As approved at the 4/21/14 meeting, minutes of the April 7, 2014 meeting follow:
The Riverside Borough Council met on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the Municipal building, 301 Dewart Street, Riverside. President Novak called the meeting to order at 7 pm with the following members present: Vice President Peter Fleming, Council Members Barb Kriner, John LaMotte, and Lori Steele. Solicitor Joseph Michetti, Mayor Joseph Oberdorf and Secretary Deborah Bausch were present. Council Member John Domanski arrived shortly after meeting began. Council Member Caressa Compton was absent.
Prior to beginning of meeting, voices of the council and audience were raised in a Happy Birthday song to Secretary Deborah Busch.
Audience tonight included Carolyn Bausch who was just here as an observer. Also present were Troy Roberts and another scout from Pack 33. Mr Roberts spoke regarding an upcoming Cub Mobile Race to be held on May 4th. He requested the streets of Montour and Dewart be closed beginning at 10 am to set up for the race. He provided a copy of the insurance coverage for the event. Police Chief Isaac Ramer requested Mr. Roberts contact him a few days before the race to go over last minute details; police will have someone present at the race. Mr. Roberts was advised to notify St Peter’s UM Church of the street closure so their worshippers would know when exiting their parking lot after services. Street closures/race was approved on a Motion by John LaMotte and seconded by Barb Kriner. All voted in favor and motion carried.
Minutes of March 17, 2014 meeting were reviewed and approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Peter Fleming. All approved
Financial reports for the month of February 2014 were approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Lori Steele. All voted in favor; motion approved
Brian Anderson then presented the Zoning Report. He stated he has been in touch with Shade Mountain Winery that will be moving into the old Village Sampler building; they reviewed details for signs of the business. Mr Anderson has had no contact from David Decouteau regarding his plans for his property. A letter was received from Mrs Bair who was unhappy with the outcoming of her Zoning Variance Hearing. Report was approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by John LaMotte.
Police Chief Isaac Ramer presented his police report for March. He stated there is a program at the Danville Area Middle School on April 24th at 6:30 pm on Drug and Alcohol Abuse. Officer Kerry Parkes will be attending this meeting. Barb Kriner asked how many citations had been issued and Ike estimated 9 for the month; Barb then asked if that information could be added to his monthly report. Discussion was held regarding a new police vehicle. This was tabled to a later meeting when more information could be collected. Report was approved on a Motion by Lori Steele and seconded by Barb Kriner. All approved and motion carried.
Dan Gable presented the Street Department Report. They have responded to 7 PA 1 calls and several sewer blockage calls. Condition of the backhoe was discussed; it is the oldest piece of equipment in the borough. Dan asked about the trees that are to be replaced at the property of Chuck Hoffa. He will check with local nurseries to find best replacements. Pot holes have begun to be patched now that weather is breaking. Dumpster day will be held next month. Report was approved on a Motion by Peter Fleming and seconded by Barb Kriner. Motion carried on approval by all present.
Barb Kriner then read the Southside Fire Company report which was approved on a Motion by John LaMotte and seconded by Lori Steele. All approved.
Mayor Oberdorf gave his report which included further discussion of a new car and budget constraints. This was tabled for later review. He also discussed the batteries for the speed sign. Cost for 2 batteries would be approximately $520.00. A solar battery would cost about $910.00. Report was approved on a Motion by Lori Steele and seconded by John LaMotte. Motion carried.
Code Enforcement Officer Jackie Hart did not have a report this month. She is working on a Matrix of the properties currently on our blighted property listing. Discussion was held on adding two other properties to the listing: 413 Avenue F as well as 912 Sunbury Road. These addresses will be given to Jackie to begin the process. Report was approved on a Motion by Lori Steele and seconded by Peter Fleming. All voted in favor and motion passed.
Solicitor Michetti had nothing to report
Under New Business, Dumpster Day was discussed. It will be held on May 3, 2014 from 7 am - 3 pm. Hours were approved due to turkey hunting beginning that day and it is also Spring Fling in Danville. Contact will be made with Nick Fowler to see if he will be willing to work that day as he has in the past. Nick had requested the hours be changed from 7 am - 1 pm since he said not much happened after noon time; however Council felt it best to continue the event until 3 pm. Approved on a Motion by Lori Steele and seconded by John LaMotte to hold Dumpster Day on May 3. Motion carried on approval by all.
Beishline Sewer account was then discussed. During budget time, it was suggested a lump sum payment be made on the loan for the Beishline development. It was decided to make a lump sum payment of $12,000.00 on Beishline loan; approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by John LaMotte. Motion carried with all voting in favor. Payment will be made with next loan payment to be sure the full amount is credited on the principal of the loan.
John Domanski then spoke of a problem with mail in the Kipps Run area. Some homes are not getting their mail due to same addressess as in Mobile Home Park. He was advised to have residents contact the Danville Post office so they may speak with the carrier. The addresses have different 4 digit extensions to their zip codes to differentiate the mobile homes from residences.
The Sewer contact with Danville was put on the table. John Domanski made a motion to add Joe Oberdorf to the committee to deal with a new contract between Danville and Riverside. This was discussed in length. Motion was seconded by John LaMotte. Vote taken was tied at 3 - 3; voting no were Barb Kriner, John Novak and Peter Fleming. Joe stated he would like to serve on the committee; John Novak then changed his no to a yes vote.
John Domanski stated he would be attending an Economic Development Seminar in Selinsgrove at 5:30 pm on Thursday if anyone wanted to go with him.
Conversation was held regarding the IT contact for the borough. Chad Betts has stated he would help the borough as he was able. We will await his costs and matter was tabled until further information was gathered.
At 8:25 pm a motion was made by John LaMotte and seconded by Barb Kriner to adjourn the meeting for the evening.
Next meeting will be held on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the Municipal Building.
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