JERSEY SHORE - With financing coming up a bit short, borough council Monday night agreed to further consider how to proceed with the Thompson Street recreation project.
Jamie Shrawder, of SEDA-Council of Governments, which administers Community Development Block Grant funding, told council that the borough is about $87,000 short in financing.
The total cost of the project is $323,607, which includes new bathrooms, a bridge, pavilion and purchase of new playground equipment.
Shrawder told council to either consider dropping the bridge from the project or changing other options.
The borough received eight bids for the project, with the lowest coming from CH&E, of Millville, at $225,000 and Zartman Construction at $226,710.
Shrawder noted that the CH&E's bid submission was not complete, however.
Council is to reconsider the project at its November meeting.
In other action, council voted to advertise for sale borough property at 1208 Locust St.
The property, which includes a house and trailer, had been purchased by the borough as a possible site for the new municipal building.
The existing borough building is in a flood plain.
The borough owes $169,000 on the property.
It was noted the house is unoccupied while the trailer is being used as a home.
The council vote was 4-2. Mary Greene, Marguerite Dyroff, Janet Barnhart and Deborah Colocino voted yes; Sean Simcox and Wade Snyder voted no.
In personnel matters, council appointed Laura McMahon to the recreation committee and Lisa Bush to the swimming pool committee.
In other matters, council:
Announced it will meet in special session on Nov. 19 to consider the 2013 budget.
Noted that trick-or-treat in the borough will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.
Voted to remove a tree from the canal area at a cost of $350.