Jersey Shore looks to replace boat launch

JERSEY SHORE — Borough council agreed to solicit proposals for a new dock along the Susquehanna River during its regular monthly meeting Monday night.

Borough officials were hopeful to be reimbursed by the federal government to replace the boat launch, lost in flooding last year.

However, borough manager Joseph Hamm explained that the borough was not eligible for funding since the dock was lost in September, well after Gov. Wolf had declared a state of emergency.

He noted also that the borough did not have the boat launch insured.

Council members agreed that the community would be well served with another dock.

“I’d hate to see us not to be able to replace it,” Councilwoman Barb Schmouder said.

She noted the presence of kayaks and other activity on the river.

Other council members advised that a new dock should be better made to withstand flooding than the previous one.

In other matters, council approved an ordinance to allow handicapped parking at 501 S. Main St.

Requests to replace a shed at the Jersey Shore Little League Field and a booth for the Jersey Town Meeting were approved.

Hamm noted that the borough’s 2018 audit came back with no problems.

Council’s next meeting is set for 7 p.m. Monday, July 8 at the municipal building.

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