Strong wind gusts continue to pound the Jersey Shore, and will continue to do so through the early afternoon hours. The National Weather Service has maintained a High Wind Warning through the afternoon rush hour. A wind gust of 51mph was recorded Monday at Avalon’s weather station adjacent to its public safety building.
Avalon has a new police officer in its ranks. Mayor Marty Pagliughi swore in new officer Lukas Hill during the Borough Council meeting held Wednesday night. Hill fills a vacancy in the ranks created by a recent retirement. Hill has a degree in Criminal Justice from West Chester University.
Avalon officials will apply for a grant through the Sustainable Jersey program to properly dispose of single use plastic bags. The bags will be banned from being distributed in the Borough as of June 1st. The town have distribution points in the community where the bags will be taken to be recycled; currently, the County…
Avalon has a new Borough Clerk, and Deputy Borough Clerk. Mayor Marty Pagliughi swore in Danielle Nollett as the new clerk, and Kristen Gannon as the new deputy. Vacancies were created with last week’s retirement of former clerk Marie Hood.
The Avalon Borough Council approved sweeping changes to ordinances that regulate construction in the community. The new ordinance changes include adjustments in the days, hours, and holidays where construction may occur, and also holds contractors to strict compliance standards. The changes brought praise from the public during Wednesday evening’s meeting.
Avalon officials announced that the Borough will save over $42,000 on its flood insurance premiums. Mayor Marty Pagliughi announced that the Borough conducted a self-initiated, internal audit of its policies and obtained new flood elevation certificates in order to pass on the savings to taxpayers.
The Avalon Borough Council meets next week and will consider some significant changes to its construction laws and regulations. The new rules will shorten construction hours on some days, and designate some holidays where construction will not be allowed. Council meets Wednesday afternoon.
A complex, multi-year effort to maintain a road to Avalon’s confined disposal facility for dredge materials is over. Borough officials secured the necessary State and Federal permits to keep the road in place. Avalon saved millions of dollars on its last dredging project by forming partnerships with other agencies for a comprehensive dredging project that…
Avalon municipal employees have attended 646 safety training sessions in a nine-month period, tops in the Atlantic County Municipal Joint Insurance fund. Mayor Marty Pagliughi announced that the Borough is also receiving a dividend of over $67,000 as a result of its safety record and participation in the ACMJIF.
Avalon Police have charged two locals with various drug offenses after they were found sleeping in a parked car with the engine running on December 7th. 22 year old Brendan Macfarlane of Ocean View and 18 year old Chelsea Bird of Ocean City were found to be in possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and a…