Riverside Borough Police Department, Riverside, PA is accepting applications for a full time Police Officer. Candidate must be Act 120 Certified as of the date of testing and must have reached their 21st birthday before deadline for submitting application.
Starting Salary: $37,440.00
Riverside Borough offers a full benefit package.
Applications may be picked up Monday through Friday, 8 am - 3 pm at the Riverside Municipal Bldg, 301 Dewart Street, Riverside.
Completed applications must be turned in to the Riverside Borough Office, 301 Dewart Street, Riverside by Friday, October 23, 2015 at 12:00 Noon.
Written portion of testing is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 at 8:30 am in the Riverside Borough Municipal Bldg.
Other mandatory components of the testing: Oral examination, background check, credit check, physical agility examination, medical examination and a psychological examination.
Riverside Borough is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
After more than a decade of hard work, it's our great pleasure to invite you to join us on Thursday, October 1, 2015, from 12:00pm - 2:00pm, to celebrate the official grand opening of the first 0.4 mile-long section of the North Branch Canal Trail. Rain or shine, we'll honor those who have worked to make this day possible, hike the newly opened section of trail and enjoy some light refreshments with many of our project partners.
PARKING: Please park at the Danville Soccer Park, located on E. Market Street, across from the Danville State Hospital. Please plan to be parked by no later than 11:50am so that Montour County Transit vehicles can shuttle you from your vehicle to the trailhead in time for the 12:00pm start. You'll be shuttled back to your vehicle at the end of the event. Limited parking is available at the trailhead for those with mobility restrictions or other special concerns. To request special parking accommodations, please contact Bob Stoudt at RStoudt@MontourRec.com.
ATTIRE: This is a casual event. Please wear your favorite hiking footwear and weather-appropriate clothing.
RSVP: We ask that you RSVP for this event to Bob Stoudt at RStoudt@MontourRec.com by noon on Tuesday, September 29, so that we can plan for refreshments and transportation. However, this event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.
Riverside Borough Street Department will be doing leaf collection Oct 19 – Nov 25, 2015. Residents are asked to rake leaves to the street in wind tunnel rows and keep out of storm drains. Leaves placed around mailboxes and shrubbery will not be collected. Limbs, plants, grass clippings will not be accepted.
Streets will be canvassed on a daily basis. Borough officials ask residents not to burn leaves.
A ONE WEEK ONLY leaf pickup up will be scheduled in the Spring of 2016.
As approved at the 9/21/15 meeting, minutes of 9/8/15 follow: The Riverside Borough Council met on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 in the Municipal Building, 301 Dewart Street, Riverside, PA. Prior to the start of the regular business meeting, Council members met with Eric Wendt and Keith Ayers from Northumberland County Department of Information Services who presented information regarding addresses in Riverside Borough. Attendees at this presentation in addition to Council, included Trevor Finn, Commission from Montour County, Butch Kriner, Nick Fowler and Jason Alexander of the Southside Fire Company, Police Chief Kerry Parkes and Street Department Superintendent Dan Gable. Much discussion was held on the address issue and the borough agreed to help clarify the addresses. Chief Parkes believes there is a current map of information at the 911 Center of Montour County. Maps were left with suggested number and Keith stated you can bring the areas up on an interactive website sponsored by Northumberland County.
The Regular meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by President John Novak.
Present this evening were council members Carolyn Bausch, Caressa Compton, Barb Kriner, Lori Steele and John Domanski. Vice President Peter Fleming was absent. Solicitor Joseph Michetti, Mayor Joe Oberdorf and Secretary Deborah Bausch were also in attendance.
Guests in the audience this evening were Brian and Maureen Sterner, Jason Alexander, Nick Fowler, Chuck Hoffa and Susan Robishaw.
Chuck Hoffa spoke first inquired about the brake retarder signs; we needed to get moving forward.
