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 – December 1, 2016

    DEAL LAKE COMMISSION

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    December 1, 2016

    The Regular Meeting of the Deal Lake Commission was held in the Borough of
    Interlaken, 100 Grassmere Avenue, Interlaken 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 the Open Public Meetings
    Act (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 of the Regular Meeting of
    October 20, 2016

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

    BE IT RESOLVED
    that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Deal Lake Commission held on
    October 20, 2016 be and the same are hereby approved.

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes: Allenhurst, Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Neptune, Ocean

    Nays: None

    Absent: Asbury Park, Deal

    Abstain: None


    RESOLUTION #2 – Resolution to Authorize the Deal Lake Commission
    Chairman to Purchase Supplies for the 2016 Fall Lake Clean-Up

    UPON MOTION
    of Neptune, seconded by Interlaken, carried that Don Brockel, Chairman of
    the Deal Lake Commission, is hereby authorized to purchase supplies for the
    2016 Fall Lake Clean-Up in an amount not to exceed $1,000.00.

    RECORDED VOTE:


    Ayes: Allenhurst, Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Neptune

    Nays: None

    Absent: Asbury Park, Deal

    Abstain: Ocean

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    December 1, 2016


    RESOLUTION #3 – Resolution to Approve Treasurer’s Report and Authorize
    Payment of Bills

    UPON MOTION
    of Interlaken, seconded by Allenhurst, carried that the following
    Treasurer’s Report for December 1, 2016 be approved and the bills listed
    authorized for payment.

    BALANCE ON HAND – PREVIOUS MONTH

    TD Bank, NA………………………………………………..……………..$133,713.45

    NJ Cash Management Fund…………………………………………………. 40,032.78

    TOTAL ON DEPOST………………………………………………………$173,746.23

    RECEIPTS


    Interest – TD Bank (October)……………………………………………………… 0.00

    Interest – Cash Management Fund (October)…………………………….………..15.83


    Other…………………………………………………………………………………0.00

    TOTAL RECEIPTS……………………………………………………………..…15.83

    DISBURSEMENTS


    Lorraine Carafa (November-December)…………………………………..………433.34

    Jessie Joseph (November-December)……………………………………………….855.02

    Don Brockel (reimbursement)………………………………………………. ……969.10

    Hunt Parry, Esq. (4th Qtr. Legal
    Fees)……………………………………………..450.00

    JCP&L………………………………………………………………………………12.65

    Princeton Hydro, LLC (Inv.#30178-$372; 29956-$372;
    30148-$380.02)………1,124.02

    Jason Taetsch (4th Qtr. Web services)……………………………………………..200.00

    The New Coaster (Invoice #47086)……………………………………………….340.00

    Leon S. Avakian, Inc. (Invoice #35674-$5,177.50;
    #35675-$900)……………..6,077.50

    TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS………………………………………………….$10,461.63

    BALANCES AFTER DECEMBER DISBURSEMENTS


    TD Bank, NA……………………………………………………………… $123,251.82

    NJ Cash Management Fund…………………………………………….………40,048.61

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT………………………………………………………$163,300.43

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes: Allenhurst, Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Neptune

    Nays: None

    Absent: Asbury Park, Deal

    Abstain: Ocean

    OLD BUSINESS

    1. Flood Hazard Risk Reduction Resiliency Grant Program – Mr. Avakian
    reported that the grant was submitted on September 1st. There has been no
    word yet.

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    December 1, 2016

    2. Beach Replenishment/Flume Electrification – Mr. Brockel said he just
    received a draft agreement for the electrification of the flume. It is
    being reviewed and hopefully it will be signed by the end of the year.

    3. Sunset Avenue Bridge Replacement – Mr. Brockel said sandbags and
    construction material were left behind. He will be sending a letter to the
    County.

    4. Bridge 11(Interlaken to Loch Arbour) – Mr. Avakian explained that the
    wrong size pipe was used and this is what is causing the flooding problems.
    Also, the Contractor was supposed to put in a filter system and re-do the
    bulkhead. He went on to say that the retaining wall needs to be repaired.
    He has reached out to both the County and the Contractor.

    5. 319(h) Grant – Dr. Souza reported that the DEP is still reviewing the
    grant applications and should be making an announcement before the end of
    the year.

    6. Railroad Letter Update – Mr. Avakian said he has contacted someone in
    the Real Estate division but as of this date there has been no response. He
    will keep trying to find another contact person.

    7. Organic Material Removal Update – Mr. Avakian said the testing was
    completed on both Fireman’s and Lollipop Ponds and they are both clean.

    8. MTD Clean-Outs – To be held until the next meeting.

    9. Deal Lake Master Plan – To be held until the next meeting.

    10. Watershed Ambassador – Alexis Bowman, introduced herself and gave a
    brief explanation of the resources that are available to us from the
    County.

    11. Report of Sunset Lake Commission Meeting – Ms. Henderson was not at the
    meeting to give a

    report.

    12. Water Testing – Dr. John Tiedmann from Monmouth University introduced
    Angelica Rosaperez ,

    a student at Monmouth University. Ms. Rosaperez briefed the Commissioners
    on the Deal Lake

    Watershed Ambient Monitoring Project: Preliminary Report 2016 that she has
    been working on.

