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
    Breakfast and lunch on the lake: Sunset Landing
    FUN on the lake: Deal Lake Dock
    LUNCH and Dinner on the lake: McGillicuddy's Tap House

    Meeting – December 7, 2017 – Minutes

    DEAL LAKE COMMISSION

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    DECEMBER 7, 2017

    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 Don Brockel. 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 February 9, 2017, 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


    RESOLUTION #1 – Resolution to Approve the Minutes of the Regular
    Meeting, October 12, 2017


    (Deal and Neptune do not vote)

    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
    October 12, 2017 be and the same are hereby approved.

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays: None

    Abstain: None

    Absent: Deal, Neptune


    RESOLUTION # 2 – Resolution to Approve Treasurer’s Report and Authorize
    Payment of Bills

    UPON MOTION
    of Ocean, seconded by Interlaken, carried that the following Treasurer’s
    Report for December 7, 2017 be approved and the bills listed authorized for
    payment.

    BALANCE ON HAND – PREVIOUS MONTH


    Manasquan Bank (corrected balance)……………………………………..$124,899.55

    NJ Cash Management Fund………………………………………………….40,308.33

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT………………………………………………………..….$165,197.88

    RECEIPTS


    Interest – Cash Management Fund (October)…………………………………….35.58

    Interest – Manasquan Bank (July through November 30)………………….……125.89

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    December 7, 2017


    Other………………………………………………………………………………0.00

    TOTAL RECEIPTS…………………………………………………………………….161.47

    DISBURSEMENTS


    Lorraine Carafa, CFO, November/December………………………………….433.34

    Jessie Joseph, Admin., Nov/Dec.; reimburse water lowering
    permit………….818.66

    Hunt Parry, Esq., 4th Qtr.
    Legal…………………………………………………………..450.00

    Leon S. Avakian, Inc. Inv.#02663-1,222.50;
    #02664-$460………………………..1,682.50

    Jason Taetsch, 4th Qtr. Web
    services……………………………………………….200.00


    Princeton Hydro, LLC, #32462-279.95; #32448-$1,524……….…………….1,803.95


    Julian Ramos, Landscaping…………………………………………………..1,000.00


    Clean Ocean Action, Inv #342……………………………………………….1,950.00

    JCP&L, a/c #100 xxx xxx 368…………………………………………………..24.00


    The New Coaster, #49692-$560.; #49635-$12.13; #49580-$12.13……………584.26

    TOTAL DISBURSEMEMNTS……………………………………………………..8,946.71

    BALANCES AFTER AUGUST DISBURSEMENTS


    Manasquan Bank ……………………………………..…………………..$116,078.73

    NJ Cash Management Fund…………………………………………………..40,343.91

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT…………………………………………………………..$156,422.64

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays: None

    Absent: Deal, Neptune

    OLD BUSINESS

    1. Beach Replenishment/Flume Electrification Update – Hunt Parry,
    Commission Attorney, reported that the revised contracts have come back and
    were forwarded to Ocean Township.

    Mr. Avakian went on to say that the ACoE has agreed to fund the project. He
    will be putting together a proposal for the project

    Resolution #3 –

    UPON MOTION
    of Ocean, seconded by Allenhurst, carried that the following Resolution be
    adopted:

    WHEREAS,
    the Deal Lake Commission, a municipal corporation of the State of New
    Jersey, will be entering into an agreement with the Department of
    Environmental Protection for improvements to the Deal Lake Gatehouse and
    Sluice Gate Automation; and

    WHEREAS,
    there will be engineering, environmental and legal costs associated with
    the project not covered in the agreement.

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    December 7, 2017

    NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED
    by the Deal Lake Commission that it authorizes and agrees to pay for any
    outstanding engineering, environmental and legal costs associated with the
    agreement in an amount not to exceed $50,000.00. The availability of the
    funds for such purposes, whether cash, service of property is hereby
    certified.

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED
    that the Deal Lake Commission agrees to comply with all applicable federal,
    State and municipal laws, rules and regulations in its performance pursuant
    to the agreement.

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays: None

    Absent: Deal, Neptune

    2. Bridge Update: Interlaken to Loch Arbour Bridge – Mr. Avakian reported
    that Precise Construction finished the directional drill of the 18 and 20
    inch pipes. We are waiting on the connection details. After the connection
    Precise Construction will finish the remaining bulkhead wall and all of the
    punch list items.

    3. 319(h) Grant – Mr. Avakian gave a brief overview of the grant. Jeannie
    Tohler, Asbury Park Commissioner, asked what part of the project would be
    started first. Mr. Avakian said we are

    going to start with the MTD design first.


