January Meeting Minutes

West Milford Library, West Milford NJ.

 January 25, 2018

Open:  Pledge of Allegiance

Commissioners Attendance:   Floyd DeAngelo, Eric Hastings, Clint Smith, Dale Van Nimwegen, Paul Zarrillo, Michael Flaherty, Jonathan Brett, Eric Pain, George Vurno

Absent:  Paul Sullivan, Micki Lees

Guest:  Ann Genader, Shelley Clapper, Keith Garley, Daniel Sullivan.

Treasury Report:

  • Handed out spreadsheets of financial statements.  Closed out year at $128,000.00 Aiming for $128,842.43.

  • Subcontractor expenses and utilities are up a bit. The line expenses were on target and budget.

  • $65,408.00 in bank, $42,195.28 in NY fund, and $23,213.61 NJ fund.

  • Biggest expense for the year of 2017 was checks clearing for insurance.

  • Handed out and discussed proposed 2018 Budget

    • Motion to approve the Budget ~ commissioners granted.

  • Revisiting the proposed financial split for NY and NJ. 

    • Waiting on documentation from the Bank regarding the $50k, so hoping to get some answers.

    • Propose that we take the $57,775.24 and split it 50/50, suggest we table further discussion on this until next meeting, until I get more information about it.

  • Handed out a revised M&P and would like to table the discussion until next month to give everyone a chance to review it and respond with suggestions. Motion to move discussion to next month.  Dale advised she will reach out to certain individuals to discuss.

  • No bills pending or coming up for the next month.

Commissioners' reports:

George Vurno

  • Advised cleaning out the filter areas, catch bins, is one of the most important things to take care of.

Eric Hastings

  • There is a study that is in Trenton and that report starts at the bridge at Belchers creek. There is a wall that is collecting all the sediment, we should be able to get the desilting done there.

  • Contractor called about a stream by Emerald point and greenwood lake park; advised will touch base in the spring.

  • Will pursue the Grant research more.

Floyd DeAngelo

  • Interested to see what kind of funding we get from NJ and use it to implement money out of NY State.

  • Advised that if we want to try to get $30 from Passaic county rather than Orange County.

    • Dale questions if approach Orange County for a specific project.  Floyd advised will talk to Barry Cheney about it.

  • Advised the sheet metal that the catch bins filters are constructed of are deteriorating.  Will send e-mail to commissioners again.

Michael Flaherty/Cathy Ahlers/Kelly Tuturo

  • No report; however, will look more into the Geese hunting rules and Tour Boat rules.

Paul Sullivan

  • No report.

Eric Pain

  • 10 feet 3 inches, covered in ice.

  • Outflow is 78.8 cubic feet per second; 50 million gallons a day going out.

  • Second phase of the Stump removal/reduction project the $17.5 has been ear marked for spring.  The

  • No update with the water management plan.

Micki Lees

  • No report.

Jonathan Brett

  • Talked to the kids that run the south shore, they got the permit to desilt thru Passaic county.

    • Advised to call warren dep, explain what is going on and get a case number.

    • Advised Belchers creek is in bad shape and hazardous to people on the lake.

  • Talked to Pete Wosyluk, did desilting in Upper greenwood lake.  Advised he has dumping sites that he uses and then turns the “desilting” into top soil.

Clint Smith

  • Advised we have a good relationship with environmental Commission and advised he will update them periodically.

  • Part of Belchers creek is owned by West Milford, we should get the town and county involved and spread the cost over a period of time.

    • Advised will measure the footage this weekend.

    • Advised will put together a plan to present to help clean up Belchers creek.

Dale Van Nimwegen

  • Trying to do research on how we can get more community involvement.

  • Possible looking into an LLC which can be used to pursue funds and grants that would have operating agreements for each state.  The Bi-State situation might be a deterrent.

    • Set up cost ~ NY cost would be @ $300-520 and the NJ side would cost @ $175-375.  The range is affected by obtaining legal counsel to obtain IRS C3 non-profit organization form, but Dale advised she could fill out the forms herself to avoid that extra charge.

    • $75-$300 per year for funding.

    • Use LLC as a tool for the commission to get funding for certain projects.

    • Use the LLC as the crowd funding approach; i.e gofundme for herbicides and such.

    • Using the LLC could help us get funds.  Perception is reality.

    • Suggesting a platform for our communications, lobbying, and funding via Facebook to develop a network and tool to support projects and interest.

      • Zip code mailings, emails, regular mailings. Etc

      • “Gofundme” accounts to help with Geese control project, herbicides, navigational hazards.

Paul Zarrillo

  • Received 2 bids for the Herbicides RFP:  Aquatic Technologies and Solitude.  The bids will be opened, reviewed and a winner will be chosen by February 2, 2018.

    • East Arm and All of New Jersey; from Fox island down, is where the Herbicides will take place.

  • The State Police advised Sargent Alex Perry is the new contact for Greenwood Lake.

  • Boat Course is February 11, 2018 at the GWL Airport

  • Reached out to the new Congressman Gotthiemer about any federal project we can get money from. Have not heard back yet.

