Borough to erect cameras at recycling site

JERSEY SHORE — Borough council has taken steps to stop the ongoing problem of trash dumping at the recycling center.

During its regular monthly meeting Monday night, council voted 8-0 to award a contract worth $4,601 to CompuGen for the purchase of two cameras to be placed at the site.

Voting yes were Sean Simcox, Janet Barnhart, Marguerite Dyroff, Barb Schmouder, Mike Zellers, Ken Scheesley, Matthew Haag and Paul Garrett.

In other action, council awarded a $3,960 contract to Home Street Sweeping for 30 hours of work. Home Street will supply its own manpower and equipment.

Council accepted the resignation of Bruce McKean from the borough planning commission. McKean, it was noted, has had health problems.

The resignation leaves the planning commission with two vacancies.

Simcox reported to the board that the Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Commission recently accepted the resignation of Capt. Shawn Hummer as a full-time employee with the department. Hummer will remain on a part-time basis.

It also was reported that Judith Cohick is set to replace Mike Zellers as manager of the Jersey Shore Area Joint Water Authority. Cohick has served as the authority’s office manager for a number of years.

Zellers is retiring June 30.

Barnhart told council that applications for work at the community pool are being accepted. Lifeguards and concession stand workers are employed at the pool, she noted.

Council approved a request from the Greater Hope Care Center to close South Broad Street between Smith and Thompson streets from 2 to 4 p.m. April 14.

It was noted that a meeting to discuss the merger of the borough’s two fire companies will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 28 at the Wheeland Center.