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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    LUNCH and Dinner on the lake: McGillicuddy's Tap House

    Meeting – September 20,2018 – Minutes

    DEAL LAKE COMMISSION

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    SEPTEMBER 20, 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 (alt. T. Mauro)

    x

     

    Asbury Park

    x

     

    Deal

     

    x

    Interlaken

     

    x

    Loch Arbour

    x

    x

    Neptune 

     

     

    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,

                               August 16, 2018

                           

                UPON MOTION of Allenhurst, seconded by Ocean, 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 August 16, 2018 be and the same are hereby approved (Asbury Park and Deal do not vote).

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

                Ayes:  Allenhurst, Loch Arbour, Ocean

                Nays:  None

                Abstain:  Asbury Park

                Absent:   Deal, Interlaken, Neptune

     

     

     

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    September 20, 2018

     

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

     

                UPON MOTION of Ocean, seconded by Allenhurst, carried that the following Treasurer’s Report for September 20, 2018 be approved and the bills listed authorized for payment.

     

    BALANCE ON HAND – PREVIOUS MONTH

      Manasquan Bank…..…………………………………………….………..$136,173.99

      NJ Cash Management Fund………………………………………………….40,678.21

     

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT……….……………………………………………$176,852.20

     

    RECEIPTS

       Interest – Manasquan Bank (August)…………………………………..………118.89

       Interest – Cash Management Fund (June-August, inclusive)………………….192.75

      Other ……………………………………………………………………………..0.00

     

    TOTAL RECEIPTS……………………………………………………………311.64

     

    DISBURSEMENTS

       2018 Appropriations:

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

       Jessie Joseph, Admin, (September & postage $20.00).………………………428.33

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

       JCP & L……………………………………..……………………………………8.65

       Conner, Strong, Buckelew (Policy Renewal)……………………………….3,031.92

       Leon S. Avakian, Inc. Inv#04887, Flume electrification……………………9,957.50

       Princeton Hydro, LLC…………………………………………………………975.60

       Hunt Parry, Esq……………………………………………………………….675.00

       Jason Taetsch…………………………………………………………………200.00

       Robert A. Hulsart and Company……………………………………………2,000.00

     

    TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS…….……………………………………..…17,587.84

     

    BALANCES AFTER SEPTEMBER DISBURSEMENTS

     

      Manasquan Bank………………………………………………………….118,705.04

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

     

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT…………………………………………………$159,576.00

     

     

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    September 20, 2018

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

                Ayes:  Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Loch Arbour, Ocean

                Nays:  None

                Absent:  Deal, Interlaken, Neptune

     

    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 bid specs ready for the next meeting.

     

    1. Interlaken to Loch Arbour Bridge Update – Peter Avakian said the County has met with the new contractor. The County will be replacing the landscaping, install an irrigation system, rebuild the pump station and re-do the retaining wall.

     

    1. 319(h) Grant – Mr. Brockel said he received an e-mail from the DEP yesterday, saying the grant is with the Contract Administration Unit for their review. After their approval it will go to the Director of Finance and then to the Assistant Commission of Water Resource Management for the final approval and signature.    

     

    Dr. Souza said there is a need to set up a meeting with the DEP to discuss getting payments upfront.  All of the suppliers of the terra boxes and floatables require to be paid before they will do any of the work.  He also mentioned that once the DEP signs the contract the three years starts, so we should be ready to go as soon as possible once the contract is signed.

     

    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 – To be held until the end of the meeting.

     

    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 completed. The data that was gathered needs to be analyzed and processed.

     

    1. Deal Lake Watershed Alliance Event – Mr. Brockel reminded everyone of the Golf Outing and Dinner on Saturday, September 22nd.

     

    1. Oil boom clean up by DEP on Memorial Drive – Mr. Brockel said the boom is still in pieces. He has sent an e-mail to the county and is waiting for a reply.

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    September 20, 2018

     

    1. Ads – Mr. Brockel said we have ads running in the Tri-City News and Asbury Sun regarding pet waste, fertilizing and the proper protocol for state and federal regulations.

     

    Jeanie Tohler, Asbury Park Commissioner, requested we put the DLC’s website address in future ads.

     

    1. Loch Arbour Greening Grant – Erin Dolan, Loch Arbour Commissioner, explained that the landscape design is complete. She hopes to have a report on the status of the project for the next meeting.

     

    1. DEP Warnings – Mr. Brockel reported that the DEP warning is still in effect. They do not actually do any water testing, all they do is a visual.