  • January 9th, reviewed website with Zachary and Allison.  Updated the whole website and made it more appealing and user friendly.

  • Lake Hopatcong applied for a $100,000. Grant for a floating classroom.   LK Hopatcong has also received grant moneys from the Highlands Council.

  • Spoke in front of the council and agreed on the user fee.  Talked to Mayor Jesse Dwyer, and he was against the user fees.  Warwick will support it if the marina owners would support it.  Only two responses from the marina’s.

    • Guest at meeting Keith Garley:  Advised there many marina owners, lake front owners, and community members who are against the User Fee and would like to all meet at the next meeting to discuss. 

    • George Vurno:  Motion to table the user fee until after we find out if the funding proposal from the state is going to pass.  Dale to second motion. 1 against.

    • Clint doesn’t believe the user fee is going to bring in any money until years after it’s implemented.

    • Dale believes that it is not in our best interest either. It’s a polarizing issue within the commission and community.

  • Advised by Pennacchio to get the work started about the draft of the bill for the state funding.  Advised to get Duffy on board and get it all finalized and then get together. Advised we have good support from Passaic county; and then go from there.

  • Advised Pennacchio that there are separate accounts for our monies.

  • Advised the Lake Hopatcong money came from a license fund.

  • Still no response from Orange and Rockland Electric about the power cables in the water, emails and phone calls, but will take further measures if need be.

  • A company called Away with Geese have a product that deter the Geese.  Would like to look into this more.

  • RFP for Stump reduction:  Have had multiple request for the paperwork to apply for the Bid.

  • Fox Island Cables:  Received the letter back today and advised that they are not responsible for the cables.  Would like to move forward with this with the Town.

  • By Laws, tabled until next meeting.

  • Bubblers:  Regulations @ 50 feet.  Will look into this more.

NJ Coalition of Lakes; a meeting in the fall that we should attend.

December Meeting Notes

Greenwood Lake Commission

Greenwood Village Senior Center; Greenwood NY.

 December 20, 2017

Open:  Pledge of Allegiance

Commissioners Attendance:   Floyd DeAngelo, Eric Hastings, Clint Smith, Dale Van Nimwegen, Paul Zarrillo, Cathy Alhers, Eric Pain, George Vurno

1 Absent: Ed Krull

Guest:  Press.

Treasury Report:

  • Received deposit from OC.

  • Trying to work out the financial split for NY and NJ. 

    • There are deposits that do not have any notes to advise if it was a NJ or NY deposit

    • Will try to get the archival statements from Provident Bank.

Commissioners' reports:

Eric Hastings

  • Will work on Grant research.

Floyd DeAngelo

  • No Report

Michael Flaherty/Cathy Ahlers/Kelly Tuturo

  • No report.

Paul Sullivan

  • No report.

Eric Pain

  • Lake Height at 9.99

  • Outflow 8.82 cfs=5.6MGD

  • The $17,500 for the second phase of the stump reduction has been earmarked for spring.  While the money has been identified for use to remove the stumps by the previous administration the incoming administration could re-appropriate it if needed.

Bill Link

  • No report.

Clint Smith

  • Advised there is a NY chair but never received a letter for it.

Dale Van Nimwegen

  • See treasury report. 

Paul Zarrillo

  • Still no response from Orange and Rockland Electric about the power cables in the water, emails and phone calls, but will take further measures if need be.

  • Received Contract with USDA for the Geese project. @ $15-20K.

  • Would accept any recommendations for a replacement for Bill Link.

  • Web site visits... 2015/ 1297, 2016/ 2748, 2017/ 1998 through 12/15

  • Sent press releases regarding 500k, LH and GL, also sent info to many residents and businesses around GL

  • MSU will issue their report in March

  • Sent letters to surrounding towns asking for support of user fees and their input

  • Trying to contact NJSP regarding this years lake patrols

  • Dr. Fred Lubnow, no new 319 grant info available

  • May have interest from a neighbor to help with Grants

  • Old Bus.

  • F S F work would have to be completed by Jan. 6th, if we move forward with project/not likely

  • Geese contract is signed, would start in April if we find funding

  • workshops, had joint meeting to prioritize projects

  • Cables, sent additional letters and phone calls, no response yet

  • Herbicides, RFP was completed

  • LH Legislation.. need PR push throughout WM, PC, OC and states legislators

Old Business                                                                                                      New Business

Geese Control – In progress

Electrical Cables – In progress

MSU -  In progress; Waiting for results

NJ Work Shops:  November 28

Stump Project – COMPLETE

NY Work Shops: November 10

OC 20k - Waiting

Herbicides as Fundraiser

New floating stump fields – NJ project had to be canceled/prevailing wages

Boating Course dates: 2/11, 5/6, 4/5; also an increase of $5.00, to be $80.00 per person.

West arm stump field – Waiting for start date & wage requirements 

REMINDER: Next meeting is January 24, 2018 at the West Milford Library in West Milford @ 7:00pm

MOTIONS and RESOLUTION

 Motion: November 2017:  Motion to split the Weed harvester NJ/80% - NY/20%

Motioned by: Dale VanNimwegen;  Seconded: Paul Sullivan: Motion Granted

Motion:  November 2017:  Expenses that if the deposit is $1k or less, it will just be split 50/50

Motioned by: Dale VanNimwegen; Seconded: Paul Sullivan:  Motion Granted

Motion:  November 2017:  Vote to move payment of bills into Treasury Report and not a separate agenda item.

