Greenwood Lake Commission
Senior Center in Greenwood Village, NY.
February 28, 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, Paul Sullivan.
Absent: Micki Lees
Guest: WM Board of Education; Scott Drews, press, residents.
· A little ahead of expenses as compared to last year. Administrative and Rent expense is higher.
· Renew of liability policy coming up for renewal
· Bills for legal adds need to be paid.
· Lake land and Sterling bank accounts 62,818.60
· Working on Annual Report and expect to have a draft at the March 2018 meeting.
· No Report.
· Filling out proxy, Advised Columbia bank is going public and found out that most banks have a financing arm that dispenses monies to the communities. Maybe the other banks have this source of financing available too.
o Columbia Bank, Lakeland, Key’s are just a few.
· Sediment is breeching on GWL and once it breeches the top, we can remove it with permit by rule. The water level is very high right now and the sediment it still breeching.
· The two reports we have, one is in Trenton and one in Albany, we can’t forget about these reports when it comes to the desilting projects.
· No report.
Michael Flaherty/Cathy Ahlers/Kelly Tuturo
· At a meeting yesterday for harmful algae blooms, working on identifying where they are coming from. Looks kind of like green paint, if you see it, call the DEC and we will send someone out to take care of it.
· The letter made it to the County for the $30K and it has been approved. Should be getting it within 2-3 weeks.
o Will look into having a letter sent with the check.
· Little Red School house is still vacant, will know in a few weeks if we can rent it or not for office space.
· Lake level is 10 ft 5 inches, putting out 96 million gallons a day.
· Second phase of the Stump removal/reduction project the $17.5, informed Trenton budget and finance that the lake is not frozen anymore, hoping to have it released to the commission rather than Eric’s office.
· No update with the water management plan. Reached out to Geo science for an update and nothing returned.
· Avoid it and report it, for any algae blooms that are seen in NJ.
· An Environmental investigation clean up sign near the old A&P, goes back to 2005, a former business in that local was responsible for chlorine getting into the ground water thru the septic. The former LSRP was ELM group, and was advised there are 3 test wells that have all been testing clean since 2005.
· No report.
· Meet on Monday to see were we can start desilting without getting permits.
· Will speak with Pete Wosyluk, he desilted Southshore Marina and has done dredging and desilting on Upper Greenwood Lake.
· Spoke to DEP, advised we will not be able to use docks, and that it is a safety issue for swimming, advised it is a navigational hazard.
· Tractor Sales are going to move in where Sears was. Spoke to them as well as the landlord, about the creek behind them
· Harvester in town is about ready to be used for the upcoming season.
· Keep it Simple: looking to have desilting and clean up done by the local communities; no grants, no surveys, etc.
· Looking to have certain areas cleaned up and turned into Parks for the Lake communities to use.
· Paul – to handle County, Eric – to keep notes, Jonathan – to Head the mission, Clint – to handle the town. Meeting with Pennacchio to show him what we plan to do.
Dale Van Nimwegen
· Budget – Still working on it; Resolve the split between the funds and what to do about it.
· MSU is scheduled to give a presentation next month regarding their report on the water monitoring and sediment monitoring report on the lake.
· Met with Congressman Gottheimer’s two top aides, they offered to help in grant writing and to look into areas of funding for the commission.
· Boat course had 26 attends. $2080. Cost was $1040. $146/pizza/water; Made $893.29
o Will look into having a sponsor for the event.
§ Castle owner Bobbie, and State Farm agent are possible sponsors.
· Will follow up and send a letter to the township with a copy of the letter received from Orange and Rockland Elc.
· Looking into swim platforms, bubblers, and ice eaters; Lake Hopatcong has regulations on them and waiting to see what they are before he writes up a proposal.
Grants – Looking for outside help.
GWL Funding Legislation – Bill S-2167
Geese Program – moving forward.
Bio’s / New Commissioners
RFP Stump Fields – 2 Bids; PnB Construction, Stumpbusters
GLC Procedures Review –Waiting on NY Attorney to look at it.
RFP Herbicides – GoFundMe approach
GLC By Laws Review – After Procedures, will do By Laws.
LK Hopt. Funding Legislation
Fox Island Cables
Office – losing office space, looking for a new location
REMINDER: Next meeting is March 28, 2018 at the West Milford Library; West Milford, NJ @ 7:00pm
MOTIONS and RESOLUTION
Motion: Approve January 2018 Meeting Minutes.
Motioned by: Dale VanNimwegen
Seconded: Eric Hastings
Paul Zarrillo Co-Chair
Floyd DeAngelo Co-Chair
DEP (Eric Pain)
DEC (Mike, Kathy, Catherine)
Reports Given 2018
NYSDEC: Kelly Turturro/Michael Flaherty/Catherine Ahlers