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.

    Meeting – September 14, 2017 – Minutes

    DEAL LAKE COMMISSION

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    SEPTEMBER 14, 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 Regular
    Meeting, August 17,2017

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

    BE IT RESOLVED
    that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Deal Lake Commission held on
    August 17, 2017 be and the same are hereby approved.

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes: Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Loch Arbour, Ocean

    Nays: None

    Absent: Deal, Interlaken, Neptune


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

    UPON MOTION
    of Ocean, seconded by Asbury Park, carried that the following Treasurer’s
    Report for September 14, 2017 be approved and the bills listed authorized
    for payment.

    BALANCE ON HAND – PREVIOUS MONTH


    Manasquan Bank…………………………………………………………$1139,315.94

    NJ Cash Management Fund………………………………………………….40,241.47

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT……………………………………………………….….$179,557.41

    RECEIPTS


    Interest – Cash Management Fund (August)…………………………………….33.30

    Interest – Manasquan Bank……………………………………………………….0.00

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

    TOTAL RECEIPTS………………………………………………………………………33.30

    DISBURSEMENTS


    Lorraine Carafa, CFO, September………………………………………………216.67

    Jessie Joseph, Admin., September……………..……………………………….408.33

    Hunt Parry, Esq., Legal, 3rd Qtr.…………………………………………………675.00

    JCP&L,a/c #
    100xxxxxx368…………………………………………………………………….20.43

    Leon S. Avakian, inc., Inv. #0911…………………………………………….2,625.00


    Princeton Hydro, LLC inv. #32097-Carp Removal – $4,911.96; Colonial

    Terrace Weed Treatment #32018 – $1,287.00…………………………….…3,912.00


    New Coaster, Invoice #49188…………………………………………………….20.81


    Jason Taetsch, Web Services, 3rd Qtr……………………………………………200.00

    TOTAL DISBURSEMEMNTS………………………………………………………8,078.24

    BALANCES AFTER AUGUST DISBURSEMENTS


    Manasquan Bank ……………………………………..……………………$131,237.70

    NJ Cash Management Fund……………………………………………………40,274.77

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT…………………………………………………………….$171,512.47

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes: Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Loch Arbour, Ocean

    Nays: None

    Absent: Deal, Interlaken, Neptune

    OLD BUSINESS

    1. Beach Replenishment/Flume Electrification Update – Mr. Brockel reported
    that the State accepted most of our corrections. Ocean Township is on board
    and is in the process of drawing up the Agreement. Ocean Township will pay
    the up-front fees and the Deal Lake Commission will reimburse them as we
    go. Mr. Brockel asked if we could put an RFP together now so that we could
    get an estimate as to the pricing.

    Mr. Avakian said he will reach out to get an estimate from a contractor and
    will have some answers at the next meeting.

    2. Bridge Update: Interlaken to Loch Arbour Bridge – Mr. Avakian gave a
    brief history of the project. He went on to say the materials were ordered
    on August 16th and Precise Construction is looking to start
    construction mid- October.

    3. 319(h) Grant – Mr. Brockel announced that the Deal Lake Commission has
    received the 319(h) Grant in the amount of $735,000.00. More to follow at
    the next meeting.

    4. Organic Material Removal: Fireman’s Pond – Mr. Brockel said that Ocean
    Township is getting ready to go out to bid for the project.

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    5. MTD Clean-outs – Mr. Brockel said this is an on-going process.

    6. Water Testing: Monmouth County and Monmouth University – Mr. Brockel
    said there is nothing to report from Monmouth University. Hoping to have
    data for the next meeting. Monmouth County is still testing the lake and is
    getting some positive findings.

    7. Deal Lake Master Plan – Mr. Brockel wants modifications to the Plan to
    incorporate the recent 319(h) Grant and the Flume Electrification. Wants to
    have this completed for the October meeting.

    8. Report It – Nothing to report.

    9. RFP for Asbury Park Dewatering Site – Upon the recommendation of the
    Commission Engineer, all Proposals will be rejected and we will
    re-advertise.


    Resolution #3 – Authorizing the Rejection of the Proposals for the
    Asbury Park Dewatering Site and Re-Authorize the Receipt of Proposals
    for same

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

    WHEREAS,
    the Deal Lake Commission authorized the Receipt of Proposals for the
    over-seeding and supplemental landscaping of the former dredge material
    stockpiling area located at the southeast corner of Deal Lake on July 20,
    2017; and

    WHEREAS,
    the Commission Clerk did duly advertise in The Coaster on August 10, 2017,
    to receive proposals for the project; and

    WHEREAS,
    in connection therewith the following two (2) Proposals were received from
    the following:

    American Landscaping and Tree Service $3,000.00

    Down to Earth Landscaping, Inc. $5,100.00

    WHEREAS,
    it was determined that material deficiencies existed in the submission of
    American Landscaping and Tree Service and the remaining proposal submission
    substantially exceeded the cost estimates; and

    WHEREAS,
    it is the recommendation of the Commission Engineer and Commission
    Chairman, that all Proposals be rejected.

