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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    Tips for Homeowners

    Considering Landscaping by the Lake or Building a Dock?

    KNOW the Land Use regulations BEFORE you dig!

    The banks of Deal Lake are regulated and protected by the Dept. of Land Use.

    Typically any land 50 feet above the lake shore line falls under the Permit by Rule regulations. 7:13

    Also see: Land Use Regulations Workshop Info

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    July 17, 2014

    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 7:25 PM by Deputy Chairman Don Nissim. 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 February 13, 2014, posting where required and filing a copy of the notice with the Commission Clerk.



    Allenhurst X
    Asbury Park  X
    Deal X
    Interlaken X
    Loch Arbour  X
    Neptune  X
    Ocean (represented by alternate Brian Mullins)  X

    Resolution #1 – Resolution to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting, June 19, 2014 (Deal and Neptune do not vote).
    UPON MOTION of Asbury Park, seconded by Allenhurst, carried, 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 June 19, 2014 be and the same are hereby approved.

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

    Resolution #2 – Approve Treasurer’s Report and Authorize Payment of Bills
    UPON MOTION of Asbury Park, seconded by Interlaken, carried, that the following Treasurer’s Report be accepted and the payment of bills listed below for the month of July be and the same are hereby authorized:

    TD Bank. NA 142,726.38
    NJ Cash Management Fund 39,865.15
    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT 182,591.53
    Interest – TD Bank (June) 9.25
    Interest – Cash Management Fund (June) 1.73
    Other 0.00
    Lorraine Carafa (July) 616.67
    Princeton Hydro, LLC (April) 715.00
    Burke Environmental, Inc. 1,557.00

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


    1. NRCS/DEP –the Commission has been awarded approximately $1M specifically for dredging the east end of the lake only; grant documents have been executed by the DEP; there will be a meeting to discuss the scope of the project with DEP representatives on July 28, 2014. Per the DEP contact, their goal is to design a dredging plan that will achieve the greatest benefit from the available Federal and State dollars for this project, in particular, focusing on the easterly lake area. They are requesting input hear from the Commission about those locations within the lake where we see the greatest potential benefits from dredging, and ensure that those locations are incorporated in the sediment sampling plan and the project design. Mr. Avakian advised that it may be possible to expand the scope of work to include up to the area adjacent to Asbury Park HS if favorable bids are received.
    2. Charter Renewal – agreements have been executed by Allenhurst, Deal, Loch Arbour, Ocean and Neptune; Asbury Park approved the Agreement last evening (July 16); Interlaken is still pending. Mr. Nissim advised that he has written a letter to the governing body strongly recommending that the Charter renewal be approved, especially since the Borough is bounded by the Lake on three sides and a single body whose mission is to oversee and manage the Lake for the communities involved is a tremendous asset to the municipality. For purposes of illustration, he advised that with the recent heavy rains, the lake was proactively lowered by a minimum of 24” over the 60 hours from Monday afternoon to Wednesday morning, calculated by Dr. Souza to be the equivalent of 124,000,000 gallons of water, resulting in almost no flooding in the watershed area.
    3. Beach Replenishment – Mr. Avakian reported that a meeting was held on June 23 at Congressman Pallone’s office to discuss the project with DEP and Army Corps representatives. As a result of this meeting, the Corps agreed not to notch the following jetties: 8th Avenue (Asbury Park), Cedar Avenue (Allenhurst), and Whitehall and Roseld (Deal). Still be considered for notching are Phillips Avenue, Deal Casino and Marine Place in Deal. The Loch Arbour representative asked if the quality of the sand to be pumped on the beaches was also discussed; Mr. Avakian responded that it was not. He further advised that this project is tentatively scheduled to be put out to bid in October/November of this year.
    4. 2014 Weed Treatment Program/Resolution #3 – Dr. Souza advised that he treated the knotweed at the Asbury Park Boat Launch area this afternoon, and expects his crew to be addressing issues at Terrace Pond and Hollow Brook next week, weather permitting. After further discussion and UPON MOTION of Ocean, seconded by Asbury Park, carried, that Sunset Lake be and hereby is added to the scope of work for the 2014 Weed Treatment Program, the cost to be included within the project’s total accepted bid of $10,140.00 maximum.
      Ayes: Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Ocean
      Nays: None
      Absent: Deal, Neptune
    5. The Clerk reported that the tree removal from Interlaken near the RR tracks is still pending.
    6. Resolution #4: Authorize letter of support for Bradley Cove Project, Asbury Park
      UPON MOTION of Allenhurst, seconded by Interlaken, carried, that the following Resolution be and the same is hereby adopted:
      WHEREAS, the City of Asbury Park has requested a letter supporting its application to the Green Acres Program for the purchase of the Bradley Cove property currently owned by iStar.
      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Deal Lake Commission hereby agrees to support the application of Asbury Park to the Green Acres Program for funding to purchase the Bradley Cove property, and approves the contents of the supporting letter previously supplied.
      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Commission Clerk is hereby directed to send the Commission’s letter of support to the appropriate officials.

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


    1. The 29th International Coastal Cleanup will take place on September 20th as volunteers all over the world will clean rivers, lakes, streams and beaches and collect data on the kinds of trash they find. In 2013, 648,000 volunteers in 92 countries picked up more than 12.3 million pounds of trash. The ICC Cleanup is organized by Ocean Conservancy, and in the past four years, has been hosted by the Clean Communities Council in New Jersey. The ICC Cleanup also kicks off our fall cleanup season. After further discussion, the Commission agreed to combine the clean-up usually scheduled for October to coincide with this date, and that the Lake should be lowered for the clean-up.

      Resolution #5: UPON MOTION of Allenhurst, seconded by Asbury Park, carried that participation in the 29th International Coastal Clean-up be approved and Deal Lake be registered as a participating site with the State Clean Communities Program at, that the Commission’s Fall Clean-up be held to coincide with this date and further directing the Clerk to request Water Lowering Permit for this date.

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

    2. Professional Services – Grant Writer – Mr. Nissim reported that he received two proposals, one with a fee based on a percentage of a total grant awarded, the other based upon hourly rates for research and application preparation. The matter was discussed at length and several important points noted including Dr. Souza’s suggestion that the Commission exclude certain grants from the contract, as the Commission itself has been very successful in obtaining grants. By consensus, the Commission agreed to hold action on this matter until the August meeting.
    3. The Clerk addressed the Commissioners, thanking them for their support over the years with Commissioners thanking the Clerk for her years of service to the Commission. By consensus, they chose not to accept the resignation of the Commission Clerk at this time, but will seek a possible replacement from within participating municipalities.

    There were no members of the public present at the meeting, and UPON MOTION of Asbury Park, seconded by Loch Arbour, carried, that the meeting be finally adjourned at 8:00 PM.

    Commission Clerk