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 – January 16th, 2020 – Minutes

    DEAL LAKE COMMISSION

    MINUTES – REORGANIZATION MEETING

    January 16, 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 Clerk.  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 (alt. T. Mauro) 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, Commission Engineer

    Dr. Stephen Souza, Environmental Consultant

    Jessie M. Joseph, Commission Clerk

     

    Resolution #20-001 – Resolution to Appoint Chairman

     

                UPON MOTION of Allenhurst, seconded by Interlaken, carried that Don Brockel of the Township of Ocean be and he is hereby nominated to serve as Chairman of the Deal Lake Commission for 2020.  There being no other nominations, and UPON MOTION of Neptune, seconded by Allenhurst, carried that nominations be closed.

     

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

     

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Deal Lake Commission, that Don Brockel of the Township of Ocean be and he is hereby appointed Chairman of the Deal Lake Commission for a one-year term expiring December 31, 2020 and until his successor has been duly appointed        .

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal, Neptune                

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    Resolution #20-002 – Resolution to Appoint Vice-Chairman

     

                UPON MOTION of Allenhurst, seconded by Ocean, carried that Carolyn Roarty of the Borough of Interlaken be and she is hereby nominated to serve as Vice-Chairman of the Deal Lake Commission for 2020.  There being no other nominations, and UPON MOTION of Ocean, seconded by Allenhurst, carried that nominations be closed.

     

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

     

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Deal Lake Commission, that Carolyn Roarty of the Borough of Interlaken be and she is hereby appointed Vice-Chairman of the Deal Lake Commission for a one-year term expiring December 31, 2020 and until his successor is duly appointed.

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal, Loch Arbour

     

    Resolution #20-003 – Resolution to Appoint Treasurer

     

                UPON MOTION of Ocean, seconded by Asbury Park, carried that Bruce Fromer of the Borough of Allenhurst, be and he is hereby nominated to serve as Treasurer of the Deal Lake Commission for 2020.  There being no other nominations, and UPON MOTION Ocean, seconded by Asbury Park, carried that nominations be closed.

     

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

     

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Deal Lake Commission, that Bruce Fromer of the Borough of Allenhurst be and he is hereby appointed Treasurer of the Deal Lake Commission for a one-year term expiring December 31, 2020 and until his successor be duly appointed.

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal, Loch Arbour

     

     

     

     

    MINUTES – REORGANIZATION MEETING

    January 16, 2020

     

    Resolution #20-004 – Resolution to Appoint Deputy Treasurer

     

                UPON MOTION of Ocean, seconded by Allenhurst, carried that Eric Houghtaling of the Township of Neptune be and he is hereby nominated to serve as Deputy Treasurer of the Deal Lake Commission for 2020.  There being no further nominations, and UPON MOTION of Ocean, seconded by Asbury Park, carried that nominations be closed.

     

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

     

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Deal Lake Commission, that Eric Houghtaling of the Township of Neptune be and he is hereby appointed Deputy Treasurer of the Deal Lake Commission for a one-year term expiring December 31, 2020 and until his successor be duly appointed.

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal, Loch Arbour

     

    Resolution #20-005 – Resolution to Appoint Secretary

     

                UPON MOTION of Ocean, seconded by Allenhurst, carried that Jeannie Toher of the City of Asbury Park be and she is hereby nominated to serve as Secretary of the Deal Lake Commission for 2020.  There being no other nominations, and UPON MOTION of Allenhurst, seconded by Neptune, carried that nominations be closed.

     

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

     

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Deal Lake Commission, that Jeannie Toher of the City of Asbury Park be and she is hereby appointed Secretary of the Deal Lake Commission for a one-year term expiring December 31, 2020 and until her successor be duly appointed.

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal, Loch Arbour

     

    The Commission Clerk administered the Oaths of Office to the Commission 2020 Officers.

     

     

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    Resolution #20-006 – Resolution to Appoint Clerk

     

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

     

    WHEREAS, there exists a need for a Clerk to serve and advise the Deal Lake Commission for the year 2020; and

     

    WHEREAS, the funds for this purpose shall be provided in the 2020 Budget of the Deal Lake Commission and the Chief Financial Officer has so certified; and

     

    WHEREAS, this appointment is made without competitive bidding because the appointment involves a member of a recognized profession licensed and regulated by law, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5.

     

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Deal Lake Commission that the Clerk and Chairman be and they are hereby authorized and directed to engage the services of Jessie M. Joseph, as Clerk for the Deal Lake Commission for the year 2020 at the rate of $7,500.00 annually; and

     

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk be and she is authorized and directed to publish this Resolution in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1.

