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Jersey Shore officials aim to replace traffic lights in borough

Jersey Shore Borough Council recently passed a resolution to apply for a million-dollar grant to replace traffic lights in the borough.

The borough previously sent out three requests for engineer bids for the Arle Grant. Council unanimously approved R.K. Webster Engineering for $500, which they found would provide the same service in comparison to Bassett Engineering’s $2,460 and Larson Design Group’s $4,000.

In other business, council also approved using white lettering to identify the borough truck, which will be slightly more cost-effective, officials said. It also unanimously approved an ordinance granting 15-minute parking on Seminary Street in front of the American Legion building.

Several large trees were the cause of concern for the borough. To handle the matter, council reviewed two bids — from Loffredo’s Tree Trimming and Removal and Saar’s Tree Service LLC. Loffredo’s was awarded the job at a rate of $4,000.

The Jersey Shore Town Meeting will use an alternative route for its July 8 parade after state Department of Transportation policy obstructed initial plans to use Allegheny Street, a state road.

According to Hoover, PennDOT was willing to allow Town Meeting to use Allegheny Street for its parade so long as the borough incurred responsibility for liability purposes.

Council decided against this and opted to outline an alternative route, which would start on Bastress Street and lead through Locust, South Broad and Thompson streets.

The Jersey Shore Area School District informed the Borough Council it would make several of its roads permanently one-way, after temporarily designating for the past several months.

The district will place a sign on Locust Street and on School Road directing traffic up the hill, and will implement a one-way path from Locust Street to Poplar.

Council unanimously decided to make a donation of $195 to the “Wreaths Across America” organization that will support laying 13 wreaths symbolic of the original Thirteen Colonies on military veterans’ graves.

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