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 – January 19, 2017

    DEAL LAKE COMMISSION

    MINUTES – REORGANIZATION MEETING

    JANUARY 19, 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 Clerk. After the salute to the Flag, the
    Commission Clerk announced that the notice requirements of 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 APPOINT CHAIRMAN

    UPON MOTION
    of Interlaken, seconded by Neptune, carried, that Don Brockel of Ocean
    Township be and he is hereby nominated to serve as Chairman of the Deal
    Lake Commission for 2017. There being no other nominations, and UPON MOTION
    of Interlaken, seconded by Neptune, carried that nominations be closed.

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

    BE IT RESOLVED
    , by the Deal Lake Commission, that Don Brockel of Ocean Township be and he
    is hereby appointed Chairman of the Deal Lake Commission for a one-year
    term expiring December 31, 2017 and until his successor has been duly
    appointed.

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays: None

    Absent: Allenhurst, Deal

    RESOLUTION #2 – RESOLUTION TO APPOINT VICE-CHAIRMAN

    UPON MOTION
    of Ocean, seconded by Neptune, carried, that Don Nissim of Interlaken be
    and he is hereby nominated to serve as Vice-Chairman of the Deal Lake
    Commission for 2017. There being no other nomination, and UPON MOTION of
    Ocean, seconded by Neptune, carried, that the nominations be closed.

    MINUTES – REORGANIZATION MEETING

    January 19, 2017

    RESOLUTION #2 (continued)

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

    BE IT RESOLVED
    , by the Deal Lake Commission, that Don Nissim of Interlaken be and he is
    hereby appointed Vice-Chairman of the Deal Lake Commission for a one-year
    term expiring December 31, 2017 and until his successor is duly appointed.

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays: None

    Absent: Allenhurst, Deal

    RESOLUTION #3 – RESOLUTION TO APPOINT TREASURER

    UPON MOTION
    of Ocean, seconded by Neptune, carried that Bruce Fromer of Allenhurst be
    and he is hereby nominated to serve as Treasurer of the Deal Lake
    Commission for 2017. There being no other nominations, and UPON MOTION of
    Interlaken, seconded by Neptune, carried, that the nominations be closed.

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

    BE IT RESOLVED
    , by the Deal Lake Commission, that Bruce Fromer of Allenhurst be and he is
    hereby appointed Treasurer of the Deal Lake Commission for a one-year term
    expiring December 31, 2017 and until his successor be duly appointed.

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays: None

    Absent: Allenhurst, Deal

    RESOLUTION #4 – RESOLUTION TO APPOINT DEPUTY TREASURER

    UPON MOTION
    of Ocean, seconded by Interlaken, carried that Eric Houghtaling of Neptune
    be and he is hereby nominated to serve as Deputy Treasurer of the Deal Lake
    Commission for 2017. There being no further nominations, and UPON MOTION of
    Ocean, seconded by Interlaken, carried, that nominations be closed.

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

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    January 19, 2017

    RESOLUTION #4 (continued)

    BE IT RESOLVED,
    by the Deal Lake Commission, that Eric Houghtaling of Neptune be and he is
    hereby appointed Deputy Treasurer of the Deal Lake Commission for a
    one-year term expiring December 31, 2017 and until his successor be duly
    appointed.

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays: None

    Absent: Allenhurst, Deal

    RESOLUTION #5 – RESOLUTION TO APPOINT SECRETARY

    UPON MOTION
    of Ocean, seconded by Neptune, carried, that Erin Dolan of Loch Arbour be
    and she is hereby nominated to serve as Secretary of the Deal Lake
    Commission for 2017. There being no other nominations, and UPON MOTION of
    Neptune, seconded by Ocean, carried, that nominations be closed.

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

    BE IT RESOLVED,
    by the Deal Lake Commission, that Erin Dolan of Loch Arbour be and she is
    hereby appointed Secretary of the Deal Lake Commission for a one-year term
    expiring December 31, 2017 and until her successor be duly appointed.

