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 – February 16, 2017

    DEAL LAKE COMMISSION

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    FEBRUARY 16, 2017

    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 Commission 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 9, 2017, 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 the Minutes of the
    Re-Organization Meeting,

    January 19, 2017

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

    BE IT RESOLVED
    that the Minutes of the Re-Organization Meeting of the Deal Lake Commission
    held on January 19, 2017 be and the same are hereby approved.

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes: Asbury Park, Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Ocean

    Nays: None

    Absent: Allenhurst, Deal, Neptune


    RESOLUTION # 2 – Resolution to Approve Treasurer’s Report and Authorize
    Payment of Bills

    UPON MOTION
    of Ocean, seconded by Interlaken, carried that the following Treasurer’s
    Report for February 16, 2017 be approved and the bills listed authorized
    for payment.

    BALANCE ON HAND – PREVIOUS MONTH


    TD Bank, NA…………………………………………………………….$117,750.82

    NJ Cash Management Fund…………………………………………………40,080.61

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT……………………………………………………….…$157,831.43

    RECEIPTS


    Interest – TD Bank………………………………………………………………..0.00

    Interest – Cash Management Fund (January)……………………………………18.86

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    February 16, 2017

    TOTAL RECEIPTS………………………………………………………………………18.86

    DISBURSEMENTS


    Lorraine Carafa (February).………………………………………………………216.67

    Jessie Joseph (February; reimbursement $18.80)………………………………..427.13

    Princeton Hydro, LLC (Invoice #30655- $563.75)………………………………563.75

    2016


    Princeton Hydro, LLC (Invoice #30522 – $1,136.00)………………………….1,136.00

    TOTAL DISBURSEMEMNTS……………………………………………………….2,343.55

    BALANCES AFTER JANUARY DISBURSEMENTS


    TD Bank, NA……………………………………………………………….115,407.27

    NJ Cash Management Fund…………………………………………………..40,099.47

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT……………………………………………………………$155,506.74

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes: Asbury Park, Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Ocean

    Nays: None

    Absent: Allenhurst, Deal, Neptune

    OLD BUSINESS

    1. Beach Replenishment/Flume Electrification Update – Mr. Brockel reported
    on the meeting he had with Ocean Township. Ocean suggested lending the DLC
    the funds needed for the project and the DLC would bid out the contract as
    they have done in the past with 319(h) grant funds. The DLC would than
    reimburse Ocean Township when the ACoE reimburses the DLC. He is waiting to
    hear back from the State and hopes to have a draft agreement between the
    DLC and Ocean Township for the next meeting.

    2. County Shared Services Agreements – The Commission Clerk reported that
    both the Shared Services and Commodity Resale Agreements have been signed
    and returned by Monmouth County.

    3. Bridges: Sunset Avenue Bridge and Interlaken to Loch Arbour Bridge – Mr.
    Brockel said there is nothing to report on the Sunset Avenue Bridge. With
    regards to the Interlaken to Loch Arbour Bridge, Mr. Avakian said the
    County is still waiting for the revised plans for the permanent sewer main
    from the Contractor. He also said the utility relocation was being
    discussed between TOSA, the County and the Contractor. He hopes to have an
    update for the next meeting.

    4. 319(h) Grant – Dr. Souza said there is no word yet on the award. He
    reported that they will be making an announcement soon for the next years
    grant and the amounts awarded will be going up. He went on to say there is
    a new EPA Grant to be announced this year. He will research and let us know
    when it’s available and if it is something that could work for the lake.

    5. Organic Material Removal: Fireman’s and Lollipop Ponds – Mr. Brockel
    reported on the site meeting he had with Andrew Brannen, Township Manager
    of Ocean Township, Greg Blash, Ocean Township Engineer and a contractor
    (Aqualete) regarding remediation prior to the disposal of the organic
    material

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    February 16, 2017

    removed from the lake that is to be placed at the golf course. The price
    quoted was excessive. Mr. Brockel will have more details and other options
    to report at the next meeting.

    6. MTD Clean-Outs: Comstock – Mr. Brockel reported that Asbury Park said it
    was done in August or September of 2016 and will be done again in the
    Spring by their Public Works Department.

    7. Railroad Letter – Mr. Avakian just received a new contact person, Thomas
    Clark who is the Government & Community relations spokesman for NJ
    Transit. He will be sending him a letter.

    8. Water Testing: John Tiedmann, Monmouth University – Dr. Tiednmann was
    not at the meeting, but he did say they have enrolled new students in the
    program and they plan to begin sampling again the first week of March. Mr.
    Brockel said student(s) from the MAST program will also be working with
    Monmouth University on this project.

