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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    DLC meetings are via Teleconference

    June 16th: DLC Meeting starts at 7:00PM.

    The public can participate in both the workshop and meeting through Zoom or by calling in from any landline or cell phone to hear the meeting live.

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    All DLC Meetings and Workshops are Recorded

    You can watch Deal Lake Commission meetings and Workshops on  APTV, Optimum 77 and throughout most of Monmouth County on FiOS 28. People outside of the city can watch APTV on the APTV website, www.asburyparktv.com, or by downloading APTV app on Apple TV or Roku devices.

    View past DLC Meetings here.

    Before You Buy or Build:

    Contact the NJDEP

    Deal Lake, its tributaries and watershed are regulated by Federal and State agencies. Check before you dig.

    Strict compliance with the NJDEP regulations apply to any land 50 feet adjacent to the Deal Lake shoreline as well as any land 50 feet adjacent to any stream that drains into Deal Lake.

    Property owners should contact the NJDEP before beginning any maintenance or any construction along the lake's shoreline.

    There can be consequences, including fines and time delays for proceeding with work, prior to securing the appropriate NJDEP permit(s).

    • The NJDEP Division of Land Use Protection gives info on regulations, permits: https://www.nj.gov/dep/landuse/bybob.html

    • The NJDEP Division of Land Use Protection Contact Form: https://www.nj.gov/dep/landuse/contact.html

    • NJDEP Land Use Phone Line: 609-292-2178

    Please click below to get more info before you build or buy on Deal Lake: 


    Guide for Lake Front Property Owners

    Meeting – June 17, 2021 – Minutes

    DEAL LAKE COMMISSION

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    June 17, 2021

    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 6:00 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 February 4, 2021 and amended on June 17, 2021, 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  (B. Fromer) x  
    Asbury Park  (J. Toher) x  
    Deal   x
    Interlaken (C. Roarty) x  
    Loch Arbour (Alt. M. Howarth) x  
    Neptune (E. Houghtaling)* arrived at 6:07 pm x  
    Ocean (D. Brockel) x  

     

    OTHERS PRESENT:

                Hunt Parry, Esq., Commission Attorney

    Peter R. Avakian, Commission Engineer

    Dr. Stephen Souza, Environmental Consultant

    Dr. Jack Szczepanski, Environmental Consultant 319H Grant

    Jessie M. Joseph, Commission Clerk

     

    Resolution #21-041 – Resolution to Approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting

                                        May 20, 2021

     

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

     

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Deal Lake Commission held on May 20, 2021 be and the same are hereby approved (Deal does not vote).

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal, Neptune

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    June 17, 2021

     

    Resolution #21-042 – Resolution to Approve Treasurers Report and Pay Bills

     

                UPON MOTION of Ocean, seconded by Asbury Park, carried that the Treasurer’s Report for June be approved and the bills listed authorized for payment:

     

    BALANCE ON HAND – PREVIOUS MONTH:

    Manasquan Bank                                                                                                     $105,434.32

    NJ Cash Management Fund                                                                                        42,317.71

     

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT                                                                                           $147,752.03

     

    RECEIPTS

      Interest – Manasquan Bank (May)                                                                                    72.87

    Interest – Cash Management Fund (May)                                                                           1.14

    Other –                                                                                                                                 0.00

     

    TOTAL RECEIPTS                                                                                                          74.01

     

    DISBURSEMENTS

      2021 Appropriations:

      Lorraine Carafa, CFO, June; postage, $3.40                                                                  420.07

      Jessie Joseph, Admin, June                                                                                            625.00

    Don Brockel, June reimbursement                                                                                 129.35

    Hunt Parry, Esq., 2nd Qtr. Legal Services                                                                       750.00

    JCP&L, a/c #100XXXXXX368                                                                                       23.15

    Leon S. Avakian, Inc., Invoice #14252                                                                          330.00

    Princeton Hydro, LLC, Consu;ting, May #41903                                                          262.20

    Robert A. Hulsart and Company, 2020 Audit Fee                                                      2,000.00

    Verizon (a/c#24xxxx875-2-0001; Invoice #9880411825                                                40.10

     

    Sub-total Disbursements                                                                                             4,999.87

     

      Grant Disbursements

     

     319H, WM18-016:

    Leon S. Avakian, Inc., May #14251                                                                                 750.00

    Princeton Hydro, LLC, May #41904                                                                             4,134.87

     

     Flume Electrification:

    Leon S. Avakian, Inc., May #14250                                                                                808.75

     

     

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    June 17, 2021

     

     Total Grant Disbursements                                                                                       5,693.62

     

    TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS                                                                                    10,693.49

     

    BALANCES AFTER JUNE DISBURSEMENTS

      Manasquan Bank                                                                                                       94,813.70

    NJ Cash Management Fund                                                                                      42,318.85

     

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT                                                                                         $137,132.55

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal, Neptune

     

    *6:07 PM – Eric Houghtaling, Township of Neptune Commissioner, arrived at the meeting.

