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    Meeting – February 20th, 2020 – Minutes

    DEAL LAKE COMMISSION

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    February 20, 2020

     

    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 January 30, 2020, 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  *arrived at 7:20 pm 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 #20-021 – Resolution to Approve the Minutes of the Reorganization Meeting,

                                        January 16, 2020

               

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

     

    BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Reorganization Meeting of the Deal Lake Commission held on January 16, 2020 be and the same are hereby approved (Deal and Loch Arbour do not vote).

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes:  Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Interlaken, Ocean

    Nays:  None

    Absent: Deal, Loch Arbour, Neptune

     

     

    *Commissioner from Township of Neptune arrived at 7:20 PM

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    February 20, 2020

     

    Resolution #20-022 – 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 February 20, 2020 be approved and the bills listed authorized for payment.

     

    BALANCE ON HAND – PREVIOUS MONTH:

      Manasquan Bank……………………………………………………………..$  47,467.81

      NJ Cash Management Fund……………………………………………………42,086.72

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT………………………………………………….….$  89,554.53

     

    RECEIPTS

      Interest – Manasquan Bank (January)…………………….………………………..41.31

    Interest – Cash Management Fund (January)……………………………………….0.00

    Other – 2020 Assessments: Ocean, Deal; 319H Reimburse, 2nd Qtr……..……48,850.79

     

    TOTAL RECEIPTS……………………………………………………………48,892.10

     

    DISBURSEMENTS

      2020 Appropriations:

      Lorraine Carafa, CFO (February; Postage-319H Qtrly Report $1.75)……………418.42

    Jessie Joseph, Admin (February; reimbursement Office Supplies-$92.70)…………717.70

    Don Brockel, reimburse, storage fee (February)………………………………….118.69

    The New Coaster, Invoice #54973…………………………………………….……39.72

    2019 Appropriations:

      Mastermix Audio Media, LLC…………………………………………….………400.00

     

    Sub-total Disbursements…………………………………………………….…..1,694.53

     

      Grant Disbursements:

    Princeton Hydro, 319H Implementation:

    Invoice #38203 November 2019………………………………………………………………827.40

    Invoice #39360 December 2019………………………………………………..1,881.25

    Invoice #38500, January 2020……………………………………………….…3,254.65

     

    Sub-total grant disbursements…………………………………………………….5,963.30

     

    TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS……………………………………………………7,657.83

     

    BALANCES AFTER FEBRUARY DISBURSEMENTS

      Manasquan Bank……………………………………………………….……….88,702.08

      NJ Cash Management Fund……………………………………………………42,086.72

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    February 20, 2020

     

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT………………………………………………………..$130,788.80

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal, Loch Arbour

     

    OLD BUSINESS:

     

    1. Flume Electrification – Don Brockel, Commission Chairman, gave a brief update on the project. The surge chamber was dropped in last week.

     

    Peter Avakian, Commission Engineer, explained the surge chamber, the installation and how it works.  He went on to say that Precise Construction, Inc., the contractor for the project, has submitted another voucher for work they have done at the site.  The Township of Ocean is funding the project because the DLC does not have the ability to do so.  The DLC will reimburse the Township of Ocean with the Funds received from the State Aid Agreement once the project is completed.   The work and voucher have been certified and it now needs to be submitted to the Township of Ocean for payment.

     

    Resolution #20-023 – Resolution to Approve Submittal of Payment #3 to Township of                                               Ocean for the Electrification of the Sluice Gates                    

                                      

    UPON MOTION of Asbury Park, seconded by Ocean, carried that the following Resolution be and the same is hereby adopted:

     

    WHEREAS, the Township of Ocean and the Deal Lake Commission entered into a Shared Services Agreement dated May 30, 2019, in recognition of the joint benefit to accrue to the Township of Ocean and the Deal Lake Commission for the successful completion of the Electrification of the Sluice Gates (hereinafter referred to as “Project”), and in further recognition that the Deal Lake Commission lacks available funds with which to pay the costs of completing the Project; and

     

    WHEREAS, the Township of Ocean has adopted a capital ordinance appropriating $550,000.00 to enable the Township of Ocean to make the advances contemplated with respect to the costs of the Project; and

     

    WHEREAS, Section 2 of the Agreement requires the Deal Lake Commission to submit to the Township of Ocean a written request to pay invoices for work incurred along with copies of the related vendor/contractor invoices and a certification by an authorized officer of the Deal Lake Commission that all of the costs reflected by such invoices constitute Project costs eligible

     

     

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    February 20, 2020

     

    for reimbursement by the Division of Coastal Engineering under the State Aid Agreement, that such costs have not been the subject of any previous invoice; and

     

    WHEREAS, Peter R. Avakian, P.E., the Deal Lake Commission Engineer has submitted the signed contractor’s voucher from Precise Construction, Inc., Freehold, NJ the contractor for the Project along with the Engineer’s Certificate No. 3, for payment in the amount of $59,584.00; and

     

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Deal Lake Commission that it hereby requests the Township of Ocean to pay the invoice of Precise Construction, Inc., Freehold, NJ in the amount of $59,584.00, in accordance with Section 2 of the Shared Services Agreement dated May 30, 2019.

