JERSEY SHORE - Borough council agreed during its regular monthly meeting Monday night to spend only money it has immediately available for the Thompson Street Park project.
The borough has been considering upgrades at the park site that would include a new pavilion, restrooms, playground equipment and a bridge.
However, the $228,181 of Community Development Block Grant money now on hand is not sufficient to cover all the improvements.
Jamie Shrawder of SEDA-Council of Governments, which administers CDBG funding, told council it could go ahead and fund only those aspects of the project - pavilion, benches and playground equipment - it could afford at this time.
The rest of the work, she said, could be done later.
Council now will rebid the project.
In other matters, council agreed to sell borough property at 1208-1210 Locust St. to Kristopher Aldridge for $129,500.
The borough no longer has use for the property purchased several years ago with an eye on relocating the municipal building at the site.
Council agreed to join Benecon, a municipal insurance cooperative, to purchase Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance for borough employees at a cost of $151,238.
The price represents a 4-percent increase over insurance costs of this year, when employees were covered by Geisinger Health Plan.
Council voted to buy no parking signs and stop signs at a cost of $800.
In a personnel matter, council re-appointed Fred Hamm to the Tiadaghton Valley Municipal Authority.
Council agreed to use $5,020 of Act 13 funding to purchase radio equipment for emergency personnel. Act 13 funding is state money awarded to municipalities from natural gas impact fees.
Jersey Shore's total allocation this year is $83,499.
Borough officials indicated they don't know at this time how they will spend remaining funding.
Council met in executive session following the meeting to consider legal issues.