Motioned by: Dale VanNimwegen;  Seconded: Paul Sullivan = Granted

November Meeting Notes

Greenwood Lake Commission

West Milford Library, West Milford NJ.

 November 15, 2017

Open:  Pledge of Allegiance

Commissioners Attendance:   Floyd DeAngelo, Eric Hastings, Clint Smith, Dale Van Nimwegen, Paul Zarrillo, Kelly Turturro, Paul Sullivan.

1 Absent: Ed Krull, Bill Link, Eric Pain, George Vurno

Guest:  Press.

Treasury Report:

  • There have not been any significant payouts since we’ve last meet.  There will be a payment of $1k later in the week to cover the D&O Insurance.  There was a note sent to all advising there was no advantage to pay 3 years in advance, so we will be paying year by year.

  • $44k in the bank.

  • No deposit from OC yet.

  • Trying to work out the financial split for NY and NJ. 

    • There are deposits that do not have any notes to advise if it was a NJ or NY deposit

    • Motion to split the Weed harvester 80/20. Commission Granted. NJ/80 ~ NY/20

    • Would like to set forth a motion on the Expenses that if the deposit is $1k or less, it will just be split 50/50.

    • If it is over $1K, I will do research to see what I can find and bring the information to the next meeting if granted.

    • Will try to get the archival statements from Provident Bank.

  • Vote to move payment of bills into Treasury Report and not a separate agenda item. Commission Agreed.

Commissioners' reports:

Eric Hastings

  • Went to a possible desilting spot. Mostly organic silt. Will take a sample of the site; Greenwood Park, Emerald Park Restaurant and determine where we can put it once taken out.  Should be able to remove sediment by Permit by rule.

    • Eric to send Kelly a list of the water bodies to make sure a permit is not needed.

  • Two floating docks tied up along the straight stretch, waiting for disposal.

Floyd DeAngelo

  • Contract was notarized and delivered to the NY DPW of Orange County.

  • Saw Barry Chaney, he advised he would check on the 20K.

  • Monaghan Grant extended to June 30, 2018.  $18,349.21

Michael Flaherty/Cathy Ahlers/Kelly Tuturo

  • No report.

Paul Sullivan

  •  Talked with County about funding some projects for next year; stump, geese.

Eric Pain

  • No update with the water management plan.

  • Bridge work on Warwick turnpike with dirt removal, no updates given

  • General concern was brought to his attention about some work taking place at location: Block 6002 lot 29 West Milford.  280 Marshal Hill road, ground disturbance and the lack of suitable ground erosion control, there is no proper debris run off protection. The Complaint was sent to the land use folks.  Investigator has been assigned to the case.

  • Scott Wood to start stump field removal on 11/22. Browns Point can be used for Stump removal.

Bill Link

  • No report.

Clint Smith

  • Advised there is a NY chair but never received a letter for it.

Dale Van Nimwegen

  • See treasury report.

Paul Zarrillo

  • Dates for the commissioners NJ workshop is rescheduled for November 28, 2017 at the office.

  • NY Stump fields, need to find out if they are prevailing wages.

  • Still no response from Orange and Rockland Electric about the power cables in the water, emails and phone calls, but will take further measures if need be.

  • Waiting for Contract with USDA for the Geese project. @ $15-20K

    • Kelly will research to see if this is legal and then talk to a sportsman’s group to see if we can have them Bow ‘hunt’ the geese.

  • Advised Commissioner Bill Link is resigning as of next month, December 2017.  Would accept any recommendations for a replacement.

  • Contacted the health department regarding the septic pump outs and they are sending out letters this week and next week that everyone needs to do their pump outs. Need to notify the public 3 months in advanced.

Geese Control – In progress

Electrical Cables – In progress

MSU -  In progress; Waiting for results

NJ Work Shops:  November 28

Stump Project – COMPLETE

NY Work Shops: November 10

OC 20k - Waiting

Herbicides as Fundraiser

New floating stump fields – NJ project had to be canceled/prevailing wages

Boating Course dates: 2/11, 5/6, 4/5; also an increase of $5.00, to be $80.00 per person.