    Resolution #4 – Resolution to accept the 319H Grant Award in the amount
    of $735,000.00 with required match of $82,300.00 for a total of
    $817,300.00

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

    WHEREAS
    , it is in the best interests of the Deal Lake Commission, a municipal
    corporation of the State of New Jersey, to obtain a grant from the State of
    New Jersey in the amount of $735,000.00 to fund the following projects:

    1. Deal Lake – 2 curb-side tree boxes and one MTD

    2. Sunset Lake – 5 curb-side tree boxes and 2 floating wetland islands

    3. Wesley Lake – 4 curb-side tree boxes and a linear bioswale/vegetated
    buffer

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
    by the Deal Lake Commission that Don

    Brockel or the successor to the office of the Commission Chairman is (a)
    authorized to make application for such a grant, (b) to execute a grant
    agreement with the State for a grant in the amount of not less than
    $735,000.00, (c) to execute any amendments thereto.

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED
    that the Deal Lake Commission authorizes and agrees to match not less than
    $82,300.00, in compliance with the match requirements of the agreement. The
    availability of the match for such purposes, whether cash, service or
    property, is hereby certified. All of the match will be made up of in-kind
    services.

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    December 7, 2017

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED
    that the Grantee agrees to comply with all applicable federal, State and
    municipal laws, rules and regulations in its performance pursuant to this
    agreement.

    RECORED VOTE:

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

    Nays: None

    Absent: Deal, Neptune

    4. Organic Material Removal: Fireman’s Pond – Mr. Avakian reported that the
    project is underway. There have been four treatments and as of this date an
    analysis has not yet been done.

    5. MTD Clean-outs – Mr. Brockel said this is an on-going project. They were
    cleaned out the week before the clean-up.

    6. Water Testing: Monmouth University – To be held until the end of the
    meeting.

    7. Monmouth County Water Testing – Mr. Brockel explained that this too is
    an on-going project.

    8. Deal Lake Master Plan – Mr. Brockel likes how the present report reads
    but would like to incorporate the recent 319(h) Grant and the Flume
    Electrification into the plan as well as the DLC’s long term goals. Donald
    Nissim, Interlaken Commissioner, suggested a section in the plan explaining
    exactly what the Commission can and cannot do. This will be addressed at
    the meeting in January.

    9. Ship & Sniff Program with Clean Ocean Action – Mr. Brockel reported
    that of the 26 samples

    taken, 13 came back positive for human waste. He has notified the County
    and State along with TOSA. A wet test has not been done yet, due to lack of
    rain.

    10. McGillicuddy’s Shoreline Update – Mr. Brockel said he did reach out to
    the owners again and nothing has been done. He will keep after them and he
    will also notify the Health Department.

    11. Fall Clean-Up – Mr. Brockel said it was a tremendous success.

    12. Weed Treatment Plans – Dr. Souza was not at the meeting. This will be
    held until the January meeting.

    13. Eagle Scout Project – Mr. Brockel reported the project is underway.

    NEW BUSINESS

    1.

    Resolution # 5 – Resolution to approve the proposed 2018 Budget and
    Assessments

    UPON MOTION
    of Allenhurst, seconded by Interlaken, carried that the following budget
    for the year 2018 be approved as proposed and the Clerk be directed to
    notify the constituent municipalities of their 2018 assessments.

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    December 7, 2017

    REVENUES

    Allenhurst

    $ 2,750.00

    Asbury Park

    11,000.00

    Deal

    1,750.00

    Interlaken

    10,000.00

    Loch Arbour

    3,750.00

    Neptune

    1,000.00

    Ocean

    19,750.00

    Surplus Applied

    29,000.00

    319 H Grant

    735,000.00

    DEP/Army Corps of Engineers

    550,000.00


    TOTAL REVENUES ANTICIPATED FOR GENERAL OPERATIONS

    $1,364.000.00

    EXPENDITURES:

    401 – Administration (Clerk and CFO)

    $ 8,100.00

    402- Postage

    300.00

    403 – Supplies

    500.00

    404 – Advertising

    3,000.00

    411 – Legal Fees

    2,475.00

    413 – Insurance

    4,000.00

    420 – Engineering

    6,000.00

    430 – Audit Fees

    2,250.00

    LAKE MAINTENANCE:

    442 – Environmental Consultant

    $ 6,000.00

    443 – General Lake Maintenance

    40,875.00

    OTHER:

    450 – Special Projects including website
    hosting/maintenance

    $ 4,000.00

    470 – Utility Expenses

    1,500.00

    Sub-total Operating Expenditures

    79,000.00

    480 – Grants

    319H Grant

    735,000.00

    DEP/Army Corps of Engineers (Flume)

    550,000.00

    Sub-total Grants

    1,285,000.00

    TOTAL EXPENSES

    $1,364,000.00

    RECORDED VOTE

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

    Nays: None

    Absent: Deal, Neptune

    2.