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays: None

    Absent: Allenhurst, Deal

    The Clerk administered the Oath of Office to the Commission’s 2017
    Officers.

    RESOLUTION #6 – RESOLUTION TO APPOINT CLERK

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

    WHEREAS,
    there exists a need for a Clerk to serve and advise the Deal Lake
    Commission for the year 2017; and

    WHEREAS,
    the funds for this purpose shall be provided in the 2017 Budget of the Deal
    Lake Commission and the Chief Financial Officer has so certified; and

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    January 19, 2017

    RESOLUTION #6 (continued)

    WHEREAS,
    this appointment is made without competitive bidding because the
    appointment involves a member of a recognized profession licensed and
    regulated by law, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5.

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,
    by the Deal Lake Commission that the Clerk and Chairman be and they are
    hereby authorized and directed to engage the services of Jessie M. Joseph,
    as Clerk for the Deal Lake Commission for the year 2017 at the rate of
    $4,900.00 annually; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED
    that the Clerk be and she is authorized and directed to publish this
    Resolution in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1.

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays: None

    Absent: Allenhurst, Deal


    RESOLUTION #7 – RESOLUTION TO APPOINT CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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

    WHEREAS,
    there exists the need for a Chief Financial Officer to serve and advise the
    Deal Lake Commission for the year 2017; and

    WHEREAS,
    funds for this purpose shall be provided in the 2017 Budget of the Deal
    Lake Commission and the Chief Financial Officer has so certified; and

    WHEREAS,
    this appointment is made without competitive bidding because the
    appointment involves a member of a recognized profession, licensed and
    regulated by law, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5.

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
    by the Deal Lake Commission that the Clerk and Chairman be and they are
    hereby authorized and directed to engage the services of Lorraine P. Carafa
    as Chief Financial Officer for the Deal Lake Commission for the year 2017
    at the rate of $2,600.00 annually; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED
    that the Clerk be and she is authorized and directed to publish this
    Resolution in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1.

    MINUTES – REORGANIZATION MEETING

    January 19, 2017

    RESOLUTION #7 (continued)

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays: None

    Absent: Allenhurst, Deal

    RESOLUTION # 8 – RESOLUTION TO APPOINT ATTORNEY

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

    WHEREAS,
    there exists the need for an Attorney to serve and advise the Deal Lake
    Commission for the year 2017; and

    WHEREAS,
    funds for this purpose shall be provided in the 2017 Budget of the Deal
    Lake Commission and the Chief Financial Officer has so certified; and

    WHEREAS,
    this appointment is made without competitive bidding because the
    appointment involves a member of a recognized profession, licensed and
    regulated by law, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1.

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
    by the Deal Lake Commission that the Clerk and Chairman be and they are
    hereby authorized and directed to engage the services of Hunt Parry, Esq.
    as Attorney for the Deal Lake Commission for the year 2017 at a rate of
    $225.00 per meeting and $75.00 per hour for other Commission business and
    litigation; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED
    that the Clerk be and she is authorized and directed to publish this
    Resolution in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1.

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays: None

    Absent: Allenhurst, Deal

    RESOLUTION #9 – RESOLUTION TO APPOINT ENGINEER

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

    WHEREAS,
    there exists the need for an Engineer for the Deal Lake Commission for the
    year 2017; and

    MINUTES – REORGANIZATION MEETING

    January 19, 2017

    RESOLUTION #9 (continued)

    WHEREAS,
    funds for this purpose shall be provided for in the 2017 Budget of the Deal
    Lake Commission and the Chief Financial Officer has so certified; and

    WHEREAS,
    this appointment is made without competitive bidding because the
    appointment involves a member of a recognized profession, licensed and
    regulated by law, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5.

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
    by the Deal Lake Commission that the Clerk and Chairman be and they are
    hereby authorized and directed to engage the services of Leon S. Avakian,
    Inc. as Board Engineer for the year 2017 at the same hourly rate presently
    charged the Commission in accordance with a contract on file in the Clerk’s
    office; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED
    that the Clerk be and she is hereby authorized and directed to publish this
    Resolution in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1.