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal, Loch Arbour

     

    1. Interlaken to Loch Arbour Bridge – No update.

     

    1. 319(H) Grant – Mr. Brockel reported on the meeting that took place with Asbury Park regarding the locations of the green infrastructures on Memorial Drive, Sunset Lake/Grant Avenue and Wesley Lake.

     

    Jack Szczepanski, Commission Environmental Consultant for the 319 (H) Grant, said the 3rd, 4th and 5th Quarterly reports have been revised, reviewed and submitted for payment. The vendors for the project will not do any work without getting payment ahead of time.  He will be reaching out to the State and explain the situation to them.  Hopefully they will release some of the monies.  He also announced that we will be holding the second of the required informational meetings sometime in April.  Mr. Szczepanski, also said we will be giving a presentation at the Asbury Park Council meeting on February 26, 2020 at 6:00 pm giving a more detailed explanation of the Grant.

     

    1. Organic Material Removal from Fireman’s Pond – Mr. Avakian said that Township of Ocean will be dredging Fireman’s Pond and working with Monmouth County on the project.

     

    1. Water Testing – Monmouth University: Clonet – Mr. Brockel reported that the project is going well and he hopes to have an update for the next meeting.

     

    1. Ship & Sniff Program with Clean Ocean Action – Mr. Brockel said that a dye test will be done by the summer at some of the hot spots that were found.

     

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    February 20, 2020

     

    1. Loch Arbour Tree Plating Project – Margot Fernicola, Commissioner from the Village of Loch Arbour, said that some of the residents of Loch Arbour are still not happy with the project, but the Village Commissioners are going to give it a year to see what happens.

     

    Mr. Brockel has a proposal for the spring plant care of the project from Environmental Landscape Design, LLC, the company that was awarded the contract for the project.

     

    Resolution #20-024 – Authorizing Spring Plant Care for the Loch Arbour Tree Planting

                                        Project at Deal Lake

     

    UPON MOTION of Allenhurst, seconded by Neptune, carried that the following Resolution, be and the same is hereby adopted:

     

    WHEREAS, the Deal Lake Commission accepted a donation of $30,000.00 from Kassin Beach, LLC for landscape improvements to Deal Lake in the Village of Loch Arbour by way of Resolution #19-025 dated March 21, 2019; and

     

    WHEREAS, Environmental Landscape Design, Wall, New Jersey was awarded the project in the amount of $22,391.00 by way of Resolution #19-026 dated March 21, 2019; and

     

    WHEREAS, there exists a need to maintain the landscape project; and

     

    WHEREAS, funds for this project shall be provided in the 2020 Budget of the Deal Lake Commission in the donation from Kassin Beach, LLC account and the Lake Maintenance account and the Chief Financial Officer has so certified; and

     

    WHEREAS, Environmental Landscape Design has submitted a proposal dated February 14, 2020 for Spring Plant Care at Deal Lake in the amount of $1,200.00; and

     

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Deal Lake Commission, that it does hereby award the contract for the 2020 Spring Plant Care at Deal Lake to Environmental Landscape Design, Wall, New Jersey in an amount not to exceed $1,500.00; and

     

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified copy of this Resolution shall be forwarded to the Chief Financial Officer and Environmental Landscape Design.

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal

     

    1. Seaview Mall Update – Mr. Brockel reported that the meeting between the Deal Lake Watershed Alliance, Freeholder Arnone and Senator Gopal went well with regard to the on-

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    February 20, 2020

     

    going issues surrounding run-off from Seaview Mall.  The DLWA will also be meeting with the owners of the Seaview Mall to discuss the problems.

     

    1. TOSA Pumping Station Upgrades – Mr. Avakian explained the upgrades that are taking place at the pumping station located by the lake on the Loch Arbour circle.

     

    1. 2020 Weed Treatment Program –

     

    Resolution #20-025 – Authorizing Requests for Proposals for the 2020 Herbicide  

                                        Treatment at Select Areas of Deal Lake

     

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

     

    WHEREAS, there exists a need for a herbicide treatment of Deal Lake in the Terrace Pond section and the western Sunset arm.

     

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Deal Lake Commission, that it hereby authorizes the Commission Clerk to advertise the Requests for Proposals for the 2020 Herbicide Treatment at select areas of Deal Lake.