    9. Deal Lake Master Plan – Mr. Brockel said the Plan is being re-formatted
    and should be ready for review soon.

    10. Watershed Ambassador – Alexis Bowman, was unable to attend the meeting,
    but she did send an e-mail saying she will be sending a couple of flyers to
    use for the clean-up.

    11.

    RESOLUTION #3 – Authorizing a One Year Service Agreement between the
    Deal Lake

    Commission and Report It

    UPON MOTION
    of Interlaken, seconded by Ocean, carried that the flowing Resolution be
    adopted:

    WHEREAS,
    the Deal Lake Commission wishes to engage the services of a firm that can
    provide third party anonymous and confidential reporting services when
    issues arise on Deal Lake.

    NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED
    that the firm of Report It is hereby authorized to provide third party
    anonymous and confidential reporting services for the receipt and retention
    of anonymous submissions both on-line and mobile devices for a one-year
    period in an amount not to exceed $650.00.

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes: Asbury Park, Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Ocean

    Nays: None

    Absent: Allenhurst, Deal, Neptune

    12. Fishing/Stocking of Lake – Mr. Brockel reported that the DEP did
    approve our water lowering permit with modifications.

    13. Website – Jason Taetsch our webmaster is having issues with our
    website. He has been in touch with our website host M Studio.

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    February 16, 2017

    NEW BUSINESS

    1. 2015 Audit Report – The Commissioners are going to review the 2015 Audit
    and vote on it at the next meeting.

    2. Facebook – Mr. Brockel said that our Facebook page is up and running
    thanks to the Asbury Park Commissioners.

    3. Lake Depth Study – Mr. Brockel said we would like to do depth studies of
    the lake and will see if the MAST students would like to work with the
    Monmouth University students in taking on the project.

    Mr. Avakian suggested trying to re-create the old maps and bring them up to
    date. He will have something for the next meeting.

    4. Bow Carp Fishing – Mr. Brockel discussed night time carp bow fishing on
    the lake. It is Fish & Game approved.

    5.

    RESOLUTION #4 – Authorizing the Deal Lake Commission Chairman to
    purchase supplies for

    the 2017 Carp Contest

    UPON MOTION
    of Interlaken, seconded by Asbury Park, carried that the Commission agrees
    to sponsor awards for the Asbury Park Fishing Club’s 2017 Carp contest in
    an amount not to exceed $400.00

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes: Asbury Park, Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Ocean

    Nays: None

    Absent: Allenhurst, Deal, Neptune

    6.

    RESOLUTION #5 – Authorize the Commission Clerk to advertise the 2017
    Spring Clean-Up

    and Carp Contest

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

    WHEREAS,
    the Deal Lake Commission sponsors an annual Spring Clean-Up to remove
    accumulated debris and trash from the Watershed.

    NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED
    that the 2017 Spring Clean-Up be scheduled for April 1, 2017 from 9:00 AM
    to Noon and the Commission Clerk is hereby directed to advertise same in an
    amount not to exceed $700.00.

    RECORED VOTE:

    Ayes: Asbury Park, Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Ocean

    Nayes: None

    Absent: Allenhurst, Deal, Neptune

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    February 16, 2017

    7.

    RESOLUTION #6 – Authorize the Chairman to purchase supplies and
    equipment for the 2017

    Spring Clean-Up

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

    WHEREAS,
    the Deal Lake Commission sponsors an annual Spring Clean-Up to remove trash
    and debris from the Watershed.

    NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED
    , that the Commission Chairman is hereby authorized to purchase supplies
    and equipment for the 2017 Spring Clean-Up in an amount not to exceed
    $500.00.

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes: Asbury Park, Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Ocean

    Nays: None

    Absent: Allenhurst, Deal, Neptune

    PUBLIC HEARING

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

    Joe Bove, Wanamassa, had some questions comments and
    concerns regarding the depth of the lake. He also said he had asked Ocean
    Township to consider adding Deal Lake to its park system.

    Mr. Bove asked if there was anything to report on North Beach.

    Mr. Brockel said there is nothing to report at this time.

    Mr. Nissim proposed placing markers at different areas in the lake to get a
    better reading of the depth of the lake.

    Mr. Avakian said they could be placed by the flume, Sunset bridge,
    Allenhurst bridge, etc.

    There being no further comments, and UPON MOTION of Ocean, seconded by
    Interlaken, carried that the public hearing be closed. There being no
    further business and UPON MOTION of Interlaken, seconded by Ocean, carried
    that the meeting be adjourned at 8:25 PM.

    _____________________________________

    Jessie M. Joseph, RMC

    Commission Clerk