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays: None

    Absent: Allenhurst, Deal

    RESOLUTION #10 – RESOLUTION TO APPOINT AUDITOR

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

    WHEREAS,
    there exists the need for an auditor to serve and advise the Deal Lake
    Commission for the year 2017 and to conduct the 2016 Annual Audit; and

    WHEREAS,
    funds for this purpose shall be provided in the 2017 Budget of the Deal
    Lake Commission and the Chief Financial Officer has so certified; and

    WHEREAS,
    this appointment is made without competitive bidding because the
    appointment involves a member of a recognized profession, licensed and
    regulated by law, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5.

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
    , by the Deal Lake Commission that the Clerk and Chairman be and they are
    hereby authorized and directed to engage the services of Robert A. Hulsart
    and Company as Auditor for the Deal Lake Commission for the year 2017 at
    the rate of $2,000.00; and

    MINUTES – REORGANIZATION MEETING

    January 19, 2017

    RESOLUTION #10 (continued)

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED
    that the Clerk be and she is hereby authorized and directed to publish this
    Resolution in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1.

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays: None

    Absent: Allenhurst, Deal

    RESOLUTION #11 – RESOLUTION TO APPPOINT ENVIRONMENTAL

    CONSULTANT

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

    WHEREAS,
    there exists the need for an Environmental Consultant for the Deal Lake
    Commission for the year 2017; and

    WHEREAS,
    funds for this purpose shall be provided for in the 2017 Budget of the Deal
    Lake Commission and the Chief Financial Officer has so certified; and

    WHEREAS,
    this appointment is made without competitive bidding because the
    appointment involves a member of a recognized profession, licensed by law,
    pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5.

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,
    by the Deal Lake Commission that the Clerk and Chairman be and they are
    hereby authorized and directed to engage the services of Princeton Hydro,
    LLC as Environmental Consultant for the year 2017 at the same hourly rate
    presently charged the Commission in accordance with a contract on file in
    the Clerk’s office; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED
    that the Clerk be and she is authorized and directed to publish this
    Resolution in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1.

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays: None

    Absent: Allenhurst, Deal


    RESOLUTION #12 – RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH OFFICIAL NEWSPAPERS

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

    MINUTES – REORGANIZATION MEETING

    January 19, 2017

    RESOLUTION #12 (continued)

    BE IT RESOLVED,
    that The Coaster be designated as the official newspaper of the
    Deal Lake Commission and that The Asbury Press be designated as
    the secondary official newspaper of the Deal Lake Commission for the year
    2017.

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays: None

    Absent: Allenhurst, Deal


    RESOLUTION #13 – RESOLUTION TO SET MEETING SCHEDULE FOR 2017

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

    BE IT RESOLVED,
    by the Deal Lake Commission, that the following 2017 schedule is hereby
    designated as the official Calendar of the Deal Lake Commission. Meeting
    dates are as follows:

    February 16 July 20

    March 16 August 17

    April 20 September 14

    May 18 October 19

    June 15 December 7

    Reorganization meeting for 2018 – January 18, 2018

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,
    that the meetings will take place at the Borough of Interlaken Municipal
    Building, 100 Grassmere Avenue at 7:00 PM; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,
    that a copy of this Resolution be published in the official newspaper of
    the Deal Lake Commission.

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays: None

    Absent: Allenhurst, Deal


    RESOLUTION # 14 – RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH CASH MANAGEMENT PLAN

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

    MINUTES – REORGANIZATION MEETING

    January 19, 2017

    RESOLUTION #14 (continued)

    WHEREAS,
    pursuant to Chapter 8, Laws of 1982, the Deal Lake Commission is required
    to adopt a Cash Management Plan, including the Designation of a Depository
    or Depositories; and

    THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,
    by the Deal Lake Commission, a joint meeting of the County of Monmouth, in
    the State of New Jersey, that TD Bank, NA and Cash Management Fund of the
    State of New Jersey, or their successors, be and are hereby designated
    official depositories of Commission funds for the year 2017; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED
    that Central Jersey Bank and Investor Savings Bank be named as alternate
    official depositories of Commission funds; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,
    that the following accounts, together with the person or persons authorized
    to make withdrawals from said accounts are hereby authorized to be
    maintained:

    ACCOUNT
    ACCOUNT NO. SIGNATURES

    General Account ******-6778 Chairman or Vice-Chairman

    Treasurer or Deputy Treasurer

    Chief Financial Officer

    NJ Cash Management Fund ***.*****9891 Chairman or Vice-Chairman

    Treasurer of Deputy Treasurer

    Chief Financial Officer

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,
    that the funds of the Commission shall be invested in interest bearing
    accounts. The Treasurer shall see that minimum funds shall be maintained in
    any non-interest bearing account in such amounts as the Treasurer shall
    deem necessary to provide the orderly transition of business by the
    Commission and to take advantage of any services provided to the Commission
    by the depository through maintenance of minimum balances in said accounts
    where the Treasurer deems it in the best interest of the Commission to do
    so. All other monies shall be invested in interest bearing accounts, in
    investments in which municipal funds may lawfully be invested or in the
    State of New Jersey Cash Management Fund in such accounts and at such
    times, from time to time, and the Treasurer shall deem in the best interest
    of the Commission; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED
    that a certified copy of this Resolution shall be forwarded to the Deal
    Lake Commission Auditor.

    MINUTES – REORGANIZATION MEETING

    January 19, 2017

    RESOLUTION #14 (continued)

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays: None

    Absent: Allenhurst, Deal

    RESOLUTION #15 – RESOLUTION TO APPOINT WEBMASTER

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

    WHEREAS,
    the Deal Lake Commission is in need of the services of a qualified
    webmaster to maintain our website; and

    WHEREAS,
    Jason Taetsch has performed these services for the Commission for the year
    2017, competently and diligently; and

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
    that Jason Taetsch be and he is hereby appointed as webmaster for the Deal
    Lake Commission for the year 2017 at the rate of $800.00 annually, paid
    quarterly; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED
    that a certified copy of this Resolution shall be forwarded to Mr. Taetsch
    for his information and the Chief Financial Officer for her action.

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays: None

    Absent: Allenhurst, Deal

    RESOLUTION # 16 – RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES

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

    BE IT RESOLVED
    that the Minutes of the Regular meeting of the Deal Lake Commission held on
    December 1, 2016 be and the same are hereby approved. (Asbury Park and Deal
    do not vote)

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes: Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Neptune, Ocean

    Nays: None

    Absent: Allenhurst, Deal

    MINUTES – REORGANIZATION MEETING

    January 19, 2017


    RESOLUTION #17 – RESOLUTION TO APPROVE TREASURERS REPORT AND

    PAY BILLS

    UPON MOTION
    of Neptune, seconded by Interlaken, carried that the following Treasurer’s
    Report for January 2017 be approved and the bills listed authorized for
    payment:

    BALANCE ON HAND – PREVIOUS MONTH


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

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

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

    RECEIPTS

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

    Interest – Cash Management Fund (November-December)…………………32.00

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

    TOTAL RECEIPTS…………………………………………………………32.00

    DISBURSEMENTS

    2017

    Lorraine Carafa (January)..………………………………………………….216.67

    Jessie Joseph (January)……………………………………………………..408.33

    M Studio LLC………………………………………………………………180.00

    2016


    Princeton Hydro, LLC (Inv.#30305-$622.00, #30343-$2,074.00)………2,696.00

    Robert A. Hulsart and Company………………………………………….2,000.00

    TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS……………………………………………5,501.00

    BALANCES AFTER JANUARY DISBURSEMENTS


    TD Bank, NA……………………………………………………………117,750.82

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

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

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays: None

    Absent: Allenhurst, Deal

    MINUTES – REORGANIZATION MEETING

    January 19, 2017

    OLD BUSINESS

    1. Flood Hazard Risk Reduction Resiliency Grant Program – Mr. Brockel
    reported that we did not receive the grant, which was very disappointing.
    There were three groups that did receive the funds that had higher scoring
    projects.