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal

     

    Dr. Stephen Souza, Commission Environmental Consultant, gave a brief presentation on Invasive Weeds:  Reasons and Methods on how to treat them.  The full presentation will be on the DLC website.

     

    NEW BUSINESS

     

    1. Geese Proposal – Mr. Brockel said one of the major problems of phosphates in the lake which causes the blue/green algae is a result of the large amount of geese. There is a product called Rejexit, that is not a fertilizer.  It is a product that is produced from grape skins.  When applied to lawns it gives the grass a bad taste.  It also changes the color of the grass but only the geese can see the color change, not humans.  It’s non-toxic and is not harmful to dogs, cats, etc.

    Mr. Brockel would like authorization to get permission from the DLC municipalities to treat problem areas on the lake that are over run with geese.

     

    Resolution #20-026 – Authorizing the Commission Chairman to get Permission from Commission Municipalities for the Use of Rejexit at Various locations around Deal Lake to control the Geese

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    February 20, 2020

     

                UPON MOTION Allenhurst, seconded by Neptune, carried that the following Resolution be and the same is hereby adopted:

    WHEREAS, there is an on-going problem with geese at various locations on Deal Lake which is one of the main causes of the phosphates in the lake that feed the blue/green algae; and

     

    WHEREAS, there is a product endorsed by the USDA called Rejexit that is not a fertilizer and is non-toxic and is not harmful to animals; and

     

    WHEREAS, the Deal Lake Commission would like to start with two test locations one in Asbury Park and one in Ocean Township.

     

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE  IT RESOLVED by the Deal Lake Commission that it hereby authorizes the Commission Chairman to request permission to use Rejexit at the boat ramp in the City of Asbury Park and at Wickapecko Drive and Bimbler Boulevard in the Township of Ocean; and

     

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that it hereby authorizes the use of Rejexit as a means of geese control in an amount not to exceed $2,000.00, which funds shall come from the 2020 Deal Lake Commission budget account for lake maintenance.

     

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified copy of this Resolution shall be forwarded to the Chief Financial Officer.

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal

     

    1. 2020 Spring Clean-Up –

     

    Resolution #20-027 – Approving the Purchase of Spring Clean-Up Supplies

     

                UPON MOTION o f Ocean, seconded by Allenhurst, carried that the following Resolution be and the same, is hereby adopted:

     

    WHEREAS, the 2020 Deal Lake Spring Clean-Up is set for March 28, 2020; and

     

    WHEREAS, there is a need to purchase supplies for the clean-up.

     

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Deal Lake Commission that it hereby authorizes the Commission Chairman to purchase supplies for the 2020 Deal Lake Spring Clean-Up in an amount not to exceed $500.00.

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    February 20, 2020

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal

     

    Resolution #20-028 – Authorizing the Commission Clerk to Advertise the 2020 Spring                                              Clean-Up and Fertilizer Use

     

    UPON MOTION of Allenhurst, seconded by Neptune, carried that the following Resolution, be and the same is hereby adopted:

     

    WHEREAS, the Deal Lake Commission sponsors an annual Spring Clean-Up to remove accumulated debris and trash from the watershed.

     

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Spring 2020 Clean-Up be scheduled for March 28, 2020 from 9:00 AM to Noon and the Commission Clerk is hereby directed to advertise same and to advertise the Use of Fertilizer on Deal Lake in an amount not to exceed $600.00.

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal

     

    1. New 319(H) Grant – Mr. Brockel said there is a new NJDEP FY2019 319(h) Water Quality Restoration Grant for Nonpoint Source Pollution available.

     

    Dr. Souza gave brief explanation of the grant.  It could be used for the development of watershed protection plans, lake management protection plans, green infrastructure projects and projects that promote climate change resiliency.  He suggests the update of the 2008 Watershed Protection Plan or Green Infrastructure projects in Asbury or Neptune.

     

    1. New Eagle Scout Boat Rack in Allenhurst – Mr. Brockel said an Eagle Scout built a new boat rack in Allenhurst. In order to use it the boat must be registered with the Borough of Allenhurst.

     

    PUBLIC HEARING

     

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

     

                Jeannie Toher, Commissioner from Asbury Park, announced a new project that is being sponsored by the Asbury Park Environmental Shade Tree Commission called “Remember Me” Tree Project.  They will plant trees as memorials on the southern border of the lake.  They would

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    February 20, 2020

     

    like our input on the proper trees to be planted and to make sure they are not going to interfere with our 319(H) Grant tree boxes.

     

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

    UPON MOTION of Allenhurst, seconded by Neptune, carried that the meeting be finally adjourned at 8:25 PM.

     

     

    _____________________________

    Jessie M. Joseph, RMC

    Commission Clerk