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

May 24, 2017 Meeting Minutes

Greenwood Lake Commission 1810 Macopin Road West Milford, NJ 0749 May 24, 2017 Meeting Open: Pledge of Allegiance Commissioners Attendance: Floyd DeAngelo, Eric Pain, Eric Hastings, Michael Flaherty, Clint Smith, Dale VanNimwegen, George Vurno, Paul Zarrillo, Cathy Ahlers, Willie Zarrillo. 1 Absent: Ed Kroll, Bill Link, Paul Sullivan commissioners reports: Dale VanNimwegen Treasury Report: Year to date; through today, there’s a slight difference between the two banks, the $20 difference is the charge of $5 a month for Bank fees from Sterling Bank (NY bank account) that Lake land Bank does not. Newspaper fees, $100/125.00 has to be paid, associated with the public notices. Not included in the accounting but listed is @ $20.00 for copies The $60.00 taken out of account has since been placed back. Accident on bank side. $20K deposited from Passic County is in the Lake land Bank. $1582.xx has been deposited from the Boat Safety Course from May 21, 2017 class. @ $50,000 in bank accounts for GWLC. Called the IRS to find out why GWLC had never filed for an exempt organization form and why we never had to file one. It’s an unfolding matter. It’s not paying taxes; its about filing to maintain exempt status as an organization. Spoke to people who said that we are quasi government agency and not subject to these filings, however there have been changes and will follow-up to see if we have to file or not. If there are penalties that need to be paid, we will plead stupidity and hopefully get them evaded. Sent email to Bill Olsen, the GWL watershed management district to see if we can name parties to the organization to help launch the crowd funding. Advised would like to raise funds via private donations. Crowd funding via email address: oKick starter - creative projects, oGofundme - short term fund raising. oIndiegogo - campaigns for navigational safety Monaghan Grant - Dale spoke to Karen Dauphinais about the possibility of getting an extension out to June 2018 for the remaining 18k. In order to get the extension, Karen is requesting a list of activities/projects that the monies will be used for. Mike will find out about the stump removal/reduction for the NY Side. Concerns for the fisheries and weeds. Thinks if there is a real need because of public safety, they may consider it. George will e-mail Dale his 1st and 2nd choices of projects to be completed with the Monaghan grant.

George Vurno

No Report

Eric Hastings

Has not be able to get to the HDR files, but will and would like to recommend that the GWLC does not move forward with anything until he does. Floyd DeAngelo Commissioners Report: Advised he spoke to Barry Cheney about appearing before the orange county legislature, he suggests its better to talk to committee instead of whole legislator. Suggested a 10 minute presentation before the whole group. Town Board ~ can arrange a presentation as a workshop or a public session. GWLC would like to do a 10-15 minute presentation prior to their meeting. June 21st is a scheduled meeting for the west Milford monthly meeting Advised he spoke to the Mayor Jesse Dwyer regarding user fees. Jesse advised he wants to know exactly what the user fees would be used for and would like it in writing. Paul advised the User Fee Committee will put the list together for him.

Michael Flaherty Introduced Cathy Ahlers, and advised will split the responsibility for GWLC. Kathy’s job very regulatory in nature and falls in the environmental quality section of the department. Advised of Kelly Tutoro will also share the responsibility of the GWLC. Has been talking to NJ DEP and managing the fisheries on the lake.
NJ does all the stocking for GWL Electro-fishing - Did the East Shore of NY last night and will do the West Shore next. There was an infection of large mouth bass virus that impacted the bass population years ago, and the preliminary results seem to indicate that the s like population has not grown back to the levels that existed prior to the disease outbreak. The walleye population seems to be doing very well. Paul Sullivan No report Eric Pain The lake is at 10’ 2” and the outflow is 27 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. Advised by the NJ Fish and Wildlife that the federal clean water act protects the pre-existing classifications of the stream. You can not downgrade a stream, but only upgrade it. Waiting for GEO water and science to get back to him on some questions. Plan to propose the 2 foot water drawdown in the Lake Management Plan. Advised intern took on a different job and will not be available to work with GWLC Bill Link No report. Clint Smith No report

