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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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    Meeting – June 18, 2020 – Minutes

    DEAL LAKE COMMISSION

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    June 18, 2020

     

    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 7:10 PM.  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 and revised on May 14, 2020, 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 Avakian, Commission Engineer

    Stephen Souza, Environmental Consultant

    Jack Szczepanski, Environmental Consultant

    Jessie M. Joseph, Commission Clerk

     

    Resolution #20-041 – Resolution to Approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting,

                                        May 21, 2020

               

                UPON MOTION of Allenhurst, 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 May 21, 2020 be and the same are hereby approved.

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent: Deal, Neptune

     

     

     

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    June 18, 2020

     

    Resolution #20-042 – Resolution to Approve Treasurer’s Report and Authorize Payment of

                                        Bills

     

                UPON MOTION of Asbury Park, seconded by Interlaken, carried that the following Treasurer’s Report for June 18, 2020 be approved and the bills listed authorized for payment.

     

    BALANCE ON HAND – PREVIOUS MONTH:

      Manasquan Bank……………………………………………………………..$  36,690.17

      NJ Cash Management Fund……………………………………………………42,278.26

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT………………………………………………….….$  78,968.43

     

    RECEIPTS

      Interest – Manasquan Bank (May)………………….……………………………..52.35

    Interest – Cash Management Fund (May)……………………………………………9.99

    Other – Reimbursement (319H – WM18-016)………………………………..56,055.53

     

    TOTAL RECEIPTS……………………………………………………….. …56,117.87

     

    DISBURSEMENTS

      2020 Appropriations:

      Lorraine Carafa, CFO (June); reimbursement, postage………………………….418.67

    Jessie Joseph, Admin (June)……………………………………………………………………….625.00

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

    Environmental Landscape Design, LLC (Invoice #31365)………………………600.00

    The New Coaster, (Invoice #55472; #55502)…………….……………………….67.20

    Princeton Hydro, LLC (Invoice #39234, April)…………………………………..928.80

    Mastermix Audio Media, LLC……………………………………………………200.00

    Hunt Parry, Esq…………………………………………………………………..750.00

     

    Sub-total Disbursements…………………………………………………….….3,708.36

     

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

     

    TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS…………………………………………………..3,708.36

     

    BALANCES AFTER JUNE DISBURSEMENTS

      Manasquan Bank……………………………………………………….……..89,089.69

      NJ Cash Management Fund…………………………………………………..42,288.25

     

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT…………………………………………………….$131,377.94

     

     

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    June 18, 20202

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal, Neptune

     

    OLD BUSINESS:

     

    1. Flume Electrification – Peter Avakian, Commission Engineer, gave the following project status report: modifications to raise the elevation of the surge chamber is complete; grating over the surge chamber has been installed and the modifications to grating over the surge chamber is also complete. The existing sluice gate maintenance and repairs are done; the wiring to the gate house is complete and the JCP&L meter installed.  The new actuators have been installed and working; new door, lighting and cameras are also installed.  The security subcontractor is waiting for the DLC to set up a Verizon account and obtain a modem from Verizon prior to setting up the remote security access and controls.  Precise Construction the Contractor for the project, has to complete some repairs to the Gate House building and the concrete wall, which cannot not be done until the fall due to fish spawning and migration.  They also have to paint the exterior and interior of the Gate House.  Although the project is substantially completed, we cannot apply for reimbursement until the project is done.

     

    Mr. Brockel would like to dedicate and name the new Ocean Surge Gate in honor of Joseph E. Pallotto, whose was a longtime employee for the City of Asbury Park and was the overseer for years in the raising and lowering the flume.

     

    Resolution #20-043 – Resolution to Dedicate and Name the New Ocean Surge Gate in

                                        Honor of Joseph E. Pallotto

     

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

     

    WHEREAS, Joseph E. Pallotto, was a long-time employee for the City of Asbury Park and President of the Asbury Park Fishing Club; and

     

    WHEREAS, during his tenure with the City of Asbury Park Mr. Pallotto was instrumental in the raising and the lowering of the lake during numerous storms which helped save many properties along the lake from flooding; and

     

    WHEREAS, the Deal Lake Commission would like to dedicate and name the New Ocean Surge Gate in honor of Joseph E. Pallotto and place a plaque on the New Ocean Surge Gate in his name.

     

     

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    June 18, 2020

     

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED  by the Deal Lake Commission that they hereby dedicate and name the New Ocean Surge Gate in honor of Joseph E. Pallotto; and

     

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the plaque to be placed on the New Ocean Surge Gate honoring Joseph E. Pallotto shall not exceed $500.00.

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal, Neptune

     

    1. 319(H) Grant – Jack Szczepanski, Environmental Consultant for the 319(H) Grant, reported that we are still waiting for the approval from DEP for the design plans and specifications. We are still working out pre-payment for the MTD’s.  We are also waiting for the check for the floating wetland islands.  He is looking to hold the second of the required three meetings either July 13th or 14th.  This meeting will be held virtually and is for DLC municipal officials, DPW’s and other lake committees.   This meeting will stress the importance of the installation, support and getting volunteers help install the FWI’s.  Mr. Szczepanski gave a brief presentation from Greenwood Lake to show how the whole process of the FWI’s work.

     

    Mr. Avakian said the plans and specifications are ready for public bidding pending the NJDEP review and approval, we are also working on 319 payment to contractor wording for the bidding contract.

     

    There was a brief discussion on the project and the possibility of time extensions. It appears that shouldn’t be a problem due to COVID-19.

