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Jersey Shore Borough Building

Jersey Shore Borough
232 Smith Street
Jersey Shore, PA 17740
Phone: 570-398-0104
Fax: 570-398-3041
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Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday


Borough Manager:

Joseph Hamm - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Joe is the chief administrative officer of the Borough and is responsible to Council, as a whole, for the proper and efficient administration of the Borough's affairs. He supervises all municipal departments, except the police department, and hires all personnel, except those covered by civil service.

As a part of his duties and responsibilities the manager prepares and submits the annual budget to Borough Council. The manager is responsible for the administration of the budget after its adoption by council.

Bookkeeper:

Bonnie Messersmith – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bonnie provides fiscal services, oversees the community pool, and other departmental coordination as needed. At the present time, she also works with Tiadaghton Valley Municipal Authority’s Executive Director, Shawn Lorson.

Administrative Assistant:

Janine Hill – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Janine provides executive assistance to the Borough Manager, Borough Council and Mayor Buttorff. She is the point of contact for all complaints and concerns throughout the Borough and works with the Borough Manager or the Zoning & Codes Officer to resolve all complaints and concerns. She works on all projects throughout the Borough and also maintains all Borough files, the bulletin board, and the Borough website. 

Zoning & Codes Officer:

Jim Douty – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jim is responsible for the review and issuance of all zoning permits as well as inspecting work done under a zoning permit, including, but not limited to land development, subdivision, setbacks, and lot size, as well as enforcing certain Borough Ordinances and Codes as required by the International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC).

It is noted that permits are required for everything except painting, wall coverings, and floor coverings. Residents are required to complete an application form prior to a permit being issued. With the exception of new construction or major reconstruction, most permits are issued within five (5) days of submitting the required application form.