    She started the project in September 2016 and used sampling sites that were
    selected from sites previously sampled by Monmouth University in 2005. She
    will continue to gather samples from the lake until the Spring of 2017 at
    which time she will have a report.

    Dr. Tiedmann also brought up the use of e-DNA to help identify fish species
    in Deal Lake. They would gather samples of water from each of the stations,
    have them filtered, processed and sent to a lab. The results could
    definitely help in getting funding for various types of grants.

    13. Fall Clean-Up – Mr. Brockel reported that this year’s Fall Clean-up was
    a huge success. We collected over 4,000 lbs. of trash from the lake. We
    also had over 75 people turn-out for the Clean-Up at various locations on
    the lake.

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    December 1, 2016

    14. Report It – Pete Siano, Sales Director for Report It, gave a
    presentation of how Report It could

    benefit the Deal Lake Commission.

    After a brief discussion, the Commissioners asked Mr. Siano to draw up a
    proposal that they will

    review for the next meeting.

    15. RESOLUTION #4 – UPON MOTION of Allenhurst, seconded by
    Interlaken carried, that the following budget for the year 2017 be and the
    same is hereby approved as proposed and the Clerk be directed to notify the
    constituent municipalities of their 2017 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

    29,000.00


    TOTAL REVENUES ANTICIPATED FOR GENERAL OPERATIONS

    $79,000.00

    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

    6,000.00

    443 – General Lake Maintenance

    40,875.00

    OTHER:

    450 – Special Projects including website
    hosting/maintenance

    4,000.00

    470 – Utility Expenses

    1,500.00

    TOTAL EXPENSES

    $79,000.00

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    December 1, 2016

    RECORDED VOTE:


    Ayes: Allenhurst, Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Neptune, Ocean

    Nays: None

    Absent: Asbury Park, Deal

    Abstain: None

    NEW BUSINESS

    1.

    RESOLUTION #5 – Resolution Authorizing the Execution of a Commodity
    Resale Agreement

    with the County of Monmouth

    UPON MOTION
    of Allenhurst, seconded by Interlaken, carried that the following
    Resolution be adopted:

    WHEREAS,
    N.J.A.C. 5:34-7.15 authorizes local contracting units to enter into
    Commodity Resale Agreements for the purchase of certain commodities from
    other contracting units; and

    WHEREAS,
    the County of Monmouth has authorized the creation of the Monmouth County
    Commodity Resale System; and

    WHEREAS,
    it would be in the best interest of the Deal Lake Commission, a joint
    meeting created in accordance with the provisions of the Consolidated
    Municipal Services Act of 1952 (N.J.S.A. 40:48B, et. seq.) to become a
    member of the Monmouth County Commodity Resale System.

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
    by the Governing Body of the Deal Lake Commission, that the Chairman of the
    Deal Lake Commission and the Commission Clerk be and they are hereby
    authorized to execute the Resale Agreement with the County of Monmouth.

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED
    that the Commission Clerk forward a certified copy of this Resolution,
    along with the executed Commodity Resale Agreement to the Clerk of the
    Board of Chosen Freeholders, County of Monmouth, Hall of Records, 1 E. Main
    Street, Freehold, New Jersey 07728.

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes: Allenhurst, Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Neptune, Ocean

    Nays: None

    Absent: Asbury Park, Deal

    2.

    RESOLUTION # 6 – Resolution Authorizing the Execution of a Shared
    Services Agreement with

    the County of Monmouth

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

    WHEREAS,
    the New Jersey Uniform Shared Services and Consolidated Act (C.40A:65-1,
    et. seq.) authorizes local units such as the Deal Lake Commission to enter
    into shared services agreements with other local units; and

    WHEREAS,
    the County of Monmouth, a local unit, has offered to provide municipal
    assistance / shared services to the Deal Lake Commission; and

    WHEREAS,
    it is in the best interest of the Deal Lake Commission to enter into the
    proposed Municipal Assistance / Shared Services Agreement with the County
    of Monmouth.

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
    by the Governing Body of the Deal Lake Commission that the Chairman and the
    Commission Clerk be and they are hereby authorized to execute the attached
    Municipal Assistance / Shared Services Agreement with the County of
    Monmouth.

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    December 1, 2016

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED
    that the Commission Clerk forward a certified copy of this Resolution,
    along with the executed Municipal Assistance / Shared Services Agreement to
    the Clerk of the Board of Chosen Freeholders, County of Monmouth, Hall of
    Records, 1 E. Main Street, Freehold, New Jersey 07728.

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes: Allenhurst, Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Neptune, Ocean

    Nays: None

    Absent: Asbury Park, Deal

    3. Jersey Shore Rescue – Mr. Brockel said there are a lot of homeless
    people on the lake that need help.

    He would like to see a link on the DLC website on how to help.

    PUBLIC HEARING

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

    Dr. Souza announced that he will be retiring January 1, 2017 as President
    of Princeton Hydro, LLC, and will remain on as a full-time employee.

    There being no further comments, and UPON MOTION of Ocean,
    seconded by Allenhurst, carried that the public hearing be closed. There
    being no further comments, and UPON MOTION of Ocean,
    seconded by Allenhurst, carried that the meeting be adjourned at 8:15 PM.

    _________________________

    Jessie M. Joseph, RMC

    Commission Clerk