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Jersey Shore approves almost $100K for alley upgrade

Jersey Shore Borough Council voted to fund the next phase of the Meadow Alley reconstruction project with Community Development Block Grant dollars.

The borough will use its 2022 allocation of $96,370 to pave the alley.

In the past, the alley has undergone widening and other improvements.

As a condition for funding, a survey will be done to determine if the project meets low-to-moderate income guidelines for CDBG projects.

The alternative project for CDBG funding would be the creation of additional curb cuts in the borough.

In other matters, council approved a memorandum of understanding with Lycoming County for the Lawshee Run Culvert Replacement project.

The agreement calls for grant funding through both the county and the borough for engineering work to be conducted by Larson Design Group.

Council approved the parade for Jersey Shore Town Meeting set for Dec. 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. along Allegheny and Main streets.

Council President Sean Simcox reported that the Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Department promoted Kenny Bowers from part-time to full-time police officer.

He noted that an additional full-time officer is needed with a number of officers scheduled for medical leave this fall.

Borough Manager Cody Hoover reported that a recent meeting between Jersey Shore and West Pharmaceutical officials was a “productive” one.

Hoover did not provide details of the meeting.

A number of residents who live near the West plant on Oliver Street have complained this summer about losing parking spaces, increased traffic, and other issues they attribute to West employees.

Last month, borough officials agreed to further explore the issues.

West is planning to expand its operations in the borough.

It was noted that the community pool is set to close Aug. 21.

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