Borough’s CDBG allocation amounts to more than $80,000

JERSEY SHORE – Borough council was informed that the borough’s Community Development Block Grant allocation for 2013 will amount to $83,311.

However, the funding is not expected to be made available until 2014, borough manager Joe Hamm informed council members Monday night.

Council plans to use its funding, administered by SEDA-Council of Governments, for a downtown sidewalks improvement project.

Jersey Shore’s 2013 allocation is up slightly from last year, Hamm said.

In other matters, council approved a 2-year agreement with IGS Energy for electrical service at 7.09 cents per kilowatt hour.

Previously, the borough paid between 7.71 and 10.81 cents per kilowatt hour.

Council agreed to remove no parking signs from various streets in the borough. Parking had been prohibited on Allegheny, Thompson, Locust and other streets between 2 and 6 a.m. to allow for street sweeping. However, the borough no longer has a street sweeper to enforce no parking.

On a related matter, council agreed to prohibit parking at Broad and Smith streets to allow firetrucks to better negotiate turns there.

Council voted to vacate an unopened portion of Michael Street.

Councilman Kenneth Scheesley announced that the community swimming pool will close for the season at 4 p.m. Aug. 23.