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.

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    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

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    The DLC invites you to submit your best Deal Lake lake photo to our Facebook and we will select one each month for our web page.

    Thank you.

     

     

    Meeting – April 18, 2019 – Minutes

    WORKSHOP NOTESLand Use Regs re: Banks of Deal Lake

    DEAL LAKE COMMISSION

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    APRIL 18, 2019

     

    The Regular Meeting of the Deal Lake Commission was held in the Borough of Interlaken Municipal Building, 100 Grassmere Avenue, and called to order at 7:00 PM by the Commission Chairman.  After the salute to the Flag, the Commission Clerk announced that the notice requirements of Open Public Meetings Act (C.231, P.L. 1975), were met by transmitting the notice to the Commission’s official newspaper on February 7, 2019, posting where required and filing a copy of the notice with the Commission Clerk.

     

    ROLL CALL

      PRESENT ABSENT
    Allenhurst x
    Asbury Park x  
    Deal   x
    Interlaken x
    Loch Arbour x  
    Neptune x
    Ocean x  

     

    OTHERS PRESENT:

                Hunt Parry, Esq., Commission Attorney

    Peter R. Avakian, P.E., Commission Engineer

    Dr. Stephen Souza, Environmental Consultant

    Jessie M. Joseph, Commission Clerk

     

    Resolution #19-028 – Resolution to Approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting,

                                        March 21, 2019

               

                UPON MOTION of Asbury Park, seconded by Interlaken, carried that the following Resolution be adopted:

     

    BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Deal Lake Commission held on March 21, 2019 be and the same are hereby approved (Deal does not vote).

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes:  Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Neptune, Ocean

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    April 18, 2019

     

    Resolution #19-029 – Resolution to Approve Treasurer’s Report and Authorize Payment of

                                        Bills

     

                UPON MOTION of Neptune, seconded by Ocean, carried that the following Treasurer’s Report for April 18, 2019 be approved and the bills listed authorized for payment.

     

    BALANCE ON HAND – PREVIOUS MONTH:

      Manasquan Bank………………………………………………………….. $159,590.38

      NJ Cash Management Fund…………………………………………………..41,324.33

     

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT…………………………………………………….$200,914.71

     

    RECEIPTS

      Interest – Manasquan Bank (March)…………………………………….………177.93

    Interest – Cash Management Fund (March)……………………………………….84.83

    Other in transit – 2019 Annual Assessments (Asbury Park – $11,000)……..11,000.00

     

    TOTAL RECEIPTS………………………………………………………….11,262.76

     

    DISBURSEMENTS

      2019 Appropriations:

      Lorraine Carafa, CFO (April)..………………………………………………….216.67

    Jessie Joseph, Admin (April; Fish Collect. Permit: $22.00)  …………………..430.33

    Don Brockel, reimburse, storage fee (April)..…………………………………..106.96

    Leon S. Avakian, Inc. General Invoice #06577……………………………………….960.00

     

    Grant Disbursements:

      Leon S. Avakian:

    319H, Invoice #06578…………………………………………..…………12,006.25

    Flume Electrification, #06579…………………………………………….23,700.00

     

    TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS………………………………………………..37,420.21

     

    BALANCES AFTER MARCH DISBURSEMENTS

      Manasquan Bank…………………………………………………………….133,348.10

      NJ Cash Management Fund…………………………………………………..41,409.16

     

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT…………………………………………………….$174,757.26

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes:  Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Neptune, Ocean

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    April 18, 2019

     

    OLD BUSINESS:

     

    1. Flume Electrification – Peter Avakian, Commission Engineer, gave a brief overview of the project. He has reached out to Sarah Bates, Project Manager, from the DEP with the time line for the project.  We are now waiting for the funding from the Township of Ocean.

     

    1. Interlaken to Loch Arbour Bridge – Mr. Brockel said there is nothing to report.

     

    1. 319(H) Grant – Dr. Stephen Souza said the meeting with the other two lake commissioners went very well. He will be setting up a meeting with the manufacturers for the tree boxes and MTD’s.

     

    1. Organic Material Removal from Fireman’s Pond – Mr. Brockel said there is nothing to report.

     

    1. Water Testing: Monmouth University and Monmouth County – Mr. Brockel reported that the County and State have been doing water testing and the results should be published soon. Monmouth University is also collecting data.

     

    1. Ship & Sniff Program with Clean Ocean Action – No update. Mr. Brockel said we are waiting for them to come back during a heavy rainstorm.