West arm stump field – Waiting for start date & wage requirements 

 Old Business                                                                                                     New Business

 REMINDER: Next meeting is December 20, 2017 at the Senior Center in Greenwood Village, NY @ 7:00pm

October 27, 2017 Meeting Minutes

Greenwood Lake Commission West Milford Library, West Milford, NJ. September 27, 2017 Open: Pledge of Allegiance Commissioners Attendance: Floyd DeAngelo, Eric Hastings, Clint Smith, Dale Van Nimwegen, Paul Zarrillo, Michael Flaherty, Paul Sullivan, Bill Link, George Vurno, Eric Pain. 1 Absent: Ed Krull. Guest: Keith Weber, Deputy Chief Greenwood Fire Company III, Wife Lieutenant Kat Weber. Lourice Rivera; Warwick Dispatch. Treasury Report: • Paid @ $230 in optimum • D&O insurance renewal due in November @ $1020.xx. • Application has been submitted in full with all of the signatures for the workers compensation filings. • Made change to new location and all its paperwork. • Sitting without the $20K deposit from Orange County. Didn’t get the deposit until late in the year last year. • Have set up the signature for Floyd as the NY Co-Chair for the Sterling Bank Account. o Have to do it for Lakeland; they are requesting in writing and a Motion to approve Floyd retro actively to July 2017 meeting. Commission approved motion.  Second Motion to Authorize Floyd as the Co-Chair for the Sterling and Lakeland Bank signature account replacing George. Commission Approved. • Setting up an account for Paypal: Best way for the Commission to accept payments/donations is to set up an account with Payline. Highly rated and does special work with Non-Profit. Month to month arrangement, no annual contract. Can set up ACH, but would like to start with CC donations first. o API – software hooks, that allow the payment processes to go through our website. Commissioners' reports: George Vurno • In reviewing the contract with Orange County, they require that you spend the money within 4 months, however it could be at an inopportune time. Would like Floyd to find some answers on this; paragraph 2. Eric Hastings • Marked stumps that are the floating stumps off Lake park. The stumps could possibly be towed in. • Handed out first draft of letter to HDR Floyd DeAngelo • Meet with Steve Newhouse, county Executive, at the association dinner and Steve B, Chairman of Orange County legislation, advised that the monies are coming but we would have to have a contract, spoke to Mary Hefernan, at the commissioner and public works office and she will send an updated contract; which we now have. • Ok on workers compensation. Michael Flaherty/Cathy Ahlers/Kelly Tuturo • All different boating regulations need to be finalized; towing/flags etc. Looking for common boating laws for Greenwood Lake, (State parks) Paul Sullivan • County meeting possibly in November to present Annual Report. Eric Pain • Level is 9 feet 10 inches, outflow is 5.2, 3.3 million gallons a day.
• Calling USGS to recalibrate the gauge downstream; Because the readings have been off. • Advised the Passaic county herbicide application is not our jurisdiction, so he passed it along to a couple different departments in the division. • Lakeside Road project, did not have any permits filed, its being investigated. • No information regarding Fontana, no follow up information received regarding upper lake view. • Water level management with Water Supply and Geo Science, they have gotten back to me on one topic but will get back to me on other issues as well. Bill 1 inch of rain in the summer results in a 2.2 inch rise in the lake. o 1 inch of rain in the winter results in a 4-4.6 inch raise. • Browns Point is owned by the state, as is Belchers creek. • Last four digits of Check #2386 $80,320.00; #2387 $750.00; #2388 $525.00 issued on the 9/22/2017. • MUA – vandalism, destroyed equipment that was there, including the solar power operations that turned the wells on and off. Contact Kelly at the MUA and also Carol Hardy. • To Look into West Milford lake dam, across from Shoprite. Bill Link • Town building inspector was observing the electrical lines today. o One of the lines passes right through the Marina’s property. Clint Smith • Advised there are 22 small dams around town. o Advised the Pine Cliff Lake dam and Eric’s dam are considered a danger if there were to be a failure. Dale Van Nimwegen • Handed out copy of letter sent to DEC for the Monaghan Grant. • Advised will send the letter about requesting for the extension, Floyd advised he will just fax it to Jesse Dwyer. • There is a sale of MUA pending and the town is now in charge of that matter, there is a referendum on the ballot on November 2, 2017. Carol Hardy has been contacted and will come in and advise us of what the scope is, hopefully in the October meeting. Paul Zarrillo • Contacted the Mayor Dwyer, still haven’t heard back from them yet about the Geese control project. • MSU September 30, 2017 with 25 students. Need extra help with navigation of the boats. o Advised there will be 1 police officer who will be available to assist. • A complaint from a lake resident about someone feeding ducks and geese, Paul forwarded the complaint to the health department and waiting to hear back from them. • Rocky point cove complaining about the weed growth. Called aquatic people to see if there is a different or better herbicide that they can use possibly at the root; waiting to hear back from them. • Received a letter from the deputy commissioner congratulating us on the stump reduction project. He got us the additional 17K. • Received a letter from a lake resident complaining about construction on the Sterling forest beach; forwarded on to the Sterling Park Forest Beach and they advised there will be more construction going next year and there will be proper permits. Boy scouts will be cleaning up the property for use in the future.