     

    OLD BUSINESS

     

    1. Flume Electrification – Don Brockel, Commission Chairman, reported that the project is 99% done. We are waiting for validation of the costs.

     

    Peter Avakian, Commission Engineer, said he will be meeting with the Commission Clerk and Dave Howarth from his office to go over the construction and engineering invoices.  Mr. Avakian suggested getting multiple copies of the operation and maintenance manual for not only the DLC but for Jason Shea from the Army Corps of Engineers and Sarah Bates from DEP.

     

    Mr. Brockel said he met with the camera man to go over what is needed to put the videos on-line.  He also met with the painter and all of the painting is now completed.

     

    Jeannie Toher, Asbury Park Commissioner asked the Commission webmaster to discuss where we are at with the webcam and putting it on our website.

     

    Ken McGee, Commission webmaster, said he is working on getting the credentials for it.

     

    1. 319(H) Grant – Mr. Brockel reported that the installation of the Floating Wetland Islands was a great success.

     

    Jack Szczepanski, Environmental Consultant for the 319(H) Grant, gave a brief update on the installation.  There are now six FWI’s on Sunset Lake and Wesley Lake.  The volunteers did a tremendous job.  Both events were good for both outreach and education.

     

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    June 17, 2021

     

    Mr. Brockel also wanted to mention that Kelsey, Princeton Hydro’s marketing director, sent out a press release on the project, which caught the attention of Channel 4 News.  They sent out a crew and it was shown on their news program at 5:30 pm today.

     

    Ms. Toher asked what is next as far as the need for volunteers.

     

    Dr. Szczepanski gave a brief explanation of what is next and who will be responsible.

     

    Mr. Avakian gave an update on the MTD’s (manufactured treatment device).  The MTD for Memorial Drive is almost completed.  The Contractor has requested a time extension for the installation of the MTD’s.  We will be working with the Contractor to at least have the MTD’s installed on Grand Avenue and the Memorial Drive MTD installed sometime in September.

     

    Mr. Brockel would like to have the RFP’s for the tree boxes and rain gardens done for the next meeting.

     

    1. New 319 Grant Phase I with NJIT –No Update.

     

    1. Nobility Crest – Mr. Brockel said there is no update but we will be holding an executive session to discuss how the DLC wishes to proceed. It was decided to hold the executive session after the close of the public portion at the DLC July meeting.

     

    1. Shoreline Protection/Education – Mr. Brockel reported that he did receive a letter back from DEP yesterday and has not had a chance to review it. He will be forwarding the letter to Dr. Souza and Ms. Toher for their review and input.

     

    1. 2021 Weed Treatment – Mr. Brockel reported that the treatment is complete. So far there have been no ill effects. He did receive comments about last year’s weed treatment killing the lily pads.

     

    1. Coca Cola Plant – No Update. Mr. Avakian said the public hearing is still scheduled for July 28th.

     

    1. Goose/Carp Remediation – Mr. Brockel said Allenhurst, Asbury Park and Ocean have agreed to allow the DLC to contract out the goose remediation spray at certain designated public areas as a test.

     

    Resolution #21-043 – Authorizing the Goose Stoppers of New Jersey to Treat Select

                                        Locations Around Deal Lake

     

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

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    June 17, 2021

     

    WHEREAS, over the past few year’s geese issues have been plaguing municipalities sports fields, parks and other public areas; and

     

    WHEREAS, the Deal Lake Commission has received a proposal from Goose Stoppers of New Jersey to treat various areas around the lake with a goose remediation spray at a cost of $125.00 per acre; and

     

    WHEREAS, the Deal Lake Commission has received permission from the Borough of Allenhurst, City of Asbury Park and the Township of Ocean to treat specified locations around the lake in their municipality.

     

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Deal Lake Commission that it hereby authorizes Goose Stoppers of New Jersey to treat specific locations in the Borough of Allenhurst, City of Asbury Park and the Township of Ocean at an application cost of $125.00 per acre not to exceed $2,500.00; and

     

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the funds shall be allocated from the 2021 Deal Lake Commission Budget – Lake Maintenance.

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal

     

    Mr. Brockel would like to have a proposal for carp remediation that the DLC could do ourselves in the Colonial Terrace section of the lake for the next meeting.

     

    Ms. Toher said that Nicole from the NJ Department of Agriculture would like to come our meeting to discuss goose management with both the public and the DLC.

     

    It was decided she will attend the DLC September meeting and the presentation will start at 6:00 PM.  The regular DLC meeting will follow.