Solicitor Michetti responded that we have an ordinance to discuss this evening. More discussion led to wanting to place a sign on Route 54 before the “narrows” heading to Elysburg. Secretary will contact Penn Dot to see if this can be done.
Maureen Sterner then spoke about the confusion on addresses. She said the last 4 digits of her address are the same as other residents on Kipps Run Road. It was brought up that the 4 digits are not a factor in mail delivery but rather address general area for delivery.
Susan Robishaw asked about the 911 presentation and was told it was held earlier for Council. It is under review at this time.
Minutes of 8/5/15 were approved on a Motion by Carolyn Bausch and Seconded by Barb Kriner. All approved.
June Financial Statements was approved on a Motion by Lori Steele and seconded by Barb Kriner. All voted for motion.
The Zoning report was read by President Novak due to the absence of Brian Anderson. Approved by Motion of Barb Kriner and seconded by John Domanski. All voted in favor.
Police Report was presented by Chief Kerry Parkes. Report approved by Motion of Barb Kriner and seconded by Carolyn Bausch. All voted for. Chief Parkes then requested permission to purchase a patrol rife from Riverside Police Officers Association funds. Funds are available. Rifle and ammo would be purchased and training done for the rifle. RPOA would forward check to Borough and we would make a check to the vendor; rifle would remain property of the Borough. Barb Kriner made a motion to allow the RPOA to purchase a rifle; motion seconded by Carolyn Bausch. All voted in favor. One last item Chief Parkes requested approval of the Police Policy Manual; this will be done at the 9/21/15 meeting to allow anyone who hasn’t seen it to read through it.
Dan Gable then presented the Street Report. They had 10 PA 1 Calls; Orville Shultz had been in with the brush hog to do trimming and the leaf box has been repaired. Dan stated he had attended the Pipe Line Safety meeting but most of the information was not geared to our area but he did learn some interesting things. Paving is completed on Hillside and Pine Swamp Hollow; Pine Swamp will need more work next year.
Dan mentioned we need two new swings for the park. A contact was made with the Boy Scout troop to see if any boys were looking for an Eagle Scout project; if no one comes forward Dan will purchase 2 swings in the spring. Discussion then followed regarding Leaf Collection Season. Dan stated in prior years the collection ended at Thanksgiving; we now use the first week in December but there usually is not a lot collected then. Dan suggested we end at Thanksgiving and then do a ONE WEEK ONLY pickup in the spring when people are getting their properties spruced up for summer. Lori Steele made a Motion to hold Leaf Collection from October 19 until November 25th and a week in the spring with a date to be determined in the spring; seconded by John Domanski. All voted in favor.
At this time Nick Fowler, Southside Fire Company, took the floor. The Southside Report was approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Carolyn Bausch. Nick then proceeded to discuss a CAF - Compressed Air Foam vehicle. Truck will cost approximately $450,000.00 with the need of a down payment of approximately $100,000.00. The fire company is requesting they receive the funds currently held in CD and money collected from Fire tax. They are searching for State Grants as well. From this point forward the yearly collection of Fire Tax funds would be applied to the Loan for the new truck. Nick also stated they will be selling the brush truck as the CAF is a much more efficient vehicle. Caressa Compton made a motion to allot the funds held to the loan for the CAF for this year and years going forward to pay on the truck costs; seconded by John Domanski. All voted in favor.
Barb Kriner then gave a report on Code Enforcement. Gearhart St property had a water problem which caved in a front wall; it has been replaced and he continues to move forward with the remodel of the home. The property on Boyce Road has the condemned sign removed and residents can move back in. Report approved by Lori Steele and seconded by Caressa Compton. All voted in favor.
Mayor Oberdorf gave his report. He stated Todd Oberdorf has had the encoder software installed in the computer in the EMA office. Sirens have batteries in them and are being randomly tested. The Emergency Guide is available and trying to get out to the public; copies are in the Post Office and offices here. Caressa suggested a bulk mailing. Perhaps a Scout could use a project of delivering them to each home. Mayor’s report was approved on a Motion by Lori Steele and seconded by Barb Kriner; all voted in favor.
