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 – August 18, 2016

    DEAL LAKE COMMISSION

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    August 18, 2016

    The Regular Meeting of the Deal Lake Commission was held in the Township of Ocean Municipal Building, 399 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst 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 July 21, 2016 be and the same are hereby approved.

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes: Asbury Park, Loch Arbour, Ocean

    Nays: None

    Absent: Deal, Interlaken, Neptune

    Abstain: Allenhurst

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

    UPON MOTION
    of Asbury Park, seconded by Interlaken, carried that the following Treasurer’s Report for August 18, 2016 be approved and the bills listed authorized for
    payment.

    BALANCE ON HAND – PREVIOUS MONTH

    TD Bank, NA…………………………………………………………… $144,206.47

    NJ Cash Management Fund…………..……………………………………39,989.52

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT…………………………………………………. $184,195.99

    RECEIPTS


    Interest – TD Bank (July)……….…………………..…………………………….9.74

    Interest – Cash Management Fund (July)…….…………… ……………….…….0.00

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

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    TOTAL RECEIPTS……………………………………………………..………..9.74

    DISBURSEMENTS


    Lorraine Carafa (August)……………..……………….……..…..…………….216.67

    Jessie Joseph (August)….………………………………………………………..408.33

    Princeton Hydro, LLC (Invoice #)………………………………………………………….362.00


    JCP&L…………………………………………………………………………..19.01


    The New Coaster…………………………………………………………………12.75

    Jason Taetsch (web services, 1st Qtr.)…………………………………………200.00

    TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS…….………………………………………… $1,218.76

    BALANCES AFTER JUNE DISBURSEMENTS

    TD Bank, NA……………………………………………………..………$142,997.45

    NJ Cash Management Fund……………………………………………………39,989.52

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT………………………………………………….. $182,986.97

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes: Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Loch Arbour, Ocean

    Nays: None

    Absent: Deal, Interlaken, Neptune

    OLD BUSINESS

    1. Flood Hazard Risk Reduction Resiliency Grant Program – Mr. Avakian reported that they had both a technical review and formal meeting with DEP. They were
    both very positive meetings. The revisions to the grant are due back by September 1st.

    2. Beach Replenishment – Mr. Brockel said we are still waiting to hear from the State about the flume electrification to be funded by the ACoE.

    3. Sunset Avenue Bridge Replacement – Mr. Brockel reported that the team from Monmouth University ran a sonar scan around and under the bridge. They didn’t
    see any major problems.

    4. Bridge 11 (Interlaken to Loch Arbour) – Mr. Brockel reported that the team from Monmouth University also tried to run a sonar scan at the Interlaken to
    Loch Arbour bridge, but could not get under the sewer pipe.

    5. Watershed Ambassador Report – The Watershed Ambassador was not at the meeting.

    6. 319(h) Grant – Dr. Souza said there is still no announcement. He hopes to hear something by the end of August.

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    7. Railroad Letter- Mr. Avakian said he has been working with some new key people at NJ Transit and he will be sending them another letter.

    8. Dave Dorfman – Mr. Dorfman’s wash out concerns in his backyard from Hollow Brook have been addressed by the County.

    9. Organic Material Removal – Mr. Brockel reported that plans are still being worked out with Ocean Township to remove organic material for all water
    bodies west of Wickapecko Drive.

    10. MTD Clean-Outs – Mr. Brockel said there is nothing new to report on this issue. He is going to draft up a letter to send to all of the towns asking for
    a listing of all their MTD’s and the last time they were cleaned out. Mr. Avakian said each town should have a stormwater management plan and they must
    send a report to the County every year. He will try and get a copy of each towns plan.

    11. Deal Lake Master Plan – No discussion. Re-write planned for the end of the year.

    12. Deal Lake Commission Meetings for September and October – Mr. Brockel announced that the September and October DLC meetings will be held at 7:00 PM in
    the Village of Loch Arbour Town Hall.

    13. Geese and Weed Issues – Mr. Brockel said the geese are done for the year. Sue Henderson, the Asbury Park representative, said that Asbury did oil the
    geese eggs but not any around Deal Lake. She will reach out to their Public Works Department to get them on board for next year.

    14. NOAA Grant – Dr. Souza said we should submit the Grant ourselves for this round of funding.

    15. Report of Sunset Lake Commission – Sue Henderson, reported on the first meeting of the newly formed Sunset Lake Commission. She stressed to them the
    need to get educated about the lake. She than asked if Dr. Souza and Mr. Avakian would come speak to the newly formed Commission prior to the next DLC
    meeting.

    16. Dock Question – Mr. Brockel said that this is a DEP issue and that docks are not the

    responsibility of the DLC. The property owners should contact their municipality directly for guidance.

    17. Water Testing – Professor John Tiedmann from Monmouth University, spoke about conducting

    in-situ monitoring of the lake in the fall with some of his students. They are also starting to use DNA to identify fish species in water bodies. The
    project could be ready to go for the fall and spring semesters and they could possibly make it part of a research program for the summer. He is going to

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    put together a formal presentation and come back to the next DLC meeting with the students who will be involved in the project.

    NEW BUSINESS

    1. Hollow Brook construction project restarted on Asbury Park/Ocean Township Border – Mr. Brockel reported that they are putting up on retention wall on
    the Asbury Park side of Hollow Brook, but they are ripping up the retention wall on the Ocean Township side. He is going to set up a meeting with the
    County to discuss.

    2. Fall Clean-Up– Mr. Brockel said we are waiting to see when Monmouth University is having their

    ”Big Event” so that we can coordinate our clean-up with theirs.

    3. Sue Henderson announced that there will be a Sunset Lake Clean-Up on Saturday August 27th.

    PUBLIC HEARING

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

    Linda Debrocki and Irene Maran, residents from the Colonial Terrace section of the Township, wanted to voice their concerns about the state of Deal Lake in
    their area. There is a lot of seaweed, algae and lilly pads.

    Dr. Souza explained that the level of the lake is one of the major problems. Next year they will start the weed treatments earlier. Also, he will reach out
    to the Golf Course and work closely with them.

    There being no further comments, and UPON Motion of Asbury Park, seconded by Loch Arbour, carried that the public hearing be closed. There being no further
    business, and UPON MOTION of Asbury Park, seconded by Loch Arbour, carried that the meeting be adjourned at 8:30 PM.

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    Jessie M. Joseph, RMC

    Commission Clerk