Paul Zarrillo Received the contract for the $20k from Orange County; NY is asking for NY state workers compensation and NY State disability certificate of insurance. Concerned we can not meet the requirements Letter came from the executive assistant to the commission of public works of orange county and advised to contact the attorney general office. Letter from broker stating that we have coverage in NJ And that it would cover someone in NY and just forward. Contract has been signed and notarized in case we are to move forward with it. Boat Class had a record of 44 attendees. $178/pizza, $1540/USCGA, $1580/GWLC Contacted the DPW about a big oak tree new Wallish Property and top of a tree near Greenbrook Estates. Suggested paying Tyler Lee or a small business person to volunteer his time at some of the up coming events. oClint suggested to contact the Elks to help do the cleanup on their own property. Looking for individuals to do small maintenance work with their boats Stump Reduction Project oTalked to local restaurants on the lake to host a fundraiser. oLocal foundation agreed to be a part of a fundraiser to be a part of the gaming permit, raffles, etc. George said he would look into the gaming laws. Looked into Lakeland Bank accounts that have monies in there for the reward of the boat accident; the bank advised that there is a 3 year limit for no action, however, will send a reminder letter at 2 years. Just have to make small deposit to keep it active and open. Checked with the DEP and Michael was going to check with the DEC to see that its ok to do a fundraiser for the herbicides. Would have to go out for Bids. GWL Village does it themselves. Silt Busters Dredging LLC., - Would like to have them start the 1st week of August. Annual Report presentation meeting to be set up by Flyod for the County, WM, and Warwick Ed Kroll to set up date for GWL Village for the GWLC to present the Annual Report Paul will send an email to the steering committee to put a date on the calendar for the meeting. Drawdown signs - Just a few left to bring down; otherwise project is done. Workshop/Picnic to discuss broader issues towards the end of the summer. Public Input Steve Bryan - South Shores Marina Suggested a funding source of the running of the GWL Triathlon. Roughly 200 participants and registration fee was $165.00 Need to hire a timing company Need volunteers to help in certain areas Advised there is a pending application for the redevelopment of the Mason’s mountainside motel and there has been a USE variance granted as of last night, but it still needs sight plans and health department approval. Concerns with the septic and the health hazards to the lake. Advised the septic is old and hasn’t been used in 10+ years. T1 permit allows 3375 gallons discharge per day. The T1 permit stays with the property. Eric Pain to help follow-up for the septic issue. Above 1000 gallons per day, permits go to the State. Was advised that the permit was renewed in 2013, will expire in 2018. Petition is being submitted to the town. Has an affidavit from someone who worked on the septic in the 70’s that says when he investigated the septic, there was no water/leakage that was making it to the seepage pits.

Upcoming Event Dates:
REMINDER: Next meeting is at the Senior Center in the Village of Greenwood Lake, NY. Name Attendance 2017 Reports Given 2017 Paul Zarrillo 5/12 5 George Vurno 4/12 3 Dale VanNimwegen 4/12 5 Ed Krull 0/12 0 Clint Smith 5/12 4 Paul Sullivan 2/12 3 Bill Link 3/12 2 Eric Hastings 5/12 4 Floyd DeAngelo 4/12 3 Eric Pain 4/12 4 NYSDEC: Kelly Turturro/Michael Flaherty/Catherine Ahlers 4/12 4

April 26, 2017 Meeting

Greenwood Lake Commission Village of Greenwood Lake, NY April 26, 2017 Meeting Open: Pledge of Allegiance Commissioners Attendance: Floyd DeAngelo, Eric Pain, Eric Hastings, Bill Link, Michael Flaherty, Clint Smith, Dale VanNimwegen, George Vurno, Paul Zarrillo. Absent: Ed Kroll, Paul Sullivan Dale VanNimwegen Explained and circulated the Annual Report out for comments. Made 2 copies for each commissioners to distribute. Advised will send hard copy of annual report to select individuals on the e-mail distribution list. Waiting to set up meeting dates for the annual report to be presented in front of each town, council, and trustee meeting. Advised will post treasury report in town hall. Updated all on treasury reports as well as expenses paid. Will look into the bank account for reward on boating accident. Waiting to receive invoices from Town of Warwick, Village of Greenwood lake, Orange County. Would like to hold $15K in reserve.