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
    by the Deal Lake Commission, that it does hereby reject all Proposals
    received for the over-seeding and supplemental landscaping of the former
    dredge material stockpiling area located at the southeast corner of Deal
    Lake; and

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    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED
    that the Deal Lake Commission hereby re-authorizes the receipt of proposals
    for the over-seeding and supplemental landscaping of the former dredge
    material stockpiling area located at the southeast corner of Deal Lake.

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes: Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Loch Arbour, Ocean

    Nays: None

    Absent: Deal, Interlaken, Neptune

    10. Carp Removal Update – Mr. Brockel said we are going to look into doing
    the electric fishing again. He went on to report that the State
    accidentally put 6,500 bass into Sunset Lake.

    11. Tide Gauges – Mr. Avakian presented the Commissioners with the tide
    gauge he has come up with that could actually be painted on the wall of the
    gatehouse. He will have something ready to go for the next meeting.

    12. Clean Ocean Action – Mr. Brockel reported on the results of the
    testing. Of the 26 samples taken 13 came back positive for human waste. He
    gave a brief explanation of the process and the next steps to be taken.

    13. Oil and Sewer Leak on Memorial Avenue – Mr. Brockel said the oil and
    sewer leak has been solved and cleaned. The dogs from the sniff and ship
    program went to the location and gave it a clean report.

    14. Deal Lake Dock Company – Mr. Brockel reported that they are now open
    for business. They offered kayaks and canoes for the fall clean-up.

    15. Resolution #4 – 2016 Audit Report – Commissioners must
    certify that they have read, at a minimum, the Comments and Recommendations
    section of the Audit.

    UPON MOTION
    of Allenhurst, seconded by Ocean, carried that the following


    Resolution be and the same is hereby adopted:

    WHEREAS,
    N.J.S.A. 40A:5-4 requires the governing body of every local unit to have
    made an annual audit of tis books, accounts and financial transactions; and

    WHEREAS,
    the Annual Audit for the year 2016 has been filed by a Registered Municipal
    Accountant with the Commission Clerk pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:5-6, and a
    copy has been given to each member of the Commission; and

    WHEREAS,
    R.S. 52:27BB-34 authorizes the Local Finance Board of the State of New
    Jersey to prescribe reports pertaining to the local fiscal affairs; and

    WHEREAS,
    the Local Finance Board has promulgated N.J.A.C. 5:30-6.5, a regulation
    requiring that the governing body of each municipality shall be resolution
    certify to the Local Finance Board of the State of New Jersey that all
    members of the Commission have reviewed, at

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    a minimum, the sections of the annual audit entitled “General Comments” and
    “Recommendations”; and

    WHEREAS,
    the members of the Commission have personally reviewed at a minimum the
    Annual Report of Audit, and specifically the sections of the Annual Audit
    entitled “General Comments” and “Recommendations” as evidenced by the group
    affidavit form of the Commission attached hereto; and

    WHEREAS,
    such resolution of certification shall be adopted by the Commission no
    later than forty-five days after receipt of the annual audit, pursuant to
    N.J.A.C. 5:30-6.5; and

    WHEREAS,
    all members of the Commission have received and have familiarized
    themselves with, at least, the minimum requirements of the Local Finance
    Board of the State of New Jersey, as stated aforesaid and have subscribed
    to the affidavit, as provided by the Local Finance Board; and

    WHEREAS,
    failure to comply with the regulations of the Local Finance Board of the
    State of New Jersey may subject members of the local governing body to the
    penalty provisions of R.S. 52:27BB-52, to wit:

    R.S. 52:27BB-52: A local officer of member of a local governing body who,
    after a date fixed for compliance, fails or refuses to obey an order of the
    director (Director of Local Government Services), under the provisions of
    this Article, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, may be
    fined not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or imprisoned for not
    more than one year, or both, in addition shall forfeit his office.

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
    that the Deal Lake Commission hereby states that it has complied with the
    promulgation of the Local Finance Board of the State of New Jersey dated
    July 30, 1968.

