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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    Meeting – October 18, 2018 – Minutes

    DEAL LAKE COMMISSION

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    OCTOBER 18, 2018

     

                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 Don Brockel.  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 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

    x

     

    Deal

     

    x

    Interlaken

    x

     

    Loch Arbour

    x

     

    Neptune 

    x

     

    Ocean

    x

     

     

    OTHERS PRESENT:

                Stephen Souza, Environmental Consultant

                Hunt Parry, Esq., Commission Attorney

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

                Jessie M. Joseph, Commission Clerk

     

    Resolution #1 – Resolution to Approve the Workshop and Regular Meeting Minutes,

                               September 20, 2018

                           

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

     

                BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Workshop and Regular Meetings of the Deal Lake Commission held on September 20, 2018 be and the same are hereby approved (Deal, Interlaken and Neptune do not vote).

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

                Ayes:  Asbury Park, Allenhurst, Loch Arbour, Ocean

                Nays:  None

                Abstain:  Interlaken, Neptune

                Absent:   Deal

     

     

     

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    October 18, 2018

     

    Resolution #2 – Resolution to Approve Treasurers Report and Authorize Payment of Bills                               

     

                UPON MOTION of Neptune, seconded by Interlaken, carried that the following Treasurer’s Report for October 18, 2018 be approved and the bills listed authorized for payment.

     

    BALANCE ON HAND – PREVIOUS MONTH

      Manasquan Bank…..…………………………………………….………..$120,705.04

      NJ Cash Management Fund………………………………………………….40,870.96

     

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT……….……………………………………………$161,576.00

     

    RECEIPTS

       Interest – Manasquan Bank (September)………………………………………106.69

       Interest – Cash Management Fund (September)………………………………..66.88

      Other ………………………………………………………………………………0.00

     

    TOTAL RECEIPTS………………………………………………………….…173.57

     

    DISBURSEMENTS

       2018 Appropriations:

       Lorraine Carafa, CFO (October)..…………………………………………….216.67

       Jessie Joseph, Admin, (October).………………………………………..……410.33

       Don Brockel, storage fee (October)..………………….……………………….94.17

       JCP & L……………………………………..………………………………….44.00

       Princeton Hydro, LLC Inv. #34973)…………………………………………..421.80

       AK Botanical Design………………………………………………………….437.50

       Tri City News (Ads)…………………………………………………………1,100.00

        Deal Lake Watershed Alliance Ad Journal…………………………………..200.00

     

    TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS…….……………………………………..…..2,924.47

     

    BALANCES AFTER SEPTEMBER DISBURSEMENTS

     

      Manasquan Bank………………………………………………………….117,887.26

      NJ Cash Management Fund………………………………………….…….40,937.84

     

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT…………………………………………………$158,825.10

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

                Nays:  None

                Absent:  Deal

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    October 18, 2018

     

    OLD BUSINESS

     

    1. Flume Electrification – Peter Avakian, Commission Engineer, reported that the mechanical, electrical plans and engineering plans are 90% done. He hopes to have the final design for the December meeting.

     

    Mr. Brockel said we are still waiting for the Agreement from Ocean Township.

     

    1. Interlaken to Loch Arbour Bridge Update – Mr. Avakian said that nothing has happened since the last meeting..

     

    1. 319(h) Grant – Mr. Brockel reported that the Grant is still being reviewed for final signatures.   

     

    Dr. Stephen Souza, Commission Environmental Consultant, again pointed out that once the DEP signs the contract the three years starts, so we should be ready to go as soon as possible once we receive the contract.

     

    1. Organic Material Removal from Fireman’s Pond – Mr. Avakian said there will be no results from the use of the pellets until November.

     

    1. Water Testing – Mr. Brockel said the testing will be continued throughout the winter.

     

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

     

    1. Eagle Scout Project – No Update.

     

    1. Terrace Pond Depth Study – Mr. Brockel said the study is almost complete.

     

    1. Fall Clean-Up October 27th – Mr. Brockel explained where the locations for the clean-up will be. He said Asbury Park is going to clean out the storm septor and the County will be removing the sandbags at the Sunset Avenue Bridge.

     

    1. Loch Arbour Tree Planting Project – Erin Dolan, Loch Arbour Commissioner, said she presented the plan to the Loch Arbour Commissioners and Villagers. It was well received and the Commissioners voted their approval to go forward with the project. The next step will be to get an RFP done and solicit quotes.  Mr. Avakian will help develop the scope of work for the RFP.

     

    1. Resolution #3 – 2017 Audit Report – Commissioners must certify that they have read, as a minimum, the Comments and Recommendations section of the Audit.

     

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    October 18, 2018

     

                UPON MOTION of Allenhurst, seconded by Interlaken, 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 book, accounts and financial transactions; and

     

                WHEREAS, the Annual Report of Audit for the year 2017 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 Commissioners overseeing the operation of the Commission shall by resolution certify to the Local Finance Board of the State of New Jersey that all members of the Commission have reviewed, as 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 of 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

     

                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 Commission 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 office.

     

               

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    October 18, 2018

     

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Commissioners of the Deal Lake Commission hereby state that it has compiled 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, Neptune, Deal

                Nays:  None

                Absent:  Deal

     

    1. Blue Green Algae – Mr. Brockel said testing was done this week and there is no information back from the County.

     

    1. Watershed Alliance – Mr. Brockel said the kick-off party for the Alliance was a tremendous success. They will be looking into possibly doing a rain garden.  They will be working with the DLC and Rutgers. 

     

    1. Oil Leak and Boom at Memorial Drive Outfall Pipe – Mr. Brockel reported that the County has removed the boom and trash.

     

    1. What each Town can do right now to help the lake – Mr. Brockel suggested each Commissioner send a letter to their Mayor and Councils with the steps that can be taken to help the lake. He would like to have a powerpoint done and placed on the DLC website to help raise public awareness.

     

    NEW BUSINESS

     

    1. Lake Lowering and Public Awareness – Jeanie Tohler, Asbury Park Commissioner, said there appears to be a lot of confusion and lack of education regarding lake lowering. She would like to see a powerpoint on the DLC website for lake lowering such as the impact on the life of the lake, the plants, animals, etc.

     

    1. 2018 NALMS Award – Dr. Souza announced that the Deal Lake Commission is the recipient of the 2018 Lake Management Success Stories Award. He said this award is very competitive and is based on the accomplishments of lake and reservoir management efforts that demonstrate improvements in lake/reservoir conditions or watershed management in a cost-effective manner.  He submitted reports and material dating back to 1985.  He will be attending the dinner in Ohio and will accept the award on behalf of the Commission.

     

    1. Log and limb debris on east end of lake – Mr. Brockel would like to commend the Asbury Park road department on the tremendous job they did removing the debris from the east end of the lake

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    October 18, 2018

     

    1. Mr. Avakian announced that he will be attending a new mandatory DEP Stormwater Management class that will be a requirement for all Municipal Engineers and Planning Boards.

     

    PUBLIC HEARING

     

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

     

    Michael Leopold, asked who lowers the lake and makes the decision of when to lower the lake prior to a storm.

     

    Don Nissim, Interlaken Commissioner, said we have strict guidelines that must be followed and lowering the lake is not used as a flood control system.

     

    Mr. Brockel explained when the lake can be lowered.  It just can’t be lowered because a storm is predicted.  

     

    There was a brief discussion on the opening of the flume.

     

    There was also a discussion of dredging.

     

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

               

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                                                                                                                         Jessie M. Joseph, RMC

                                                                                                                                Commission Clerk

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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