     

    1. Terrace Pond Depth Study – Mr. Brockel said he has not received any final numbers.

     

    1. Loch Arbour Tree Planting Project – Mr. Brockel said the contract was awarded at the last meeting. The plans for the project are on the DLC website.  A meeting will be set-up between the Commission Engineer’s office, the Village of Loch Arbour Commissioner and the landscaper prior to the start of any work.

     

    1. North Beach/Asbury Park – Mr. Brockel said the developer has been very receptive to our suggestions and is planning on having the pipe flow away from the lake instead of into the lake.

     

    1. Carp Remediation – The Commission Clerk said that the special permit has been applied for.

     

    1. Bass Restocking – Mr. Brockel is happy to report that Deal Lake will be re-stocked with bass this year.

     

    1. 2109 Assessment Update – The Commission Clerk reported that the Village of Loch Arbour is the only member municipality that has not paid their 2019 Assessment.

     

    1. 2019 Spring Clean-Up and Carp Contest – Mr. Brockel said both events were very successful. Over fifty people showed up for the clean-up and just over a ton of trash was removed from and around the lake.  Over forty fish were caught during the Carp Contest with

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    April 18, 2019

     

    one carp weighing in at 7 pounds.  He thanked the Asbury Park Fishing Club for doing a tremendous job.

     

    1. Storm drains for all towns / MS4 compliance – Mr. Avakian reported that every municipality must be in MS4 compliance by May 2nd. It is each municipality’s responsibility to clean and maintain the storm drains and send in a yearly report.

     

    1. Possible sewer leak Route 35 hotel site – Mr. Brockel said it has been reported to the State but so far there has been no response.

     

    NEW BUSINESS

     

    1. Nobility Crest: Sediment runoff at construction site – Mr. Brockel said Ocean Township is aware of the problem.  He has requested a written report and hopes that the developer will be fined.

     

    1. Beach sand solutions – Mr. Brockel said the temporary dunes had to be down by March 15th. The State is working on solutions to the problem for next year.

     

    1. 80-82 Wickapecko Drive: Harvey Brook effects – Mr. Brockel said he did go to the property. There is a house that is in disrepair and almost falling into Harvey Brook.  Ocean Township has been notified.

     

    1. Deal Lake Watershed Association meeting – Mr. Brockel said they did have a meeting the other day and he does not have any reports on how it went.

     

    1. Presentation on lake lowering: Jeannie Toher, City of Asbury Park Commissioner, Dr. Stephen Souza, DLC Environmental Consultant and Peter Avakian, DLC Engineer gave a presentation on lake lowering and its effects on the fish and wildlife in the lake.  The powerpoint presentation will be posted on the DLC website.

     

    Dr. Souza wanted to point out that Deal Lake is not a stormwater basin, it is a lake and as such the primary reason the permit is issued is to protect the fish and wildlife.

     

    PUBLIC HEARING

     

                UPON MOTION of Ocean, seconded by Interlaken, carried that the meeting be opened to the public for comment.

     

     

     

     

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    April 18, 2019

     

    Bob Beauchamp, Ocean, suggested collecting addresses of the people that live on the lake and

    do a once yearly mailing to educate the residents that live along the lake.

     

    There was a discussion on how and when it is decided to open the flume.  The following residents had questions comments and concerns regarding the lowering of the lake:  Marty Martino, Ocean, Michael Leopold, Ocean, Ray Pogwist, Ocean, Jerry Mauer, Ocean and BJ Gallagher, Asbury Park.  They would like the Commission to be more pro-active and sensitive to the residents that live along the lake when a significant amount of rain is predicted.

     

    Mr. Brockel explained the rules and regulations of the Water Lowering Permit that is issued to the Deal Lake Commission each year.  He said he was able to get the maximum amount the water may be lowered from 1 foot to 1.50 feet (18”).  The Permit is on the website.

     

    Marty Martino, Ocean, read from an e-mail that he sent to the Chairman and all members of the Deal Lake Commission, the Mayor and Council of Ocean Township, the Mayor of Asbury Park,  The Coaster (letter to the Editor) and The Asbury Park Press (letter to the Editor), requesting that the Deal Lake Commission meetings be televised.  The e-mail will be attached to the Minutes and made a part hereof.

     

    Mr. Brockel thanked him and said it would be discussed at the next Deal Lake Commission Meeting on May 16, 2019.

     

    There being no further comments and UPON MOTION of Interlaken, seconded by Ocean, carried that the public hearing be closed.  There being no further business and UPON MOTION of Interlaken, seconded by Ocean, carried that the meeting be finally adjourned at 8:500 PM.

     

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    Jessie M. Joseph, RMC

    Commission Clerk

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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