Jersey Shore to get $102,000+ in impact fee funds

JERSEY SHORE – Borough council was notified during its regular monthly meeting Monday night that the borough’s share of Act 13 funding will amount to $102,595 in 2014.

Borough manager Joseph Hamm said the state allocation, representing the borough’s share of natural gas impact fee dollars, is an increase of about $14,000 from last year.

Hamm said that it will be up to council to decide how to spend the money.

A bridge renovation project on Thompson Street is being considered.

The cost of that particular project would amount to between $65,000 and $70,000, according to Hamm. The money is expected to be available to the borough by July 1.

Council took action on a number of personnel issues.

Council accepted the resignation of Michelle White from the recreation committee and appointed Betty Allen and Brian Fioretti to that board. The resignation of Fred Hamm from the Tiadaghton Valley Municipal Authority was approved by council. Council also voted to spend $780 to show two movies this summer at the Thompson Street park. “The Avengers” will be presented July 18 and “Field of Dreams” Aug. 15.

Council authorized spending of $500 for KISS FM to broadcast the public pool’s 50th anniversary celebration June 21. The event will include free admission to the pool from noon to 6 p.m.

Council approved an agreement with SEDA-Council of Governments for the fiscal year 2013 administrative services agreement.

In other matters, council:

Announced that School Road will be one-way for vehicles between Cemetery and Locusts streets until the next school year.

Noted that a vacancy remains on the borough planning commission.

Learned that the permit for the public river access project remains under review.