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.

    Updates/Flume Status
    Breakfast and lunch on the lake: Sunset Landing
    FUN on the lake: Deal Lake Dock
    LUNCH and Dinner on the lake: McGillicuddy's Tap House

    MINUTES – APRIL 16, 2015

    DEAL LAKE COMMISSION
    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING
    APRIL 16, 2015

    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 Chairman Don Brockel. After the Salute to the Flag, the Commission Clerk announced that the notice requirements of C.231, P.L. 1975, were met by transmitting the notice to the Commission’s official newspapers on January 29, 2015, 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

    Resolution #1 – Resolution to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting, March 19, 2015
    (Allenhurst, Deal, Interlaken do not vote)

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

    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Deal Lake Commission held March 19, 2015 be and the same are hereby approved.

    RECORDED VOTE:
    Ayes: Asbury Park, Loch Arbour, Neptune, Ocean
    Nays: None
    Absent: Allenhurst, Deal, Interlaken

    Resolution #2 – Approve the Treasurer’s Report and Authorize Payment of Bills

    UPON MOTION of Asbury Park, seconded by Loch Arbour, carried that the following Treasurer’s Report for April 2015 be approved and the bills listed authorized for payment:

    BALANCE ON HAND – PREVIOUS MONTH:
    TD Bank, NA………………………………………………………………………..$141,727.85
    NJ Cash Management Fund……………………………………………………………39,882.63

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT………………………………………………………………$181,610.48

    RECEIPTS
    Interest – TD Bank (March)………………………………………………………………….8.56
    Interest – Cash Management Fund (March)………………………………………………….1.44
    Other – 2105 Assessments (Asbury Park) – in transit………………………………….11,000.00

    TOTAL RECEIPTS…………………………………………………………………….11,010.00

    DISBURSEMENTS
    Lorraine Carafa (April)…………………………………………………………………….216.67
    Jessie Joseph (April) and reimbursement ($37.72)…………………………………………446.05
    JCP&L (through April 13, 2015)……………………………………………………………35.46
    Don Brockel (reimbursement – printer)……………………………………………………123.04
    Leon S. Avakian, Inc. (engineering services)……………………………………………3,700.00

    TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS……………………………………………………………4,521.22

    BALANCES AFTER APRIL DISBURSEMENTS
    TD Bank, NA…………………………………………………………………………$148,215.19
    NJ Cash Management Fund…………………………………………………………….39,884.07

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT………………………………………………………………$188,099.26

    RECORDED VOTE:
    Ayes: Asbury Park, Deal, Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Neptune, Ocean
    Nays: None
    Absent: Allenhurst

    OLD BUSINESS

    1. NRCS/DEP – Mr. Brockel said that he will be attending the meeting in Asbury Park on Monday, April 20th between the DEP and the Asbury Park City Council to discuss the proposed dewatering agreement.
    2. Flood Hazard Risk Reduction and Resiliency Grant Program – Mr. Avakian gave a brief explanation of the letter that was sent along with the supporting documents and the updated Benefit Cost Analysis that was requested.
    3. 319(h) Grant – Dr. Souza said the grant was submitted and we probably won’t hear anything until June.
    4. Water Lowering Permit – The permit was received and is on file and will be posted on the website.
    5. March 28th Clean-Up – Mr. Brockel reported that the clean-up went really well. There  was a tremendous amount of support.
    6. NOAA Grant – Mr. Brockel said that he has been in touch with the grant writer Tawna Mertz, and she said we should know sometime in May if we received the Grant.
    7. ACoE Flume Upgrades/Replenishment – Mr. Brockel announced that the beach replenishment started today approximately 500’ north of the flume.
    8. Town Payments – The Commission Clerk reported that Deal and Loch Arbour are the only participating Municipalities left that have not paid their 2015 Assessment. The Clerk will send out second notices.
    9. NJ Transit Letter on RR Bulkhead by Asbury Park Boat Ramp – To be discussed at the next meeting.
    10. Letter to Ocean Township Board of Adjustment on Flooding and Stormwater Management Issues at 1515 Logan Road – The letter to be sent to the Board of Adjustment was reviewed. It will be forwarded to the Board with a request to make it part of the review packet for the Board members.
    11. Mr. Parry’s Letter to Organizations – Mr. Parry reported that the letter needs some fine tuning before it can be reviewed and sent out to the various organizations. He will have it for the next meeting.

    NEW BUSINESS

    1. New Jersey Resilient Coastal Communities Initiative (RCCI) – Dr. Souza will review the RCCI packet and report back at the next meeting if it is something that the DLC could apply for.
    2. DEP Letter to FoDL – The Commissioners reviewed the letter that was sent from the DEP to the Friends of Deal Lake regarding their request to install a floating boom across the front of the spillway at the Deal Lake Dam. Mr. Brockel has reached out to Jerry Maurer from the FoDL and explained to him that he has no authority to make such a request. Mr. Brockel said that he will also be reaching out to the DEP.
    3. Ocean Township Voter Forum on Deal Lake May 2nd – Mr. Brockel announced that the FoDL is hosting an Ocean Township Council Candidate Forum at Interlaken Town Hall on May 2nd to discuss issues regarding Deal Lake.
    4. Sue Henderson, the Asbury Park representative, wanted to remind everyone of the Wesley Lake Clean-Up taking place on April 25th at 9:00 AM.
    5. Mr. Brockel reminded everyone about the Carp Contest on April 9th and the Jersey Cares Clean-Up on May 2nd.

    PUBLIC HEARING

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

    A Boy Scout asked for an explanation of the difference between the Deal Lake Commission and the Friends of Deal Lake.

    Mr. Avakian gave a brief overview and history of the Deal Lake Commission. Mr. Parry further explained that the Deal Lake Commission was created under State Statutes and was appointed and given the authority to run and fund projects for Deal Lake. The Friends of Deal Lake are a totally independent organization that does not have any authority or power to implement projects for Deal Lake without permission from the Deal Lake Commission.

    Brian Mullins, Ocean Township, said he is going to start work on his property which is along Deal Lake and would like to know what kind of erosion control measures he should take before beginning work.

    Dr. Souza explained what he needs to do and told him if it’s just vegetation removal there is no permit needed.

    There being no further comments, and UPON MOTION of Asbury Park, seconded by Interlaken, carried, that the public hearing be closed. There being no further business, and UPON MOTION of Asbury Park, seconded by Interlaken, carried that the meeting be adjourned at 7:55 PM.

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    Jessie M. Joseph, RMC Commission Clerk

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