REMINDER: Next meeting is at the Village of Greenwood Lake, NY. 132 Windermere Road. @ 7:00pm Name Attendance 2017 Reports Given 2017 Paul Zarrillo 9/9 9 George Vurno 7/9 6 Dale VanNimwegen 8/9 9 Ed Krull 1/9 0 Clint Smith 9/9 7 Paul Sullivan 5/9 6 Bill Link 7/9 4 Eric Hastings 9/9 7 Floyd DeAngelo 8/9 7 Eric Pain 7/9 7 NYSDEC: Kelly Turturro/Michael Flaherty/Catherine Ahlers 8/9 5

September 27, 2017 Meeting Minutes

Greenwood Lake Commission West Milford Library, West Milford, NJ. September 27, 2017 Open: Pledge of Allegiance Commissioners Attendance: Floyd DeAngelo, Eric Hastings, Clint Smith, Dale Van Nimwegen, Paul Zarrillo, Michael Flaherty, Paul Sullivan, Bill Link, George Vurno, Eric Pain. 1 Absent: Ed Krull. Guest: Keith Weber, Deputy Chief Greenwood Fire Company III, Wife Lieutenant Kat Weber. Lourice Rivera; Warwick Dispatch. Treasury Report: • Paid @ $230 in optimum • D&O insurance renewal due in November @ $1020.xx. • Application has been submitted in full with all of the signatures for the workers compensation filings. • Made change to new location and all its paperwork. • Sitting without the $20K deposit from Orange County. Didn’t get the deposit until late in the year last year. • Have set up the signature for Floyd as the NY Co-Chair for the Sterling Bank Account. o Have to do it for Lakeland; they are requesting in writing and a Motion to approve Floyd retro actively to July 2017 meeting. Commission approved motion.  Second Motion to Authorize Floyd as the Co-Chair for the Sterling and Lakeland Bank signature account replacing George. Commission Approved. • Setting up an account for Paypal: Best way for the Commission to accept payments/donations is to set up an account with Payline. Highly rated and does special work with Non-Profit. Month to month arrangement, no annual contract. Can set up ACH, but would like to start with CC donations first. o API – software hooks, that allow the payment processes to go through our website. Commissioners' reports: George Vurno • In reviewing the contract with Orange County, they require that you spend the money within 4 months, however it could be at an inopportune time. Would like Floyd to find some answers on this; paragraph 2. Eric Hastings • Marked stumps that are the floating stumps off Lake park. The stumps could possibly be towed in. • Handed out first draft of letter to HDR Floyd DeAngelo • Meet with Steve Newhouse, county Executive, at the association dinner and Steve B, Chairman of Orange County legislation, advised that the monies are coming but we would have to have a contract, spoke to Mary Hefernan, at the commissioner and public works office and she will send an updated contract; which we now have. • Ok on workers compensation. Michael Flaherty/Cathy Ahlers/Kelly Tuturo • All different boating regulations need to be finalized; towing/flags etc. Looking for common boating laws for Greenwood Lake, (State parks) Paul Sullivan • County meeting possibly in November to present Annual Report. Eric Pain • Level is 9 feet 10 inches, outflow is 5.2, 3.3 million gallons a day.
• Calling USGS to recalibrate the gauge downstream; Because the readings have been off. • Advised the Passaic county herbicide application is not our jurisdiction, so he passed it along to a couple different departments in the division. • Lakeside Road project, did not have any permits filed, its being investigated. • No information regarding Fontana, no follow up information received regarding upper lake view. • Water level management with Water Supply and Geo Science, they have gotten back to me on one topic but will get back to me on other issues as well. Bill 1 inch of rain in the summer results in a 2.2 inch rise in the lake. o 1 inch of rain in the winter results in a 4-4.6 inch raise. • Browns Point is owned by the state, as is Belchers creek. • Last four digits of Check #2386 $80,320.00; #2387 $750.00; #2388 $525.00 issued on the 9/22/2017. • MUA – vandalism, destroyed equipment that was there, including the solar power operations that turned the wells on and off. Contact Kelly at the MUA and also Carol Hardy. • To Look into West Milford lake dam, across from Shoprite. Bill Link • Town building inspector was observing the electrical lines today. o One of the lines passes right through the Marina’s property. Clint Smith • Advised there are 22 small dams around town. o Advised the Pine Cliff Lake dam and Eric’s dam are considered a danger if there were to be a failure. Dale Van Nimwegen • Handed out copy of letter sent to DEC for the Monaghan Grant. • Advised will send the letter about requesting for the extension, Floyd advised he will just fax it to Jesse Dwyer. • There is a sale of MUA pending and the town is now in charge of that matter, there is a referendum on the ballot on November 2, 2017. Carol Hardy has been contacted and will come in and advise us of what the scope is, hopefully in the October meeting. Paul Zarrillo • Contacted the Mayor Dwyer, still haven’t heard back from them yet about the Geese control project. • MSU September 30, 2017 with 25 students. Need extra help with navigation of the boats. o Advised there will be 1 police officer who will be available to assist. • A complaint from a lake resident about someone feeding ducks and geese, Paul forwarded the complaint to the health department and waiting to hear back from them. • Rocky point cove complaining about the weed growth. Called aquatic people to see if there is a different or better herbicide that they can use possibly at the root; waiting to hear back from them. • Received a letter from the deputy commissioner congratulating us on the stump reduction project. He got us the additional 17K. • Received a letter from a lake resident complaining about construction on the Sterling forest beach; forwarded on to the Sterling Park Forest Beach and they advised there will be more construction going next year and there will be proper permits. Boy scouts will be cleaning up the property for use in the future.

