Jersey Shore hires HRI to do paving

JERSEY SHORE – Borough council Monday night hired HRI Inc. to pave streets this summer at a cost of $105,308.

HRI submitted the lowest of three bids for the work set to begin in upcoming weeks. Charles Construction submitted the second lowest bid at $105,474.

Streets set for paving are Elm, Locust, Calvert, Depot, Thompson and Kerr Avenue.

Council voted to advertise an ordinance to vacate a portion of Michael Street, which is an unused alley that will be taken over by homeowners.

Any costs for vacating the alley are to be absorbed by the residents.

In personnel matters, council hired Thomas Sauers as a borough codes official and James Douty as a part-time zoning officer.

It was announced that the brush drop-off area on Railroad Street will closed except for Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.

At all other times, the gate to the site will be locked. However, borough residents can access the brush area 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday by contacting borough officials

Councilman Kenneth Scheesley noted that the new restrictions at the site come as the result of too many people dumping unwanted objects rather than brush material.

Tim Wool, of Wool’s Hardware, asked council to consider restricting parking to 15 minutes along the east side of Pennsylvania Avenue.

In other matters, council:

Announced that the community swimming pool will open for the season noon May 25.

Set borough street sweeping for Thursday and Friday.

Announced that household appliances and other electronic devices can be dropped off for recycling at the borough building from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Borough residents will not be charged to drop off the items.