September 2 – Labor Day Holiday
Borough Offices Closed -
Danville Area Schools Closed
– Borough Council Meeting – 7 PM
September 4 – Rosh Hashanah
September 11 – Patriot Day
September 13 – Yom Kippur
September 16 – Council Meeting
September 19 – Full Harvest Moon
Bloomsburg Fair Begins - September 21 – 28
September 21 – Verizon customers begin dialing 570 with all local calls
September 22 – Autumn Begins
September 27 – No School @ Danville – Bloomsburg Fair Day
TAX COLLECTOR HOURS FOR SEPTEMBER
TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS
4:00pm – 6:00pm
CLOSED THE LAST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER
Below are the approved minutes of the August 5, 2013 meeting.
The Riverside Borough Council met on Monday, August 5, 2013 in the Municipal Building, 301 Dewart Street. President Peter Fleming called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Members present this evening included Vice President John Novak, Council Members Barb Kriner, John LaMotte, and Mike Maize. Solicitor Joseph Michetti, Mayor Dale Erb and Secretary Deborah Bausch were also present. Absent this evening were council members Lori Steele and Bob Betts. Lori Steele joined the meeting at 7:15 pm.
Joseph Oberdorf was the only citizen present for this evening’s meeting. He requested the minutes be posted for public viewing. Minutes, when
approved, will be posted in kiosk outside the office as well as on our webpage.
Brian Anderson then presented the Zoning Report for the month of July. Report was corrected to reflect the number of permits issued to be 4. Two homeowners were contacted regarding pool permits and those permits were obtained. One resident has requested assistance with permit fees to move their
trailer to Kipps Run Trailer Park due to closing of Shady Oaks Trailer Park in Danville. Council had previously agreed to loan residents the necessary funds to obtain permits with the requirement the loan advance would be fully paid back within a year’s time. Report was approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by John LaMotte.
Police Chief Isaac Ramer presented the police report for July. Phone scams are happening in the area but we have not had a rash of them in the borough. Barb Kriner mentioned a new scam that is happening, Secret Shoppers, and citizens should be alerted to this scam. Ike printed out a new format report using their updated software and council agreed it was easier to follow and requested it be used in the future for meetings. Report was approved on a Motion by Mike Maize and seconded by Lori Steele.
There was no Southside Fire Company report available this evening.
Mayor Erb then presented the Mayor’s report. He spoke on the audit report for the earned income tax and new software for citizens and businesses to use online services. Report was approved by a Motion made by John LaMotte and seconded by John Novak.
Code Enforcement Contract was then discussed.
Blighted properties are still foremost on the items to be handled. Contract would be for another year;
current contract expired on July 31, 2013. Cost remains the same at $3500.00 covering 50 hours of service. Motion to accept contract was made by Mike Maize and seconded by John Novak.
Annual Resolution for Police Pension Plan was adopted by Motion of John LaMotte and seconded by Lori Steele. Resolution No 13-08-05 has been property executed.
Minutes from July 15, 2013 meeting were reviewed. Employee handbook has been distributed to non uniformed employees. Minutes were approved on a Motion by Lori Steele and seconded by John Novak.
Solicitor Michetti had no agenda items; however, discussion was held regarding the judgement against Jacqui Andress. Motion was made by
John LaMotte and seconded by John Novak to proceed with executing the judgement due to default of payments by Ms Andress. Sewer pumping contract was reviewed and will be issued to Chip Adams Sewer and Drain Cleaning.
At 7:40 pm the Regular session of Council was adjourned to an Executive Session on a Motion by Mike Maize and seconded by John Novak.
The Executive Session was adjourned and the Regular Session of Council resumed at 8:30 pm on a Motion by Lori Steele and seconded by John Novak.
With no further business to discuss, the Riverside Borough Council adjourned their meeting. This was
done on a Motion by Mike Maize and Seconded by John Novak at 8:32 pm.
The next Riverside Borough Council Meeting will be held on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 7:00 pm.
Brewery Hollow Road is scheduled to be graded on Monday, August 19, 2013. Work to begin between 9:30 am - 11 am and will hopefully be completed by day's end. Residents may experience delays in using Brewery Hollow Road on Monday, August 19th. Due to inclement weather, the grading was not accomplished on Monday. Grading of the road is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21, 2013!
Residents using a bill payor service at a financial institution should be contacting their provider with the current sewer billing update! Payments are being forwarded by the bank but delay could result in late fees being assessed. Payments should be mailed to Borough of Riverside, P O Box 307, Riverside, PA 17868-0307; payments may be brought into the office or put in the office door drop slot after hours. The new billing software has also changed account numbers. Your correct account number is on the blue billing card you received in July. If you have any question, please feel free to contact the office, 570 275-1751
West End Sewage Pumping will be done in the near future by Chip Adams Sewer and Drain Cleaning.
Please contact the office with a current phone number so you can be called with the information as to when your tank will be pumped. Office Phone; 275-1751.
A resident has turned in a set of car keys this morning! They were found on Avenue G. Please contact the office, 275-1751, if you are missing keys.
Also, our "collection" of left behinds at the park has grown by sweaters and jackets. Also have a medical kit that was found on Avenue D and Sunbury Road.
Please stop in the office to claim any missing apparel.
Keys have been returned to their owner; thanks Officer Parkes!
