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    Meeting – May 21, 2020 – Minutes

    DEAL LAKE COMMISSION

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    May 21, 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 21, 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 #20-035 – Resolution to Approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting,

                                        April 16, 2020

               

                UPON MOTION of Asbury Park, 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 April 16, 2020 be and the same are hereby approved (Deal does not vote).

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Abstain:  Deal

    Absent: None

     

     

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    May 21, 2020

     

    Resolution #20-036 – Resolution to Approve Treasurer’s Report and Authorize Payment of

                                        Bills

     

                UPON MOTION of Neptune, seconded by Asbury Park, carried that the following Treasurer’s Report for May 21, 2020 be approved and the bills listed authorized for payment.

     

    BALANCE ON HAND – PREVIOUS MONTH:

      Manasquan Bank……………………………………………………………..$  48,390.93

      NJ Cash Management Fund……………………………………………………42,252.88

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT………………………………………………….….$  90,643.81

     

    RECEIPTS

      Interest – Manasquan Bank (April)………………….…………………………….67.20

    Interest – Cash Management Fund (April)…………………………………………25.38

    Other – Neptune 2020 Assessment (in transit)………………………………….1,000.00

     

    TOTAL RECEIPTS…………………………………………………………….1,092.58

     

    DISBURSEMENTS

      2020 Appropriations:

      Lorraine Carafa, CFO (May)……………………………………………………………………416.67

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

    Asbury Park Press (Acct. #ASB-0000003012)……………………………………56.60

    Cowley’s Termite & Pest Service (Acct. #154883)………………………………500.00

    Don Brockel, reimburse, storage fee (April; supplies)……………………………214.90

    JCP & L (Acct. #100xxxxxx368)………………………………………………….12.00

    Leon S. Avakian, Inc. (Invoice #10836)………………………………………….640.00

    The New Coaster, Invoice #55353………………………….……………………..29.57

    Princeton Hydro, LLC (Invoice #38894 March)………………………………….954.00

     

    Sub-total Disbursements…………………………………………………….….3,448.74

     

      Grant Disbursements:

    Leon S. Avakian, Inc.

    Flume Electrification, Invoice #10835…………………………………………1,802.50

    319H Implementation, Invoice #10834………………………………………  5,802.50

     

    Princeton Hydro, LLC, 319 Implementation:

    Invoice #38895, $340.50 March; #39114, $1,373.72 April)……………………1,714.22

     

    Sub-total Grant Disbursements…………………………………………………….9,319.22

     

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    May 21, 2020

     

     

    TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS…………………………………………………..12,767.96

     

    BALANCES AFTER MAY DISBURSEMENTS

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

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

     

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

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  None

     

    OLD BUSINESS:

     

    1. Flume Electrification – Mr. Brockel reported on the progress at the flume. The lighting and electronics are in. The ocean shut down gate is in and we’re hoping to do a high tide test the next time there is a full moon.

     

    Peter Avakian, Commission Engineer, explained the next segment of the project which will be   repairs to the gatehouse and the installation of the tide gauges.  In the fall we will lower the lake and paint the wall.  The Contractor for the project, Precise Construction, 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 #20-037 – Resolution to Approve Submittal of Payment #4 to the Township of                                         Ocean for the Electrification of the Sluice Gates

     

                UPON MOTION of Neptune, seconded by Asbury Park, 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

     

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    May 21, 2020

     

    WHEREAS, the Township of Ocean has adopted a capital ordinance appropriating $550,000.00 to enable the Township of Ocean to make 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. 4, for payment in the amount of $95,375.56; and

     

    NOW, THERFORE, 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 $95,375.56, in accordance with Section 2 of the Shared Services Agreement dated May 30, 2019.

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  None

     

    1. 319(H) Grant – Mr. Avakian had a map showing the locations of where the Manufactured Treatment Devices (MTD’s) will be placed. There was a brief discussion on the various locations and how the MTD’s work. The map will be posted to the DLC website.  He went on to say the bid specifications are ready.  He suggests authorizing the receipt of bids so that when we hear about the advanced funding from the DEP we will be ready to go.

