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Jersey Shore appoints new mayor and borough manager

JERSEY SHORE– The Jersey Shore Borough council unanimously appointed Abbey Welker to fill the mayor vacancy, “regretfully” agreed to Joe Hamm’s borough manager resignation and appointed Cody Hoover as the new borough manager in an in-person meeting on Monday night.

Hamm was recently announced as the 84th state House seat in the Nov. 3 election, and therefore needed to resign from his position.

Welker’s position is effective immediately with the term ending in Dec. 2021 with the next election.

Before leaving the meeting to head to Harrisburg however, Hamm had the opportunity to give out meritorious service award plaques to the fire fighters, police officers and first responders who saved a man’s life at the 120 South Broad Street fire in February.

Borough council unanimously approved holiday parade and lighting needs from the Jersey Shore Town Meeting organization including:

*The Santa Parade, Saturday, Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. with an alternate route from Locust Street to South Broad Street to Smith Street

*Use of Gazebo lot for holiday celebrations, Saturday Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

*Christmas light installation throughout the borough and at the gazebo

Look for more information regarding business matters, resolutions and ordinances in the print version of The Express.

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