Solicitor Michetti began with the Brake Retarder signs. He has an ordinance drafted which will need revised to add the Route 54 area if approved. This ordinance would need advertised before enactment in October. Secretary will be in contact with Penn Dot regarding extending the signs to Route 54.
Next issue was the draining/easement at the airport. The sketch provided did not agree with the information provided to council members that had attended a meeting at the airport. Clarification will need to be obtained.
Lori Steele exited the meeting at 8:15 pm.
UGI Temporary Storage Easement was discussed. Solicitor Michetti had reviewed the document and stated it is acceptable. On a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by John Domanski, President Novak and Secretary Bausch are authorized to sign the easement.
Per Capita Tax was discussed. At this time any borough resident over age 18 is assessed a $5.00 per capita tax; money collected all goes to Northumberland County. The tax could be raised to $10.00 per head and half the funds would remain in the borough. Our current tax collector, Beckie Steckley has been going through records to get data updated. Solicitor Michetti said an ordinance would need enacted at the beginning of the year to add this additional tax. John Domanski made a Motion to have Solicitor Michetti do the necessary paperwork; motion seconded by Carolyn Bausch. All voted in favor.
Financial Requirement and Minimum Municipal Obligations for the Police and Non Uniformed employees was placed on the table. Caressa Compton made a Motion to approve the MMO; seconded by Barb Kriner. All voted in favor.
MS-4 was discussed; Carolyn Bausch had been to a meeting and provided paperwork about this upcoming DEP project. Paperwork has been sent to our borough engineer, Brad Newlin for his input.
On a Motion by Caressa Compton and seconded by Barb Kriner, the council meeting adjourned at 8:40 pm.
FINAL NORTH BRANCH CANAL TRAIL WORK DAYS
BEFORE THE OCTOBER 1 PARTIAL GRAND OPENING
trail work days
all 8:00am - 2:00pm
Only seven trail work days remain before the big day on October 1. Please join us for trail grading and seeding, tree and brush trimming, as well as sign installation, painting and other final details as we prepare to welcome trail users. We'll meet every day at 8:00am at the temporary trailhead on River Drive, one mile east of the Danville Soccer Park (adjacent to the North Shore RR crossing). Please bring gloves, boots, picks, shovels and rakes if you have them.
Riverside EMA will be testing the Emergency Sirens on Friday, September 25th between the hours of 9 am and 11 am!
RIVERSIDE BOROUGH COUNCIL
The Riverside Borough Council met on Monday, August 3, 2015 in the Municipal Building, 301 Dewart Street, Riverside, PA. President John Novak called the meeting to order at 7:02 pm. Present this evening were Vice President Peter Fleming, Council Members Carolyn Bausch, Caressa Compton, Barb Kriner, Lori Steele, and John Domanski. Also at the table were Solicitor Joseph Michetti and Secretary Deborah Bausch. Mayor Joseph Oberdorf was absent.
Susan Robishaw and Brian Sterner were in the audience this evening as Susan addressed Council again concerning the 911 address system and issues with mail delivery problems. Mr. Sterner added this also includes Fed Ex and UPS delivery issues. She asked about minutes and meeting dates to which she was informed were always posted in the kiosk outside the office. She further stated she was dismayed and annoyed at the postal problem. After a lengthy discussion, Solicitor Michetti stated the Council was concerned about the problems and were willing to cooperate and encourage post office delivery to the residents. Council has agreed to have Eric Wendt make a presentation on the 911 system and the National 911 system to see how it affects our borough. Barb Kriner explained where the numbering system began between Montour and Northumberland Counties. Lori Steele made a Motion to allow Mr. Wendt to make a presentation on Northumberland County’s attempt to modify the 911 address issue; seconded by Caressa Compton. All voted in Favor. Secretary will contact Mr. Wendt to set up a time for the presentation which is strictly for Council at this time.
