Feb 2 – Groundhog Day
Feb 3 – Council Meeting – 7:00 pm
Feb 11 - Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver will be in Borough Office to
Meet with Residents from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Feb 12 – Lincoln’s Birthday
Feb 14 – Valentine’s Day
Feb 17– Council Meeting – 7:00 pm
PRESIDENTS’ DAY HOLIDAY OBSERVED Schools open for snow make up day!
Feb 22 - Washington’s Birthday
Muffin Man Specials for Wednesday, 1/29 and Thursday, 1/30
1. Filled meatloaf, mashed potatoes & gravy, baked corn, applesauce or cole slaw & Roll - $9.99
2. Chicken Potpie, applesauce or coleslaw and rolls $8.99
Phone ahead for take out orders 570 275-8811
Meals served from 5 - 7 pm!
See note at the bottom of the page:
The North Branch Canal Trail work day scheduled for this afternoon from 1:00pm – 4:30pm will go on as planned. Though cold, the weather forecast seems to be okay. If you are able to join us today, please just make sure you dress appropriately. As we have in the past, we will be meeting at the temporary trailhead along River Road in Mahoning Township, roughly one mile east of the Danville Area Soccer Park. Please look for my silver Toyota Tundra with a silver cap parked on the river side of the road, immediately before the railroad grade crossing.
Today’s work will involve briar and small tree clearing along the trail corridor. No earthmoving work of any kind will be done, so shovels, picks and other tools are not needed. Volunteers should wear sturdy work boots, heavy-duty (briar resistant) clothing and work gloves. Only MARC staff and veteran trail crew volunteers will be permitted to operate chainsaws or other power equipment. All volunteers will be required to sign liability waivers before beginning any work. Because trail conditions are still very rough, we ask that children not attend this session. Additionally, because of the legal agreement governing trail construction and access, please understand volunteers may only be on site during the times listed above, in the presence of MARC representatives. The trail corridor remains closed to public access until further notice.
If you are unable to join us today, the next work day will be held next Saturday, February 1st, from 9:00am to 12:00pm. The details for that work day will be the same as for today.
Riverside Police Department is partnering with Danville Police, Mahoning Twp Police and Montour County Sheriff Office to sponsor a Dinner-Dance-Auction to be held on SATURDAY, APRIL19, 2014 beginning at 6:00 pm. Event will be held at the Washies Fire Company and features live performance by the band BEEF. Donation: $20.00 per person and will benefit the Local Law Enforcement Scholastic Award Fund. For more information contact the police department at 570 275-4305 or Cathy McKenna, 570 275-3000 or 570 275-0126.
Muffin Man, is open some evenings for supper specials! Specials this week from 5 - 7 pm on Wednesday, Jan 15 and Thursday, Jan 16 include
1. Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo served over penne pasta with toss salad and garlic bread for $8.99
2. Ham Loaf served with macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes and roll for $9.99
Call ahead and take out orders: 570 275-8811
As approved by the Council on Jan 6, 2014, the minutes of the December 2, 2013 meeting follow:
The Riverside Borough Council held their regular monthly meeting on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 7:00 pm in the Municipal Building, 301 Dewart Street, Riverside. President Peter T Fleming called the meeting to order at 7 pm. Attending the meeting were Vice President John Novak, Council Members Barb Kriner, John LaMotte, Mayor Dale Erb and Secretary Deborah Bausch. Absent this evening were Council Members Robert Betts, Michael Maize and Lori Vastine Steele.
Citizens at this evening’s meeting were Carolyn Bausch, Kevin Romansik, Caressa Compton, Jack Shalongo, Craig Lawler and Chris Benjamin.
Meeting began with the reading of the Zoning Report by Peter Fleming. Zoning Officer Brian Anderson was not available for the meeting but had submitted his monthly report. Report was approved on a Motion by John LaMotte and seconded by Barb Kriner.
Mayor Erb then presented the Police Report prepared by Chief Isaac Ramer who was not in attendance this evening. Report approved on a Motion by John LaMotte and seconded by Barb Kriner.
Dan Gable presented his Street Department Report. The West End Splice Box has been installed; Christmas lights are up and at this time 81 loads of leaves had been collected in the Borough. Leaf collection will continue until the end of the week and after that time leaves would need to be bagged to be picked up. Report was approved on a Motion by John LaMotte and seconded by John Novak.
Southside Fire Company report was given by Barb Kriner. She states Christmas Tree Sales have begun at the fire company lot. Report was approved on a Motion by John LaMotte and seconded by John Novak.
Mayor Erb gave his report. He is working on the Veteran’s dinner program to be held on 12/15/13 at the Reserve Center. Military will provide meals for Veteran’s and community is working on meals for depends and gifts for children. Those wishing to make a dessert for the meal should have it to the home on West Mahoning Street by 12/14/13; cakes, cupcakes, cookies or brownies are requested. Monetary donations can be sent to FNB, P O Box 279, Danville and marked Heroes Fund. Report was approved on a Motion by John LaMotte and seconded by Barb Kriner.
There was no report from the Codes Enforcement Officer.
On a Motion by John Novak and seconded by John LaMotte, Kevin Romansik was appointed as the Riverside Borough Representative to the Thomas Beaver Free Library Board.
At this time Jack Shalongo and Craig Lawler spoke regarding the airport trees. President Fleming stated there was a meeting scheduled for this Wednesday regarding airport water draining. Jack Shalongo stated they had easements signed from several neighbors to proceed with cutting the trees to comply with FAA regulations; Whitenight has 13 acres, Shirk property is 3 acres and Benjamin property is 1 acre. Chris Benjamin inquired about the value of the timber that will be taken from the tree cutting. Grant will be up in March so they wish to proceed with this timbering very soon.
Minutes from November 4, 2013 and Financial Reports were reviewed. Approved on a Motion by John Novak and seconded by Barb Kriner.
Budget for 2014 was put on the table. Borough is currently at 9.5 mills which is designated as 9 mills for general fund and .5 mills for fire tax. There will be no tax increase for 2014. Budget was approved on a Motion by John Novak and seconded by Barb Kriner.
Meeting dates for 2014 were all reviewed; approved on a Motion by John LaMotte and seconded by Barb Kriner.
Council meeting was adjourned at 7:59 pm on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by John LaMotte.
The next Council Meeting will be a Council Work Session on December 16, 2013 at 7:00 pm.
First Quarter Sewer bills were mailed today. Watch your mail for the blue postcard. Payment should be made to Borough of Riverside. They can be paid at the office, 301 Dewart Street or deposited in the After Hours Drop Slot at the office. Those wishing to mail their payment, send to: P O Box 307, Riverside, PA 17868
Amount due is in the left hand column at the bottom of the card, followed by the late payment date and the right hand column is the amount due if paid after 2/7/14.
If you have any questions, contact the Borough Office at 570 275-1751, 8 am - 3 pm.
January 1 - Welcome 2014! Happy New Year!! Borough Offices Closed
January 2 - Danville Schools Resume Classes
January 6 - Borough Council Reorganizational Meeting at 7 pm
January 11 - Fire and Ice Cyclocross Race beginning at 6 pm
January 20 - Borough Council Meeting at 7 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Danville Schools Closed
January 31 - Chinese New Year
TAX OFFICE is closed during January 2014. Payments/inquiries should be mailed to:
Thomas Summers, P O Box 325, Riverside, PA 17868-0325
Emergency Dial 911
Non Emergency Dispatch
Street Department 570-275-5338
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