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal, Loch Arbour

     

    Resolution #20-007 – Resolution to Appoint Chief Financial Officer

     

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

     

    WHEREAS, there exists the need for a Chief Financial Officer to serve and advise the Deal Lake Commission for the year 2020; and

     

    WHEREAS, funds for this purpose shall be provided in the 2020 Budget of the Deal Lake Commission and the Chief Financial Officer has so certified; and

     

    WHEREAS, this appointment is made without competitive bidding because the appointment involves a member of a recognized profession, licenses and regulated by law, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5.

     

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    Resolution #20-007 (continued)

     

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Deal Lake Commission that the Clerk and Chairman be and they are hereby authorized and directed to engage the services of Lorraine P. Carafa, as Chief Financial Officer for the Deal Lake Commission for the year 2020 at the rate of $5,000.00 annually; and

     

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk be and she is authorized and directed to publish this Resolution in accordance with N.J.S.A. 4A:11-1.

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal, Loch Arbour

     

    Resolution #20-008 – Resolution to Appoint Attorney

     

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

     

    WHEREAS, there exists the need for an Attorney to serve and advise the Deal Lake Commission for the year 2020; and

     

    WHEREAS, funds for this purpose shall be provided in the 2020 Budget of the Deal Lake Commission and the Chief Financial Officer has so certified; and

     

    WHEREAS, this appointment is made without competitive bidding because the appointment involves a member of a recognized profession, licensed and regulated by law, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5.

     

    NOW, TEHREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Deal Lake Commission that the Clerk and Chairman be and they are hereby authorized and directed to engage the services of Hunt Parry, Esq., as Attorney for the Deal Lake Commission for the year 2020 at a rate of $250.00 per meeting and $150.00 per hour for other Commission business and litigation; and

     

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk be and she is authorized and directed to publish this Resolution in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A-11.1.

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal, Loch Arbour

     

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    Resolution #20-009 – Resolution to Appoint Engineer

     

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

     

    WHEREAS, there exists the need for an Engineer for the Deal Lake Commission for the year 2020; and

     

    WHEREAS, funds for this purpose shall be provided for in the 2020 Budget of the Deal Lake Commission and the Chief Financial Officer has so certified; and

     

    WHEREAS, this appointment is made without competitive bidding because the appointment involves a member of a recognized profession, licensed and regulated by law, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5.

     

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Deal Lake Commission that the Clerk and Chairman be and they are hereby authorized and directed to engage the services of Leon S. Avakian, Inc., as Engineer for the Deal Lake Commission for the year 2020 at the same hourly rate presently charged the Commission in accordance with a contract on file in the Clerk’s office; and

     

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk be and she is hereby authorized and directed to publish this Resolution in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1.

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal, Loch Arbour

     

    Resolution #20-010 – Resolution to Appoint Auditor

     

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

     

    WHEREAS, there exists the need for an Auditor to serve and advise the Deal Lake Commission for the year 2020 and to conduct the 2019 Annual Audit; and

     

    WHEREAS, fund for this purposed shall be provided in the 2020 Budget of the Deal Lake Commission and the Chief Financial Officer has so certified; and

     

    WHEREAS, this appointment is made without competitive bidding because the appointment involves a member of a recognized profession, licensed and regulated by law, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5.

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    January 16, 2020

     

    Resolution #20-010 (continued)

     

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Deal Lake Commission that the Clerk and Chairman be and they are hereby authorized and directed to engage the services of Robert A. Hulsart and Company as Auditor for the Deal Lake Commission for the year 2020 at the rate of $2,000.00; and

     

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk be and she is hereby authorized and directed to publish this Resolution in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1.

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal, Loch Arbour

     

    Resolution #20-011 – Resolution to Appoint Environmental Consultant

     

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

     

    WHEREAS, there exists the need for an Environmental Consultant for the Deal Lake Commission for the year 2020; and

     

    WHEREAS, funds for this purpose shall be provided for in the 2020 Budget of the Deal Lake Commission and the Chief Financial Officer has so certified; and

     

    WHEREAS, this appointment is made without competitive bidding because the appointment involves a member of a recognized profession, licensed and regulated by law, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5.