     

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

     

    1. Seaview Mall – No Update

     

    1. Restoration of 4 lakes/ponds west of Wickapecko – No Update until October.

     

    1. Water Testing: Monmouth University and Monmouth County – No Update.

     

     

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    June 17, 2021

     

    NEW BUSINESS

     

    1. PLANJ: Planned Lakes of NJ – Eric Houghtaling, Commissioner from Township of Neptune, wanted to congratulate the team that worked together in re-writing the lake funding bill.  It passed unanimously and is now going to the assembly for a vote.

     

    Mr. Brockel also wanted to thank everyone that worked on the bill.

     

    *6:40 PM – Eric Houghtaling, Township of Neptune left the meeting.

     

    1. Resolution #21-044 – Deal Lake Commission Certification of the Annual Audit

     

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

    WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40A:5-4 requires the governing body of every local unit to have made an annual audit of its books, accounts and financial transactions; and

    WHEREAS, the Annual Report of Audit for the year 2020 has been filed by a Registered Municipal Accountant with the Commission Clerk pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:5-6, and a copy has been received by each member of the Commission; and

    WHEREAS, R.S. 52:27BB-34 authorizes the Local Finance Board of the State of New Jersey to prescribe reports pertaining to the local fiscal affairs; and

    WHEREAS, the Local Finance Board has promulgated N.J.A.C. 5:30-6.5, a regulation requiring that the governing body of each municipality shall by resolution certify to the Local Finance Board of the State of New Jersey that all members of the Commission have reviewed, at a minimum, the sections of the annual audit entitled “General Comments” and “Recommendations”; and

    WHEREAS, the members of the Commission have personally reviewed at a minimum the Annual Report of Audit, and specifically the sections of the Annual Audit entitled “General Comments” and “Recommendations” as evidenced by the group affidavit for the Commission attached hereto; and

    WHEREAS, such resolution of certification shall be adopted by the Commission no later than forty-five days after the receipt of the annual audit, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:30-6.5; and

     

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    June 17, 2021

     

    WHEREAS, all members of the Commission have received and have familiarized themselves with, at least, the minimum requirements of the Local Finance Board of the State of New Jersey, as stated aforesaid and have subscribed to the affidavit, as provided by the Local Finance Board; and

    WHEREAS, failure to comply with the regulations of the Local Finance Board of the State of New Jersey may subject the members of the local governing body to the penalty provisions of R.S. 52:27BB-52, to wit:

    R.S. 52:27BB-52:  A local officer or member of a local governing body who, after a

    date fixed for compliance, fails or refuses to obey an order of the director (Director of

    Local Government Services), under the provisions of this Article, shall be guilty of a

    Misdemeanor and, upon conviction, may be fined not more than one thousand dollars

    ($1,000.00) or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both, in addition shall forfeit

    his/her office.

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Deal Lake Commission hereby states that it has complied with the promulgation of the Local Finance Board of the State of New Jersey dated July 30, 1968 and does hereby submit a certified copy of this resolution and the required affidavit to said Board to show evidence of said compliance.

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal, Neptune

     

    1. Resolution #21-045 – Recognizing July as Lake Appreciation Month

     

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

     

    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

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    June 17, 2021

     

    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 2021 as LAKE APPRECIATION MONTH in the State of New Jersey and invite all citizens to take due note of the observance.

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal, Neptune

     

    1. Mr. Brockel spoke about some of the most recent e-mails and letters received.

     

    Dr. Souza reported that he did a webinar with DEP and Rutgers pertaining to HAB’s and the link to climate change.  He has access to all of the power points that were presented and once he gets DEP approval to release them, he will forward it to be put on the DLC website.

     

    1. Commissioner’s Last Word

     

    City of Asbury Park – Jeannie Toher, Commissioner, gave a brief update on the progress at Oxonia Bridge.

     

    Borough of Interlaken – Carolyn Roarty, Commissioner, reported that she is working with Mr. Brockel on a presentation to the Mayor and Council at one of their monthly meetings on the functions of the DLC, how the towns benefit from the DLC and how we can all work together.

     

    Village of Loch Arbour – Melanie Nowlin, Alternate Commissioner – they are noticing more docks going in along the lake.  The major concern is the speed at which the jet skis are going.

     

    Borough of Allenhurst – Bruce Fromer, Commissioner, reported that wildlife is alive, well and flourishing along the lake.

     

    PUBLIC HEARING

     

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

     

    Ernest Magnoli, a former Asbury Park resident, wanted to voice his concerns about the conditions and quality of the water in the lakes.

     

     

     

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    June 17, 2021

     

    There was a discussion on the accumulation and dissemination of the data that has been collected.  There has been a lot of sampling being done over the years but information that is collected is not complied in one place.

     

    Dr. Souza wanted to point out that Deal Lake is not a swimming lake so there is not a need for certain water quality tests.

     

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

    MOTION Allenhurst, seconded by Asbury Park, carried that the meeting be finally adjourned at 7:04 PM.

     

    _____________________________

    Jessie M. Joseph, RMC

    Commission Clerk