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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    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

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    Meeting – August 20, 2020 – Minutes

    DEAL LAKE COMMISSION

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    August 20, 2020

     

    Due to COVID-19 the Regular Meeting of the Deal Lake Commission was held via teleconference using the Zoom Meeting platform.  The Commission Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.  After the salute to the Flag, the Commission Clerk announced that the notice requirements of the Open Public Meetings Act (C.231, P.L. 1975), were met by transmitting the notice to the Commission’s official newspaper on January 30, 2020 and revised on August 20, 2020, posting where required and filing a copy of the notice with the Commission Clerk. The Deal Lake Commission meeting will be audio and video taped and will be shown on APTV, Optimum 77 and throughout Monmouth County on FIOS 30.

     

    ROLL CALL

    PRESENT ABSENT
    Allenhurst x
    Asbury Park x
    Deal x
    Interlaken x
    Loch Arbour (alt. M. Nowlin) x
    Neptune x
    Ocean x

     

    OTHERS PRESENT:

                Hunt Parry, Esq., Commission Attorney

    Peter Avakian, Commission Engineer

    Stephen Souza, Environmental Consultant

    Jack Szczepanski, Environmental Consultant

    Jessie M. Joseph, Commission Clerk

     

    Resolution #20-053 – Resolution to Approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting,

                                        July 16, 2020

               

                UPON MOTION of Ocean, 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 July 16, 2020 be and the same are hereby approved (Deal and Neptune

    do not vote).

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes:  Asbury Park, Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Ocean

    Nays:  None

    Abstain:  Allenhurst

    Absent: Deal, Neptune

     

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    August 20, 2020

     

    Jeannie Toher, the Commissioner from Asbury Park, asked that a correction be made to Old Business 4. – As it reads now:  There is no data available for 2020.  She said there is data available for 2020 and would like it to be noted.

     

    Resolution #20-054 – Resolution to Approve Treasurer’s Report and Authorize Payment of

                                        Bills

     

                UPON MOTION of Ocean, seconded by Asbury Park, carried that the following Treasurer’s Report for August 20, 2020 be approved and the bills listed authorized for payment.

     

    BALANCE ON HAND – PREVIOUS MONTH:

      Manasquan Bank……………………………………………………………..$  78,030.92

      NJ Cash Management Fund……………………………………………………42,294.14

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT………………………………………………….….$120,325.06

     

    RECEIPTS

      Interest – Manasquan Bank (July)………………….………………………………76.78

    Interest – Cash Management Fund (July)…………………………………………….4.20

    Other – Annual Assessment (LA – in transit).………………………………….3,750.00

     

    TOTAL RECEIPTS……………………………………………………………3,830.98

     

    DISBURSEMENTS

      2020 Appropriations:

      Lorraine Carafa, CFO (August)…………………………………………………..416.67

    Jessie Joseph, Admin (August)……………………………………………………………………625.00

    Carol Roarty (reimbursement, balance)……………………………………………73.85

    Cowley’s Termite and Pest Service, Account #154883…………………………..514.55

    Don Brockel (reimburse, storage fee August; misc. supplies)………………………….374.52

    ELD, LLC, Inv. #32360………………………………………………………….600.00

    JCP&L (Account #100xxxxxxx368)………………………………………………..9.95

    Princeton Hydro, LLC (Invoice #39824, consulting July)……………………………349.80

    Solitude Lake Management, PI-A00446149, herbicide treatments …………….2,167.50

    The New Coaster (Invoice #55883, $46.93; #55777, 32.98)………………………79.91

     

    Sub-total Disbursements…………………………………………………….…5,211.75

     

      319H, WM18-016:

      Princeton Hydro, LLC (Invoice #39801, $1,299.35)………………………….1,299.30

     

    Sub-total 319H…………………………………………………………………1,299.30

     

    Total Grant Disbursements.……………………………………………………1,299.30

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    August 20, 2020

     

    TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS……………………………………………..….. 6,511.05

     

    BALANCES AFTER AUGUST DISBURSEMENTS

      Manasquan Bank……………………………………………………….……..75,346.60

      NJ Cash Management Fund…………………………………………………..42,298.34

     

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT…………………………………………………….$117,644.94

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal

     

    OLD BUSINESS:

     

    1. Flume Electrification – Peter Avakian, Commission Engineer, said there is not much change from last month. The Contractor is still waiting to mobilize and complete their work as well as some punch list items. The gates are fully operational electronically, but the key is to have them working remotely.

     

    Don Brockel, Commission Chairman, said we are waiting for the chip that goes into the modem which will give us the ability to see the cameras.  We still need to sit down with the Contractor to work on the punch list items.  We are about 95% complete and we hope to have the project closed out by the October meeting.

     

    Ms. Toher, once again had questions regarding the tide gauges.

     

    Mr. Avakian said that due to the nature of the project and the funding from ACoE, he cannot give her a description, location or how many tide gauges will be installed.

     

    Mr. Brockel assured her there will be tide gauges.