     

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Deal Lake Commission that the Clerk and Chairman be and they are hereby authorized and directed to engage Dr. Stephen Souza of Clean Water Consulting Services through Princeton Hydro, LLC as Environmental Consultant for the Deal Lake Commission for the year 2020 at the same hourly rate presently charged the Commission in accordance with a contract on file in the Clerk’s office; and

     

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk be and she is authorized and directed to publish this Resolution in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1.

     

    RECORED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal, Loch Arbour

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    January 16, 2020

     

    Resolution #20-012 – Resolution to Establish Official Newspapers

     

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

     

    WHEREAS, the Deal Lake Commission is authorized by State Statute N.J.S.A. 10:4-18 to designate an official newspaper of the Deal Lake Commission.

     

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that The Coaster be designated as the official newspaper of the Deal Lake Commission and that The Asbury Park Press be designated as the secondary official newspaper of the Deal Lake Commission for the year 2020.

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal, Loch Arbour

     

    Resolution #20-013 – Resolution to Set Meeting Schedule for 2020

     

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

     

    WHEREAS, in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, Chapter 231, P.L. 1975, it is necessary for the Deal Lake Commission to post and maintain a schedule of the meetings of the Deal Lake Commission that will be held during the year 2020.

     

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Deal Lake Commission that the following 2020 schedule is hereby designated as the official Calendar of the Deal Lake Commission.  Meeting dates are as follows:

     

    1. Workshop Meetings – when needed and advertised will be held at 6:30 p.m. or as otherwise advertised
    2. Public Meetings – beginning at 7:00 p.m. or as otherwise advertised
    3. Special Meetings – as needed and advertised according to the requirements of the Open Public Meetings Act

     

    February 20                                         July 16

    March 19                                             August 20

    April 16                                               September 17

    May 21                                                October 15

    June 18                                                November (No Meeting)

    December 3

    Re-Organization meeting for 2021 – January 21, 2021

    MINUTES – REORGANIZATION MEETING

    January 16, 2020

     

    Resolution #20-013 (continued)

     

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Special Meetings of the Deal Lake Commission may be called by any of the following when all requirements of the Open Public Meetings Act have been met:

     

    1. Majority of the Deal Lake Commission acting by Resolution
    2. Commission Chairman

     

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the meetings will take place at the Borough of

    Interlaken Municipal Building, 100 Grassmere Avenue at 7:00 PM; and

     

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution be published in the official newspaper of the Deal Lake Commission.

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal, Loch Arbour

     

    Resolution #20-014 – Resolution to Establish a Cash Management Plan

     

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

     

    WHEREAS, pursuant to Chapter 8, Laws of 1982, the Deal Lake Commission is required to adopt a Cash Management Plan, including the Designation of a Depository or Depositories; and

     

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Deal Lake Commission, a joint meeting of the County of Monmouth, in the State of New Jersey, that Manasquan Savings Bank and Cash Management Fund of the State of New Jersey, or their successors, be and they are hereby designated official depositories of Commission funds for the year 2020; and

     

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Central Jersey Bank and Investors Savings bank be named as alternate official depositories of Commission funds; and

     

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following accounts, together with the person or persons authorized to make withdrawals from said accounts are hereby authorized to be maintained:

     

    ACCOUNT                            ACCOUNT NO.                    SIGNATURES

    General Account                     *******-****                         Chairman or Vice-Chairman

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    Resolution #20-014 (continued)

     

    Treasurer or Deputy Treasurer

                                                                                                    Chief Financial Officer

     

    NJ Cash Management Fund   ***.*****9891                       Chairman of Vice-Chairman

    Treasurer or Deputy Treasurer

    Chief Financial Officer

     

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the funds of the Commission shall be invested in interest bearing accounts.  The Treasurer shall see that minimum funds shall be maintained in any non-interest bearing account in such amounts as the Treasurer shall deem necessary to provide the orderly transition of business by the Commission and to take advantage of any services provided to the Commission by the depository through maintenance of minimum balances in said accounts where the Treasurer deems it in the best interest of the Commission to do so.  All other monies shall be invested in interest bearing accounts, in investments in which municipal funds may lawfully be invested or in the State of new Jersey Cash Management Fund in such accounts and at such times, from time to time, and the Treasurer shall deem in the best interest of the Commission; and

     

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified copy of this Resolution shall be forwarded to the Deal Lake Commission Auditor.

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal, Loch Arbour

     

    Resolution #20-015 – Resolution to Appoint Webmaster

     

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

     

    WHEREAS, the Deal Lake Commission is in need of the services of a qualified webmaster to maintain the Commission website; and

     

    WHEREAS, Ken McGee has performed these services for the Commission for the second half of 2019 competently and diligently.

