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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    Upcoming Events

    DLC meetings are via Teleconference

    July 18th: DLC Meeting starts at 7:00PM

    The public can participate in both the workshop and meeting through Zoom or by calling in from any landline or cell phone to hear the meeting live.

    Click Here For Instructions to join the meetings.

    Teleconference Meetings

    All DLC Meetings and Workshops are Recorded

    You can watch Deal Lake Commission meetings and Workshops on  APTV, Optimum 77 and throughout most of Monmouth County on FiOS 28. People outside of the city can watch APTV on the APTV website,, or by downloading APTV app on Apple TV or Roku devices.

    View past DLC Meetings here.

    Before You Buy or Build:

    Contact the NJDEP

    Deal Lake, its tributaries and watershed are regulated by Federal and State agencies. Check before you dig.

    Strict compliance with the NJDEP regulations apply to any land 50 feet adjacent to the Deal Lake shoreline as well as any land 50 feet adjacent to any stream that drains into Deal Lake.

    Property owners should contact the NJDEP before beginning any maintenance or any construction along the lake's shoreline.

    There can be consequences, including fines and time delays for proceeding with work, prior to securing the appropriate NJDEP permit(s).

    • The NJDEP Division of Land Use Protection gives info on regulations, permits:

    • The NJDEP Division of Land Use Protection Contact Form:

    • NJDEP Land Use Phone Line: 609-292-2178

    Please click below to get more info before you build or buy on Deal Lake: 

    Guide for Lake Front Property Owners

    Deal Lake Commission

    Members For 2024

    Don BrockelOcean, Chairman

    Carol RoartyInterlaken, Vice-Chairman

    Jeannie ToherAsbury Park, Secretary

    Bruce FromerAllenhurst, Treasurer

    Eric HoughtalingNeptune, Assistant Treasurer

    Margot FernicolaLoch Arbour

    Steve KassinDeal


    Commission Clerk – Jessie Joseph

    CFO – Richard Gartz
    Environmental Consultant – Dr. Stephen Souza, Princeton Hydro, LLC.
    Engineer – Peter Avakian, Leon S. Avakian, Inc.
    Attorney – Hunt Parry, Esq.
    Webmaster – Kenneth McGee, Mastermix Audio Media, LLC


    Our mission is to provide leadership, guidance and resources to preserve and restore Deal Lake and its tributaries as a healthy and stable ecosystem. By actively serving as stewards of Deal Lake and its Watershed, our goals include:

    • Educating the community, including our school children, to increase awareness and appreciation for the natural environment of the lake
    • Providing leadership concerning issues related to Deal Lake within and outside our community
    • Helping homeowners and public groups recognize and mindfully solve problems related to water quality, siltation, and lake restoration
    • Serving as the liaison between lakeside communities, County agencies, and the NJ DEP to implement a Regional Storm Water Management Plan
    • Proactively suggesting practical ideas to improve overall the environmental quality of properties through out the Deal Lake watershed


    The Deal Lake Commission was chartered in 1974 by the seven towns surrounding Deal Lake.