     

    1. 319(H) Grant – Mr. Avakian reported that the bid for the MTD’s was advertised and the bid opening is set for August 27th. We hope to award the project at the September meeting, pending DEP approval.

     

    Jack Szczepanski, Commission Environmental Consultant, is responsible for the green environmental phase of the project.  We are still waiting for the check from DEP for the Floating Wetland Islands.  He is getting concerned because we are getting close to the end of the planting window for this year.

     

    Mr. Brockel suggested that the DLC pay for the FWI’s and get reimbursed from the funding for the project.

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    August 20, 2020

     

    Dr. Szczepanski explained that we originally asked the DEP to advance the funds for the FWI’s because we had not yet received any reimbursements from DEP.  We have since received some reimbursements.  The check was to be made out and sent directly to the manufacturer.  He will see if the DEP has sent a check out, if not he will get the quote for the FWI’s for the next meeting.

     

    Stephen Souza, Commission Environmental Consultant, suggested getting the FWI’s base material, storing it for the winter and get the plants in the Spring.

     

    Dr. Szczepanski went on to say he has the presentation ready for the second educational meeting.  He would like to coordinate the meeting with the implementation of the FWI’s.

     

    1. Organic Material Removal from Fireman’s Pond – Mr. Brockel shared aerial photos of Fireman’s Pond, Lollipop Pond and Terrace Pond. Most of the problems appear to be in Ocean Township.  He will be reaching out to the Mayor.

     

    1. Water Testing/Monmouth University – Ms. Toher reported that she spoke to Dr. Jason Adolf from Monmouth University today. The water testing is continuing and the water testers have been taking samples from five locations on Deal Lake.  Monmouth University has hired a part-time person to work specifically with the Clonet program.  The person will help to re-train current volunteers and a small number of new ones.  She invited Dr. Adolf to the DLC October meeting to share the results of the Clonet testing of Deal Lake.  He will also introduce the new person that will be working with the volunteers.

     

    1. Ship & Sniff Program with Clean Ocean Action – Mr. Brockel said no update. Still waiting for a rain storm to do more dye testing.

     

    1. Seaview Mall Update – No Update.

     

    1. 2020 Weed Treatment – Mr. Brockel is not happy with the results. He did get the report back today from Solitude Lake Management and he asked Dr. Souza to give a brief summary of the report.

     

    Dr. Souza said he agrees with the report that one treatment is not enough.  It will take an aggressive, repetitive action.

     

    There was a brief discussion on the weed treatment this year and some of the outstanding issues that occurred.

     

    Dr. Souza will prepare an RFP for the 2021-2022 Weed Treatment Program for the September DLC meeting.

     

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    August 20, 2020

     

    1. 2020 Assessment Update – The Commission Clerk reported that the Borough of Interlaken still has not paid their 2020 Assessment.

     

    1. Phase 1 319: New 319 effort with NJIT – Dr. Souza said they will be meeting with the NJIT for an inspection of the boat launch and a tour of the lake so they can understand some of the height limitations for getting their barge on the lake.

     

    Mr. Brockel gave a brief explanation of the grant.

     

    *Loch Arbour left the meeting.

     

    1. Phase 2 319 – Mr. Brockel reported that we did not get the grant.

     

    1. Goose Remediation – Mr. Brockel said he worked with Dr. Souza and the Wesley Lake representative to come up with an educational sign to placed around the lakes about feeding the geese. Wesley Lake will make up the signs and the DLC will contribute to them.  He went on to say that Wesley Lake did install the lighting system that scares the geese away.

     

    1. Nobility Crest – Mr. Brockel said there is no update. He did take a ride there and it appears the situation was corrected.  He asked Hunt Parry, Commission Attorney for an update of the complaint the DLC would like to file against Nobility Crest.

     

    Mr. Parry said it is proving to be a lot more complicated.  He gave a brief explanation of what needs to be done.

     

    1. Great Lakes of NJ – Dr. Souza said he just received the DEP’s updated categories for HAB’s. The DEP held a webinar primarily for the media to show how they are tracking HAB’s differently this year and how they’ve updated the criteria. It’s a more science-based approach.

     

    1. Signs – Mr. Brockel still working on the signs.

     

    Dr. Souza requested the Proclamation that the DLC passed be forwarded to NALMS.  He proceeded to read the Proclamation (Attachment A).

     

    NEW BUSINESS

     

    1. Storm Grates – Mr. Brockel asked the Commissioners to walk around their municipalities and check the storm grates and report any problems to their Council.

     

    1. Storm Assessment – Mr. Brockel reported that after the storm he took a boat ride around the lake and it appears there weren’t many trees down in the lake or any navigational issues.

     

    1. Coke Plant – Mr. Brockel said we are on top of the situation. No plans have been submitted.

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    August 20, 2020

     

    Mr. Avakian explained that the property is located entirely in Neptune Township but it does affect Asbury Park and Ocean Township.  At this point the Developer has only applied for a demolition permit.

     

    Eric Houghtaling, Commissioner for Township of Neptune, asked for an explanation of the Proclamation.

