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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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    Minutes – September 19, 2013

    DEAL LAKE COMMISSION

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    SEPTEMBER 19, 2013

    The Regular Meeting of the Deal Lake Commission was held in the Borough of Interlaken Municipal Building, 100 Grassmere Avenue, on September 19,2013 and was called to order at 7:05 PM by Chairman Don Brockel. After the Flag salute, the Commission Clerk announced that the notice requirements ofC.23l, P.L. 1975, have been met by transmitting the notice of this Regular Meeting to the Commission’s official newspapers on February 5, 2013, posting the notice where required and filing a copy of the notice with the Commission Clerk.

    The Clerk reported that due to an unforeseen conflict, the Neptune representative is participating in this meeting via a telephonic conference call, which is permitted by statute.

    ROLL CALL

     

    PRESENT 

    ABSENT

    Allenhurst 

     

    X

    Asbury Park 

     

    X

    Deal 

     

    X

    Interlaken 

     

    Loch Arbour 

    X

     

    Neptune 

    X

     

    Ocean

    X

     

    Resolution #1 – Resolution to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting, August 15, 2013 (Deal and Loch Arbour do not vote on this matter).

    UPON MOTION of Ocean, seconded by Neptune, 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 August 15, 2013 be and the same are hereby approved as presented.

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes: Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Neptune, Ocean

    Nays: None

    Absent: Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Deal

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

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

    BALANCE ON HAND – PREVIOUS MONTH:

    TD Bank, NA Checking……………………………………………………122,578.26

    NJ CASH MANAGEMENT FUND……………………………………………………39,843.18

    TOTAL……………………………………………………162,421.44

    RECEIPTS

    Interest – TD Bank (July-August)……………………………………………………27.14

    Interest – Cash Management Fund (June, July, August)……………………………………………………3.33

    Receipts (2013 Assessments) – Asbury Park……………………………………………………11,000.00

    Receipts – Grant RPIO-088……………………………………………………0.00

    TOTAL RECEIPTS ……………………………………………………11,044.04

    DISBURSEMENTS

    Lorraine Carafa (September)……………………………………………………616 .67

    Lorraine Carafa (reimbursement – water lowering permit)……………………………………………………3.20

    Lorraine Carafa (stamps)…………………………………………………… 9 .20

    Leon S. Avakian……………………………………………………2,732.50

    Princeton Hydro, LLC (July -August)……………………………………………………2,104.05

    J C P & L……………………………………………………12.84

    Hundley, Parry & Bradley, LLC ……………………………………………………600.00

    Sam Hartung ……………………………………………………187.50

    Sub -total bills ……………………………………………………6,265.96

    PROJECT DISBURSEMENTS, if any: ……………………………………………………0.00

    TOTAL BILLS AND PROJECT DISBURSEMENTS ……………………………………………………6,265.96

    BALANCES AFTER AUGUST DISBURSEMENTS

    TD Bank, NA Checking……………………………………………………127,339.44

    NJ CASH MANAGEMENT ……………………………………………………39,846.51

    TOTAL ……………………………………………………167,185.95

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes: Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Neptune, Ocean

    Nays: None

    Absent: Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Deal

    OLD BUSINESS

    1. 319h Grant  – final report is now in draft form; will be completed shortly for review

    a. Colonial Terrace  – seasonal maintenance work must be completed to protect and enhance the plantings; Dr . Souza advised that he will provide instructions to the Ocean Twp. DPW and the Colonial Terrace maintenance staff on this project;

    b. Comstock MTD – the device has been cleaned; the DEP (water quality monitoring section)  is checking the site as well .

    c . He a lso reported that his staff have reinstalled and secured the boom at Colonial Terrace, and asked that the FoDL be advised so debris can be removed as necessary.

    2. Monmouth County Shared Services/ Proposed Dredging Projects  – Mr. Avakian clarified his comments from the last meeting, stating that the County has a division that will assist municipalities with dredging work if the municipality obtains the necessary permits. Upon receipt ofthe permits, the County will schedule and coordinate with their staff at the Mosqu ito Commission. Mr . Avakian estimated approximately 6,000 cf of debris could be removed from the pond; however, both he and Dr. Souza commented that access to this site is difficult and may hamper the operations . Mr. Avakian advised that he will submit a plan to the County by the October meeting for this project .

    3. FEMAIState waterways clean -up (FEMAlDEP)  – the Ocean representative advised that the good news is that Deal Lake wil l be adopted by the State for purposes of apply ing for funding for fallen tree removal and sediment removal . If this occurs, the State will assume the 10% cost-share that is required by FEMA. DEP sponsored meeting that was to be scheduled in September has been delayed; information will be provided as it becomes available . The Clerk reported that she spoke with the Governor’s representative, Toni Angelini, on Tuesday (9.17) and received an assurance that the coastal lakes have not been forgotten and the DEP will hold the stakeholder meeting shortly.

