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.

    MINUTES – MARCH 17, 2016

    DEAL LAKE COMMISSION
    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING
    MARCH 17, 2016

    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 the 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 February 11, 2016, 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 MINUTES

    UPON MOTION of Asbury Park, seconded by Ocean, carried that the following Resolution be adopted:

    BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Deal Lake Commission held on February 18, 2016 be and the same are hereby approved.

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

    RESOLUTIO N #2 – RESOLUTION TO APPROVE TREASURER’S REPORT AND PAY BILLS

    UPON MOTION of Ocean, seconded by Asbury Park, carried that the following Treasurer’s Report for March 17, 2016 be approved and the bills listed authorized for payment.

    BALANCE ON HAND – PREVIOUS MONTH
    TD Bank, NA…………………………………………………………… $139,626.34
    NJ Cash Management Fund…………..……………………………………39,918.64

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT…………………………………………………. $179,545.18

    RECEIPTS
    Interest – TD Bank (February)……….………………..………………………… 8.10
    Interest – Cash Management Fund (January-February)…….……………………19.86
    Other – 2016 Assessment (Allenhurst, Interlaken, Neptune – in transit)…..13,750.00

    TOTAL RECEIPTS…………………………………………………………13,777.96

    DISBURSEMENTS
    Lorraine Carafa (March)……………..……………………………………… .216.67
    Jessie Joseph (March)…………………………………………………………..410.33
    Princeton Hydro, LLC (January)……………………………………………….362.00
    J C P & L (March/April)………………………………………………………..20.83
    Hunt Parry, Esq. (1st Quarter)………………………………………………….675.00
    Sam Hartnett (1st Quarter)……………………………………………………..200.00
    New Coaster (Invoice #45122)…………………………………………………57.74
    Syracuse Signs, LLC (Invoice #2254, Banners)………………………………212.12
    TriCity News (3/11/16 advertisement)………………………………………..200.00

    TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS…….………………………………………….2,354.69

    OTHER
    Cash Management Fund balance adjustment – reduction (February 2016)….…0.60

    BALANCES AFTER MARCH DISBURSEMENTS
    TD Bank, NA……………………………………………………………$151,039.75
    NJ Cash Management Fund………………………………………………….39,937.90

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT………………………………………………… $190,977.65

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

    OLD BUSINESS

    1. NRCS/DEP – Mr. Avakian reported that the dredging project is now completed. Minor punchlist items remain and they should be taken care of in the next few weeks.

    2. Flood Hazard Risk Reduction Resiliency Grant Program – Mr. Avakian briefed the Commissioners on the status of the Grant submission. He was advised by the Grant Administrator that we needed more detail support documentation to support our benefit claims made in our original application. We will also need Resolutions from the City of Asbury Park and the Village of Loch Arbour. Asbury Park will be the lead agency and Loch Arbour will be the co-sponsor

    3. Beach Replenishment – Mr. Avakian reported that the ACoE would like to make one more sweep of Loch Arbour beach to make sure there are no more munitions of explosive concern. He would like to make sure they will be finished by May and if not, can it be pushed back to September.

    The DLC’s concern is that the ACoE overfilled the north half of Kassin beach and the overfill was pushed into the cove.

    4. Sunset Avenue Bridge Replacement – Mr. Nissim reported that he has been carefully monitoring the removal of the sandbags. He is reported that they are removing the sandbags and placing them onthe bridge and opening them up. He has been watching to make sure they are not emptying them back into the Lake.

    5. NOAA Grant – The Commission Clerk said there is nothing new to report, we should hear something by April or May.

    6. Deal Lake Master Plan – To be held

    7. Bridge 11 (Interlaken to Loch Arbour) – Mr. Brockel is concerned about the fill being put back into the lake. We just completed a $1.6 million dollar dredging project and now the fill is being put back in. He is still trying to get them to put in an MTD. Mr. Avakian feels the DLC’s best course of action is to contact the DEP directly to discuss their concerns.

    8. Watershed Ambassador – No report. Tiffany Falcone, the Watershed Ambassador for AmeriCorps was not at the meeting.

    9. NJ Transit letter – Mr. Avakian said he now has a contact name at NJ Transit and he will send the Commission Clerk the contact person and sample letter to be sent.

    10. Spring Clean-Up/Carp Contest – Mr. Brockel reported there has been a lot of advertising and press for both events. The Spring Clean-Up is this Saturday and the Carp Contest is April 17th.

    11. Flume Report – 2016 Water Lowering Permit has been received and will be posted on the website.

    12. 319(h) Grant – Dr. Souza reported that he has submitted the Grant and this time the focus was more on stormwater structures. He went on to say we probably won’t hear anything until June.

    NEW BUSINESS

    1. Fish Study – Mr. Brockel said the State is coming in to do a fish study of the lake.

    2. Mr. Brockel reported that Ocean Township is looking to place MTD’s at various locations on the lake.

    PUBLIC HEARING

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

    Marty Martino, Bryan Avenue, Ocean read from a prepared statement, (attached at the end of the Minutes), regarding his concerns about the quality of the water in Deal Lake and the actions that the DLC has taken to address the issues from the 2007 Deal Lake Master Plan. He feels that the majority of the defects which appeared in the 2007 Master have not been acted upon.

    Marty Martino Statement

    Mr. Brockel said he understands Mr. Martino’s concerns. The DLC has been working very hard to address these issues, but it also requires cooperation and help from the Municipalities that are part of the Commission. Ocean Township has recently purchased a new machine that helps in the detection of pipe leaks.

    A brief discussion followed with the Commission’s professionals (Mr. Avakian and Dr. Souza) answering some of Mr. Martino’s questions. They also offered him some insight into the various projects that are currently being pursued by the DL.

    Mr. Brockel asked Mr. Martino to e-mail his questions and concerns to him. The DLC will review it and answer them to the best of their ability.

    Jerry Mauer, an Ocean Township resident and President of the Friends of Deal Lake, also had comments and questions to make regarding the website and the Deal Lake Master Plan. He feels the DLC needs to be more transparent.

    Mr. Brockel requested a meeting be set-up between the Deal Lake Commission and the Friends of Deal Lake.

    There being no further comments, and UPON MOTION of Asbury Park, seconded by Neptune, 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 8:20 PM.

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    Jessie M. Joseph, RMC
    Commission Clerk