State Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver is sponsoring a FARMERS BREAKFAST for farmers throughout the 108th District to be held on Wednesday, Feb 17, 9 - 11 am at the Front Street Station, 2 Front Street, Northumberland. Congressman Lou Barletta will provide a legislative update about PA's No. 1 industry, agriculture.
RSVP to Rep Culver's Sunbury Office by calling 570-286-5885 or toll free 1-800-924-9060 by Feb. 10th.
St. Peter's United Methodist Church will hold their annual potato doughnut sale on "Fat Tuesday", February 9. $6.00/dozen for plain or sugared. To order call 570-275-3520 or 570-275-1341; email: email@example.com. Walk ins after 7 am.
Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver....working for the 108th Legislative District
Representative Culver and her staff would like to take this time to remind you that their office can assist with completing and mailing various PennDOT applications and renewal forms with expedited processing. Examples of common forms they assist with are vehicle registration renewals (including reduced registration for retired individuals whose income does not exceed $19,200), driver’s license renewals, disability parking placards, duplicate titles, applications for photo ID cards, change of address, and more. Additionally, their office offers complimentary notary services. For assistance you can visit their office at 106 Arch Street, Sunbury, Monday – Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm, or call the office at 570-286-5885 (toll-free at 1-800-924-9060).
TRAIL WORK DAY
Saturday, January 16
8:00am - 12:00pm
Please join us on the trail this Saturday, January 16, from 8am to 12pm for the first North Branch Canal Trail work day of 2016. After a major construction push last fall, you'll be amazed by what's already been done. We'll pick up where we left off in the fall, starting just east of the stream crossing near trail mile 2.7. We'll be doing woody vegetation clearing along a section of the trail that has not yet been cleared.
Please wear sturdy boots and work gloves and dress for the weather. Pruners and saws will be the tools of choice for this work day. Be prepared for briars and plenty of ditches to cross.
Please meet at the intersection of River Drive and Mount Zion Road. If you arrive late, just head east (toward Catawissa) from there and listen for the saws.
Donate now to help build the North Branch Canal Trail
Even if you can't volunteer on one of the trail work days, you can still help build the trail. Please consider making a donation to help support our efforts. Online donations are being accepted through the Montour Area Recreation Commission's fund at the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation.
Click here to donate online
(Look for 'Montour Area Recreation Commission Agency Fund' under the 'Organization Endowment and School Foundation Funds' header.)
To learn more about any of the upcoming events,
please contact Bob Stoudt, MARC Director, at (570) 336-2060
More information about the North Branch Canal Trail project can also be found on
The Riverside Borough Council held their final meeting for 2015 on Monday, December 21, 2015 in the Municipal Building, 301 Dewart Street, Riverside, PA. In the absence of President John J Novak and Vice President Peter T Fleming, the meeting was called to order promptly at 7:00 pm by Council Member Caressa Compton. In attendance this evening were Carolyn Bausch, Barb Kriner, Lori Steele, John Domanski plus Mayor Joseph Oberdorf and Secretary Deborah Bausch.
In the audience this evening was Beth Hancock, council member elect.
The minutes of December 7, 2015 were approved on a Motion by John Domanski and seconded by Barb Kriner. All voted in Favor.
Financial Reports for November 2015 were approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Carolyn Bausch. All voted for.
Dan Gable then presented the Street Department Report. Prior to his starting his report, Caressa Compton read an email received by Secretary Bausch giving kudos to the street department for their work and professionalism. Employee referenced in the email was Street Superintendent Dan Gable. A copy is attached to these minutes. Dan stated communication with the residents is a very important part of the street department service. The leaf collection totaled 83 loads this year with the shorter collection time period. Gas line project has begun and so far only one incident has taken place; it has been resolved. Dan spoke in length of the foremen on the job and their cooperation in working in the borough. Report was approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by John Domanski. All voted in favor.
There was no Code Enforcement Report.
