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

    MINUTES – DECEMBER 3, 2015

    DEAL LAKE COMMISSION
    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING
    DECEMBER 3, 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 newspaper 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 (arrived 7:15) X
    Deal  X
    Interlaken (arrived 7:10) X
    Loch Arbour X
    Neptune  X
    Ocean X

    Resolution #1 – Resolution to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting, October 15, 2015

    (Deal and Neptune do not vote)

    UPON MOTION of Allenhurst, seconded by Ocean, 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 on October 15, 2015 be and the same are hereby approved.

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes: Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Ocean

    Nays: None

    Absent: Neptune

    Abstain: Deal

    Resolution # 2 – Resolution authoring the transfer of funds

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

    WHEREAS, the Local Budget Law (N.J.S.A. 40A:4-1, et. seq.) provides for the transfer of funds from one current year appropriation to another beginning on November 1, 2015; and

    WHEREAS, the Chief Financial Officer has advised that there are certain 2015 appropriations that require additional funds for expenses incurred or anticipated to occur in the current year and other 2015 appropriations with adequate funding to cover all expenses through December 31, 2015.

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Deal Lake Commission Commissioners that the following transfers between 2015 appropriations be and the same are hereby approved as presented:

    2015 APPROPRIATION FROM TO
    Administration, S/W   $650.00
    Advertising, O/E   775.00
    Legal Fees, Contractual   275.00
    Lake Maintenance, O/E $2,020.00  
    Special Projects   320.00

     

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified copy of this Resolution shall be supplied to the Chief Financial Officer for her information and further action.

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes: Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Deal, Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Ocean

    Nays: None

    Absent: Neptune

    Resolution #3 – Approve the Treasurer’s Report and Authorize Payment of Bills:

    UPON MOTION of Ocean, seconded by Allenhurst, carried that the following Treasurer’s Report for December 3, 2015 be approved and the bills listed authorized for payment.

    BALANCE ON HAND – PREVIOUS MONTH:

    TD Bank, NA………………………………………………………$128,453.84

    NJ Cash Management Fund…………………………………………..39,884.93

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT……………………………………………………$168,338.77

    RECEIPTS

                Interest – TD Bank (September)……………………………………………8.89

                Interest – Cash Management Fund………..………………………………22.36

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

    TOTAL RECEIPTS……………………………………………………………..31.25

    DISBURSEMENTS

                Lorraine Carafa (November/December, Acting Clerk – October…… …..683.34

    Jessie Joseph (November/December)……………..………………………816.66

    Princeton Hydro, LLC (Inv. #27850 …………… ………………………551.00

    Leon S. Avakian, Inc. (Invoice #34641, 34642, 34643)……………….2,412.50

    Sam Hartung, 4th Qtr. Web Services.…………………………………….200.00

    Hunt parry, Esq., 4th Qtr. Legal Services.………………………………..450.00

    The New Coaster, LLC (Invoice #44269, 44364)……………………….513.02

    Don Brockel, reimbursement fall clean-up…………………………………………248.60

    JCP&L (October/November/December)…………………………………..25.36

    TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS…………………………………………………6,400.48

    BALANCES AFTER DECEMBER DISBURSEMENTS

    TD Bank, NA……………………………………………………..….122,062.25

    NJ Cash Management Fund……………………..…………………….39,907.29

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT……………………………………………………..$161,969.54

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes: Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Deal, Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Ocean

    Nays: None

    Absent: Neptune

    OLD BUSINESS

    1. NRCS/DEP – Mr. Avakian reported that approximately 2,500 cubic yards of material has been hauled from the site. There is currently about 1,800 cubic yards of material dewatering and that the Contractor is dredging approximately 400 to 500 cubic yards a day. It is anticipated that the project will be completed by the end of December but, the NJDEP is looking into an extension past December 31st if there are issues that should come up that would prevent the project from being completed by the end of December.
    1. Flood Hazard Risk Reduction Resiliency Grant Program – Mr. Avakian reported that the second round of funding has been announced and the applications are due in April 2016. He will submit a proposal at the January 21st meeting outlining the costs involved in preparing and submitting the grant on behalf of the Deal Lake Commission.
    1. Beach Replenishment – Mr. Avakian gave a brief update on the project.
    1. Sunset Avenue Bridge Replacement – Mr. Brockel reported on his recent conversations with the County. They agree to take care of the problem with the sand bags after seeing the video of the bridge that was taken during the clean-up when the water was lowered.
    1. NOAA Grant – The Commission Clerk reported that the grant has been submitted and we won’t hear anything until April or May.
    1. Deal Lake Master Plan – The Plan will be finalized at the January 21, 2016 meeting.
    1. Resolution #4 – UPON MOTION of Asbury Park, seconded by Allenhurst, carried that Princeton Hydro, LLC be and it is hereby authorized to prepare and file the permit application for 2016 herbicide and algaecide treatment program with the DEP.

