September 1 – Cops vs Karaoke – 3pm, Southside Fire Company
September 3 – Labor Day Holiday
Borough Offices Closed - Danville Area Schools Closed
September 4 (TUESDAY) – Borough Council Meeting – 7 PM
September 8 - Danville Fall Arts and Craft Fair - 9am - 5 pm
September 9 - Doggie Dive, 11 am - 3 pm, Knoebels Park
September 11 – Patriot Day
September 15 - Starry Night, Hess Field, Walk/Run Pediatric Brain Tumors
September 17 – Council Meeting
163rd Bloomsburg Fair - Sept. 21 – Sept 29
Danville Schools closed: Sept 27-28
September 22 – Autumn Begins
TAX COLLECTOR HOURS FOR SEPTEMBER
-By Appointment only! Phone 570 764-1393 to meet with Rebecca Steckley
Borough Secretary will be out of the office during September 5 – 14!
RIVERSIDE AND WASHINGTONVILLE MOSQUITO SPRAYING SET FOR 08/29/2018
The Northumberland County Mosquito-borne Disease Control Program, in coordination with the Department of Environmental Protection, will be conducting an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile Virus on August 29, 2018 in parts of Riverside and Washingtonville Boroughs.
The treatments will be administered via truck-mounted equipment, spraying residential and recreational mosquito habitat. The equipment dispenses Deltagard at a rate of 0.66 ounces per acre. The product is designed to provide quick, effective control of adult mosquito populations. The application material has a very low toxicity profile to mammals and will have negligible impact to non-target insects and the environment.
Provided there are no unforeseen circumstances or adverse weather, the spray will begin at dusk.
Certain mosquito species carry the West Nile virus, which can cause humans to contract West Nile encephalitis, an infection that can result in an inflammation of the brain. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, all residents in areas where virus activity has been identified are at risk of contracting West Nile encephalitis.
In 2018, West Nile virus has been detected in the following counties: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Union, Venango, Washington, Westmoreland, Wyoming, and York.
Weather conditions and other unexpected events could delay or cancel this spray operation.
If conditions do not allow application on August 29, 2018, the following evening, August 30, 2018 will serve as the back-up spray date.
If conditions remain unfavorable, the spray will be postponed until weather permits.
Individuals can take a number of precautionary measures around their homes to help eliminate mosquito-breeding areas, including:
• Dispose of cans, buckets, plastic containers, ceramic pots or similar containers that hold water.
• Properly dispose of discarded tires that can collect water. Stagnant water is where most mosquitoes breed.
• Drill holes in the bottom of outdoor recycling containers.
• Have clogged roof gutters cleaned every year as the leaves from surrounding trees have a tendency to plug drains.
• Turn over plastic wading pools when not in use.
• Turn over wheelbarrows and don't let water stagnate in birdbaths.
• Aerate ornamental pools or stock them with fish.
• Clean and chlorinate swimming pools not in use and remove any water that may collect on pool covers. If a resident has stagnant pools of water on their property, they can buy BTI products at lawn and garden, outdoor supply, home improvement and other stores. This naturally occurring bacterium kills mosquito larvae, but is safe for people, pets, aquatic life and plants.
Additionally, these simple precautions can prevent mosquito bites, particularly for people who are most at risk:
• Make sure screens fit tightly over doors and windows to keep mosquitoes out of homes.
• Consider wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants and socks when outdoors, particularly when mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk, or in areas known for having large numbers of mosquitoes.
• When possible, reduce outdoor exposure at dawn and dusk during peak mosquito periods, usually April through October.
• Use insect repellents according to the manufacturer's instructions. An effective repellent will contain DEET, picardin or lemon eucalyptus oil. Consult with a pediatrician or family physician for questions about the use of repellent on children, as repellent is not recommended for children under the age of two months.
For more information about West Nile virus and the state's surveillance and control program, please visit www.westnile.state.pa.us.
From the desk of State Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver:
Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, Pennsylvania residents will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license/photo ID card or another form of federally acceptable identification (such as a valid passport or military ID) to board a domestic commercial flight or enter a federal building that requires identification or military installation.
PennDOT is working with the federal government to update its systems to complete compliance. In the meantime, Pennsylvania residents will be able to use their current driver’s license to access federal facilities through Oct.10, 2018, under an extension granted by the federal government. Additional extensions are anticipated as the Commonwealth comes into compliance.
Earlier this year, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) began taking online applications for REAL ID pre-verification for customers interested in obtaining a REAL ID. Customers eligible for this service are those who obtained their first Pennsylvania driver’s license or photo ID card after September 2003.
Beginning in September 2018, you can bring your REAL ID documentation to any PennDOT Driver License Center for verification. Then, once the REAL IDs are available in Spring 2019, you will be able to order your REAL ID online – no need to go back to the driver license center.
To obtain the REAL ID, you will need to pay a one-time fee of $30, plus a renewal fee (current renewal fee is $30.50 for a four-year noncommercial driver’s license or a photo ID). The expiration date of your first REAL ID license or ID card will include any time remaining on your current license or ID card, plus an additional four years (unless you are over 65 and have opted for a two-year license). For example, if your license is set to expire in October 2020, but you upgrade to a REAL ID in October 2019, your new REAL ID compliant license or ID card won’t expire until October 2024. This means that you won’t “lose”
time that you’ve already paid for. Visit www.Penndot.gov/REALID for more information.
With the implementation of REAL ID, many Pennsylvanians will be requesting a copy of their birth certificate from the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Division of Vital Records. Despite efforts to work with the department to improve processing times, it currently takes as long as six months for the state to issue a birth certificate.
In June, the House passed legislation that would overhaul the process for issuing birth certificates. House Bill 84 is currently under consideration in the Senate. Residents are reminded that they can submit birth certificate applications through any of my district offices, which typically reduces the processing time, although Vital Records does not guarantee this. The fastest way to obtain a birth certificate is to go in-person to a Vital Records office in Harrisburg or Scranton.
Get the Facts About Concussions
By State Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder)
With many student athletes gearing up for fall sports practice, students, parents and coaches are reminded about ways to prevent, recognize and manage concussions.
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head, or from a fall or blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. Concussions can have serious short-term and long-term impacts, especially on young people whose brains are still developing.
In 2011, the Safety in Youth Sports Act was signed into law in Pennsylvania, requiring all school entities to develop return-to-play policies for student athletes with concussions, as well as requiring related training for coaches. Visit www.health.pa.gov/topics/school/Pages/Concussion.aspx for more information.
Most importantly, if you think your child has a concussion, seek medical attention, discuss the injury with the coach and don’t allow the athlete to return to play without permission from a health care professional. Good luck to all our student athletes this year, and remember, safety first!
MAINZER HILL ROAD WORK WILL BEGIN ON MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2018 AND WILL BE UNDER CONSTRUCTION FOR APPROXIMATELY TWO WEEKS.
EXPECT DELAYS DURING THIS ROAD IMPROVEMENT TIME
Third Quarter Sewer bills are due in the office prior to 3 pm on Friday, August 10, 2018 to avoid the late fee charge. Payments can be brought to the office, mailed or deposited in the office door in the after hours slot. Payments left in the door slot after 3 pm on 8/10/18 will be assessed the late fee.
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