Health insurance issues were then put on the table. Barb Kriner and Deborah Bausch have met with several brokers and most recently met with Charlotte Kluge. Charlotte presented a lot of information and had several suggestions for the borough’s health care insurance needs. She stated there would be no fee for her to be a broker for the borough. On a Motion by John Domanski and seconded by Lori Steele, Charlotte Kluge will be contacted to be the Broker for our health insurance needs. Caressa Compton, Barb Kriner, Lori Steele and John Domanski voted in favor; Carolyn Bausch abstained from the vote due to her past exposure to health insurance plan information. Charlotte will be contacted to put together a proposal for our health insurance needs. More conversation followed the vote; Dan Gable spoke on the hospital “Facility” charge he was billed for his wife’s prenatal care. Caressa Compton then added there are changes being made to insurance plans due to Obama Care policy changes.
Police Chief Kerry Parkes introduced Quentin Reinford, the newest employee of the Riverside Borough Police Force. Police Officer Quentin Reinford was administered the Oath of Office by Mayor Joseph Oberdorf. Family and friends of Quentin Reinford and Kevin Romansik were on hand for the swearing in. Caressa Compton then presented a cake to the two new officers to welcome them to the Riverside Borough Police Force.
Time was taken to talk with Lori Steele who will be leaving council at the end of the year. She stated she has been on council for 4 years. Caressa thanked her on behalf of council and appreciated her service to the Borough. Lori Steele said this hiatus will give her time to enjoy her new thoroughbred horse she purchased. She plans on returning to Council at some later time.
On a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Carolyn Bausch, the meeting adjourned, ending the 2015 Council Sessions. Meeting adjourned at approximately 7:45 pm. A time of fellowship followed the cake cutting for the evening.
The Next Council meeting will be the Reorganization Meeting on January 4, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Municipal Building, 301 Dewart Street, Riverside, PA.
January 1 - Welcome 2016! Happy New Year!!
Borough Offices Closed
January 2 - Christmas Tree pick up by Jerseytown Boy Scout Troop - $2 donation - for pick up call 570 - 784-7370 or 570 - 4737-3280
January 4 - Danville Schools Resume Classes
January 4 - Borough Council Reorganizational Meeting at 7 pm
January 18 - Borough Council Meeting at 7 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Day -
Danville Schools Closed
Click herThe Riverside Borough Council met on Monday, December 7, 2015 in the Municipal Building, 301 Dewart Street, Riverside, PA. In the absence of the President, the meeting was called to order at approximately 7:00 pm by Vice President Peter T. Fleming. Council members in attendance were Carolyn Bausch, Caressa Compton and Barb Kriner. Mayor Joseph Oberdorf and Secretary Deborah Bausch were present. In addition to President John Novak, absent this evening were Council Members Lori Steele and John Domanski.
Keith Geise was present to discuss his land subdivision on Boyce Road. This Subdivision was approved by Northumberland County Planning Commission as well as the Riverside Borough Planning Commission. Mr. Geise explained this is being done strictly to handle some bank financing. The land is not being developed. On a Motion by Carolyn Bausch and seconded by Caressa Compton, subdivision plan was approved. All voted in favor.
Meeting Minutes of November 16, 2015 were approved on a Motion by Caressa Compton and seconded by Barb Kriner. All voted in favor. Peter Fleming did clarify paragraph 3 of the minutes regarding the Snyder brothers concerns over a driveway on their property. There will be no driveway; this was being used by surveyors for a lot development in the River Hills II area.
Zoning Report was given by Brian Anderson. He stated there have been 2 residents in contact with him regarding subdivisions of their property; he is still checking into these requests. Report was approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Carolyn Bausch. All voted in favor.