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes: Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Deal, Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Ocean

    Nays: None

    Absent: Neptune

    NEW BUSINESS

    1. Resolution #5: UPON MOTION of Allenhurst, seconded by Interlaken, carried that the following budget for the year 2016 be and the same is hereby approved as proposed and the Clerk is directed to notify the constituent municipalities of their 2016 assessments (no change from prior years)
    REVENUES:  
    Allenhurst            $ 2,750.00
    Asbury Park              11,000.00
    Deal                1,750.00
    Interlaken              10,000.00
    Loch Arbour                3,750.00
    Neptune                1,000.00
    Ocean              19,750.00
    Surplus Applied              28,000.00
       
    TOTAL REVENUES ANTICIPATED FOR GENERAL OPERATIONS          $78,000.00
       
    EXPENDITURES:  
    401 – Administration (Clerk and CFO)          $ 8,100.00
    402 – Postage                    300.00
    403 – Supplies                    500.00
    404 – Advertising                3,000.00
    411 – Legal Fees              2,475.00
    413 – Insurance              4,000.00
    420 – Engineering              6,000.00
    430 – Audit Fees              2,250.00
       
    LAKE MAINTENANCE:  
    442 – Environmental Consultant              16,000.00
    443 – General Lake Maintenance              30,875.00
       
    OTHER:  
    450 – Special Projects including website hosting/maintenance                4,000.00
    470 – Utility Expenses                    500.00
       
    TOTAL EXPENSES          $78,000.00

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes: Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Deal, Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Ocean

    Nays: None

    Absent: Neptune

    1. Wetlands – Route 66 – Mr. Avakian said there is no project described at this time.
    1. 2016 Reorganization Meeting – Mr. Brockel announced that the reorganization meeting will be held on January 21st and to please make sure everyone is re-appointed by their municipality.
    1. Trash Programs – Mr. Brockel wanted to voice his concern regarding the recyclables that are being blown into the lake from Interlaken and Loch Arbour. He is going to reach out to them and suggest single stream recycling.
    1. Removal of Organic Materials at Fireman’s and Lollipop Ponds – Mr. Brockel said he is going to contact the DPW Director from Ocean Township to see if they can get a backhoe in to remove the leaves from the ponds.
    1. Bridge 11 (Interlaken to Loch Arbour) Issues: Plus MTD add-on – Mr. Avakian briefed the Commissioners on the status of the bridge project. He asked the County if they would be willing to put in an MTD through the bulkhead by the x-mas tree while they are doing the bridge work. The County is willing to pay for the structure but they would like to know who will maintain it. There was a brief discussion on this and it was decided more information was needed.
    1. Workshops – Mr. Brockel gave a brief summary of the conference he recently attended given by The Watershed Institute. He did invite one of the principals from the organization to come speak at our meeting but she was unavailable. He is hoping to have her attend a DLC meeting in the near future to better explain their programs and what would be the most beneficial for us.
    1. Lake Dumping – Mr. Brockel reported that a resident from Interlaken reached out to him to let him know that he observed the Interlaken PDW blowing leaves into Deal Lake. He has contacted the Interlaken Borough Clerk to let her know this is unacceptable and must be stopped immediately. He also requested that their DPW go in and remove the leaves from the banks of lake. Mr. Avakian said he also has spoken to the Clerk and she has assured him this will not happen again.
    1. Asbury Avenue resurfacing – Mr. Avakian reported that when the County resurfaced Asbury Avenue they did not put in grates so there is no protection. He will reach out to the County for answers and a solution.
    1. Watershed Ambassador – Mr. Brockel introduced Tiffany Falcone the NJ Watershed Ambassador for Watershed #12. Ms. Falcon gave a brief explanation of the program and how she can help the DLC. Besides going in and doing stream assessments, she can also show us how to increase community education and awareness about the lake.

    There were no members of the public present. UPON MOTION of Asbury Park, seconded by Interlaken, carried, that the meeting be adjourned at 8:25 PM

     

     

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                                                                                                                          Jessie M. Joseph, RMC

                                                                                                                               Commission Clerk