George Vurno

Advised he spoke to Mayor Jesse Dwyer about getting the sediment drains fixed because the steel structures have disintegrated. He will work with Jesse and the town to get a report written to rectify the situation of a lot of sediment in the lake.

Eric Hastings

Will put time into finding monies for HDR. They (HDR) were adamant about not giving the final presentation at the lions club until they were fully paid. And they were fully paid, we just have to prove it. Before he jumps into all the records that we (GWLC) have, he did find an old file Put the commission on quick books after Ellen passed, (a period of only 2 or 3 commissioners) Found that old file. He would hate to go in and rummage through all the stuff….. and will spend some time. There were some earlier payments that are probably not on there, that I haven’t gone through yet with a fine tooth comb Verify that they are not from NJ side. HDR reports are sitting with DEP and DEC; we must find grant money to move forward.

Floyd DeAngelo Advised he spoke to Karl and advised the user fee expired. To reopen user fee, a letter from the town of Warwick, GWL, and WM need to be sent asking for it. Then the request will be forwarded to the state and other organizations. Confirmed with the building inspector that the correct paperwork has been file for permits for persons building on the lake.

Michael Flaherty Advised the current regional director Kelly Tuturno will be replacing Martin. Advised will do a coordinated survey of the fisheries. Will put an electric charge in the water right around the boat to stun, catch, survey, and then return to the water. The survey will take measurements and scale samples. Will send some off to the Lamar Penn. Laboratory for testing. Eric Pain Water level is at 10’3”. Out flow is 62 cubic feet per second = 40 million gallons per day. Lake Management Plan: Still working on specs. Working with the division of water supply and Geo science in getting the technical aspects of the Lake Hopatcong plan ironed out to fit into the GWL plan. Believes the downstream water flow is low; Not enough to sustain the trout maintenance. Clint Smith Learned from Houstious, don’t use the word dreading, or DE-silting because we are not taking away from the bottom. Floating stumps. Not floating islands. Thinks it wouldn’t hurt if we were involved in the American water works Would like to see if we can advance the ball of selling of water. Paul Zarrillo Bill and I met with the NJ State Police who is in charge of the GWL patrol and the investigation of the boating incident from last year. We’ve asked The NJ State police to patrol later at night and to try to decrease the speeding at night. Provided NJSP a list of activities that are going on in and around the lake. Gave Clint a draft of doc specs from GWLC 2004. Contacted Dr Fred from Trenton about the grants, and he is checking with the DEP for possible grants coming up. Silt Busters made a visit on 4/28 to survey the lake and get a better understanding of what is needed for the job. Request from TV Station to do coverage on the Stump reduction project. Huge floating stump at 35 Park Lake Terr. Stump has been pulled closer to shore and tied off. Advised Montclair State University is finishing up their report and will make a presentation at the GWLC meeting soon. Upcoming Event Dates: May 19 - 25th.. Hoboken Film Festival in the Village May 21.. USCGA Boating Course at G L Airport/ 9 - 5 PM June 4th.. USCGA Boat Safety Inspection @ Sportsmans Marina/ 10 - 4PM June 10 - 11th.. G L Airshow @ Airport June 17 - 18th.. Boat Races @ Browns Point June 25th.. Circus @ the closed A&P in WM July 8th.. 4th of July Fireworks on lake in the Village July 16th.. USCGA Boat Safety Inspection @ Sportsmans Marina/ 10 - 4PM August 13th.. USCGA Boating Course at G L Airport/ 9 - 5PM August 20th.. USCGA Boat Safety Inspection @ Sportsmans/ 10 - 4 PM October 14th.. ALF Street Festival in WM/ 10 -5PM

