installed on the radio tower adjacent to the Public Safety Building. It is 65 feet above the ground and is clear of surrounding roofs and raised structures to provide accurate real-time wind speed and direction.
A link to the current weather condition in Avalon is available on the Borough’s emergency management website, www.avalonemergency.org, and on the Borough’s municipal website, www.avalonboro.net. An Android or Apple app called “Weatherlink 2.0”, which shows real-time weather conditions, is available for free download on the respective app store. Complete advisories and actionable alerts during storm events are always available first at www.avalonemergency.org.
Marilyn O'Donoghue from the R.J. Soens Group of Long and Foster Real Estate spoke at the September 9th monthly membership meeting. Marilyn lead an interactive question and answer session covering 2018 real estate and rental statistics and trends. Portions of the material Marilyn covered with the full-house of members is available below.
Townsend’s Inlet Bridge will be closed to the public starting Monday, September 17th, 2018 and will likely remain closed through May 22nd, 2019. The purpose of the closure is to conduct four separate rehabilitation projects on the bridge, including major work on the Avalon side of the span. Please visit the Borough's website for more information.
AHLOA President, Jack Keenan, and AHLOA Trustee, Lynn Cruser participated in Avalon's National Night out held on August 7th. The theme of our booth was Bike Safety. The kids really enjoyed answering the bike safety questions and getting fun bike prizes. Everyone also enjoyed our free popcorn and candy. The Avalon "Blue Boomer" bike also made it to the booth. Many parents commented to Jack that they were happy to see that we were talking with the kids about bike safety. Fun was had by all. Perhaps this theme will become a new AHLOA tradition!
Speaker Presentations Below
Mayor Pagliughi presented the State of Avalon Borough, and Dr. Stewart Farrell provided a scientific look at the past, present and future of Avalon's beaches. Both speaker presentations are available below.
On July 2nd, James Deever was appointed to a 1-year term as president of the Avalon Borough Council, succeeding John McCorristin. Deever's first 4-year term on Borough Council started in 2017. Nominations for president and vice-president take place each year and rotate among council members. Councilman Chuck Covington will now serve as vice president.
On July 25th, after a well-attended pubic hearing, Avalon Borough Council unanimously adopted four ordinances that are part of its settlement agreement with the Fair Share Housing Center. The ordinances form the core of the borough’s plan for meeting its obligation to provide “reasonable opportunity” for the development of low and moderate-income housing in the borough. More information concerning the July 25th hearing and the four ordinances is available in the following article:
During the July 14 AHLOA monthly Trustee meeting, many concerns and recommendations were raised by attendees addressing the Avalon construction boom and resulting problems for neighbors adjacent to work sites. The concerns raised at the monthly meeting echoed many of the same issues and recommendations presented at the recent June 13, June 27 and July 11 Council meetings. As a result of the input from the July 14th meeting, AHLOA Officers and Trustees considered the input of the attendees, and sent a summary letter dated July 21st with specific recommendations to to Council President, with cc's to the Mayor and Business Administrator. This topic will likely get additional attention at the upcoming AHLOA Annual Membership meeting on August 11th at Community Hall.
Here is a sample of Avalon lifestyle activities and community information with quick reference and contact details.
You will hear a prerecorded greeting. Please leave your name, phone number, an email address and a brief message. An AHLOA representative will return your call as soon as possible.
Avalon Home & Land Owners Association
P.O. Box 21
Avalon, NJ 08202