Tuckerton Bonds $3.7 Million for Water Sewer Projects

Dec 06, 2017

Tuckerton borough has introduced an ordinance to replace water and sewer line in Heron Road in Tuckerton Beach and to bond $3,695,000. Tuckerton Borough Administrator and Clerk Jenny Gleghorn said the borough is applying for a low-cost loan from the New Jersey Infrastructure Trust Fund that charges less than 1 percent interest.

The Dec. 4 Tuckerton municipal meeting was short, lasting only half an hour. Councilman Mike Santo read the construction report showing Tuckerton is still busy rebuilding five years after Superstorm Sandy; 52 construction permits were issued in November, and the code enforcement officer made 85 inspections.

Councilman Ron Peters read the police and court reports for November, which showed the police department has also been busy, with 345 calls for service and 44 arrests, 16 of which were for dangerous controlled substances. The patrolmen made 384 motor vehicle stops and wrote 159 summonses. There were 13 motor vehicle accidents, and police responded to 35 medical emergencies plus investigated 35 reports of suspicious persons.

While disposing of complaints, the court took in $8,677 for the borough, $5,315 for the state and $4,758 for the county. The borough spent $636 in public defenders fees.

Mayor Sue Marshall was excited to show the posters announcing the Ye Old Tuckerton Christmas Walk this upcoming Saturday, Dec. 9. The evening starts with a Parade of Lights organized by the Tuckerton Volunteer Fire Co. Assistant Chief Lee Eggert said the parade won’t be as big as in previous years, and in keeping with the evening hours, no sirens or air horns will blare. “Just Christmas music, we hope,” said Eggert.

The parade route is from North Green at Third Avenue to South Green Street and across Otis Avenue to Marine Street. The parade should be finished by 5:30, in time for the other festivities to start: a Christmas village in the borough hall, horse and wagon rides in the hall’s parking lot, the annual live nativity at the Methodist church, and clam chowder and cookies at the Little Borough Hall. —P.J.

Comments (0)
If you wish to comment, please login.