     

    Resolution #20-038 – Authorizing Receipt of Bids for Deal Lake Stormwater Treatment

                                        Devices in the Deal Lake Watershed

     

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

     

    WHEREAS, the Deal Lake Commission is desirous of soliciting sealed bids for Deal Lake Stormwater Treatment Devices in the Deal Lake Watershed; and

     

    WHEREAS, specifications for the aforesaid items will be on file in the Office of the Deal Lake Commission Engineer and will be available for inspection.

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    May 21, 2020

     

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Deal Lake Commission that it hereby authorizes the Deal Lake Commission Engineer to advertise for bids for the aforesaid item as per the specifications on file and will be received by the Deal Lake Commission in the Deal Lake Commission Engineer’s Office, 788 Wayside Road, Neptune, New Jersey on a date to be determined.

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  None

     

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

     

    1. Water Testing – Mr. Brockel said CLONET has done testing but we do not have any results. He hopes to have an update for the next meeting.

     

    Dr. Stephen Souza, Commission Environmental Consultant, said that the DEP is still closed and they are not doing any sampling for HAB’s at this time.  They are however doing flyovers and he will see if there is any information available and if so, he will do a write-up a for the next meeting.

     

    1. Ship & Sniff Program with Clean Ocean Action – Mr. Brockel reported that he met with Clean Ocean Action and the Township of Ocean Sewerage Authority (TOSA) to observe testing of the sewer infrastructure around Deal Lake. TOSA added dye to the main sewer line that flows under Deal Lake and into the pump station.  No leaks were detected which would indicate a leak in the sewer infrastructure.  Additional testing is planned throughout the Deal Lake watershed.

     

    1. Loch Arbour Tree Plating Project – Mr. Brockel said the benches and more importantly, the trash cans are being used. He went on to say that the Resolution adopted at the last meeting for the maintenance of the project needs to be rescinded due to an error in the funds for the project budget account.

     

    Resolution #20-039 – Rescinding Resolution #20-024 – Spring Plant Care for Loch Arbour

                                        Tree Planting Project at Deal Lake

     

                UPON MOTION of Ocean, seconded by Allenhurst, 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

     

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    May 21, 2020

     

    WHEREAS, Environmental Landscape Design, Wall, New Jersey was awarded the contract 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, Environmental Landscape Design, Wall, New Jersey has submitted a proposal dated February 14, 2020 for the 2020 Spring Plant Care for the Loch Arbour Tree Plating Project at Deal Lake in the amount of $1,200.00; and

     

    WHEREAS, Resolution #20-024 awarding the contract for the 2020 Spring Plant Care for the Loch Arbour Tree Planting Project at Deal Lake to Environmental Landscape Design, Wall, New Jersey in an amount not to exceed $1,500.00 was adopted at the Deal Lake Commission Meeting of February 20, 2020; and

     

    WHEREAS, the Resolution stated funds for the project ere to be provided from the 2020 Budget of the Deal Lake Commission in the donation from Kassin Beach, LLC account and the Lake Maintenance account; and

     

    WHEREAS, the Resolution should have stated funds for the project will be provided from the 2020 Budget of the Deal Lake Commission Lake Maintenance account; and

     

    WHEREAS, the Deal Lake Commission hereby rescinds Resolution #20-024 and replaces it with Resolution #20-039; and

     

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Deal Lake Commission that it does hereby award the contract for the 2020 Spring Plant Care for the Loch Arbour Tree Planting Project 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 the funds for the project shall be provided from the 2020 Budget of the Deal Lake Commission Lake Maintenance account.

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  None

     

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

     

    1. 2020 Weed Treatment – Mr. Brockel there is a meeting scheduled for next week with the contractor to go over the locations and specifics of the weed treatments. There will be notices posted that the weed treatments will be starting.