REMINDER: Next meeting is at the Village of Greenwood Lake, NY. 132 Windermere Road. @ 7:00pm Name Attendance 2017 Reports Given 2017 Paul Zarrillo 9/9 9 George Vurno 7/9 6 Dale VanNimwegen 8/9 9 Ed Krull 1/9 0 Clint Smith 9/9 7 Paul Sullivan 5/9 6 Bill Link 7/9 4 Eric Hastings 9/9 7 Floyd DeAngelo 8/9 7 Eric Pain 7/9 7 NYSDEC: Kelly Turturro/Michael Flaherty/Catherine Ahlers 8/9 5

August 23, 2017 Meeting Minutes

Greenwood Lake Commission Village of Greenwood Lake, NY August 23, 2017 Open: Pledge of Allegiance Commissioners Attendance: Floyd DeAngelo, Eric Hastings, Clint Smith, Dale Van Nimwegen, Paul Zarrillo, Michael Flaherty, Paul Sullivan, Bill Link, George Vurno, Eric Pain. 1 Absent: Ed Krull. Guest: Mark Johnson, Barry Cheney, Jesse Dwyer, Treasury Report: • Normal expenses, nothing out of the ordinary. • D&O insurance renewal due in October/November timeframe. • IRS C3 needs to be reinstated; Dale working with IRS to resolve issue regarding a 2007 filing that they have no record of having been done. Confident it will be resolved either by producing documents from 2007 or by refiling for status. Commissioners' reports: George Vurno • No report. Eric Hastings • No report. Floyd DeAngelo • Saw Mr. Newhouse at the picnic o Still need NY State online form to exempt Commission from needing NY workers compensation. Michael Flaherty/Cathy Ahlers/Kelly Tuturo • Three different areas of DEC will be more helpful for all. • All different boating regulations need to be finalized. Paul Sullivan • No report. Eric Pain • Level is 9 feet 10 inches, 4 million gallons a day.
• Requirements to the DEC for the fresh water wetlands, letter was sent out to Dan Whitehead. (John Petronella) Took same information, photos, etc.; drawdown didn’t negatively impact the water and vegetation. • Water level management plan, still waiting on the geo science and water monitoring. • Passaic county herbicides, review normally takes 30 days o Saw spraying in one location and then weed whacking in another, both Passaic county operations. Reached out to road supervisor for some insight, waiting on response. Bill Link • No report. Clint Smith • Put together a list of all property owners on Belchers creek for further use. • Advised the town owns about 1/3 of the property. Dale Van Nimwegen • DEC letter requesting the extension of the Monaghan Grant contract was approved by Commissioners;  Background of what additional work needs to be done to further maintain and improve the lake, include stump reduction, floating debris/silt removal and storm drain repair/replacement.  Request extension through June 2018 for the spending of the remaining $18,349.21 of contract funds. • Reason for delay in request for extension tied to Commission time for prioritization of final Contract lake improvement efforts. • Request by Barry Cheney: Please advise messers Senator Bonacic and Assemblyman Brabenec of extension request. • Motion granted to approve the letter and send it out. • Floyd signed letter to immediate conveyance to the DEC. Paul Zarrillo • Thank you to Sportsman’s Marina for all their support for hosting 3 boat safety inspections and stump reduction project. A Thank you to neighbors John Joseph and Dan Mason, for marking debris field and Dan Sullivan of Small Craft Marina and West Milford for helping with large stump field remedy. • Ed Kroll went to the 17A bridge and got more water samples and brought to Montclair State, report back today shows no issue. There’s no explanation as to why the E.coli count was so high. • Plan on coming back September 30, 2017 with 25 students. Need extra help with navigation of the boats. • Chasing News was here to video the stump project and sent out a lot of pictures of the project. The video can be seen on YouTube. • Deputy commissioner David Glass of the NJ DEP came up and was very impressed. Was given a complete tour of the lake. • Boat course $2,400.00 Check to coast guard $1,083. Pizza $165.00 • Water coming out of a pipe by Rock port, filled water bottle, but collection needs to be in sterile bottle. o Clint advised its coming from French drains on their property. o Board of health may do testing on it. Correspondence Old Business • Steering committee to meet 9/12/2017 at 10am • No other feedback from other committee’s • Geese control, waiting to hear back from USDA • Eric Hastings to follow up with HDR. GWLC needs in writing that we no longer owe them monies. • Village Annual report, advised Mayor Dwyer, meeting has been rescheduled. • Herbicides fundraiser discussed. New Business • Exposed Cables around Fox island/Storm island/Chapel island. Send letter to Rockland Electric Company; with tracking and return receipt request, DEP, DEC, and Townships. Upcoming Event Dates:
• Autumn light festival, October 14, 2017, need some help with the booth. Public Input: • Barry Cheney gave thanks for coming to the legislature meeting and giving an update on what is going on with the lake. • Nancy DeAngelo, has anyone sent a letter to the Rockland electric, suggested return receipt request. REMINDER: Next meeting is at the West Milford Library @ 1470 Union Valley Road @ 7:00pm Name Attendance 2017 Reports Given 2017 Paul Zarrillo 8/8 8 George Vurno 6/8 5 Dale VanNimwegen 7/8 8 Ed Krull 1/8 0 Clint Smith 8/8 6 Paul Sullivan 4/8 5 Bill Link 6/8 4 Eric Hastings 8/8 6 Floyd DeAngelo 7/8 6 Eric Pain 6/8 6 NYSDEC: Kelly Turturro/Michael Flaherty/Catherine Ahlers 7/8 4

