LOVE YOUR MONEY--Gloucester City mayor and council is on another spending spree. The governing body passed two bond ordinances on May 23 totaling $3,137,000. The $3.1 million of taxpayers money will be used to purchase a fire pumper, a street sweeper, a backhoe, a pick-up truck, a 4-wheel vehicle, body cameras and repair streets.
Second reading and public hearing on both ordinances is Thursday, June 27 at 7:30 PM in the City Hall, 313 Monmouth Street.
A breakdown of the first bond package reveals:
*Sewer mains Bergen/Market Sts. ....... $550,000 term 40 years
*Water, sewer utility valve exercising machines/backhoe
……… $330,000 term 15 years
*Pick-up truck …………. $30,000 term 5 years
The total cost $910,000.
A breakdown of the second bond ordinance reveals:
*Resurface various city streets ........$250,000 term 10 years
*Municipal Library Improvements ...$63,000 term 15 years
*Repaving of various roads through the NJDOT Local Freight Impact
Fund Program .......................... $850,000 term 10 years
*New street sweeper ...... $217,000 term 15 years
*Body cameras police dept. .... $22,000 term 5 years
*All-wheel vehicle for fire dept... $47,000 term 5 years
*Fire pumper ............................$750,000 term 10 years
*Pick-up truck public works dept...$28,000 term 5 years
The total cost $2,227,000
LOCAL FISHERMAN IN THE NEWS--Michael Sentore of Gloucester City, NJ, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Northeast Division tournament on the Chesapeake Bay Saturday, June 15 with a five-bass limit weighing 19 pounds even. According to Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) Sentore netted $3,362 for his finish.
Sentore says he stayed in the North East River and Furnace Bay during the tournament, and caught all of his fish flipping a ½-ounce, green-pumpkin-colored Riot Baits Minima Jig with a Riot Baits Tantrum trailer of the same color.
“The Chesapeake Bay has been getting a lot of pressure, and by using a bait with a smaller profile, but still on 20-pound-test [Bass Pro Shops 100-percent fluorocarbon] line, it allowed me to get some bites behind other boaters,” says Sentore, who earned his first win FLW competition. “I was basically flipping lay downs and dock pilings. I caught them throughout the day – I’d get handful of bites each hour.”
Sentore caught around nine keepers and about 10 short fish on the day.
“I’d say high-tide in Furnace Bay was the best for flipping lay downs,” says Sentore. “In Furnace Bay there are essentially two sides – the Mill Creek side and the rest of Furnace Bay. The Mill Creek shoreline lay downs produced a handful of my keeper fish. And I got a couple of keeper bites on the lower water – the North East river. When the water was low and off the banks there was fish on the dock pilings. That kind of broke my day up.”