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    May 21, 2020

     

    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: Dr. Souza said it will be at least another month before any announcements are made regarding the awarding of the grants. Mr. Brockel explained that the new 319 Grant  would be for a Wastewater Management Plan Update and Expansion of the Deal Lake Protection Plan to prevent, mitigate and control harmful algae blooms.

     

    1. Goose Treatment Update – Mr. Brockel said the treatment went well. The Bimbler Boulevard area appears to be goose free.  We also treated the boat ramp area in Asbury Park.

     

    1. 319(H) Grant – Jeannie Toher, Commissioner for the City of Asbury Park, would like to see an educational brochure done to be distributed at the educational programs that are a requirement of the 319 grant.

     

    Jack Szczepanski, Commission Environmental Consultant for the 319 grant, explained that there has to be a clear connection between what we are doing and how the citizens can be made more aware of what they can do to improve the lake.

     

    Dr. Souza said any type of brochure that is done, must be approved by the DEP or they will not cover the expense under the grant.  It must be clean, clear and link into the goals of the 319 grant.

     

    Mr. Brockel asked Ms. Toher to have a prototype of the brochure ready for the next meeting.

     

    NEW BUSINESS

     

    1. Lake Appreciation Contest – Ms. Toher said that she received submissions from students of the Bradley Elementary School in Asbury Park. Ms. Toher gave a presentation of the artwork and said it will be placed on the DLC website.

     

    There was a discussion on how we can recognize the hard work the students did on this project.  It was decided to make t-shirts out of the pictures the students submitted.  Ms. Toher and

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    May 21, 2020

     

    Carolyn Roarty, Commissioner for the Borough of Interlaken, will work together on the project and give an update at the next meeting.

     

    1. Great Lakes of NJ Efforts – DEP Blue Green Algae Alert Changes – Mr. Brockel said that for the past few months, he has been working with Dr. Souza, Dr. Szczepanski and the lakes from up north in trying to get the DEP to re-think their lake closure standards. He is pleased to announce that their efforts paid off.  The DEP announced that it has developed a color-coded health alert index to provide the public with strong and clear guidance on suitable recreational activities in freshwater lakes and other water bodies impacted by harmful algae blooms.

     

    There was a brief discussion on the subject.

     

    1. Tree Removal – Mr. Brockel reported that a tree has fallen into the lake which is blocking lake navigation near the railroad tracks on the Interlaken shoreline. It is the responsibility of the DLC to remove it.  He has received an estimate of $1,000.00 from Burke Environmental to remove the tree.

     

    Resolution #20-040 – Resolution Authorizing the Removal of tree Blocking Navigation

                                        Near the Railroad Tracks on the Borough of Interlaken Shoreline

     

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

     

    WHEREAS, a large tree has fallen into the lake blocking lake navigation near the railroad tracks on the Borough of Interlaken shoreline; and

     

    WHEREAS, the Deal Lake Commission has received a Proposal from Burke Environmental, Inc., Wall, New Jersey to remove and dispose of the tree, leaving the stump and righting it to the best of their abilities in the amount of $1,000.00; and

     

    WHEREAS, funds for the project shall be provided from the 2020 Budget of the Deal Lake Commission Lake Maintenance account.

     

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Deal Lake Commission that it hereby authorizes Burke Environmental, Inc., Wall, New Jersey to remove and dispose of the tree, leaving the stump and righting it to the best of their abilities in an amount not to exceed $1,200.00.

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  None

     

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    May 21, 2020

     

    PUBLIC HEARING

     

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

     

    Ernie Magnoili, Asbury Park, had questions, comments and concerns regarding the           quality of the water in Deal Lake.

     

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

    UPON MOTION of Allenhurst, seconded by Ocean, carried that the meeting be finally adjourned at 8:35 PM.

     

     

    _____________________________

    Jessie M. Joseph, RMC

    Commission Clerk