The Riverside Borough Office, 301 Dewart Street, will be CLOSED on Wednesday, October 28, 2015.
Office hours will resume on Thursday, October 29th.
Railroad Street closure in Danville
Beginning Monday morning, Oct. 26, Railroad Street in Danville will close from Rt. 11 to the railroad tracks due to road repairs and paving. According to the Danville Borough, this road closure will be in effect Monday through Friday, Oct. 30, from approximately 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. During this same time period, Ferry Street will also be closed between Bloom Street and Center Street for reconstruction and resurfacing activities.
To avoid travel disruption, motorists should avoid this area and plan alternate routes. Thank you for your cooperation.
The League of Voters will sponsor a candidate night for Northumberland County Commissioner from 7 - 9 pm tonight (Oct 22) at St Peter's U M Church, 240 Sunbury Road. Candidates will field questions posed by a panel of news professionals followed by written questions from the audience.
RIVERSIDE BOROUGH COUNCIL
The Riverside Borough Council met on Monday, October 5, 2015 in the Municipal Building, 301 Dewart Street, Riverside, PA. The meeting was called to order promptly at 7:00 pm by Vice President Peter T. Fleming. In attendance this evening were Council Members Carolyn Bausch, Caressa Compton, Lori Steele and John Domanski. Solicitor Joseph Michetti, Mayor Joseph Oberdorf and Secretary Deborah Bausch. Council Member Barb Kriner joined the meeting at 7:05 pm. Absent this evening was Council President John J. Novak.
In the audience this evening was Elizabeth Hancock who was here to observe the proceedings; she will be seeking a council seat in the November election as a write in vote.
Minutes of the September 21, 2015 meeting were approved on a Motion by Lori Steele and seconded by Carolyn Bausch. All were in favor.
Old Business began with John Domanski inquiring about the status of the address situation. After much discussion a Motion was made by Caressa Compton to form a committee to meet with the Danville Post office and address the issues; motion seconded by Lori Steele. Committee to be comprised of Peter Fleming, John Domanski and Caressa Compton. All voted in favor.
Second item for new business was discussion on the firetruck and insurance for Southside Fire Company.
Borough will be contributing the fire tax collected towards the purchase of a new truck; payment will be to bank or loan institution when Southside finds the truck they are wanting to purchase. Insurance invoices will be paid by the Borough also when submitted to our office for payment.
Chief Kerry Parkes then presented the Police Report. The RPOA has purchased the rifle for the department as well as a supply of ammo. This was purchased with funds from the T shirt sale run by Officer Tim Kiefaber. Report was approved on a Motion by Caressa Compton and seconded by John Domanski. All voted for accepting the report as presented.
In the absence of Zoning Officer Brian Anderson, his report was presented by Vice President Peter Fleming. It was approved on a Motion by Carolyn Bausch and seconded by Barb Kriner. All voted in favor.
Barb Kriner presented the Southside Fire Company report. She stated they will soon be starting the Christmas tree sale. Question was raised as to the status of the house number plaque sale. She stated this was just approved at their meeting and would be forth coming. Report approved on a Motion by Caressa Compton and seconded by Barb Kriner. All voted in favor.
Mayor Joseph Oberdorf spoke of our current Civil Service Rules and Regulations. Discussion was held to engage Council in candidate interviews before the hiring process was completed. It was decided not to intervene in this process. Chief and Mayor would be responsible for selecting candidates to send for approval to Civil Service Commission and ultimately the Borough Council. Report was approved on a Motion by Caressa Compton and seconded by Lori Steele. All voted in favor.
Solicitor Joseph Michetti spoke next and started with the Brake Retarder Ordinance. Ordinance has been published as required and will be on the agenda for November 2, 2015 enactment. The Per Capita Tax discussion then followed. On a Motion by Lori Steele and seconded by Caressa Compton, the Per Capita tax of $10.00 will be advertised with enactment on November 2, 2015.
Further discussion followed regarding the MS-4 and how it affects the Borough. Solicitor Michetti stated the Borough should be in contact with our engineer, Brad Newlin; this has been done and awaiting response from Brad. We will need a permit in the future. Solicitor Michetti has personnel issue to be disclosed at an Executive Session. Solicitor Report was approved on a Motion by Caressa Compton and seconded by Barb Kriner. All voted in favor.
Halloween Trick or Treat in the Borough date and time announced. As approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Lori Steele, trick or treat will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2015 from the hours of 6 pm - 9 pm.
Payment of the Eastern Industries Inc. bill was put on the table. Work has been completed and satisfactory with Dan Gable, Street Department and Barry Garverick, Penn Dot representative. Invoice will be paid from Liquid Fuels account funds. Payment approved by Motion of Caressa Compton and seconded by Lori Steele. All voted for.
