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 – March 16, 2017

    DEAL LAKE COMMISSION

    MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING

    MARCH 16, 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

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

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

    BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Deal Lake
    Commission held on February 16, 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 Asbury Park, seconded by Loch Arbour, carried that the
    following Treasurer’s Report for March 16, 2017 be approved and the bills
    listed authorized for payment.

    BALANCE ON HAND – PREVIOUS MONTH

    TD Bank, NA…………………………………………………………….$115,407.27

    NJ Cash Management Fund…………………………………………………40,099.47

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT……………………………………………………….…$155,506.74

    RECEIPTS

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

    Interest – Cash Management Fund (February)………………………………… 18.86

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

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    TOTAL RECEIPTS………………………………………………………………………18.86

    DISBURSEMENTS

    Lorraine Carafa, CFO, March).…………………………………………………..216.67

    Jessie Joseph (Admin., March)…………………………………………………..408.33

    Hunt Parry, Esq…………………………………………………………………..675.00

    Leon S. Avakian, Inc……………………………………………………………1,335.00

    The New
    Coaster…………………………………………………………………………………60.22

    Jersey Central Power & Light……………………………………………………..11.25

    Jason Taestch, 1st Qtr. Web……………………………………………………….200.00

    Report It, LLC, 1st Qtr. + set-up………………………………………………….200.00

    Don Brockel, reimbursement…………………………………………………….126.10

    TOTAL DISBURSEMEMNTS………………………………………………………..3,232.57

    BALANCES AFTER MARCH DISBURSEMENTS

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

    NJ Cash Management Fund……………………………………………………40,118.33

    TOTAL ON DEPOSIT…………………………………………………………….$152,293.03

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes: Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Loch Arbour

    Nays: Ocean

    Absent: Deal, Interlaken, Neptune

    Don Brockel, Chairman announced that the Commission has received 2017
    Assessment payments totaling $33,500.00 that were not reflected on the
    Treasurer’s Report. They will appear on the next month’s report.

    RESOLUTION #3 – Authorizing Payment for the Remainder of the 2017 Report It
    Agreement

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

    WHEREAS, the Deal Lake Commission entered into a one year Agreement dated
    February 16, 2017 with Report It to provide third party anonymous and
    confidential reporting services when issues arise on Deal Lake in an amount
    not to exceed $650.00; and

    WHEREAS, the Deal Lake Commission has paid Report It for the first quarter
    and the set-up fee in the amount of $200.00; and

    NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Deal Lake Commission feels it would
    be in the best interest of the Commission to pay the remaining amount owed
    to Report It; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chief Financial Officer is hereby
    authorized to pay the remainder of the 2017 Report It Agreement in the
    amount of $450.00; and

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    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified copy of this Resolution be
    forwarded to the Chief Financial Officer.

    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 Mr. Avakian is working with the DEP to set up a meeting with Ocean
    Township. It is intended that Ocean Township will fund the project and be
    reimbursed by the DEP from the Army Corps of Engineers. The DLC will be
    responsible for the preparation of bid documents and receipt of bids.

    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 – Mr. Brockel reported that we did not receive the grant.
    Dr. Souza said that although we did not get this grant, we should re-submit
    for the next round of the grant. We should look to develop a list of
    alternative funding sources.

    4. Organic Material Removal: Fireman’s and Lollipop Ponds – Mr. Brockel
    said that Lollipop Pond is on the back burner for now. Ocean Township is
    proceeding with the Fireman’s Pond project and has budgeted money to not
    only remove organic material, but to dredge the one acre pond as well.
    Plans and permits are underway and Mr. Avakian should have a project
    schedule at the next meeting.

    5. MTD Clean-Outs: Comstock – Mr. Brockel reported that he couldn’t get to
    the bottom of the pit. Asbury Park will do a clean-out during the Fall
    clean-up. Mr. Avakian would like the results of the clean-out to compare
    the amounts of sediment removed during cleaning.

    6. Railroad Letter – Mr. Avakian reached out to Thomas Clark, the
    Government & Community relations spokesman for NJ Transit and has not
    heard back from him.

    7. Water Testing: John Tiedmann, Monmouth University – Dr. Tiednmann was
    not at the meeting.

    8. Deal Lake Master Plan – Mr. Brockel said the Plan is being re-formatted
    and should be ready for review soon. Mr. Avakian said he will provide
    additional or updated information as directed.

