JERSEY SHORE - Questions came up at Monday night's borough council meeting about the firing last month of borough Manager Gretchen Speicher.
Burt Francis, 207 Wilson St., asked council to explain the decision behind her ouster.
"How was the decision reached?" he asked. "I want an internal investigation."
Francis said he and other borough residents are upset about the matter.
Council had no response to Francis' questions.
As yet, borough officials have not provided a reason for her dismissal.
Councilman John Pisarcik later questioned the firing.
He wanted to know if proper protocol was followed.
Speicher said last month that she learned of her dismissal in the newspaper.
"The way it was released in the paper was a shock," Pisarcik said.
Solicitor Denise Dieter said the decision was made at a public meeting.
Council President Marguerite Dyroff said she felt everything was done properly.
Pisarcik said that the personnel committee will meet today to consider applications for the borough manager position as well as a highway position.
He said at least seven people have applied for the borough manager's job.
In another personnel matter, council accepted the resignation of Glen Heller from the sewage treatment plant crew.
It was agreed to go ahead and advertise to hire for that position.
Jamie Shrawder, of SEDA-Council of Governments, reported to council that plans for the Thompson Street Park improvement project have been delayed.
She explained that drawings for the projects are not yet finished.
However, Shrawder said she is hopeful that bids for the project can go out in July.
SEDA-COG is the administrative body for Community Development Block Grant funding being used for the project.
Charles Construction was hired for paving of borough streets at a cost of $119,685.
The firm submitted the lower of two bids for the work.
Council approved the purchase of a laptop computer not to exceed $1,250.
It was agreed to close part of Thompson Street from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 7 for the Cub Scouts' annual Soap Box Derby.