    4. GatehouselFlume – See Mr. Avakian’s report attached hereto.

    5. Weed treatment – Dr. Souza reported that he inspected Colonial Terrace and Hollow Brook sections and both area appear improved – milfoyle does not appear as prevalent. He will return to this area on Tuesday to spray the knotweed at the Asbury Park Boat ramp area. He suggested that during the October 26 clean-up, special attention be given to this area, especially pulling these weeds by hand to limit the spread of seeds.

    6. Status of Eagle Scout watershed sign project – Mr. Brockel advised that signs have been installed on all roads with the exception of State highways; there are approximately 8 signs still to be installed. He also noted that he Commission has received compliments on the signs from area residents.

    7. Charter – revised draft distributed to members in late August; please supply any additional comments to the Clerk for inclusion in revision #2; the draft is also posted on the Commission’s website.

    8. Shark River Dredging – the Ocean representative advised that a location in Neptune has been identified for the dredge spoils from the River and the site will not impact the Deal Lake watershed as had originally been proposed.

    9. Boat Tour around the Lake with the Friends of Deal Lake – the Ocean representative advised that there was a good turn-out for this event and Dr. Souza provided excellent commentary during the tour, including identifying and explaining the purposes of the 319h project sites.

    NEW BUSINESS

    1. Fall Clean-Up – scheduled for October 26 to coincide with Monmouth University “Big Event”; please meet at the Asbury Park Boat Ramp for assignments; water lowering permit has been received for this event. Bring gloves, wear hats, hard-soled shoes and sunscreen.

    2. Grant opportunities– both Dr. Souza and Mr. Avakian advised that there are limited opportunities open at this time, but as information becomes available, they will advise the Commissioners.

    3. Resolution #3: UPON MOTION of Loch Arbour, seconded by Interlaken, carried, that the Commission Clerk be authorized to run four (4) leaf education ads in The Coaster and The Tri-City News during October and early November.

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes: Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Neptune, Ocean

    Nays: None

    Absent: Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Deal

    4. After discussion, the Commission Clerk was directed to notify the Monmouth County Freeholders that dumping vegetative waste into Deal Lake and other County waterways by County maintenance workers should be prohibited.

    PUBLIC HEARING

    UPON MOTION of Neptune, seconded by Asbury Park, carried, that the meeting be opened to the public for comments. Marty Martino, Ocean Township, commented as follows:

    He asked for an explanation of the FEMAINRCS status report; the Ocean representative and Mr. Avakian provided detailed explanations ofthe events of the last year and the Commission’s on-going efforts over the last eleven months to obtain funding for sediment and debris (fallen tree) removal; 

    He stated that the lake is unfit for human contact and asked why the Commission has not resolved that problem. Dr. Souza explained in detail that the lake is not unfit for human contact and that the Commission has utilized the results from the testing done in preparation for the Regional Storm water Management Plan to obtain 319h grant funding for projects (MTD installation, bio-retention basins (Colonial Terrace and Asbury Park Boat Ramp; dredging efforts) that are having an demonstrable effect on improving water quality. The Ocean representative also explained that projects by other agencies, including TOSA and Asbury Park, have reduced the spread of contamination into the Lake as well.

    He asked why pumps have not been installed in Deal Lake as they have been in Lake Como to help reduce flooding; Mr. Avakian advised that the Commission requested that pumps be installed when the flume was extended and the DEP rejected the request.

    An unidentified person from Ocean Township requested information on the proposed Firemen’s Pond project, and asked if nearby residents could also assist. Dr. Souza advised that clear-cutting the bank is not recommended and that the community could come together to manually remove brush and debris from the area in advance of the proposed dredging.

    David D’ Alessio, Interlaken alternate representative, asked if improvements could be made to the railroad bridge area. Dr. Souza advised that NJ Transit would not approve further encroachment on their right-of-way, and the Ocean representative advised that the Commission hoped to include the area under the bridge in the dredging work proposed for the Lake.

    Mr. D’ Alessio also noted that from his perspective, fishermen are not being careful when trolling near the shoreline and create conflict between residents and the fishermen.

    Brian Mullins, Ocean Township, asked if the placement of the new boom could be considered in the Hollow Brook area; Dr. Souza noted again that due to access limitations and the volume of water draining in that particular area, it is really not a suitable location. Mr. Avakian advised that if the access to the basin near Oxonia offthe private property is improved, that site may be acceptable.

    There being no further comments, and UPON MOTION of Interlaken, seconded by Ocean, carried, that the public hearing be closed. There being no further business, and UPON MOTION of Loch Arbour, seconded by Interlaken, carried, that the meeting be finally adjourned at 8:45 PM.

    LORRAINE P. CARAFA, RMC

    Commission Clerk