     

    Dr. Souza explained that annually the NALMS designates July as Lake Appreciation Month worldwide.  They ask Lake Associations, Commissions, etc. to support Lake Appreciation Month.

     

    Mr. Houghtaling offered to have the State Legislature also do a Proclamation.

     

    PUBLIC HEARING

     

    UPON MOTION of Asbury Park, seconded by Neptune, carried that the meeting be opened to the public for comments:

     

    Bill Hodges, Asbury Park, said he is very pleased with the outcome of the weed treatment in his neck of the lake and wanted to thank the DLC and the experts.

     

    Brian Mullins, Township of Ocean, had a question regarding the gas station next to the car dealership in Neptune and what are the requirements for that sight.

     

    Mr. Avakian said it is considered an abandonment of a prior use that is not permitted in that zone.  They are going before the Zoning Board of Adjustment for approval.  They are holding their meetings virtually.  He suggested he attend the meeting to ask questions and let them know his concerns.

     

    Mr. Mullins also wanted to voice his concerns about the development of the coca cola property in the Township of Neptune.

     

    Mr. Avakian gave a brief summary and history of how environmentally sensitive properties are now handled and addressed in the Township of Neptune.

     

    There was a brief discussion on the project.

     

    Marty Martino, Township of Ocean, wanted to speak to the DLC about his proposal for Fireman’s Pond (Attachment B).

     

    Mr. Brockel thought it was a great idea and the DLC will support him.

     

    Mr. Houghtaling said he would look into funding for the project also.

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    August 20, 2020

     

    There being no further comments and UPON MOTION of Neptune, seconded by Asbury Park, carried that the public hearing be closed.  There being no further business and

    UPON MOTION of Ocean, seconded by Interlaken, carried that the meeting be finally adjourned at 8:18 PM.

     

     

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    Jessie M. Joseph, RMC

    Commission Clerk

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ATTACHMENT “A”

     

     

     

    PROCLAMATION

     

    LAKE APPRECIATION MONTH

     

    July 2020

     

                WHEREAS, lakes and reservoirs are among New Jersey’s most valuable natural resources; and

     

    WHEREAS, lakes and reservoirs provide drinking water, irrigation, energy, recreation, scenic beauty and habitat for wildlife; and

     

    WHEREAS, these beneficial uses have been of vital importance to New Jersey’s history, growth and financial health; and

     

    WHEREAS, our lakes and reservoirs improve the quality of life for all of New Jersey’s residents and their importance should not go unnoticed; and

     

    WHEREAS, the State of New Jersey recognizes the need to protect these lakes and reservoirs for future generations; and

     

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Deal Lake Commission that it hereby proclaims July 2020 as

     

    LAKE APPRECIATION MONTH

     

    in the State of New Jersey and invite all citizens to take due note of the observance.

     

     

     

     

    DEAL LAKE COMMISSION

    July 16, 2020

     

     

    ATTACHMENT “B”

     

    DLC MEETING COMMENTS – 8/20/20

     

    I WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ABOUT FIREMANS POND.

     

    FIREMANS POND CONTINUES TO BE A THORN IN OUR COMMUNITYS’ SIDE.  THE POND AND AREA IS IN NEED OF COMPLETE REMEDIATION.  INREALITY, A MESS.  THE NEIGHBORS HAVE COMPLAINED TO YOU ABOUT THE CONDITIONS, THE DLC HAS TRIED TO ADDRESS THE ISSUES, AND EVEN THE OT COUNCIL HAS TRIED AND HAS NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN CLEANING IT UP.

     

    LET’S TAKE 7 MAKE THE WHOLE BLOCK INTO A COMMUNITY PARK AND NAME IT IN HONOR OF OUR OCEAN TOWNSHIP FIRST RESPONDERS.  THE DEAL LAKE COMMISSIONS SHOULD BE CONSULTED TO DETERMINE THE BEST APPROACH.  THE PARK AND POND CAN BE USED FOR FISHING AND EVEN ICE SKATING IN THE WINTERTIME.

     

    I PLAN TO PRESENT A PLAN TO OT COUNCIL & WHO WILL PAY FOR IT.  ONCE APPROVED BY THE OT COUNCIL, A GRANT REQUEST FOR A FEDERAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT SHOULD BE SUBMITTED.  FOR YOUR INFORMATION, A NEW FIRST RESPONDERS PARKIS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN NEPTUNE CITY AND IS BEING FUNDED MOSTLY BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR THE COSTRUCTION COSTS.  IF THEY CAN DO IT, WHY CAN’T WE?  A GRANT REQUEST SHOULD ALSO BE SUBMITTED TO THE STAE & THE MONMOUTH COUNTY BOARD OF FREEHOLDERS FOR FUNDING.

     

    ANY HELP BY THE DLC MAKING FIREMANS POND INTO A 1ST REPSONDERS OT COMMUNITY PARK WILL GO A LONG WAY IN MAKING THIS A REALITY.

     

    MARTY MARTINO