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 – May 19, 2016

    DEAL LAKE COMMISSION

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    APRIL 21, 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 7:00 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 (arrived at 7:05 pm)

    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 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 March 17, 2016 be and the same are hereby approved.

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays: None

                Absent: Deal, Neptune

     

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

     

                UPON MOTION of Asbury Park, seconded by Ocean, carried that the following Treasurer’s Report for April 21, 2016 be approved and the bills listed authorized for payment.

     

    BALANCE ON HAND – PREVIOUS MONTH

       TD Bank, NA……………………………………………………………            $151,039.75

       NJ Cash Management Fund…………..……………………………………39,937.90

     

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT………………………………………………….            $190,977.65

     

    RECEIPTS

       Interest – TD Bank (March)……….…………………..………………………… 9.88

       Interest – Cash Management Fund (March)…….……………………………….12.05

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

     

    TOTAL RECEIPTS………………………………………………………………21.93

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    April 21, 2016

     

    DISBURSEMENTS

       Lorraine Carafa (April)……………..………………………..……………….216.67

       Jessie Joseph (April)…………………………………………………………….408.33

       Princeton Hydro, LLC (Invoice #28523)…………………………….…………382.00

       Don Brockel, Reimbursement…………………………………………………176.88

       New Coaster ………………………………………………………………….529.00

       Syracuse Signs, LLC (Invoice #2254, Banners)………………………………212.12

      

    TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS…….………………………………………….1,712.88

     

    BALANCES AFTER APRIL DISBURSEMENTS

       TD Bank, NA……………………………………………………..………$149,336.75

       NJ Cash Management Fund……………………………………………………39,949.95

     

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT………………………………………………….. $189,286.70

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

                Nays: None

                Absent: Deal, Neptune

     

    OLD BUSINESS

     

    1. Flood Hazard Risk Reduction Resiliency Grant Program – Matt Mariano, from the Engineer’s office, reported that the grant application was electronically submitted on April 20th to the State. He went on to give a brief outline addressing the key points of the grant application and the scope of work that the proposed project will address. There was a brief discussion on the grant. Mr. Mariano wanted to point out that this is a HUD project and with that comes a massive amount of paperwork. .

     

    1. Beach ReplenishmentMr. Brockel said we should hear from the ACoE about the electrification of the flume by June. They are still going to be sifting the sand in Loch Arbour for munitions.

     

    1. Sunset Avenue Bridge Replacement – Mr. Brockel reported that the County is doing a pretty good job with the clean up and removal of sandbags. The bridge is slated to be opened May 22nd.

     

    1. NOAA Grant – The Commission Clerk said she received an e-mail from our grant writer stating that she hasn’t heard anything. She also said that we should receive the information directly and we should hear something by the end of April to mid May.

     

    1. Deal Lake Master Plan – Mr. Nissim said he is still working on the Plan. Dr. Souza wanted to point out that this was originally designed to be more of a history of the lake rather than a Master Plan.

     

    1. Bridge 11 (Interlaken to Loch Arbour) – Mr. Brockel is concerned about the six truckloads of dirt that was put back into the lake. He was told that they were in compliance with the DEP.

     

     

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    April 21, 2016

     

    1. Watershed Ambassador No report. Tiffany Falcone, the Watershed Ambassador for AmeriCorps was not at the meeting. Dr. Souza said that he has an intern working for him this summer and he is going to have that person do some meter and water testing at the lake.

     

    1. 319(h) Grant – Dr. Souza said the grant was submitted and this time we focused on storm septors and MTD’s. We should hear something in June.

     

    1. NJ Transit letter.The Clerk said that a letter was sent on March 28th to Mr. Diaz the Director of Property Management for NJ Transit asking them to evaluate the wall that extends out of the NJ Transit crossing in Asbury Park. As of this date we have not had a response. Mr. Avakian said that he will follow up.

     

    1. Spring Clean-Up – The spring clean-up was a tremendous success. There were over 65 volunteers and for the first time the County took the material that was collected and weighed it. It weighed in at an impressive 2,840 pounds.

     

    NEW BUSINESS

     

    1. Letters to the Editor – Mr. Brockel reported that there has been a lot of positive feedback on the DLC’s response to the recent letters to the editor that appeared in The Coaster and the Asbury Park Press.  

     

    1.  Carp Contest Results – Mr. Brockel said that over 50 people caught over 71 carp. The largest one was at least 20 pounds. The Asbury Park Fishing Club did a great job.

     

    1. Political push for 319(h) and Grant applications – Mr. Brockel and the Commission Clerk will be working on a letter to send to the local politicians asking them for their support and help in obtaining grants.

     

    1. Waterbody Specific Advisory Signs to be posted at various locations around the lake – to be re-visited at another meeting.

     

    1. Resolution #3 – Resolution to Appoint a New Webmaster

               

                UPON MOTION of Ocean, seconded by Allenhurst, carried that the following Resolution be and the same is hereby adopted:

     

                WHEREAS, Sam Hartung was appointed webmaster for the Deal Lake Commission for the year 2016; and

     

                WHEREAS, due to unforeseen circumstances Sam Hartung needed to resign his appointment as webmaster effective immediately; and

     

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

     

    WHEREAS, Jason Taetsch, is qualified to perform these services for the Commission.

     

     

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    April 21, 2016

     

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Jason Taetsch be and he is hereby appointed as webmaster for the Deal Lake Commission for the remainder of the year 2016 at a rate of $600.00, 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: Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Ocean

    Nays: None

    Absent: Deal, Neptune

     

    1. Resolution #4 – Resolution Authorizing the Deal Lake Commission Chairman to purchase supplies for the 2016 Carp Contest

     

                UPON MOTION of Asbury Park, seconded by Allenhurst, that the Commission agrees to sponsor awards for the Asbury Park Fishing Club’s Carp Contest in an amount not to exceed $200.00.           

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

     

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

    Nays: None

    Absent: Deal, Neptune

     

    1. Resolution #5 – Authorizing increase in advertising budget for the 2016 Spring Clean-Up and Carp Contest

     

                UPON MOTION from Asbury Park, seconded by Allenhurst, that the Commission hereby agrees to increase the budget for advertising the 2016 Spring Clean-Up and Carp Contest from $500.00 to $730.00.

     

    RECORDED VOTE:

     

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

     

    1. Other – Mr. Nissim suggested the Commissioners go to their Municipalities Workshop Meetings once a quarter to bring their Council’s up to date on the activities of the Commission.

     

    PUBLIC HEARING

     

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

     

                John Isabelle, Grassmere Avenue, introduced himself and said he is on the Shade Tree Commission for Interlaken. He wanted to attend a Deal Lake Commission meeting to hear what is happening with the lake so that he can report back to his Commission. He commended the Commissioners for all of their efforts.

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING           

    April 21, 2016

               

    There being no further comments, and UPON MOTION of Asbury Park, seconded by Allenhurst, carried that the public hearing be closed. There being no further business, and UPON MOTION of Asbury Park, seconded by Allenhurst, carried that the meeting be adjourned at 8:20 PM.

     

     

     

                                                                                                    ______________________________

                                                                                                                         Jessie M. Joseph, RMC

                                                                                                                                            Commission Clerk