July 26, 2017 Meeting Minutes

Greenwood Lake Commission West Milford Monthly Meeting July 26, 2017 Open: Pledge of Allegiance Commissioners Attendance: Floyd DeAngelo, Eric Hastings, Clint Smith, Dale VanNimwegen, Paul Zarrillo, Cathy Ahlers, Kelly Turturro, Paul Sullivan, Bill Link, George Vurno 1 Absent: Ed Krull, Eric Pain. Guest: Montclair State University: Gave presentation on The Water and Sediment Monitoring of Greenwood Lake. Their study was conducted in the Fall of 2016, which can be found on the website. Treasury Report: • Normal expenses, nothing out of the ordinary. • No monies from the town of Warwick as of yet. • 20K from Orange County still not received. • Advised we have workers comp., we do not have disability. • Rent is pre-paid until September. • D&O insurance renewal due in October • Revisited the budget, made minor changes in reflection of what we are paying, will e-mail it out to everyone. o Just under 27k in Lakeland Account and just under 21K in Sterling Account Commissioners' reports: George Vurno • Advised will be stepping down as the Co-Chair of New York and has nominated Floyd DeAngelo as the New York Chair. Eric Hastings • Spoke to Loraine Scanel from HDR 3 times and she is looking for proof of payment from the invoices that have been paid to them and of the agreement. Dale advised that she has sent that to him via email. • Advised went up Belchers Creek to cut tree and could not find it. Floyd DeAngelo • Looked at Lake Shore Road, shared picture of a pile of weeds in the cove. Paul to bring the pictures to the WMDPW. • Will follow up on the Orange County money. • Presented the annual report at Warwick town hall and County and it was very well received. • Need to set up meeting for the Village, will speak to Mayor Jesse Dwyer Michael Flaherty/Cathy Ahlers/Kelly Tuturo • No report. Paul Sullivan • Advised commissioners to present annual report to freeholders will be towards the end of September. Eric Pain • No report. Bill Link • No report. Clint Smith • No report. Dale VanNimwegen • DEC letter requesting the extension will be sent via email to the commissioners. • IRS meting set up in two weeks to follow up on how we should be filing. Paul Zarrillo • Chief Mike Blondin will give presentation on the fire-boat that is available on Greenwood lake in September. • Wrote a letter to the NJ State police about their patrol, requesting different and more hours of patrol; and an update on the boating accident. Senator Pennacchio was CC'd on the letter. • Drone: July 8th videoed the East Arm and Belchers creek, now showing much more weed growth. • Contact aides to navigation group, part on the DEP, requesting more buoys to be put out and replaced. • Sent Mayor Dwyer the estimate to control the geese population. Waiting to hear back from him. • Spoke to April NJ USDA, she advised to go through New York because it will be cheaper. Advised that less travel for them, to contact Ken. 15-20K to do entire lake. They come early spring and again in July. • Reviewing contract for Silt Busters and then sending new copy to Mark. • Suez water company made an offer to buy the MUA for 12.5 million dollars, maybe we can put pressure on them to help with lake; ie: dredging. Correspondence • Letter from West Milford trying to get the county to stop using the pesticide Ranger Pro Herbicide.
o Cathy advised that the DEP in NJ should be handling this. • E-mail from Mayor Dwyer advising to contact the Village Police to meet with the NJSP regarding patrolling later hours. o Floyd advised he will call the chief of police on this matter. • Contacted the West Milford Health Department about Storm Island and Mason hotel septic, advised there a no issues. New Business • New Jersey aquatic plant study needs to be done. • Belchers creek needs to be looked at a lot closer and taken care of. • Swim platforms need to be addressed. Upcoming Event Dates:
• Boat safety inspection • Boat license course REMINDER: Next meeting is at the Senior Center in Greenwood Village @ 132 Windermere Ave @ 7:00pm Name Attendance 2017 Reports Given 2017 Paul Zarrillo 7/7 7 George Vurno 5/7 5 Dale VanNimwegen 6/7 7 Ed Krull 1/7 0 Clint Smith 7/7 5 Paul Sullivan 4/7 5 Bill Link 5/7 4 Eric Hastings 7/7 6 Floyd DeAngelo 6/7 5 Eric Pain 5/7 5 NYSDEC: Kelly Turturro/Michael Flaherty/Catherine Ahlers 6/7 4

