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May 2- Council Meeting at 7 PM
May 7 - 30th Annual Danville Spring Fling
May 8 - Mother’s Day
May 9- Community Singers Concert, 7 pm, St Peter’s UM Church, “Let Music Live”
May 14- Danville Area High School Prom
May 16 - Council meeting at 7 pm
May 20 - Relay for Life
May 21 - Armed Forces Day
May 21 - Danville Fishing Derby, 9 am - 2 pm - at Mahoning Creek, Danville Middle School
May 24 - 28 - Southside Fire Company Carnival
May 29 - Memorial Day Service, 11:30 am - Riverside Park Monument
May 30 - Memorial Day Holiday - Borough Offices Closed Schools Closed
TAX COLLECTOR HOURS FOR MAY: Rebecca Steckley will have hours in the Municipal Building by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Call her at 570-764-1393 to schedule your appointment.
Rebecca Steckley, Riverside Borough Tax Collector, will not have hours on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 due to Primary Election Day. Hours will resume on Thursday, April 28th
Please be advised, the Montour Area Recreation Commission has posted the following advertisement for bids:
Sealed bids for North Branch Canal Trail construction and North Branch Canal Trail materials will be received by MARC at any time until Monday, May 9, 2016 at 7:00pm, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud during MARC’s regular meeting in the Montour Preserve Environmental Education Center, 700 Preserve Rd, Danville, PA 17821. Specifications and bid forms may be obtained online at www.MontourRec.com/contract-opportunities or by submitting a request in writing or by telephone or email to: Montour Area Recreation Commission | PO Box 456, Danville, PA 17821 | 570-336-2060 or RStoudt@MontourRec.com.
I would ask that you please pass along this announcement to anyone you believe might be interested in bidding either of these contracts. Thank you.
Let your Voice Be Heard! Election day is Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Polling place in Riverside is the Municipal Building, 301 Dewart Street. Polls are open 7 am - 8 pm!
As approved at the 4/18/16 Council meeting, the minutes of 4/4/16 follow:
The Riverside Borough Council met on Monday, April 4, 2016 in the Municipal Building, 301 Dewart Street, Riverside. The meeting was called to order promptly at 7 pm by Council President John J Novak.
In attendance this evening in addition to President Novak were Vice President Peter T Fleming and council members Caressa Compton, Barb Kriner and John Domanski. Solicitor Joseph Michetti, Mayor Joseph Oberdorf and Secretary Deborah Bausch were present. Absent this evening were council members Carolyn Bausch and Beth Hancock.
There were no citizens present to be heard.
Old Business consisted of approval of the Minutes of the March 21, 2016 meeting. This was done via a Motion made by John Domanski and seconded by Barb Kriner. All voted in favor.
Brian Anderson then presented the Zoning Report. Discussion was held on the 100 D & H Property and a meeting will be held with Matt Witmer, BIU representative in the morning to see about proceeding. Mr. Anderson will set up an office schedule for hours so residents will know the best time to reach him for zoning questions/permits. He did state that Southside Fire Company has obtained a refrigerator and put it on a back porch at the building; no permit was necessary. On a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Peter Fleming, the Zoning Report was approved. All voted for.
Police Chief Kerry Parkes presented the Police Report. Chief Parkes provided information on a new program for treating overdose cases. NARCAN is an opioid reversal kit. The nasal spray will be administered by the police officers. Evangelical Hospital will oversee the program supplies and updates. A policy has been added to the manual to cover this program. Police report was approved on a motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Caressa Compton. All voted in favor.
The Mayor had no report for this evening.
Solicitor Michetti reported the mortgage on the Betty Oberdorf property at 303 Avenue F has been satisfied by the bank. Discussion was held on what options can be used with this property. Copies of ordinances in other areas were made available for council members to review in light of a proposed ordinance being entered in the borough in the near future. Solicitor stated he has further discussion to be held in an Executive Session for personnel matters. Report approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Peter Fleming; all voted for.
On a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by John Domanski, regular council session adjourned to an Executive Session. It was approximately 7:30 pm.
Around 7:40 pm, a Motion was made by John Domanski and seconded by Barb Kriner to adjourn the Executive Session and return to Regular Council meeting.
The meeting adjourned for the evening at 7:42 pm on a Motion by John Domanski and seconded by Caressa Compton.