     

    Dr. Souza said there can be an algae bloom that is not toxic, that is why it is always good to do a water test.

     

    1. Blue Green Algae Breakouts – Mr. Brockel shared a few of his suggestions as to what residents can do to help prevent some of the contributing factors to the blue green algae in the lake. He has drawn up a list and it will be posted on the DLC website.

     

    1. Fall Clean-Up – The Commission Clerk reported that she sent the Water Lowering Permit request for the October 27th Clean-Up to the Division of Fish and Wildlife.

     

    NEW BUSINESS

     

    1. Resolution #3 – Resolution Authorizing the Execution of a Shared Services Agreement with the County of Monmouth

     

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

     

                WHEREAS, the New Jersey Uniform Shared Services and Consolidated Act (C.40A:65-1, et.seq.) authorizes local units such as the Deal Lake Commission to enter into shared services agreements with other local units; and

     

                WHEREAS, the County of Monmouth, a local unit, has offered to provide municipal assistance/shared services to the Deal Lake Commission; and

     

                WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the Deal Lake Commission to enter into the proposed Municipal Assistance/Shared Services Agreement with the County of Monmouth.

     

     

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    September 20, 2018

     

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Commissioners of the Deal Lake Commission that the Chairman and the Commission Clerk be and they are hereby authorized to execute the attached Municipal Assistance/Shared Services Agreement with the County of Monmouth.

               

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Commission Clerk shall forward a certified copy of this Resolution, along with the executed Municipal Assistance/Shared Services Agreement to the Clerk of the Board of Chosen Freeholders, County of Monmouth, Hall of Records, 1 East Main Street, Freehold, New Jersey 07728.

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

                Ayes:  Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Loch Arbour, Ocean

                Nays:  None

                Absent:  Deal, Interlaken, Neptune

     

    1. Resolution #4 – Authorizing the Execution of a Commodity Resale Agreement with the County of Monmouth

     

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

     

                WHEREAS, N.J.A.C. 5:34-7.15 authorizes local contracting units to enter into Commodity Resale Agreements for the purchase of certain commodities from other contracting units; and

     

                WHEREAS, the County of Monmouth has authorized the creation of the Monmouth County Commodity Resale System; and

     

                WHEREAS, it would be in the best interest of the Deal Lake Commission, a joint meeting created in accordance with the provisions of the Consolidated Municipal Services Act of 1952 (N.J.S.A. 40:48B, et. seq.) to become a member of the Monmouth County Commodity Resale System.

     

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Commissioners of the Deal Lake Commission, that the Chairman and the Commission Clerk be and they are hereby authorized to execute the Commodity Resale Agreement with the County of Monmouth.

     

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Commission Clerk shall forward a certified copy of this Resolution, along with the executed Commodity Resale Agreement to the Clerk of the Board of Chosen Freeholders, County of Monmouth, Hall of Records, 1 East Main Street, Freehold, New Jersey 07728.

     

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    September 20, 2018

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

                Ayes:  Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Loch Arbour, Ocean

                Nays:  None

                Absent:  Deal, Interlaken, Neptune    

     

    1. Resolution #5 – 2017 Audit Report – UPON MOTION of Ocean, seconded by Allenhurst, carried that the 2017 Audit Report be held until the meeting of October 18, 2018.

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

                Ayes:  Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Loch Arbour, Ocean

                Nays:  None

                Absent – Deal, Interlaken, Neptune

     

    Dr. Jason Adolf and students from the Monmouth University School of Science, Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute and Rutgers Department of Marine and Coastal Science gave a presentation on the study they did on Phytoplankton and Harmful Algae Blooms in Deal Lake.  The full powerpoint presentation will be posted on the Deal Lake Commission website.  They are looking to start a standardized lake monitoring system.  They are going to continue with the lake monitoring and hope to have another report in the Spring of 2019.

     

    PUBLIC HEARING

     

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

     

    Linda and Robert Beauchamp, South Wanamassa Drive, wanted to voice their concerns and had comments regarding the opening of the flume when a storm is predicted.

     

    Mr. Brockel explained when the lake can be lowered.  It just can’t be lowered because a storm is predicted.  There are strict rules and regulations for lowering the lake. 

     

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

     

                There being no further comments, and UPON MOTION of Ocean, seconded by Allenhurst, 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 8:05 PM.

               

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                                                                                                                         Jessie M. Joseph, RMC

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