Police Chief Kerry Parkes then presented the Police Report. Report was approved on a Motion by Caressa Compton and seconded by Barb Kriner. All voted for. Barb Kriner then extended a Thank You to the Police Department for coordinating the search for our missing resident. Chief Parkes said it was incredible to work with the IMT Team and what a great job Patrolman Kevin Romansik did getting things in place. Chief Parkes also noted Quentin Reinford came to help in the search after working a late night shift. At this time Chief Parkes asked to hire Quentin Reinford for the Riverside Police Department. A conditional hire was made via motion by Barb Kriner and Seconded by Caressa Compton. All voted in favor. Quentin will need to pass a physical and psychological as part of the conditional hire.
Barb Kriner then presented the Southside Fire Company reports for October and November. Discussion was held about the need for ashes at a recent fire on Pine Swamp Road. There are no hydrants in Riverside so water must be trucked to sites and can spill over. Barb also stated tree sales are going good and there have been approximately 200 trees sold to date; now making a profit on the sales. Report was approved on a Motion by Carolyn Bausch and seconded by Barb Kriner. All present approved.
Solicitor Joseph Michetti joined the Council meeting at approximately 7:20 pm.
Mayor Joseph Oberdorf gave his report. He commended the Police Department for their work on the missing person and reiterated what an outstanding job was done by Patrolman Kevin Romansik. The Mayor was amazed at all the support and assistance available and used during this search and rescue effort. Barb Kriner stated she was glad they found the body to give closure to her husband, George Bonetti; she was in awe of the whole group of volunteers and services that were present. Vice President Fleming offered condolences to George Bonetti and family at this difficult time. Mayor’s report was approved on a Motion by Caressa Compton and seconded by Barb Kriner. All voted in Favor.
Solicitor Joseph Michetti then presented his report. Research was done on the phone books being tossed in the borough and there is nothing we can do about this; it is a dead issue. Attorney Michetti then discussed the issue of collection of costs against insurance companies by the fire company. There can be a Recovery Funds Ordinance done. Barb Kriner also discussed the Boot Drive done by fire companies which has now been made a legally allowed collection process. A Motion was made by Caressa Compton and seconded by Carolyn Bausch to have the Solicitor draft an ordinance to allow fire company to seek costs for clean up from insurance companies. All voted in favor.
A letter was received from Robert Burns regarding a property classification. This was evidently discussed back in 2009 but only orally and nothing in writing. Mr. Burns referenced an agriculture protection plan which Attorney Michetti believes he is referring to an agriculture preservation plan. Attorney Michetti will look into this inquiry. Solicitor Report was approved on a motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Caressa Compton. All voted for.
Carolyn Bausch had new business to discuss. She had attended a meeting in Sunbury last week involving Penn Dot. She provided a summary brochure for the council members. She spoke of the Highway Beautiful program and signage which is being reviewed. Banners are illegal and she had lots of information about where signs could be placed and colors for digital signs. She stated it was a very interesting meeting.
Motion to approve the tax millage as well as 2016 budget proceeded for review. Vice President Fleming stated there is no tax increase and millage will remain at 9.5 mills. Budget figures were recapped. Budget was approved on a Motion by Carolyn Bausch and seconded by Barb Kriner. The tax millage ordinance was approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Carolyn Bausch. Both motions passed in favor by all in attendance.
A survey form for State Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver was reviewed. Form will be completed and returned as requested.
On a Motion by Caressa Compton and seconded by Barb Kriner, Council meeting adjourned at 8:05 pm.
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By State Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder)
Did you know that retirees in Pennsylvania who receive Social Security or other pension funds whose incomes did not exceed $19,200 annually may register one passenger car or non-commercial light truck at a reduced rate? Have you ever needed a form notarized? Or how about a copy of a birth or death certificate for the fraction of a cost and time it takes to do it yourself?
These are just a few of the services that my district office staff in Sunbury can assist you with. If we don’t have the answer or solution to your request, we will do our best to connect you to the proper resource.
The office, located at 106 Arch St. in Sunbury, is open Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The phone number is 570-286-5885, and the toll-free number is 1-800-924-9060. You can also stay up-to-date with the latest state-related news and information by visiting my website, www.LyndaCulver.com, or my legislative Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/RepCulver.
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