     

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Deal Lake Commission that Ken McGee be and he is hereby appointed as webmaster for the Deal Lake Commission for the year 2020 at the rate of $800.00 annually, paid quarterly.

     

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    Resolution #20-015 (continued)

     

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified copy of this Resolution shall be forwarded to Ken McGee for his information and the Chief Financial Officer for her action.

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal, Loch Arbour

     

    Resolution #20-016 – Resolution to Approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting,

                                        December 5, 2019

     

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

     

    BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Deal Lake Commission held on December 5, 2019 be and the same are hereby approved (Deal, Loch Arbour and Neptune do not vote).

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes:  Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Interlaken, Ocean

    Nays:  None

    Abstain:  Neptune

    Absent:  Deal, Loch Arbour

     

    Resolution #20-017 – Resolution to Approve Treasures Report and Pay Bills

     

                UPON MOTION of Allenhurst, seconded by Neptune, carried that the Treasurer’s Report for January 2020 be approved and the bills listed authorized for payment:

     

    BALANCE ON HAND – PREVIOUS MONTH:

    Manasquan Bank                                                                                                     $  66,542.50

    NJ Cash Management Fund                                                                                        41,962.02

     

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT                                                                                           $108,504.52

     

    RECEIPTS

      Interest – Manasquan Bank (December)                                                                           52.40

    Interest – Cash Management Fund (November-December)                                           124.70

     

    TOTAL RECEIPTS                                                                                                        177.10

     

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    January 16, 2020

     

    Resolution #20-017 (continued)

     

    DISBURSEMENTS

      2020 Appropriations:

      Lorraine Carafa, CFO (January)                                                                                      416.67

      Jessie Joseph, Admin (January; reimbursed lake lower permit-$2.00)                           627.00

    Don Brockel, reimburse storage fee (January)                                                                118.69

    JCP&L                                                                                                                               22.00

    The New Coaster, Invoice #54786                                                                                    44.08

    2019 Appropriations:

      Clean Ocean Action, Invoice #402, Pollution Trackdown, 7/23/2019                         2,007.40

     

      Grant Disbursements:

    Leon S. Avakian, Inc.:

    319H, Invoice #09747                                                                                                 10,745.00

    Flume Electrification, Invoice #09748                                                                          5,146.25

     

    Princeton Hydro, 319H Implementation                                                                           -0-

     

    TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS                                                                                     19,127.09

     

    BALANCES AFTER JANUARY DISBURSEMENTS

      Manasquan Bank                                                                                                         47,467.81

    NJ Cash Management Fund                                                                                        42,086.72

     

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT                                                                                            $ 89,554.53

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal, Loch Arbour

     

    OLD BUSINESS

     

    1. Don Brockel, Commission Chairman gave a brief update of the project.

     

    Peter Avakian, Commission Engineer, reported that all of the equipment and materials are being fabricated and should be delivered in the next few weeks.  He went on to say that Precise Construction, Inc. the company awarded the bid for the flume electrification, brought in a dive team to look at the foundation of the gatehouse.  They discovered that the track had pulled away from the wall and they will fix it.  He further explained how the flume will work.  Precise Construction, Inc. has submitted another voucher for work 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

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    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 by the Commission Engineer and it now needs to be submitted to the Township of Ocean for payment.

     

    Resolution #20-018 – Resolution to Approve Submittal of Payment to Township of Ocean                                        for the Electrification of the Sluice Gates

     

                UPON MOTION of Ocean, seconded by Neptune, 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 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. 2, for payment in the amount of $64,880.90; 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 $64,880.90, 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

     

    MINUTES – REORGANIZATION MEETING

    January 16, 2020

     

    1. Interlaken to Loch Arbour Bridge – No Update

     

    1. 319(H) Grant – Dr. Stephen Souza, Environmental Consultant for the Commission, explained that the first of the three required breakfast/brunch meetings was held in the Village of Loch Arbour meeting room on January 8th. This meeting was for DPW Directors, Mayor’s, Administrators, Planning Board and Shade Tree representatives of the participating Commission municipalities.  It was held to help them promote advance stormwater management techniques and advise them of the status of the project.  It was well attended and the participants found it very informative.  There will be two more meetings.

     

    Jeannie Toher, Asbury Park Commissioner, would like to have a bullet point handout done to distribute to homeowners and businesses along the lake.  Most of them are not aware of the rules and regulations.

