As approved at the April 20,2020 meeting minutes of April 6, 2020 follow:
The Riverside Borough Council held their meeting on Monday, April 6, 2020 via telecommunications due to the COVID-19 Virus pandemic. President John Domanski and Secretary Deborah Bausch were physically present in the office. Vice President Barb Kriner was outside the building in case anyone came to attend the meeting. Council members participating via telephone were Carolyn Bausch, Beth Rake, Peter Fleming and Kevin Romansik as well as Mayor John LaMotte and Solicitor Joseph Michetti. Brian Whitenight did not participate this evening.
Audience via telephone were Karen Blackledge, Danville News reporter as well as a representative of New Enterprise Stone and Lime. Another call in number has not been identified.
The meeting was called to order by President John Domanski at 7:00 pm. President Domanski had explained that reports would all be approved as one motion this evening. Reports previously distributed included Minutes for March 2, 2020, Budget Report for January 2020, Zoning Report as well as the Police Report. There was no report from Southside Fire Company this month. Motion made by Vice President Barb Kriner and Seconded by Carolyn Bausch to approve all submitted reports. Those additionally voting yes included Beth Rake, Peter Fleming and Kevin Romansik. Motion Passed and all reports were accepted.
President John Domanski then spoke about our Street Department. He had met with Dan Gable and they have worked out a flexible schedule for one employee to work every other day and shifts will be split amongst the 3 employees. Should the need arise to have more than one employee, Dan is to call in whatever assistance is needed. Friday is a holiday so this week the employee will work on Thursday. Mayor LaMotte inquired if it was brought to Dan’s attention that the employee working should let someone, office or police, know if they leave the borough or where they might be working since there is only one working. Should an emergency arise, would need to know where to look for them. Peter Fleming said he would go by the garage and check if there is a need.
Next item on agenda was to open the sealed paving bids. There were 5 bids submitted. Results are attached to these minutes for record purposes. Lowest bidder was HRI, Inc. Beth Rake made a motion to award the paving contract to HRI Inc pending review by the Solicitor; seconded by Carolyn Bausch. Voting yes were Vice President Barb Kriner, Peter Fleming and Kevin Romansik. Motion Carried; contract will be reviewed by Solicitor.
A final item on the agenda was Adoption of Resolution Number 20-03-25. This Emergency Declaration of Disaster Emergency for the Borough of Riverside was signed by President John Domanski on March 25, 2020 to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and safety concerns for residents in the Borough. Resolution was adopted on a Motion by Carolyn Bausch, seconded by Beth Rake. Voting yes were Vice President Barb Kriner, Peter Fleming and Kevin Romansik. Motion passed; Resolution in full force and effect until further rescinded.
At approximately 7:15 pm, Carolyn Bausch made a Motion to Adjourn which was seconded by Bice President Barb Kriner. Meeting adjourned.
President John Domanski thanked all for their fine participation and reminded all to Stay Safe.
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