     

    Jeannie Toher, City of Asbury Park Commissioner, presented the informational brochures she has been working on to be given out at the 319 grant meetings.  She said the rough estimated cost for printing 500 brochures would be approximately $360.00.

     

    Stephen Souza, Environmental Consultant for the DLC, said the to trim down the verbiage, it’s a bit too much.  It also needs to be approved by the DEP in order for it to qualify for reimbursement under the contract.

     

    The brochure will be revised and discussed at the next meeting.

     

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

     

    1. Water Testing – Mr. Brockel has no updates from the County or Dr. Jason Adolf from Monmouth University.

     

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    June 18, 2020

     

    Laura McBride, from the Deal Lake Watershed Alliance, said one of the Board members will be going out next week to test the water in the Colonial Terrace section of the lake.

     

    Ms. Toher, said that since the pandemic, sampling has basically stopped.

     

    1. Ship & Sniff Program with Clean Ocean Action – Mr. Brockel said he observed the Township of Ocean Sewerage Authority (TOSA) adding dye by the sewer line that broke in Loch Arbour and there was no visible green. They will re-test in two weeks just to make sure and if there is green they will fix it.  There also was a  sewer line break in Deal that was corrected.

     

    1. Loch Arbour Tree Plating Project – Margot Fernicola, the Village of Loch Arbour Commissioner, asked to have the project revisited in October due to the objections from the residents of Loch Arbour to the plantings.

     

    1. Seaview Mall Update – Mr. Brockel said this has been put on hold due to COVID-19.

     

    1. 2020 Weed Treatment – Mr. Brockel reported that the weed treatment will be done in two phases. Terrace Pond was treated today (6/18).  The treatment was kept away from the golf course shoreline and the inlet of their pumping station.  They also stayed away from the lilies.

     

    There was a discussion on the weed treatment and the possibility of setting up a monthly maintenance program for the treatment areas.

     

    1. 2020 Assessment Update – The Commission Clerk reported that the Borough of Interlaken and the Village of Loch Arbour have still not paid their 2020 Assessments. Second request letters have gone out.

     

    1. Phase 1 319: New 319 effort with NJIT – Mr. Brockel explained the award again.  New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) received a $500,000.00 Grant to implement a 3-year project to install and study a mobile floating platform to mechanically remove HAB’s by air flotation using air micro-nano bubble generators.  NJIT chose Branch Brook Lake and Deal Lake because both lakes were affected by HAB’s in the summer of 2019.  The project should be starting sometime within the next year, but right now there is no time frame for the project to begin.

     

    1. Phase 2 319: No Update, DEP still closed due to COVID-19.

     

    1. Goose Treatment Update – Mr. Brockel said the treatment went well. It appears there are a lot less geese in the treated areas.

     

    1. Lake Appreciation Contest – At the previous DLC meeting there was a discussion on how to recognize the students from Bradley Elementary School for the and hard work they did on the

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    June 18, 2020

     

    poster contest for the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS).  It was decided to make t-shirts for the participants using their artwork on the shirts.  Carolyn Roarty, Borough of Interlaken Commissioner and Jeannie Toher, City of Asbury Park Commissioner worked together on the project.

     

    Resolution #20-044 – Authorizing the Purchase of Shirts for the Participants of the                                                   NALMS Lake Appreciation Contest

                      

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

     

    WHEREAS, the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) sponsored a poster contest entitled “How important lakes are to all of us”; and

     

    WHEREAS, with kids currently studying at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Deal Lake Commission sent an e-mail to area schools inviting them to create a poster about how important lakes are, especially Deal Lake and submit their posters to NALMS; and

     

    WHEREAS, nine students from the Bradley Elementary School in Asbury Park participated in the contest; and

     

    WHEREAS, the Deal Lake Commission would like to thank the students for their participation in the contest by placing their artwork on shirts for each of them.

     

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Deal Lake Commission that it hereby authorizes the purchase, design and distribution of shirts to the participants of the NALMS Lake Appreciation Contest in an amount not to exceed $300.00.

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal, Neptune

     

    1. Nobility Crest – Mr. Brockel had Laura McBride from the Deal Lake Watershed Alliance, screen share the pictures she had of sediment entering Deal Lake by 310 Lincoln Drive. She went to the Nobility Crest job site on June 10th and the storm drains were completely unprotected.

     

    There was a discussion about the on-going problem with Nobility Crest and what action could be taken.

     

    Hunt Parry, Commission, Attorney, will research the Clean Water Law Act to see if anything they are doing violates this law.

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    June 18, 2020

     

    NEW BUSINESS

     

    1. Sewer Line Break – Discussed during Ship & Sniff.

     

    1. Storm Grates – Mr. Brockel said the Borough of Deal repaved Richmond Avenue and they did not put in new compliant storm drains. He reached out to the Deal Administrator and he was told his e-mail was forwarded to the DPW Superintendent to look into the problem.

     

    PUBLIC HEARING

     

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

     

    Melanie Nowlin, Alternate Commissioner for the Village of Loch Arbour, also wanted to follow-up on the Loch Arbour Tree Planting Project.  It is her understanding that the plants will be left in until October and then the project will be re-visited.  The residents want to make sure there are no more new plantings.

     

    Laura McBride, wanted to thank the DLC for doing the weed treatment.

     

    There being no further comments and UPON MOTION of Allenhurst, 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 finally adjourned at 8:40 PM.

     

     

    _____________________________

    Jessie M. Joseph, RMC

    Commission Clerk