Borough Seeks to Fill Inspector, Secretarial, & Highway Positions
Bristol Borough is seeking to fill a number of part time and full time positions namely in the inspections department officials said Monday night
In March Council noted the need to hire inspectors for the Code Enforcement Department, citing the impact of COVID- 19 the borough’s efforts to keep with code related issues.
Council President Ralph DiGuiseppe reiterated the departments need at Monday nights Council work session.
We’re still advertising for full time and part time positions, DiGuiseppe said.
For the Inspector positions you don’t need state certifications, he said.
“We want somebody who has knowledge to just do property maintenance. And we can teach you what you need to do,” DiGuiseppe said.
The borough said its far behind on inspections and code related issues because of pandemic related issues.
“We were in really good shape before COVID came and then we went a year and half without performing inspections. We didn’t get into properties, we weren’t outside, so we’re way behind. I’m the first one to say we’re not losing the town, but we need to bring it back to the way it was (before the pandemic), DiGuiseppe said.
Bristol has received several applications so far and they are still being considered but decided to expand the search via ads on social media, officials said.
Other positions the borough is seeking to fill is secretary and an assistant book keeper to help in the accounting department.
Borough officials said retirees and or part timers are encouraged to apply for those positions too.
Positions will also be open in the street and highway departments soon officials said. You can apply for those now also by going to the municipal building and filling out an application or contacting Borough Manager James Dillon via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
In related Council news the borough said the street sweeper is down again due to mechanical issues which will cost an estimated $17,000.00 to fix or they can rent one until the arrival of the new street sweeper purchased recently which is expected to be delivered in late June officials said.
Council suspended its work session rules to authorize Borough Manager Jim Dillon to decide on paying for repairs to the current sweeper or renting one until the new sweeper is delivered. Council will vote on the resolution at next weeks regular meeting.
Council vice -president Betty Rodriguez spent some time talking about quality of life issues in Bristol, namely at the Express Laundry Center 1020 Bristol Pike. Rodriguez said homeless people are hanging out there and she spoke to the owner about the issue, even though it’s not her ward. She said residents are complaining about the drinking, smoking pot there, and garbage left behind daily. Council is planning to speak with the owner about the “quality of life” issue.
Councilwoman Maria Figueroa announced plans to hold a northward yard sale for Saturday June 25th. Anyone living in the north ward who wants to participate can contact Figueroa via E-mail at email@example.com so she can list the location of your flea market.
Eastward Councilwoman Lorraine Cullen said she and other council officials met with Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick recently to discuss the ongoing train idling issues on Trenton Avenue. Cullen said borough officials discussed some ideas with the congressmen, including submitting pictures and videos of the idling trains for evidentiary purposes.