Below are the approved minutes from the July 15, 2013 council meeting.
Riverside Borough Council met on Monday, July 15, 2013 at 7 PM in the Municipal Building, 301 Dewart Street. President Peter Fleming called the meeting to order with the following
Council Members present: John Novak, Vice President, Bob Betts, Barb Kriner, John LaMotte, and Mike Maize. Council Member Lori Steele
joined the meeting at approximately 7:15 pm. Secretary Deborah Bausch was present;
Mayor Dale Erb was not in attendance this evening.
Wes Fahringer, DCNR, and Craig Lawler, Riverside Airport, gave a presentation on a proposed Walking Path to be established on the perimeters of
the airport. Several options were discussed and Mr Fahringer explained some of the process of
obtaining grants to offset the costs of the path.
This would be a matching funds grant. Since the Borough is a member of MARC it was suggested we go through them for the planning/funding of this proposed project. Mike Maize is the Riverside representative to the MARC Board and he will contact them regardingthis proposed project. Mr.
Fahringer also stated oil and gas money from Northumberland County could be used towards funding of this project if we could obtain any of those funds.
Dan Gable, Street Department Superintendent, then presented his report. He stated he checked into renting a roller; for a 54” roller cost would be $245.00/day.
Report then moved onto discussion of the pumps of West End and River Hill. West End pump recently had a service call due to corroded wires resulting in some electrical issues. All is corrected now; however, Dan has requested a quote to move the electrical box up away from some of the moisture
of the well. He also presented a quote from RAM Industrial Services for a new pump at a cost of $7,072.00. Street Department Report was approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by John LaMotte.
Northumberland County Conservation District is conducting a watershed study with a meeting scheduled for July 29th. Peter Fleming volunteered to be the Borough’s representative on this
panel. He will complete the study worksheets for this meeting.
Discussion was then held on work session vs. council meeting for the second meeting of the month. After discussion back and for with pros and cons, the matter was table for further study on a Motion by John Novak and seconded by Lori
Non Uniform Employees Handbook was reviewed.
Lori Steele put on the record to thank all who contributed to this handbook, especially John Novak who did the major part of this work project.
Handbook was adopted on a Motion by Barb Kriner and Seconded by Bob Betts. Copies will be distributed once some minor typing issues are corrected.
Code Enforcement was on the agenda next.
Jackie Hart, Code Enforcement Officer, had provided copies of letters sent to 4 homeowners of blighted properties. She also provided information about fees to charge for any appeal to the Board of Appeals; we will be using the Danville Board for our appeals. A suggested fee of $400.00 will cover the costs of advertising, solicitor fee and board member payments. The report was accepted on a Motion by Bob Betts and seconded by Lori Steele.
Minutes of the July 1, 2013 meeting as well as the Financial Reports for June were reviewed. Both were approved on a Motion by Mike Maize and seconded by John Novak.
Sewer authority update was given; Peter Fleming said we are getting closer to a Regional Sewer Authority but will still be awhile until it is in
place. Discussion was held on the required licensed certified sewer operator; Don Shobert will be contacted with a list of duties he would perform for the borough if hired.
Pumping Bids were then put on the table for 20 homes in the West End Sewer district. Lori Steele read the quotes. Those bidding were:
Chip Adams - $0.15/gallon
Beaver Valley - $0.185/gallon
Bee Kleen – had different size tanks listed at separate prices with a discount if
they could take more than one tank at at time.
Bid went to Chip Adams. Acceptance of bid is contingent on review by the Solicitor Michetti;
Motion made by John LaMotte and seconded by Barb Kriner.
Go Joe 16, to be held in the Park on July 24th at noontime, was discussed briefly. Bob Betts suggested arrow signs be put up for people to park at St Peter’s Church for this event. Barb Kriner stated she thinks Danville just prints something off the internet to use. Several vendors have signed up and still recruiting other groups to participate.
This is a fundraiser done by Joe Snedeker, weatherman on Channel 16 for the St Joseph’s Children Hospital, Wilkes-Barre.
Meeting adjourned at 8:45 pm on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by John LaMotte.
Next meeting will be Monday, August 5, 2013 at 7:00 pm.
Preservation Work Resumes This Week
Preservation work on the (Route 54) Danville-Riverside Bridge in Montour and
Northumberland counties will resume this week.
The work planned on the
1,440’-long bridge over the North Branch Susquehanna River is scheduled to
resume this Thursday, Aug. 8, pending favorable weather.
The work for this phase of
construction is the epoxy and stone-chip overlay of the bridge deck.
Prime contractor HRI Inc. will be
using daylight traffic control starting at 7 a.m. daily. The contractor will
maintain two lanes of traffic and put the traffic signals on flash while
flagging personnel maintain traffic movements.
The epoxy overlay work is
scheduled to take nine working days.
This is part of a five-bridge,
$1.3 million contract begun in April and scheduled for completion by August
Tom Summers, Tax Collector, will be in the
Municipal Building on Tuesday - 8/6, 8/13, 8/20 from 2:30 pm - 5 PM
Aug 27 - 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday - 8/8, 8/15, 8/22, 8/29 - 2:30 pm
- 5 pm
Emergency Dial 911
Non Emergency Dispatch
Street Department 570-275-5338
Susquehanna River Level
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