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 18, 2016

    DEAL LAKE COMMISSION

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    FEBRUARY 18, 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 7:15 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 Allenhurst, seconded by Ocean, carried that the following Resolution be adopted:

     

    BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Reorganization Meeting of the Deal Lake Commission held on January 21, 2016 be and the same are hereby approved.

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes:  Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Interlaken, Neptune, Ocean

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal

     

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

     

                UPON MOTION of Neptune, seconded by Ocean, carried that the following Treasurer’s Report for February 18, 2016 be approved and the bills listed authorized for payment.

     

    BALANCE ON HAND – PREVIOUS MONTH

    TD Bank, NA……………………………………………………. $121,595.96

    NJ Cash Management Fund…………………………………………39,918.84

     

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT…………………………………………………. $161,514.80

     

    RECEIPTS

                Interest – TD Bank (January)…………………..………………………… 8.21

    Interest – Cash Management Fund ……………………………………….0.00

    Other – 2016 Assessment (Ocean)(in transit)……………………….19,750.00

     

    TOTAL RECEIPTS…………………………………………………………19,758.21

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    February 18, 2016

     

    DISBURSEMENTS

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

    Jessie Joseph (February/Water Lower Permit -$2.00)…………………..410.33

    Leon S. Avakian, Inc. (Invoice #34917 – 2015)…………………….…900.00

    JCP&L (January/February)……………………………………………….20.83

    M Studio – website hosting……………………………………………180.00

     

    TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS……………………………………………….1,727.83

     

    BALANCES AFTER FEBRUARY DISBURSEMENTS

                TD Bank, NA…………………………………………………….$139,626.34

    NJ Cash Management Fund…………………………………………39,918.84

     

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

     

    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 completed. They are demobilizing the site and the electric is now back on.  About half the area between the Norwood Avenue Bridge and the Ocean was dredged to a 4-6 foot depth with approximately 13,000 cubic yards of material removed.  The contractor still has some minor repairs and grass planting to do later this spring.

     

    Mr. Brockel asked the professionals to send their bills for the project so we can submit them to the State for reimbursement.  He feels once the project got started it ran pretty smooth and we should look to partner with the County for future projects.

     

    1. Flood Hazard Risk Reduction Resiliency Grant Program – Mr. Avakian gave a brief presentation and explained the four major components to this grant. The application process; a model must be done to prove that what we are proposing can work; a benefit cost analysis must be done showing that the benefit of the project exceeds the cost of repetitive losses; plans and specs.  He went on to say that because this is a HUD project, the guidelines are different and burdensome.  We are looking to Loch Arbour and Asbury Park for joint sponsorship.  Asbury Park for the urban portion and Loch Arbour for the resiliency portion.

     

    1. Beach ReplenishmentMr. Brockel reported that the Contractor the ACoE hired for the beach dredging project was fined today for dumping materials into the ocean.

     

    1. Sunset Avenue Bridge Replacement – Mr. Brockel said the County is removing the sandbags and all is going well.

     

    Sue Henderson, the Asbury Park representative, reported that the pipes on Sunset Avenue are going to be replaced.

     

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    February 18, 2016

     

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

     

    1. Deal Lake Master Plan – UPON MOTION of Allenhurst, seconded by Asbury Park, moved to post the Deal Lake Master Plan on the Deal Lake Commission website for public comment.

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Abstain:  None

    Absent:  Deal

     

    1. Bridge 11 (Interlaken to Loch Arbour) – Mr. Avakian reported that the project is going well and should be finished by the end of May.

     

    Mr. Brockel is going to speak to the contractors on the project regarding the trash.

     

    1. Watershed Ambassador Tiffany Falcone, the Watershed Ambassador for AmeriCorps was not at the meeting but Mr. Brockel said she will be helping us with our Spring Clean-Up event.

     

    1. Weed Treatment Program – Dr. Souza said there is nothing new to report at this time of year.

     

    1. NJ Transit letterMr. Brockel would like to see the letter go out to NJ Transit regarding the NJ Transit Bridge by the Asbury Park boat ramp. He went on to say the wall needs to be rebuilt and the bulkhead that protects the channel is rotting away. Mr. Avakian will help the Commission Clerk draft the letter.

     

    1. Carp Contest – It was decided that the Carp Contest would be held on Saturday, April 17th from 6:00 am until 2:00 pm.

     

    1. Flume Report – The 2015 Flume Report was submitted to the Division of Fish and Wildlife. Mr. Brockel also stated that the Division of Fish and Wildlife has received our 2016 Water Lowering Permit and it is sitting on the Directors desk waiting for his signature.

     

    1. Spring Clean-Up – The Spring Clean-Up will be held on Saturday, March 19th at 9:00 am; volunteers should meet at the Asbury Park Boat Ramp across from the 7-11.

     

    Resolution #3 – UPON MOTION of Allenhurst, seconded by Asbury Park, 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 2016 Spring Clean-Up be scheduled for March 19, 2016 from 9:00 AM to Noon and the Commission Clerk be and she is hereby directed to place an ad in The Coaster  and The Asbury Park Sun to include the information noted above regarding the March 19th Clean-Up at an amount not to exceed $500.00.

     

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    February 18, 2016

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays:  None

    Absent:  Deal

    1. New Fish Study – Mr. Brockel asked Dr. Souza if he would write a letter to the Division of Fish and Wildlife on the DLC’s behalf requesting a new fish study.

     

    NEW BUSINESS

     

    1. Golf Course Boom Replacement – Dr. Souza will take a look at the Boom at the golf course as soon as the weather gets warmer.

     

    1. 319(h) Grant – Dr. Souza reported that the applications are due in March for the next round of 319(h) grants. By consensus, the Commission directed Dr. Souza to submit the 319(h) grant application.  The Commission also directed the Commission Clerk to send out Letters to the constituent municipalities,  Senator Beck, Congressman Pallone and Freeholder Arnone requesting Letters of Support for the grant.

     

    1. Geese Control – There was a brief discussion on the geese problem and how it affects the Lake. Mr. Brockel explained what Ocean Township does to help alleviate the problem.

     

    1. Mr. Brockel would like to set-up a breakfast meeting between the DLC and the various governing body members and their Road Departments of the participating municipalities to educate them on the watershed requirements, stormwater management, etc. Dr. Souza and Mr. Avakian would also be there to answer the more technical questions.  By consensus the Commission agreed and it was decided to discuss this further at the next meeting.

     

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

     

     

     

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    Jessie M. Joseph, RMC

    Commission Clerk