    Resolution #6 – Authorizing the rental of a storage unit for the Deal
    Lake Commission

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    December 7, 2017

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

    WHEREAS,
    over the years the Deal Lake Commission has accumulated a large quantity of

    rakes, shovels, gloves, trimers and supplies which are used during the lake
    clean-ups and at other times during the year; and

    WHEREAS,
    there exists a need for storage unit to store the items and other
    equipment.

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
    by the Deal Lake Commission that it hereby

    authorizes the Commission Chairman to rent a storage unit for the year 2018
    in an amount not to exceed $1,500.00

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes: Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Interlaken, Loch Arbour

    Nays: None

    Abstain: Ocean

    Absent: Deal, Neptune

    3. 2018 Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program – Hold

    4. Eagles – The Eagles have started building a nest on the light poles
    located at Asbury Park High School.

    5. Report to DEP for illegal leaf dumping – Mr. Brockel reported that after
    numerous attempts were made in contacting the homeowners involved in
    dumping leaves into the lake, he has reported the 5 houses to the DEP for
    illegal dumping of leaves into the lake.

    6. 2018 Water Lowering Permit – The Clerk reported the 2018 permit has been
    applied for.

    7. Request to DEP for stocking Bass in the lake – Mr. Brockel will be
    sending a formal request to the DEP asking them to stock the lake with bass
    this upcoming season.

    8. 2018 Carp extraction plan – Hold

    9. 2018 Website revamp and cleanup – Mr. Brockel will be having a meeting
    along with the Asbury Park Commissioner and the DLC webmaster to try and
    revamp the DLC website.

    10. Colonial Terrace Homeowners Association – Mr. Brockel said he is
    working with the Ocean Township Mayor and the new developers of Seaview
    Square Mall to help with the drainage, problems, weed treatments, water
    testing and other issues with the lake in the Colonial Terrace section

    11. Sign Requests – Mr. Brockel will be sending a letter to State and
    County Road Departments to place reflective Deal Lake signs at bridges.

    12. Railroad crossing in Allenhurst – Mr. Brockel will be drawing up a
    letter of support for Allenhurst to keep the railroad crossing open.

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    December 7, 2017

    13. Boom reinstalled – Mr. Nissim, Interlaken Commissioner, reinstalled the
    boom by the boat ramp outfall pipe.

    14. Landscaping Grant – Erin Dolan, Loch Arbour Commissioner, attended the
    December meeting of the Village of Loch Arbour, with a request from a
    resident of Loch Arbour who would like to make a donation to the DLC to
    have some trees planted along Deal Lake. The Loch Arbour Commissioners
    asked for a proposed plan for them to approve before the DLC proceeds with
    any plantings since the property is in Loch Arbour. The DLC Commissioners
    were all in agreement that they would hire a landscape architect at a cost
    not to exceed $1,000.00 to draw up plans for the project and Loch Arbour’s
    approval.

    Resolution #7 –

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

    WHEREAS,
    the Deal Lake Commission would like to hire a Landscape Architect to draw
    up plans for the planting of trees along Deal Lake in the Village of Loch
    Arbour in an amount not to exceed $1,000.00.


    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays: None

    Absent: Deal, Neptune

    15. Number of Houses, Businesses, Apartments & Condos – Mr. Brockel
    would like each Commissioner to check with their municipality to see how
    many businesses, houses, apartments and condos are locatedon the lake.

    16. 2018 Re-Appointments – The Commission Clerk reported that the letters
    have been sent to the Commissions participating municipalities reminding
    them to appoint or re-appointment their Commissioner and Alternate by our
    January 18, 2018 meeting.

    PUBLIC HEARING

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

    Dr. John Tiedemann from Monmouth University gave a brief history of the
    Deal Lake water monitoring project. He introduced Marissa DeTorre, a
    student who took on the project in the fall. Marissa went on to explain the
    objectives and results of the project, the surface water sampling
    measurements used and where the twelve stations were located on the lake.

    Dr. Jason Adolf also from Monmouth University and is an endowed Professor
    of Marine Science is extremely interested in doing algae sampling in the
    lake and watershed. He has been in touch with the NJDEP about a potential
    collaborative project. He would like to concentrate on the root cause of
    the algae blooms and hopes to have the project ready to go for the spring
    semester.

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    December 7, 2017

    There being no further comments and UPON MOTION of Ocean, seconded by
    Interlaken, carried that the public hearing be closed. There being no
    further business and UPON MOTION of Ocean, seconded by Allenhurst, carried
    that the meeting be adjourned at 8:15 PM. ________________________________

    Jessie M. Joseph, RMC

    Commission Clerk

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