     

    Mr. Brockel asked her to work up something up and it can be reviewed and discussed at another meeting.

     

    Dr. Souza wanted to remind everyone that the Deal Lake Commission does not issue permits, we are here to supply guidance.

     

    Mr. Brockel said there will be a presentation on the 319(H) Grant to the Asbury Park Council at their meeting on February 26th at 6:00 PM in City Hall.

     

    1. Organic Material Removal from Fireman’s Pond – No Update

     

    1. Water Testing: Monmouth University and Monmouth County – Mr. Brockel said the testing is on-going. Dr. Jason Adolf from Monmouth University has twelve people signed up to CLONET Training.

     

    1. Ship & Sniff Program with Clean Ocean Action – Mr. Brockel said based on the results of the tests done he will be setting up a meeting with TOSA to go over a plan of action, such as dye testing.

     

    1. Loch Arbour Tree Planting Project – Mr. Brockel said the planting went well until there was negative feedback from residents of the Village of Loch Arbour that live along the lake.

     

    Margaret Fernicola, a resident of Loch Arbour, said the Village Commissioners listened to the complaints and agreed to monitor the situation over the next year.  At the very least the complainants would like to see the seagrass removed and they would pay for the removal.

     

    1. DLWA Workshop – Mr. Brockel announced that there will be a weed control workshop meeting between the Deal Lake Commissioners and members of the Deal Lake Watershed

     

    MINUTES – REORGANIZATION MEETING

    January 16, 2020

     

    Alliance prior to the regular meeting of the Commissioners on February 20th at 6:00 PM

    in the Borough of Interlaken Town Hall, 100 Grassmere Avenue, Interlaken.  The Commission Clerk will advertise the meeting.

     

    1. 2020 Weed Treatment Proposal – Dr. Souza explained because we are not sure of our targeted areas yet, he suggested an easily adaptable, universal weed treatment (chemical treatment) RFP that can be used year-to-year and site-to-site.

     

    Resolution #20-019 – Accepting the Template for Requests for Proposals for Deal Lake

                                       Algaecide and Herbicide Control

     

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

     

    WHEREAS, there is a need each year to schedule algaecide and herbicide treatments at various locations on Deal Lake; and

     

    WHEREAS, Dr. Stephen Souza, the Environmental Consultant for the Deal Lake Commission, has suggested doing a universal weed treatment Request for Proposal that can be used year-to-year and site-to-site.

     

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Deal Lake Commission that it hereby authorizes Dr. Stephen Souza to draft a universal Request for Proposal that can be used year-to-year and site-to-site for algaecide and herbicide treatments on Deal Lake.

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal, Loch Arbour

     

    NEW BUSINESS

     

    1. 2020 Water Lowering Permit – The Commission Clerk reported that the 2020 Water Lowering Permit has been received and it will be posted on the DLC website.

     

    1. Resolution #20-020- Authorizing Appropriation Transfers

     

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

     

    WHEREAS, the Local Budget Law (N.J.S.A. 40A:4-1, et seq.) permits the transfer of funds between appropriation during the last two months of the current budget year; and

     

    MINUTES – REORGANIZATION MEETING

    January 16, 2020

     

                WHEREAS, the Chief Financial Officer has determined that certain 2019 appropriations of the Deal Lake Commission require additional funds while other appropriations have an available balance not needed for its original purposes.

     

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Commissioners of the Deal Lake Commission that the following appropriation transfers as listed below be and the same are hereby approved:

     

    Appropriation Title Transfer In Transfer Out
    Advertising   2,000.00
    Legal Fees 2,000.00  

     

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified copy of this Resolution shall be forwarded to the Chief Financial Officer for her information and further action.

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal, Loch Arbour

     

    PUBLIC HEARING

     

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

     

                Ernie Mignoli, Asbury Park, wanted to voice his concerns about the quality of the water   in Deal Lake.  He feels that toxic chemicals are going into the lake.

     

    Mr. Brockel again recommended that he reach out to the DEP and Asbury Park.

     

                Brian Mullins, Township of Ocean and President of the Asbury Park Rotary, said that the             Deal Lake Watershed Alliance will be a recipient of funds from the Rotary for the rain          garden project they are doing in the Colonial Terrace section of the lake.  He went on to   say that the Rotary would also like to work with the Deal Lake Commission. He asked            the DLC to come up with a proposal for a project that he can present to the Rotary.

     

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

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

     

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    Jessie M. Joseph, RMC

    Commission Clerk