    Mr. Avakian explained that not only did they have higher BCA’s but were
    also located in urban enterprise zones. He has requested a briefing with
    the DEP.

    2. Beach Replenishment/Flume Electrification – Mr. Brockel said the
    Agreement is being reviewed and he has a meeting set-up with Ocean Township
    to go over the Agreement.

    3. Bridge 11 (Interlaken to Loch Arbour) – Mr. Brockel said the Contractor
    is in the process of submitting revised plans for the permanent sewer main.
    Once TOSA and the County approve the plans the repairs will be scheduled to
    begin.

    4. 319(h) Grant – Dr. Souza said there is nothing to report. No grants have
    been awarded yet.

    5. Railroad Letter – Mr. Avakian said he has sent a letter to the director
    of right-of-ways for NJ Transit and as of this date, there has been no
    response.

    6. Organic Material Removal – Mr. Brockel reported that Ocean Township will
    be removing organic material from both Lollipop and Fireman’s Ponds.

    7. MTD Clean-Outs – Nothing to report.

    8. Watershed Ambassador – The Ambassador was not present at the meeting.

    9. Water Testing – John Tiedmann from Monmouth University – Dr. Tiedmann
    was not at the meeting. Mr. Brockel explained that the results of the water
    testing project will be presented at a DLC meeting in the spring. He went
    on to say there was an article in the Asbury Park Press this week detailing
    both the project and the student working on it.

    10. Deal Lake Master Plan – Mr. Nissim said he has reviewed the plan and
    while it is good, he feels it needs to be less wordy. He will have
    something drawn up for the next meeting.

    11. Authorizing a one year agreement between the Deal Lake Commission and
    Report It – To be held until the February meeting.

    NEW BUSINESS

    1. State of the Lake Report – Mr. Nissim suggested that the DLC put out a
    quarterly report on the DLC website to make the public aware of what we do
    and what we are doing.

    MINUTES – REORGANIZATION MEETING

    January 19, 2017

    Mr. Brockel gave a brief overview of some of the DLC’s accomplishments and
    actions over the past year. The full report will be attached at the end of
    the minutes.

    Mr. Chambarry, the alternate commissioner from Asbury Park offered to get
    us on Facebook.

    2. County water testing – The County will be testing the water in Deal Lake
    at various locations.

    Mr. Brockel has been in touch with Dr. Tiedmann so they can coordinate
    their testing with the County’s.

    3. State stocking plans – Mr. Brockel reported that the State will be
    stocking the lake with over 1,500 northern pike.

    4. Opening Permit – Mr. Brockel said he is working with the State in
    re-wording the language in the permit.

    5. Weed Treatment permits for the Spring/Summer – Dr. Souza said he will
    see if the permits we have are still good if not he will submit the
    paperwork for new permits.

    PUBLIC HEARING

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

    Linda Dobroski from the Colonial Terrace section of Deal Lake, presented
    the Commissioners with photographs of the vegetation in the lake behind her
    house. She wanted to ask if that area of the lake was going to be treated
    this year. Dr. Souza and Mr. Avakian will take a look at the property
    before the season begins and make a recommendation. They will also contact
    the golf course.

    Marty Martino, Bryan Avenue, had questions, comments and concerns regarding
    Deal Lake and the Deal Lake Commission.

    Walter Kukowski, an Interlaken resident, said his daughter attends MAST and
    they are looking to start a project in the Community.

    Mr. Brockel suggested they work together with Monmouth University. He will
    provide them with the contact information.

    Brian Mullins, Ocean Township, asked if there were any updates on the
    Coca-Cola plant.

    Mr. Avakian said nothing has been submitted.

