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 – April 20, 2017

    DEAL LAKE COMMISSION

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    APRIL 20, 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 Vice-Chairman Don Nissim. 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

    RESOLUTION #1 – Resolution to Approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting,
    March 16, 2017

    UPON MOTION of Loch Arbour, 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 March 16, 2017 be and the same are hereby approved.

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes: Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Loch Arbour

    Nays: None

    Abstain: Deal, Interlaken, Neptune

    Absent: Ocean

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

    UPON MOTION of Interlaken, seconded by Neptune, carried that the following
    Treasurer’s Report for April 20, 2017 be approved and the bills listed
    authorized for payment.

    BALANCE ON HAND – PREVIOUS MONTH

    TD Bank, NA…………………………………………………………….$112,174.70

    NJ Cash Management Fund…………………………………………………40,116.85

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT……………………………………………………….…$152,291.55

    RECEIPTS

    Interest – Cash Management Fund (March)……………………………………..20.87

    Other – 2017 Assessments (Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Interlaken, Neptune,

    Ocean)………………………………………………………………44,500.00

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    April 20, 2017

    TOTAL RECEIPTS………………………………………………………………..$44,520.87

    DISBURSEMENTS

    Lorraine Carafa, CFO, April.……………………………………………………..216.67

    Jessie Joseph (Admin., April; reimbursement – $2.00)..…………………..……..410.33

    The New Coaster, Invoice
    #4822…………………………………………………………………170.00

    TriCity News, ad, AP Sun………………………………………………………..400.00

    Princeton Hydro, LLC……………………………………………………………572.00

    ReportIt (balance of year)………………………………………………………..450.00

    JCP&L……………………………………………………………………………….10.00

    Klohr Electric……………………………………………………………………100.00

    TOTAL DISBURSEMEMNTS………………………………………………………2,329.00

    BALANCES AFTER APRIL DISBURSEMENTS

    TD Bank, NA………………………………………………………………$154,345.70

    NJ Cash Management Fund……………………………………………………40,137.72

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT…………………………………………………………….$194,483.42

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Nays: None

    Absent: Ocean

    OLD BUSINESS

    1. Beach Replenishment/Flume Electrification Update – Mr. Avakian reported
    that we are still waiting for the Agreement from the DEP. Ocean Township
    will be the lead Agency and the DLC will oversee the construction.

    2. Bridges: 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.

    3. 319(h) Grant – Dr. Souza reported on the meeting that was held with the
    DEP where it was requested by Senator Beck that the DLC submit the grant
    application for FY2017 funding to implement green infrastructure work at
    Deal Lake, Sunset Lake and Wesley Lake. Instead of the coastal lakes
    competing against each other the DEP feels it would be best for the DLC to
    function in the capacity of the grant recipient and work with the other
    lake entities. The DEP would also like to see more green options such as
    filtera boxes and floating wetland islands.

    UPON MOTION of Interlaken, seconded by Asbury Park, offered that the FY2017
    Grant Application to include all three lakes (Deal Lake, Sunset Lake and
    Wesley Lake) and to increase the construction line to include more tree
    boxes at locations around Sunset and Deal Lakes and floating wetland
    islands within Sunset Lake.

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Absent: Ocean

    REGULAR – MEETING MINUTES

    April 20, 2017

    4. Organic Material Removal: Fireman’s and Lollipop Ponds – Mr. Nissim
    reported that Ocean Township is proceeding with the Fireman’s Pond dredging
    project.

    5. MTD Clean-Outs: Comstock – To be carried until the next meeting when Mr.
    Brockel can give a report. Jeannie Tohler, the Asbury Park representative,
    said the MTD was cleaned in September and will be cleaned again in the
    spring.

    6. Railroad Letter – Mr. Avakian has not had a response yet to his letter.
    He will keep trying.

    7. Water Testing: John Tiedmann, Monmouth University – Dr. Tiednmann was
    not at the meeting. Dr. Souza reported that Zoey Kukowski has been
    measuring the clarity of the lake and he will have her doing some weed
    testing. He hopes to have a report from her for the next meeting. Mr.
    Nissim also reported that the County has reached out to the DLC and they
    will be doing some water quality testing for us.

    8. Deal Lake Master Plan – Mr. Nissim said he would like to see the Plan be
    short and simple. What the DLC has accomplished and what we hope to
    accomplish in the future. Ms. Tohler suggested having a work session before
    the next meeting to discuss just the Master Plan. Mr. Nissim asked the
    Commission Clerk to forward copies of the Deal Lake Master Plan to each
    Commissioner for them to review and make changes again.