    9. Watershed Ambassador – Alexis Bowman, was unable to attend the meeting.

    10. Report It – Mr. Brockel said he is in the process of setting everything
    up. He asked the Commission Clerk to research what a cell phone would cost
    to be used for Report It calls and texts. Mr. Avakian wanted to stress the
    importance of not giving out personal information of Commission members for
    public contact.

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    March 16, 2017

    11. Spring Clean-Up – Mr. Brockel reminded everyone that the Spring
    Clean-Up is Saturday, April 1st, 9:00 AM at the Asbury Park Boat Ramp.

    12. Resolution # 4 – 2015 Audit Report – Commissioners must certify that
    they have read, at a minimum, the Comments and Recommendations section of
    the Audit.

    UPON MOTION of Asbury Park, seconded by Loch Arbour, 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 its books, accounts and financial
    transactions; and

    WHEREAS, the Annual Report of Audit for the year 2015 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 by
    resolution certify to the Local Finance Board of the State of New Jersey
    that all members of the Commission have reviewed, as a minimum, the
    sections of the annual audit entitled “General Comments” and
    “Recommendations”; and

    WHEREAS, the members of the Commission have personally reviewed as 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 foresaid 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 or 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.

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    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, Interlaken, Neptune

    NEW BUSINESS

    1. Website – Jason Taetsch, webmaster for the DLC, reported that although
    our website host, M Studio is now working with him, he feels that the site
    is outdated and built incorrectly. He suggests using Amazon Web Services
    (AWS) as our new hosting provider for the website. It is more up-to-date
    and user friendly. They will give us 365 days free and pay as you go for
    the website after the first 365 days. It averages out to $14.00 per month
    after our first free year.

    Resolution #5 – Authorizing a Change in Web Host Provider for the Deal Lake
    Commission Website

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

    WHEREAS, the Deal Lake Commission is need of a new web hosting provider for
    its website for the year 2017; and

    WHEREAS, Jason Taetsch, webmaster for the Deal Lake Commission, has
    recommended Amazon Web Services (AWS) for a one year period at no cost.

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Deal Lake Commission that it hereby
    authorizes Jason Taetsch to make the transition from M Studio to Amazon Web
    Services; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified copy of this Resolution be
    forwarded to Jason Taetsch and the Chief Financial Officer.

    RECORDED VOTE:

    Ayes: Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Loch Arbour, Ocean

    Nays: None

    Absent: Deal, Interlaken, Neptune

    2. Carp Contest – Mr. Brockel announced that the trophies have been ordered
    for the Carp Contest to be held on April 23rd.

    3. Tide Gauge at Gate House – Mr. Brockel reported that Mr. Avakian has
    been looking into the installation of a tide gauge at or near the gate
    house that would be used for visual observation of the lake water
    elevation. He is investigating several options and will have a report at
    the next meeting.

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    4. Mr. Brockel reported on the two boat racks being built by the boy
    scouts. One is located in Allenhurst and the other one in Colonial Terrace.

    5. Andrew Chambarry, Alternate Asbury Park Commissioner, announced the May
    3, 2017 Build a Rain Barrel Workshop sponsored by the Surfrider Foundation
    to be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at 1632 Whitesville Road, Toms River.

    PUBLIC QUESTIONS

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

    Joe Bove, Wanamassa, asked if Asbury Park is reconfiguring the parking lot
    by North Beach and if its paved would that create more run-offs.

    Mr. Brockel said he has not seen the specs yet for the parking lot.

    Mr. Chambarry said he will try and get a copy of the plans for the next
    meeting.

    Mr. Bove asked how the new development proposed for the corner of Deal Road
    and Highway 35 would affect Deal Lake.

    Mr. Brockel explained that location is not within the Deal Lake Watershed.

    Mr. Bove asked how many hits the current website gets.

    Mr. Taetsch said the old website was not able to track how many hits; the
    new provider will be able to give us that information.

    Colin Laffan, Boy Scout, attended the meeting to earn a badge in his quest
    to attain the rank of Eagle Scout.

    There being no further comments, and UPON MOTION of Allenhurst, 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 8:40 PM.

    _____________________________________

    Jessie M. Joseph, RMC

    Commission Clerk

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