Minutes of July 6, 2015 were approved on a Motion by Carolyn Bausch and Seconded by Peter Fleming; all voted in favor.
Financial Reports for May 2015 were approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Carolyn Bausch; all voted in favor.
Due to the absence of Brian Anderson, the Zoning Report was put on the table by President John Novak.
Report approved by Motion of Caressa Compton and seconded by John Domanski. All voted in favor.
Chief Kerry Parkes then put the Police report before council for their review. He expanded on his report with an update of the Avenue G speed study. Data recorded shows 47% of cars on the road are speeding; of that number only 4% would be able to be written up. Report was approved on a Motion by Lori Steele and seconded by Barb Kriner. All voted in favor and Motion passed.
Dan Gable spoke of the Street Department’s work in July which included trimming and handling some sewer issues. Most of the trees scheduled to be taken down have been removed. Eastern Industries was issued the paving contract but we have not gotten a start date from them as yet. Dan did mention Mr. Chuck Hoffa had spoken to him about the alleyway near his home. Dan said the alley is high in the middle and ruts on the side. There was much discussion about the liability of this alleyway and if fixed how could the council justify doing that without doing every alley in the borough. Letter will be drafted to Mr. Hoffa regarding this alley way. Report approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by John Domanski; all voted for.
Solicitor Michetti spoke on the Route 54 access which is considered private land. The borough does not own the 20’ right of way; it is vacant land. That piece of land was not dedicated to the borough; it was established for owners of the land. Borough will not be taking care of this piece of land
Solicitor Report accepted on a Motion by Caressa Compton and seconded by Barb Kriner. All voted for. .
John Domanski made a motion for Dan and 1 employee to attend a seminar about pipeline safety.
Motion seconded by Caressa Compton and carried as all voted for it.
Council Member Lori Steele exited the meeting at 7:55 p.m.
Leaf Collection season will be upon us soon. Dan and John Domanski will speak with some local residents to see if we can dump our leaves on their property.
Southside Report was presented by Barb Kriner. Report approved on a Motion by Caressa Compton and seconded by Carolyn Bausch. All voted in favor.
John Domanski read the Code Enforcement Report. Report approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Peter Fleming. All voted in favor.
Due to the absence of Mayor Oberdorf, there was no report to present this evening.
Solicitor Michetti stated he has reviewed the new Police Policy Manual and it is legally sufficient. He did not review each item. Manual should be reviewed by Mayor Oberdorf and will be available for council to read through if so desired. John Domanski made a motion to accept this report and it was seconded by Caressa Compton with all voting for.
Discussion was held about the Brake Retarder Signs. An ordinance would need enacted and signs purchased before we can go any further. Attorney Michetti will be doing the ordinance. Motion was made by John Domanski to enact a brake retarder ordinance for Sunbury Road and also on Route 54; seconded by Barb Kriner. All voted for.
The Medicinal Marijuana resolution that had been tabled at the last meeting was put before council this evening. Discussion of members indicated no one was in favor of endorsing this legislation.
Code Enforcement Renewal Contract for Jackie Hart was approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and Seconded by John Domanski. All voted in favor.
At 8:20 pm, Barb Kriner made a Motion to Adjourn the Regular Council Session to an Executive Session.
Carolyn Bausch seconded that motion and Council Adjourned. Prior to exiting the meeting, Danville News Report Bob Stoneback stated that this was probably his last meeting with us as he is moving to a new job in the Philadelphia area. Council thanked him for his presence at our meetings and wished him well in his new adventure.
Council returned to Regular Session at approximately 8:45 pm when the Executive Session was adjourned by a Motion of John Domanski and seconded by Barb Kriner.
Council adjourned the August Meeting at 8:47 pm on a Motion by John Domanski and seconded by Barb Kriner.
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