    9. Watershed Ambassador – Alexis Bowman, invited the DLC to participate at
    the Green Team Esteem Event sponsored by Sustainable Jersey of Monmouth
    County.

    10. Report It – To be carried until the next meeting.

    11. Spring Clean-Up – To be carried until the next meeting.

    12. Route 71 Storm Sceptors – Mr. Avakian said he just received the plans.
    After he has reviewed them he will have a report for the next meeting.

    NEW BUSINESS

    1. Discussion with Asbury Park on Redevelopment, Storm Water Management and
    Storm Drain Improvements – Ms. Tohler briefed the Commission on her recent
    meeting with the Mayor and City Manager of Asbury Park. They told her of
    Asbury Park’s storm water management plans and other lake concerns. Asbury
    Park will be replacing all drains as they pave the streets with the first
    big project going from Sunset Bridge to Memorial Drive. The Kingsley Avenue
    drain will be inspected by the Asbury Park DPW to see if there is a flow
    pipe there that could be screened until the road is paved. She went on to
    say that Istar has an approved plan for the parking area and a walkway that
    will wind along and extend all the way to the boardwalk. A dune will also
    be built there east of the walkway.

    2. Asbury Park De-Watering Site – Mr. Nissim said the DLC would like to see
    the de-watering site in Asbury Park that was damaged when the dredging
    project was done, be restored.

    UPON MOTION of Allenhurst, seconded by Asbury Park, to authorize the
    Chairman of the Deal Lake Commission to get quotes for the restoration of
    the dewatering site in Asbury Park.

    REGULAR – MEETING MINUTES

    April 20, 2017

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Absent: Ocean

    3. DLC e-mailing list – Ms. Tohler suggested developing an e-mail list for
    media blasts. Mr. Nissim would like to see more advertising and coverage of
    Deal Lake.

    4. FIRM Maps – Mr. Avakian gave a brief overview of the flood insurance
    rate maps (FIRM) and how the anticipated rise in elevation of Deal Lake due
    to significant rainfall events, relates to surrounding properties.

    5. Dead Fish Report – To be held for the next meeting.

    6. Asbury Park sewer line issue around the lake – To be held for the next
    meeting.

    7. Mr. Nissim announced that there will be another Carp Classic on the lake
    May 20th.

    8. The Commission’s CFO, Lorraine Carafa, reported that TD Bank is no
    longer paying interest on the funds in our account. She has reached out to
    Manasquan Savings Bank and they have agreed to pay us 0.25% interest on our
    balance with no carrying charges or fees to maintain the account along with
    our initial supplies, including checks, at no charge.

    RESOLUTION #3 – Resolution Adding a Bank Depository to the Cash Management
    Plan

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

    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

    WHEREAS, on January 19, 2017 the Deal Lake Commission adopted a Resolution
    designating TD Bank, NA as an official depository of Commission funds for
    the year 2017; and

    WHEREAS, TD Bank, NA has stopped paying interest on the funds in the
    Commission account; and

    WHEREAS, Manasquan Savings bank has agreed to pay interest on the
    Commission’s balance along with no carrying charges or fees to maintain the
    account.

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Deal Lake Commission, a joint
    meeting of the County of Monmouth, in the State of New Jersey, that
    Manasquan Savings Bank, or their successors be and is hereby designated as
    an official depository of the Commission funds for the year 207; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chief Financial Officer of the Deal Lake
    Commission is hereby authorized to close out the account at TD Bank, NA and
    transfer the funds to Manasquan Savings Bank; and

    REGULAR – MEETING MINUTES

    April 20, 2017

    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 SIGNATURES

    General Account Chairman or Vice-Chairman

    Treasurer or Deputy Treasurer

    Chief Financial Officer

    NJ Cash Management Fund Chairman or Vice-Chairman

    Treasurer or 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 as
    such times, from time to time, and the Treasurer shall deem in the best
    interest of the Commission; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLOVED that a certified copy of this Resolution shall be
    forwarded to the Chief Financial Officer and the Deal Lake Commission
    Audtor.

    RECORDED VOTE:

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

    Absent: Ocean

    PUBLIC QUESTIONS

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

    Joe Bove, Wanamassa, had comments and concerns regarding the outfall pipes.
    He also mentioned that he read in The Coaster that Ocean Township was also
    dredging Terrace Pond.

    There being no further comments, and UPON MOTION of Allenhurst, seconded by
    Interlaken, carried that the public hearing be closed. There being no
    further business and UPON MOTION of Allenhurst, seconded by Interlaken,
    carried that the meeting be adjourned at 8:30 PM.

    _____________________________________

    Jessie M. Joseph, RMC

    Commission Clerk

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