March 3 - Council Meeting at 7:00 pm
March 5 -Ash Wednesday
March 9 - Daylight Savings Time Begins Change Clocks to Spring FORWARD one hour
March 13 - Representatives from Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver in Office 9 - 11 am to assist residents with Tax Rebate filing
March 17 - Council Meeting at 7:00 pm
St Patrick’s Day
March 20 - First Day of SPRING
March 26 - 7:30 am - 9 AM - Breakfast with Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver at Muffin Man, Riverside - Reservations by 3/21/14 to 570 286-5885
The Montour Area Recreation Commission (MARC) will be hosting a public presentation and discussion regarding the North Branch Canal Trail project this evening, Tuesday, February 25th, beginning at 7:00pm in the Danville Borough building, located at 239 Mill Street in Danville. This presentation is intended to provide an update on the status of the trail project along the North Branch Susquehanna River between Danville and Catawissa and allow neighboring property owners and other interested members of the community to ask questions or present concerns about the project. MARC staff and project partners from the Columbia Montour Visitors Bureau, Danville Business Alliance, SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority and the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership will be on hand to answer questions. There is no need to RSVP for this event.
To learn more about this event or for more information about the North Branch Canal Trail project, please contact me by phone at (570) 336-2060 or by email at MontrRec@ptd.net. More details regarding the project are also available on MARC’s website at http://montourrec.com/marc/?page_id=4985. A .pdf version of tonight’s presentation will also be posted to this website later this evening
Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver will hold a breakfast to discuss State issues at the Muffin Man on Wednesday, March 26th from 7:30 am - 9 am. Please RSVP to her office, 570 286-5885 before March 21st if you wish to attend.
Staff from Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver's office will be in the Borough Office to assist residents with filing Tax Rebate Forms on Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 9 am - 11 am.
Message from Bob Stoudt
Well, despite our best efforts to continue making progress on the North Branch Canal Trail, this week’s winter weather is going to put the brakes on things for a bit. I’m disappointed to report the work day scheduled for this Sunday, 2/9, is cancelled because of the snowy conditions and weekend forecast for additional snow. Weather permitting, we will try to get out again on the following Sunday, 2/16, from 1:00pm to 4:30pm. More details will be emailed to this group as we get closer to the 16th.
Thanks again to those who have worked so hard to get us as far as we are today. As you’ll see in the graphic below, we’re now 2.3 miles into the 6.2 mile corridor. It’s taken a great deal of work to get this far and I’m very grateful for the number of volunteers who have joined us in less than ideal weather. Hopefully spring is just around the corner
Bob Stoudt | Director, Montour Area Recreation Commission / River Towns Race Series | PO Box 456, Danville, PA 17821
(570) 336-2060 | MontrRec@ptd.net | http://www.MontourRec.com
As approved at the February 3, 2014 Council meeting the minutes of Jan 6th are listed and amended to reflect motions were voted and approved by all council members present.
The Reorganizational Meeting of the Riverside Borough Council took place on Monday, January 6, 2014 in the Municipal Building, 301 Dewart Street, Riverside, PA 17868. Mayor Joseph Oberdorf opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag at 7 PM. Attending the meeting this evening were John J. Novak, Barbara Kriner, Lori Steele, and new elected/reelected members Michael Maize, Caressa Compton and John Domanski. Solicitor Joseph Michetti and Secretary Deborah Bausch were in attendance also. New Council Members Caressa Compton and John Domanski were sworn into office as was Mike Maize. Citizens in attendance this evening included John LaMotte, Carolyn Bausch, Bob Betts and Jack Shalongo.
Barb Kriner made a Motion to Nominate John Novak for President of Council. Motion was seconded by Lori Steele. Motion to Close nominations was made by Barb Kriner and seconded by Mike Maize.
At 7:05 pm the Gavel was turned over to the new President, John J. Novak.
President Novak then explained there was a vacant seat in council. This vacancy has been filled by Peter Fleming who had the highest write in votes in the election. Peter is currently out of State and unable to attend this evening’s meeting. He did state he would accept the position. Motion was made by Lori to have Peter Fleming fill in the vacant seat; motion seconded by Caressa Compton.
Lori Steele then made a Motion to Nominate Peter Fleming for Vice President. This was seconded by Barb Kriner.
Reorganization continued with Committees accepted. There is one vacancy on the Planning Commission which has not yet been filled. Slate of Committees was accepted as printed on a Motion by Caressa Compton and Seconded by Barb Kriner.
None of the Citizens present wished to make any statements.
Brian Anderson then presented the Zoning Report. There was a Variance Hearing held for a resident who wished to open a dog grooming business in her home on Avenue B. Hearing Board denied the request. Brian presented his December report as well as his Annual Report. Reports approved on a Motion by John Domanski and Seconded by Barb Kriner.
Police Chief Isaac Ramer presented the Police Department Report. Question was raised about thefts from vehicles; Chief reported the vehicles were not locked in any of the reported incidents. Report was approved on a Motion by Lori Steele and seconded by John Domanski.
Street Superintendent Danny Gable then gave the Street Department Report. They have had one PA 1 Call. They did receive cinders from the Danville State Hospital. Dan spoke of the condition of Brewery Hollow Road which is in fine shape. The road crew was out for approximately 36 hours with the last storm. Chief Ramer stated the roads have been kept in excellent condition and recognized the work of the Street Department. Report was approved on a Motion by Lori Steele and seconded by Caressa Compton.
Southside Fire Company report was read by Barb Kriner. Report approved on a Motion by Caressa Compton and seconded by Lori Steele.
The Mayor stated he had nothing to report at this meeting.
Code Enforcement Officer Jackie Hart provided a letter she received from Shirley ONeil regarding the property on Chestnut Street. This is one of the blighted properties and Ms O’Neil was to provide a timeline for compliance with the borough codes. Jackie will be contacted to proceed with going forward on the remaining properties. Letter from Ms O’Neil is not acceptable since it did not list any dates for compliance. Report was approved on a Motion by Lori Steele and Seconded by Mike Maize.
Solicitor Joseph Michetti then presented the Ordinance to merge the Sunny Acres/Blue Development (West End) into the Regular Sewer District. He explained the logistics of the merger in Ordinance 2014-1. Ordinance approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Lori Steele.
December 2 minutes as well as the November Financial Reports were reviewed and approved on a Motion by Caressa Compton and seconded by Barb Kriner.
At 7:35 pm, On a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Mike Maize, Council adjourned into an Executive Session.
Executive Session adjourned and Council returned to regular session at 7:40 pm on a Motion by Barb Kriner and Seconded by Mike Maize.
John Domanski then inquired about the gas line situtation in the Borough. President Novak went into detail of the meetings that have already been held with UGI and where we are currently which is there is some legal litigation taking place. Borough has been actively pursuing moving forward with natural gas in the borough.
The Regular Council Session adjourned at 7:50 pm on a Motion by John Domanski and seconded by Barb Kriner.
Next Council Meeting will me Monday, January 20, 2014.
Deborah Bausch, Secretary
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