New business put on the table by John Domanski was an update on UGI and the gas line. He had no new information but Council was advised bore test holes have been done on Avenue D and more PA One calls had been received this date to do more testing further up Avenue D. John Domanski also inquired about the budget procedure. The budgets are in rough draft form and a meeting will be set in a week or so for council to meet and go over them.
At 7:51 pm Council adjourned to an Executive Session on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Carolyn Bausch.
The Executive Session ended at approximately 8:07 pm and Council returned to regular session on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Carolyn Bausch.
Motion was made by Lori Steele and seconded by Barb Kriner to have Chief Parkes attend a training in Bloomsburg entitled Communicating with Tact and Diplomacy and Professionalism. Course will be held in November 2015.
Meeting adjourned on a motion by John Domanski and seconded by Lori Steele at approximately 8:15 pm.
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As approved at the 10/5/15 meeting, the minutes of 9/21/15 follow:
The Riverside Borough Council met on Monday, September 21, 2015 in the Municipal Building, 301 Dewart Street, Riverside, PA. Meeting began at 7:03 pm by order of the President, John J. Novak. In attendance this evening were Vice President Peter Fleming, Council Members Carolyn Bausch, Caressa Compton, Barb Kriner and John Domanski. Others in attendance included Solicitor Joseph Michetti, Mayor Joe Oberdorf and Secretary Deborah Bausch. Absent this evening was Council Member Lori Steele.
In the Audience this evening were Tiffany Shade and Susan Robishaw.
Tiffany Shade spoke first regarding the property at 1 Brewery Hollow Road which she considered a boarding house. She inquired about rezoning the property. There are currently 10 employees of Penn Lyon residing there with multiple vehicles. Their parking has made it hazardous to travel Brewery Hollow Road. Solicitor Michetti stated it would be a costly undertaking to rezone the property. The owner of the property, Carriage Manor, should be sent a certified letter stating the problems at the property. The police will do additional patrols; vehicles blocking the roadway can be cited.
Susan Robishaw then took the floor. She was disappointed to know an information gathering had taken place prior to the previous meeting regarding the Northumberland County Information Services Office. She was informed this was just an informational meeting to see what information they had for us. At the end of that gathering, it was suggested Mr Wendt contact Montour County since they had updated information on file there. Ms. Robishaw stated she had trouble navigating the Borough website and asked it if could be changed. Ms. Robishaw and Secretary Bausch had a conversation earlier in the day and she was able to show her where the minutes were posted on the website.
The September 8, 2015 minutes were approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by John Domanski. All voted in favor.
The Financial Reports for July and August were approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Caressa Compton. All voted in favor.
Pumping of a property at 2007 Sunny Lane was discussed. This property is being flipped and the homeowner was not able to be contacted when the area pumping was done. Contractor is asking for assistance with the pumping costs since it was previously not done. John Domanski made a motion to approve the payment of the pumping costs; seconded by Peter Fleming. All voted in favor.
Police Policy Book was approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Carolyn Bausch. All voted in favor.
At 7:25 pm, Regular Session of Council adjourned to an Executive Session on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Peter Fleming.
Executive Session of Council adjourned on a Motion by John Domanski and Seconded by Caressa Compton at 8:30 pm.
Regular session resumed with discussion regarding whether or not a permanent police position would be offered to a probationary status officer of the Riverside Police Department. After consideration of the reports of Chief Parkes, Officer Alexander and upon Council’s further investigation, a Motion was made by Carolyn Bausch and seconded by Peter Fleming to have Chief Parkes continue suspension with pay for Officer Alexander until September 25, 2015 and to direct Solicitor Michetti to prepare a written notice that a permanent position will not be offered to Officer Alexander and that her employment will be terminated effective September 25, 2015. All voted in favor.
Council adjourned at approximately 8:50 pm on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Carolyn Bausch.
October 1 - North Branch Canal Trail Opening, 10 am - 2 pm
October 5 – Borough Council Meeting at 7:00 pm
October 12 – Columbus Day
October 18 - CROP WALK
October 19 - Leaf Collection begins
October 19 – Council Meeting at 7 pm
October 23 - Police Candidate Applications due in Office
October 28 - Borough Office Closed for Testing
October 29 – Danville Halloween Parade at 7:00 pm
October 31 –HALLOWEEN
Trick or Treat observed from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
TAX COLLECTOR HOURS FOR OCTOBER
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Phone 570 764-1393 to meet with Rebecca Steckley
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Non Emergency Dispatch
Street Department 570-275-5338
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