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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    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 – February 21, 2019 – Minutes

    DEAL LAKE COMMISSION

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    FEBRUARY 21, 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 March 8, 2018, posting where required and filing a copy of the notice with the Commission Clerk.

     

    ROLL CALL

     

    PRESENT

    ABSENT

    Allenhurst

    x

     

    Asbury Park (Alternate – W. Hodges)

    x

     

    Deal

     

    x

    Interlaken Alternate – C. Roarty)

    x

     

    Loch Arbour

    x

     

    Neptune 

    x

     

    Ocean

    x

     

     

    OTHERS PRESENT:

                Jack Szczepanski, Environmental Consultant

                Hunt Parry, Esq., Commission Attorney

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

                Jessie M. Joseph, Commission Clerk

     

    The Commission Attorney administered the Oaths of Office to the 2019 Commission Officers.

     

    Resolution #19-020 – Resolution to Approve the Minutes of the Reorganization Meeting,

                                        January 17, 2019

               

                UPON MOTION of Allenhurst, seconded by Ocean, 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 17, 2019 be and the same are hereby approved (Deal and Neptune do not vote).

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

                Nays:  None

                Abstain:  Neptune

                Absent:  Deal

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    February 21, 2019

     

    Resolution #19-021 – 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 February 21, 2019 be approved and the bills listed authorized for payment.

     

    BALANCE ON HAND – PREVIOUS MONTH:

      Manasquan Bank………………………………………………………….. $101,181.27

      NJ Cash Management Fund…………………………………………………..41,163.84

     

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT…………………………………………………….$142,345.11

     

    RECEIPTS

      Interest – Manasquan Bank (January)……………………………………………134.01

      Interest – Cash Management Fund (January)………………………………………84.15

      Other in transit – 2019 Annual Assessments (Allenhurst-$2,750; Deal-$1,750;

                                  Interlaken-$10,000; Ocean-$19,750.00)……………………34,250.00

     

    TOTAL RECEIPTS……………………………………………………….….34,468.16

     

    DISBURSEMENTS

      2019 Appropriations:

      Lorraine Carafa, CFO (February; reimburse, MF HP8710: 129.99 + 8.61

                                           Tax = $138.60)…………………………………………..355.27

      Jessie Joseph, Admin (February)…………………………………………………408.33

      Don Brockel, reimburse, storage fee (February)…………………………………106.96

      The New Coaster (Invoice #52846)……………………………………………….67.04

      JCP&L…………………………………………………………………………….12.00

     

      Grant Disbursements………………………………………………………………………………..0.00                      

     

    TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS…………………………………………………….949.60

     

    BALANCES AFTER FEBRUARY DISBURSEMENTS

      Manasquan Bank…………………………………………………………….134,615.68

      NJ Cash Management Fund…………………………………………………..41,267.99

     

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT…………………………………………………….$175,883.67

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

                Nays:  None

                Absent:  Deal

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    February 21, 2019

     

    OLD BUSINESS:

     

    1. Flume Electrification – The Commission Clerk reported that the Township of Ocean has sent all of the necessary paperwork to their bonding company and the Division of Local Government Services for their approval.

     

    Peter Avakian, Commission Engineer, gave a brief explanation of the grant.  He went on to say that the specifications are 90% complete for the electrical and mechanical portion.  When the funding becomes available the bids should be ready.

     

    1. Interlaken to Loch Arbour Bridge – Don Brockel, Commission Chairman, said there is nothing to report at this time.

     

    1. 319(H) Grant – Mr. Avakian said the first quarterly report was sent out.

     

    Mr. Brockel said on March 12th there will be an on-site, walk through meeting with the DEP.  He has invited the Chairman’s of the Sunset Lake and Wesley Lake Commissions as well as Asbury Park’s Engineer.

     

    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, but there are no results.

     

    Mr. Avakian announced that Mr. Brockel, Dr Souza and himself will be speaking at the Coastal Lake Summit to be held at Monmouth University on March 15th.

     

    1. Ship & Sniff Program with Clean Ocean Action – No update.

     

    1. Eagle Scout Project – No update.

     

    1. Terrace Pond Depth Study – No update

     

    1. Loch Arbour Tree Planting Project – Erin Dolan, Commissioner for the Village of Loch Arbour, said she will reach out to the donor to let him know the status of the project.

     

    Hunt Parry, Commission Attorney, will reach out to the Commission’s CFO for guidance with the financial steps that need to be taken before the project can move forward.

     

    1. North Beach/Asbury Park Update – Mr. Brockel reported that he had sent an e-mail to Asbury Park with some observations and suggestions for the parking lot and surge chamber. He received a thank-you e-mail.

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    February 21, 2019

     

    1. Geese Remediation – Mr. Brockel said Interlaken was not receptive to the geese program he was proposing.

     

    1. Carp Remediation – This project will be put on hold until June.

     

    1. Bass Restocking – Mr. Brockel sent another e-mail to Fish & Wildlife requesting the lake be restocked with bass.

     

    1. Deal Lake Watershed Alliance Meeting – Mr. Brockel briefed the Commission on the meeting the Alliance had on January 26th.

     

    NEW BUSINESS

     

    1. Website Postings – Mr. Brockel said an e-mail was received from Asbury Park’s Administrator questioning our website. He now understands that the Deal Lake Commission falls under a different category than he is used to.  We will be making some changes to the website in the future, but we are in compliance.

     

    1. Carp Contest – Mr. Brockel announced that the Carp Contest will be held on April 14th. There was a discussion on the prizes to be awarded.  It will be discussed further at the next meeting.

     

    1. 2019 Assessment Update – The Commission Clerk reported that Assessments have been received from Allenhurst, Deal, Interlaken and Ocean. Purchase Orders were received and sent back to Asbury Park and Neptune.  Loch Arbour was sent a second request notice.

     

    1. 2019 Spring Clean-Up –

     

    Resolution #19-022 – Authorizing the Commission Clerk to Advertise the 2019 Spring                                              Clean-Up and Carp Contest

     

                UPON MOTION of Neptune, seconded by Interlaken, 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 2019 Clean-Up be scheduled for March 30, 2019 from 9:00 AM to Noon and the Commission Clerk is hereby directed to advertise same in an amount not to exceed $500.00

     

     

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    February 21, 2019

     

    (Resolution #19-022 – continued)

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal

     

    1. Eric Houghtaling, Commissioner for the Township of Neptune, announced that new legislation was passed with regard to stormwater management. It’s called a “rain tax” and it allows towns to create their own local stormwater utility that could charge property owners a fee based on a fair and equitable approximation of how much runoff is generated from their property.

     

    1. Mr. Brockel reminded everyone of the Township of Ocean Planning Board Meeting on February 25th, where the plans for Seaview Square Mall will be presented.

     

    PUBLIC HEARING

     

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

     

    Sophia and Dan Spector, stated they live by Harvey Brook and are concerned about the run-off  to their property when it rains.

     

    Mr. Brockel said he will come by their property to see what they are talking about and see what can be done.

     

                There being no further comments and UPON MOTION of Ocean, seconded by Allenhurst, 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 finally adjourned at 8:20 PM.

     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                _____________________________

                                                                                                                       Jessie M. Joseph, RMC

                                                                                                                              Commission Clerk