REMINDER: Next meeting is at the 1810 Macopin Road. West Milford, NJ 0749 May 24, 2017. Name Attendance 2017 Reports Given 2017 Paul Zarrillo 4/12 4 George Vurno 3/12 3 Dale VanNimwegen 3/12 4 Ed Krull 0/12 0 Clint Smith 4/12 3 Paul Sullivan 2/12 3 Bill Link 4/12 2 Eric Hastings 4/12 4 Floyd DeAngelo 3/12 2 Eric Pain 4/12 4 Michael Flaherty 4/12 4

March 29, 2017 Minutes

Open: Pledge of Allegiance Commissioners Attendance: Floyd DeAngelo, Eric Pain, Eric Hastings, Bill Link, Michael Flaherty, Clint Smith, Dale VanNimwegen, George Vurno, Paul Zarrillo, Paul Sullivan. 1 Absent: Ed Kroll. Dale VanNimwegen Explained and circulated the Annual Report out for comments.
Advised the insurance is up for renewal in June. Paul suggested that the annual report is presented in front of each town, council, and trustee meeting.

George Vurno

Advised he spoke to Mayor Jesse Dwyer about getting the sediment drains get fixed because the steel structures have disintegrated. Advised he will distribute the email from HDR.

Eric Hastings

3 Lake Park Terr. – The docks and lift are falling apart. Eric advised he will help remove the debris, but is still waiting on the letter of request. Will look into a stump that has floated into Rocky point Cove and also Big Floating Island. Notified GWLC of a 30 inch drain under the road being fed into a 10 inch drain. Advised this will cause much damage to the road and the properties around it. He believes the DEC has been to the site and that the work has been stopped. Floyd DeAngelo Advised he put a call into the Chief of Staff regarding user fees and they couldn’t find the copy of the law, but has a copy of the assembly bill. Will go to town hall and follow up with the building inspector to see that the correct paperwork has been file for permits for persons building on the lake.

Michael Flaherty Advised there is a new fishing regulation guide book. GWLC can be found on page 23.

Paul Sullivan Letter was completed and sent to DeNova of Passaic County requesting 20K. Will attend freeholder meeting and gathering next month. Eric Pain Passing water flows. Advised the water watch out flow was much lower than what it should have been. There were no sure signs as to why. There was 1 million gallons of water flow instead of 3 million. DEP to provide funding for dam. Lake Management Plan: Eric compared GWL plan to Hopatcong plan and suggests we revamp the plan and bring it up to speed. Bill Link Advised he will remove as many stumps as he can on his own but would like to be compensated for the disposal cost. Clint Smith Would like NJGLC meetings be held in the GLC offices. Paul Zarrillo Received rental agreement and reviewed it with George. Both will sign lease agreement @ 1616 D Union Valley Road. Clint and I met with Assemblyman Eustace and discussed the water audit bill; to clean up the streams and rivers and Belcher Creek. oAdvised to contact the mosquito commission for available funds. Bid envelope opened from Silt Busters Dredging LLC., will be reviewed on 3/31/2017

Upcoming Event Dates: May 19th – 25th Hoboken Festival; June 17th & 18th Boat Races REMINDER: Next meeting is at the Senior Center in the Village of Greenwood Lake, NY.

Name Attendance 2017 Reports Given 2017 Paul Zarrillo 3/12 3 George Vurno 2/12 2 Dale VanNimwegen 2/12 3 Ed Krull 0/12 0 Clint Smith 3/12 2 Paul Sullivan 2/12 2 Bill Link 3/12 2 Eric Hastings 3/12 3 Floyd DeAngelo 2/12 1 Eric Pain 3/12 3 Michael Flaherty 3/12 3