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes: Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Loch Arbour, Ocean

    Nays: None

    Absent: Deal, Interaken, Neptune

    16. Communications – Jeannie Tohler, Asbury Park representative, explained
    that she has been working with Jason Taetsch, the DLC webmaster, in
    developing a new e-mail server so that the DLC can communicate to people
    that are interested in receiving news, updates, actions that the DLC has
    taken. She would like to have cards printed that can be given out at
    clean-ups and different events. The cards shouldn’t cost most than $20.00.
    All were in favor of the cards.

    17. McGillicuddy’s Shoreline Update – Mr. Brockel has spoken to the owners
    of McGillicuddys’ and nothing has been done. He will reach out to him again
    but would like to have the Loch Arbour representative from the Commission,
    speak to Loch Arbour regarding the mess that is out there.

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    NEW BUSINESS

    1. Fall Clean-Up – There was a brief discussion on the fall clean-up to be
    held on October 28th. Monmouth University will be again making
    it a part of their Big Event.


    Resolution #5 – Authorizing the Commission Clerk to Advertise the Fall
    Clean-Up

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

    WHEREAS,
    the Deal Lake Commission sponsors an Annual Fall Clean-Up to remove
    accumulated debris and trash from the watershed; and

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
    that the 2017 Fall Clean-Up be scheduled for October 28, 2017 from 9:00 AM
    to Noon and the Commission Clerk be and she is hereby directed to lace ads
    in The Coaster and The Asbury Park Sun to include information noted above
    regarding the October 28th Clean-Up in an amount not to exceed
    $1,000.00

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes: Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Loch Arbour, Ocean

    Nays: None

    Absent: Deal, Interlaken, Neptune

    2.

    Resolution #6 – Authorizing the Deal Lake Commissioners to Purchase
    Supplies for the 2017 Deal Lake Fall Clean-Up

    UPON MOTION
    of Allenhurst, seconded by Asbury Park, carried that the Deal Lake

    Commissioners are hereby authorized to purchase supplies for the 2017 Deal
    Lake Fall Clean-Up in an amount not to exceed $400.00.

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes: Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Loch Arbour, Ocean

    Nays: None

    Absent: Deal, Interlaken, Neptune

    3. October Meeting Date Change


    Resolution #7 – Authorizing the Change of the October 2017 Deal Lake
    Commission

    Meeting

    UPON MOTION
    of Ocean, seconded by Asbury Park, carried that the October 19, 2107
    meeting of the Deal Lake Commission be re-scheduled for October 12, 2107 at
    Interlaken Borough Hall, 100 Grassmere Avenue at 7:00 PM.

    NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED
    by the Deal Lake Commission that the meeting of October 19, 2017 be
    re-scheduled for October 12, 2017 at Interlaken Borough Hall, 100 Grassmere
    Avenue, Interlaken at 7:00 PM

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    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED
    that the Commission Clerk shall publish the notice of the Meeting Change
    according to law.

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes: Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Loch Arbour, Ocean

    Nays: None

    Absent: Deal, Interlaken, Neptune

    4. Coffee with the Township of Ocean Mayor and Colonial Terrace
    Neighborhood Group – Mr. Brockel said the Mayor met with the group to
    discuss the proposed daycare center, weeds, Seaview Square Mall, dredging
    and organic material removal from Terrace pond and Fireman’s Pond.

    5. Bass Tournaments – Not discussed at this meeting.

    6. Fish stockings at Deal and Sunset Lakes – Discussed under Carp removal

    7.

    Resolution #8 – Authorizing Painting and Repairs at the Gatehouse

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

    WHEREAS,
    there exists a need from time to time to repair and paint the gatehouse

    located at the southeast end of Deal Lake; and

    WHEREAS,
    Steve Harvey Painting Contractor, Oakhurst, New Jersey, has previously done
    repairs and painting at the gatehouse; and

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
    by the Deal Lake Commission that it hereby authorizes Steve Harvey Painting
    Contractor, Oakhurst, New Jersey to repair and paint the gatehouse located
    at the southeast end of Deal Lake at an amount not to exceed $2,000.00.

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes: Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Loch Arbour, Ocean

    Nays: None

    Absent: Deal, Interlaken, Neptune

    PUBLIC HEARING

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

    Gail Rosewater, representing Wesley Lake, wanted to thank the Commission
    for including both Wesley Lake and Sunset Lake in this year’s 319(h) grant
    application.

    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 Allenhurst, seconded by
    Ocean, carried that the meeting be adjourned at 8:15 PM.

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    Jessie M. Joseph, RMC

    Commission Clerk

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