Jersey Shore hires firm for boat dock repair


For The Express

JERSEY SHORE — Borough council took another step toward boosting water recreation along the Susquehanna River during its regular monthly meeting Monday night.

Condo’s Inc. was approved by council to repair a boat dock damaged by flood waters.

The firm’s bid of $1,302 was the lowest of three bids the borough received for the work.

Voting for the bid were Sean Simcox, Barb Schmouder, Matthew Haag, Michael Zellers, Kenneth Scheesley, Janet Barnhart, and Paul Garrett. Marguerite Dyroff was absent.

In other matters, council considered a request from Gary Hopple to place two additional stop signs at Maple and Locust streets.

“We feel a four-way stop is needed,” he said.

Borough Manager Joseph Hamm told Hopple that a traffic study will be done before a decision can be made on his request.

Council discussed a request from the Jersey Shore Area School District to extend a lease agreement for a borough soccer field.

Some council members said they felt the district should pay its fair share for use of the field by the middle school soccer team.

Hamm noted that the borough annually pays $4,000 alone to maintain it.

It was also noted that the borough absorbs other costs related to the field.

Council took no formal action on the matter.

However, Hamm agreed to draw up a letter informing the district of the borough’s concerns.

Simcox informed council that the Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Commission accepted the resignation of police officer Michael Faussette from the department at its meeting last week.

Also at the meeting, Shawn Hummer was promoted from part-time to full-time police officer status and a recommendation was made to hire a part-time officer, Simcox reported.

Simcox also told council that plans are being made to add a canine unit to the department.

Haag reported to council that a wall of the community pool is in need of repair. He said the cost for the work is approximately $50,000 and will likely be done in the fall.

The pool is scheduled to close for the season Aug. 18.

Scheesley announced that borough paving is nearly done.

In other matters, council:

∫ Approved a request from Harry Rayson, of Jersey Shore Town Meeting, to build a new Santa House at the location of the existing house on Main Street.

∫ Agreed to move forward on a request to vacate part of Marcy Street.

∫ Announced that a household hazardous waste collection will be held noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 24. Residents can take items to the Wayne Township Landfill that include chlorine, brake fluid, paint remover, batteries, anti-freeze, and aerosol cans.

∫ Approved a motion to require a bond be issued for structure demolitions.