    MINUTES – REORGANIZATION MEETING

    January 19, 2017

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

    _____________________________

    Jessie M. Joseph, RMC

    Commission Clerk

    2016 DEAL LAKE COMMISSION ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND ACTIONS

    DECEMBER 21, 2016

    1. First major dredging project in decades ($1.5 M project) on East end

    2. Working with Asbury and DEP to finish remediation of dewatering site

    3. Applied to the NJDEP for flood control grant for a second time

    4. Applied to the NJDEP for water quality grant

    5. Began a water testing program with Monmouth University

    6. Worked with Monmouth County officials on bridge construction issues on
    two major lake

    projects

    7. Working with towns and State DEP on dumping violations

    8. Working with Ocean Township Sewerage Authority on various projects

    9. Provided leadership and funding for two major “bi-annual” clean-ups,
    which are the largest

    in the County

    10. Working closely with the Army Corps of Engineers to ensure our outfall
    pipe does not get

    blocked by sand from recent replenishment projects: ACoE to fund upgrading

    electrification and remote opening and closing of the sluice gates

    11. Working with various towns on projects/issues that affect the lake

    12. Maintained the sluice gates and flume structure so we can control lake
    levels at various times

    monthly, to limit the chance of flooding

    13. Worked on various issues with JCP&L to ensure the electric line to
    the flume is in good

    working order

    14. Worked closely with Asbury Fishing Club on the annual Carp Fishing
    Contest, for fun and

    ultimate removal of evasive carp

    15. Working with other bass fishing clubs for full access and health of the
    lake and fish

    16. Have maintained a close relationship with NJ Fish and Wildlife to
    ensure our fish population

    is safe and enjoyable for all to catch and eat

    17. Oversaw a NJDEP fish study in the Spring. Results to be published soon.

    18. Assisting the newly formed Sunset Lake Commission and other Commissions
    as requested

    19. Working with Colonial Terrace Golf Course in Ocean Township to ensure
    run-off and

    maintenance of our bio filter is done correctly

    20. Worked with Asbury Park on proper cutting of living shoreline at boat
    ramp

    21. Discussions with Skate Board Park advocates who would like to use boat
    launch area as a

    Skate Park

    22. Maintained close relationships with most towns on various matters
    around the lake

    23. Responded to various Planning Board and Board of Adjustment proposals
    to ensure storm

    water management rules are met or exceeded

    24. Fought the DOT over tree removal on Asbury Park circle – won a
    replanting and limited

    slaughter of all the trees

    25. Trash can placement and maintenance at key bridge sites within town

    26. Briefed Ocean Township officials on how they can help Deal Lake

    27. 2017 – Planning to meet with Road Department and Town Managers on how
    they can help

    the lake

    28. Signed joint shared services and materials agreements with Monmouth
    County

    29. Reminded the County that the Hollow Brook project on Wickapecko Drive
    was being done

    within a restricted window of time. Saved the County from BIG fines

    30. Worked with Ocean Township on creating a boat access point near Bimbler
    Boulevard along

    with Colonial Terrace partners

    31. Working with Town, Boy Scouts and Community leaders to build a
    canoe/kayak ramp at

    two locations along the lake

    32. In full discussions with Ocean Township Mayor and Manager on ways
    Seaview Mall can

    improve storm water quality and lower it’s flow rate to the lake

    33. Need full support of Ocean, Deal and Asbury Park on fines for removal
    of leaves and debris

    thrown in the lake by homes in 2017

    34. Lake Weed Treatment will be earlier in 2017 in Terrace Pond

    35. Tree removal by Ballard must be worked out

    36. Continue to work with Ocean Township on organic and other removal from
    Lollipop,

    Fireman’s and Terrace Ponds

    37. 2017 – working with Ocean Township for a storm scepter by Colonial
    Terrace Golf Course

    38. 2017 – working with all of the towns on more trash cans and storm grate
    clean-outs

    39. Worked with County on new storm filters at Loch Arbour and Sunset
    bridges

    40. Worked with Ocean Township on various Township land issues along the
    lake

    Other than that we have more to come in 2017….. Happy New Year from the
    Deal Lake Commission!

    Don Brockel

    Chairman