June 28, 2017 Meeting Minutes

Greenwood Lake Commission Village of Greenwood Lake, NY June 28, 2017 Open: Pledge of Allegiance Commissioners Attendance: Floyd DeAngelo, Eric Pain, Eric Hastings, Clint Smith, Dale VanNimwegen, Paul Zarrillo, Cathy Ahlers, Ed Kroll, Paul Sullivan, Bill Link. 1 Absent: George Vurno Guest: Mayor Jesse Dwyer, Attorney for GWL Village; John Buckheit, Jonathan Brett; GWL Townhomes, Karen Albert; resident, Lou Signorino; councilman TREASURY REPORT: • Mid year report on Financial. NJ commission, close to same as last year on revenue and expenses. 20K from OC didn’t come into account until the later part of the year. • Payment was made to the The technology insurance company for our workers compensation insurance, still needs to be filed when the audit is complete within the next 30 days. • IRS called back last week, we have yet to connect. Will report on next meeting. Whats being investigated is not owing taxes but rather registering certain fillings on our commission status. • D&O insurance due in September time frame. • No monies from the town of Warwick as of yet. • 20K due to come in soon from Orange County. • Received from the US department of commerce, a census on registered businesses. They sample the level of capital expenditures. Survey has been filed and copies can be made if you would like one. o 27.5k in Lakeland Account and 21K in Sterling Account

COMMISSIONERS REPORTS:

George Vurno

• No Report

Eric Hastings

• Fielded several phone calls about the dumping in UGWL from the bridge widening project On Warwick turnpike, UGWL drains into the Hudson and GWL. Trying to get NY involved, emailed all commissioners, showed pictures of the sludge that is being dumped at a house in Upper Greenwood Lake. Well over the 55 yard limit. Made calls to DEP and DEC and Senator Pennacchio. • Can smell the contaminant in it. Hazardous materials. No slit fence, no retaining wall. • Johnathan Brett, tremendous resource for access into the area via the condos. Floyd DeAngelo • July 20th, town board meeting, can present annual report at 6/6:30pm. George, Eric and Dale will be there to present at Warwick town hall. • County: Barry Cheney is going to get the date of the Committee meeting so the annual report can be presented by George, Dale, and Floyd. (instead of presenting to whole legislature)

Michael Flaherty/Cathy Alhers • No report. Paul Sullivan • Working on a date for the annual report to be presented to the Freeholders. Eric Pain • The lake is at 9’ 11.8” and the outflow is 4.3 million gallons a day. Water is still flowing over the top at a good rate. Advised will watch closely so that the minimum is not exceeded. • Closing the dam when water is coming over the top has come up as question. Cannot because of stranding downstream life. • Division of land use is involved in the bridge matter in UGWL. Bill Link • Thinking about the accident fund; feels it didn’t have the effect of bringing forward people. Commissioners advise the monies are good for 3 years and that the police advised it is still under investigation. Clint Smith  Gathered the information on the property owners of Belchers creek.  Would like to contact some of the owners to see if they will help remove some of the debris on their property along with 2 large trees that are in that location as well.

Dale VanNimwegen

 Letter drafted to Karen Dauphinais and will be sent to the rest of the commissioners.  Raising monies from private sources: going to pursue names to see if they will be a part of the foundation, using the contact list to potentially raise money from the general population.  Will make corrections to the annual report, and then make new ones for the meetings.

Paul Zarrillo • Advised of new location for West Milford meetings • Airshow - Tyler was there to help as well, not the best response maybe due to location of booth. • Boat races were a low turnout, bad weather • MSU will give their report next month at the meeting. • Neighbor, Mike will give presentation on the fire-boat that is available on Greenwood lake. • Spoke at the council about the boat safety inspection, boat license course and the annual report. • Stump project: need to find rooms to house Silt busters for their time here. • Drone: July 8th to video the East Arm and Belchers creek • Water chestnuts need to go on calendar to make sure they are taken care of next year. • Donation tab on website. Maybe add a paypal link. • Reviewing contract for Silt Busters and then sending new copy to Mark. Public Input Mayor Jesse Dwyer: • North Arm ~ aquathol k went into the waters today. Can any Harvesting can be done? • Grant through Senator Bonacic offices: $50-100,000. for machinery. • Next year we will apply further with the herbicides, aquathol k kills lily pads.
• Wants to borrow or buy a weed harvester that’s good. No more hand me downs. • North arm, boat launch soft opening July 8th, ribbon cutting in September/October. • Roof top boat launch, kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, etc,. no motors. Passive vessels only. • Will suggest a sign to be placed to Wash your vessel before it is put into the water. List of Rules. • Suggest intern Tyler spearheads a campaign on the Goose problem by notifying and educating the public about different options of “Culling the geese”. • Paul will e-mail the report of the geese population to Jesse

Jonathan Brett:
• Lake resident for 25 years. Belchers creek, on the board for the Townhouses.
• Docks will not be able to be used soon because the water drops to low and also due to the weeds.

Upcoming Event Dates:
REMINDER: Next meeting is at the West Milford Library @ 1470 Union Valley Road. West Milford, NJ 07480 Room 4. Name Attendance 2017 Reports Given 2017 Paul Zarrillo 6/6 6 George Vurno 4/6 3 Dale VanNimwegen 5/6 6 Ed Krull 1/6 0 Clint Smith 6/6 5 Paul Sullivan 3/6 4 Bill Link 4/6 3 Eric Hastings 6/6 5 Floyd DeAngelo 5/6 4 Eric Pain 5/6 5 NYSDEC: Kelly Turturro/Michael Flaherty/Catherine Ahlers 5/6 4