Deborah Bausch, Secretary
Woodbine Lane roadwork begins Monday
Employees, patients and motorists who travel to Woodbine Lane in Danville should note that roadwork will begin Monday, April 11, at the intersection of Bloom Road and Woodbine Lane. Construction is expected to last approximately three weeks and will include installation of three stop signs at the intersection and a turning lane from Woodbine Lane onto Bloom Road.
During this period, lane closures will be in effect at various times, restricting traffic flow, increasing congestion and possibly causing delays. Motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes of travel to Route 11 until this project is complete by the beginning of May.
As approved at the April 4, 2016 meeting, the minutes from 3/21/16 follow:
The Riverside Borough Council met on Monday, March 21, 2016 in the Municipal Building, 301 Dewart Street, Riverside, PA. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Vice President Peter T. Fleming. Present this evening were Council Members Carolyn Bausch, Caressa Compton, and Barb Kriner. In addition to the Vice President, Mayor Joseph Oberdorf and Secretary Deborah Bausch were present. Absent this evening were President John J. Novak and Council Members Beth Hancock and John Domanski.
Citizens to be heard this evening were Laura and John Renno from Snydertown Road, Rush Township. Laura works for the Danville School District Transportation Office. She stated she took buses off Mainzer Hill Road as it was very treacherous. There was a lengthy discussion held regarding the road condition. Dan Gable stated the road is horrible and the street department does its best to maintain the road. Stone gets put down but frost can cause problems with the thaw and water runoff. Laura stated she was just asking for help to maintain the road to make it better to travel. Contact will be made with Wendy Appleman, Rush Township for their input since part of Mainzer Hill Road is in that township’s jurisdiction and they had gotten grants to do road work. Barry Garverick will also be contacted to take a look and make recommendations. It was suggested we look at certain sections of the road to make it a safer road to travel. Dan stated he and Eric Mayan will be attending a Dirt & Gravel class for two days next week and hopes to get some insight into the road maintenance; hopefully this class will help with possible grants being obtained in the future. Mayor Oberdorf stated that when he attended these classes they did not address tar and chipping of roads.
Old Business included approval of the Minutes from the March 7, 2016 meeting. Minutes approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Carolyn Bausch. All voted for.
Financial Reports for January were approved on a Motion by Caressa Compton and seconded by Barb Kriner; the February Financial Reports were approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Carolyn Bausch. Both Motions passed with approval by all present.
The Mayor stated he had a comment to make; he had been contacted by someone above Sunbury Road inquiring about the fees listed in the Danville News newspaper. Fines and citations will be broken down to avoid any confusion. Police report at the first meeting of the month discussed these costs and where they originated from.
Zoning Report was given by Brian Anderson. There are no major issues at this time. Discussion was held regarding the property at 100 D & H Avenue, owned by Dave Decoteau. Carolyn Bausch inquired if when a permit is requested, financial responsibility is a part of the permitting process; she was informed it is not part of the procedure. Brian stated he will contact Matt Witmer tomorrow to see the next steps to proceed against Mr. Decoteau. Report was approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Caressa Compton. All voted in favor.
Street Department Report was given by Dan Gable, Street Superintendent. He stated we have met our salt purchase quota as mandated by our CoStars Contract. There were sewer issues on Hillside Drive and they have been resolved. Dan wished to let council know what a help Officer Kevin Romansik was during the bad snow storm. Kevin came in on his own time and helped repair one of the plow trucks so it could be used to finish plowing snow from the storm; he was a tremendous help. Two new swings have been placed in the Park. A new sewer camera has been ordered and should be here soon. Dan then spoke of the insulation at the borough garage.
Estimate from last year was not accurate and the new quote was quite a bit higher. He has two phone contacts to see if he can get some quotes for spray foam insulation. Converting to gas was talked about to lower the large electric bill each winter. A quick discussion was held about a separate caretaker for the Danville Pump Station; however, this had been previously discussed at a council meeting and the decision made to not hire out at this time. Street Department Report was approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Carolyn Bausch. All voted in favor.
Under New Business, Carolyn Bausch addressed Council - April is the Gift of Life month. She has literature that she will distribute to local businesses regarding organ donations.
At 7:45 pm, Barb Kriner made a Motion to go into Executive Session; seconded by Carolyn Bausch.
Council adjourned to an Executive Session for a Personnel Issue.
7:50 pm Motion made by Carolyn Bausch and seconded by Caressa Compton to adjourn the Executive Session.
The Meeting was adjourned at 7:53 on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Caressa Compton.
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