Next DLC meeting will be March 16. Interlaken Townhall, 100 Grasmere Ave at 7PM

The DLC was chartered in 1974 by the 7 shore line towns. Our mission is to provide leadership, guidance, and resources to preserve and restore Deal Lake and its tributaries as a healthy and stable ecosystem. In addition, control lake levels during heavy storms to the best of our ability with limited ocean tide controls.

    Updates/Flume Status

    Upcoming Events

    DLC meetings via Teleconference:

    June 17th. at 6:00PM.

    The public can participate in the meeting by calling in at 7:00 pm from any landline or cell phone to hear the meeting live.

    Click Here For Instructions to join the meetings.

    Tips for Homeowners

    Considering Landscaping by the Lake or Building a Dock?

    KNOW the Land Use regulations BEFORE you dig!

    The banks of Deal Lake are regulated and protected by the Dept. of Land Use.

    Typically any land 50 feet above the lake shore line falls under the Permit by Rule regulations. 7:13

    Also see: Land Use Regulations Workshop Info

    Teleconference Meetings

    You can watch Deal Lake Commission meetings on APTV, Optimum 77 and throughout most of Monmouth County on FiOS 30.
    People outside of the city can watch APTV on the APTV website,, or by downloading APTV app on Apple TV or Roku devices.

    Deal Lake Commission

    Members For 2020

    Don Brockel, Ocean, Chairman
    Carol Roarty, Interlaken, Vice-Chairman
    Jeannie Toher, Asbury Park, Secretary
    Bruce Fromer, Allenhurst, Treasurer
    Eric Houghtaling, Neptune, Assistant Treasurer
    Margo Fernicola, Loch Arbour
    Steve Kassin, Deal

    Commission Clerk – Jessie Joseph
    Environmental Consultant – Dr. Stephen Souza, Princeton Hydro, LLC.
    Engineer – Peter Avakian, Leon S. Avakian, Inc.
    Attorney – Hunt Parry, Esq.
    Webmaster – Kenneth McGee, Mastermix Audio Media, LLC


    Our mission is to provide leadership, guidance and resources to preserve and restore Deal Lake and its tributaries as a healthy and stable ecosystem. By actively serving as stewards of Deal Lake and its Watershed, our goals include:

    • Educating the community, including our school children, to increase awareness and appreciation for the natural environment of the lake
    • Providing leadership concerning issues related to Deal Lake within and outside our community
    • Helping homeowners and public groups recognize and mindfully solve problems related to water quality, siltation, and lake restoration
    • Serving as the liaison between lakeside communities, County agencies, and the NJ DEP to implement a Regional Storm Water Management Plan
    • Proactively suggesting practical ideas to improve overall the environmental quality of properties through out the Deal Lake watershed


    The Deal Lake Commission was chartered in 1974 by the seven towns surrounding Deal Lake.

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