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New mayor takes office in Jersey Shore

Lon Myers was appointed the new mayor of Jersey Shore by borough council this week.

Myers, of 253 N. Main St., Jersey Shore, fills the vacancy left with the resignation in April of Sally Ann Combs.

His term of office runs through the end of 2023.

Myers, a former member of the borough zoning hearing board, thanked council for the opportunity to serve in the position.

“I hope I don’t tick too many people off,” he said with a laugh.

Myers, who has been self-employed, was one of two candidates to be interviewed for the post of mayor.

Borough officials declined to name the other candidate.

In other matters, council approved Brett Herbst, a retired state trooper, to fill the post of zoning officer.

Herbst will earn $42,500 annually.

Kristin McLaughlin, of SEDA-Council of Governments, advised the borough on eligible projects funded by Community Development Block Grant money.

She said federal funding allocations have not yet been announced, but anticipates the borough will receive just under $100,000, about the same amount it received last year.

Project finalization, she said, is set for either July or August.

Council approved ordinances for parking and traffic control.

The one ordinance restricts parking near Locust and Wilson streets.

The other is for a stop sign at West Alley and Locust Street.

In other matters, council:

• Approved a grant application for flood mitigation.

• Amended an ordinance to allow work to proceed on a water main replacement on Oak Street.

• Held an executive session to consider personnel and legal matters.

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