UGI will host a town meeting on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 6 pm to discuss the upcoming gas lines into the Borough of Riverside.
Meeting will be held in the Fellowship Hall of St. Peter's UM Church, Sunbury Road.
Please plan on attending to get all the information on this Get Gas Pilot Program being initiated in Riverside Borough.
Click The Riverside Borough Council met on Monday, November 2, 2015 in the Municipal Building, 301 Dewart Street, Riverside, PA. President John Novak called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm with the following council members present: Carolyn Bausch, Caressa Compton, Barb Kriner, Lori Steele and
Vice President Peter Fleming. Attorney Antonio Michetti attended this evening as acting solicitor. Mayor Joseph Oberdorf and Secretary Deborah Bausch were in attendance. Absent this evening was Council Member John Domanski.
In the audience this evening were two candidates running for borough offices. Rebecca Steckley running as Tax Collector and Elizabeth Hancock seeking a council seat.
The minutes of October 19, 2015 were approved on a Motion by Lori Steele and seconded by Barb Kriner. All voted in favor.
Brian Anderson presented the Zoning Report for October. His report was approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and Seconded by Carolyn Bausch. All voted in favor.
Chief Kerry Parkes presented the Police Report for October. Chief Parkes gave the results of the Police Candidate testing held on October 28th. He requested the Council hire Kevin Romansik tonight and at next month’s Council Meeting to hire Quentin Reinford. On a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Peter Fleming, Kevin Romansik is hired for the Police Office in Riverside Borough effective this date. Chief Parkes thanked Carl Romanski who assisted by monitoring and grading the written test. The Police Report was approved on a Motion by Peter Fleming and seconded by Barb Kriner.
The Southside Fire Company report will be given at the November 16 meeting.
The Mayor had no report to present this evening.
Attorney Michetti had no report from the Solicitor.
Discussion was held on the copier. North Central Digital provided information on an upgrade. Our lease is up on the current machine and we would need to purchase it or upgrade. The new machine will be new and more options at the same cost as we currently pay. On a Motion by Lori Steele and seconded by Carolyn Bausch, we will contact North Central for the newer model. All voted for.
Caressa Compton brought up an issue under new business concerning the phone books tossed around the area by the Press Enterprise. The books are tossed in yards, driveways, etc. She had called their office to complain and hoped the council could make a call to stop this practice. President Novak will make a call to the Press and Attorney Michetti will investigate to see if there is any legal action that can be taken.
Lori Steele made a Motion to enact the Engine Suppression/Brake Retarder/Engine Brake Ordinance No. 04 of 2015. Motion was seconded by Barb Kriner. All voted for and Ordinance is approved.
Ordinance No. 05 of 2015, Per Capita Tax Ordinance was approved and enacted on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Carolyn Bausch. All voted in favor.
Old business discussion was held concerning the fire company truck purchase. Barb Kriner mentioned an article in the Bloomsburg Press Enterprise wherein the fire companies were billing insurance companies for supplies used at fires. A copy of the article will be sent to Attorney Michetti for his information.
House number signs are not ready yet for purchase/distribution to the residents.
Council members were reminded to come out and Vote tomorrow, November 3rd.
On a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Caressa Compton, the meeting was adjourned at 7:20 pm.
The Riverside Borough Council will hold meetings at the Riverside Borough Municipal Building, 301 Dewart Street, Riverside, PA commencing at 7:00 pm on the following dates:
January 4 (REORGANIZATION)
January 18 (Martin Luther King Day)
February 15 (Presidents Day)
July 5 (Tuesday)
September 6 (Tuesday)
Meetings are open to the Public.
There will be no Second Meetings for the months of June, July and August
Congratulations to Carolyn Bausch, Barb Kriner, Beth Hancock and John Novak for winning seats on the Riverside Borough Council.
Congraulations also to Beckie Steckley on her winning of the Tax Collector position for Riverside Borough
The Riverside Borough Council met on Monday, October 19, 2015 in the Municipal Building, 301 Dewart Street, Riverside, PA. Meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by President John Novak. Present at that time were Vice President Peter Fleming and council members Carolyn Bausch, Lori Steele and John Domanski. Mayor Joe Oberdorf and Secretary Deborah Bausch were present also. Shortly after beginning the meeting, council members Caressa Compton and Barb Kriner joined the table.
In the audience this evening were Denise and Chad Rice from 2004 Janice Drive. They spoke of the problems with a neighboring property which is making the sale of their home very difficult. The home is a mess and there is a generator running all the time; generator is covered with a tarp which could be a fire hazard. They discussed in length many issues at the property. President Novak stated Chief Parkes had been to the house this date and posted notices on the front and back doors of the property; notice gives them 5 days to clean up and be in compliance with Borough regulations. Contact will be made with Code Enforcement Officer Jackie Hart; this property had been investigated earlier this summer. The Rice family was thanked for attending and assured Council will follow up on this property.
Minutes from the October 5, 2015 meeting were approved on a Motion by Carolyn Bausch and seconded by Barb Kriner. All voted for motion.
Financial Reports for September 2015 were approved on a Motion by Lori Steele and seconded by Barb Kriner. All voted for.
Old business included an update on the address situation at Kipps Run area. John Domanski made a visit to the post office to speak with them; he was part of a committee that was to visit the postmaster in Danville to discuss the issue. A lengthy discussion followed on options and the best way to proceed for our residents. Lori Steele made a motion to send a letter to the residents of the Kipps Run Road and Mobile Home Park residents stressing they use accurate addresses in the mail correspondence; seconded by Carolyn. Council has marked this matter closed. Letter will be drafted and approved by Solicitor before mailing.
Dan Gable then presented the Street Department report. They had 8 PA 1 calls and have been busy preparing for the leaf season ahead. The light on the flag at the English Garden has been replaced. Bridge lights were also replaced and the Hidden Driveway Signs have been installed on Avenue G.
Report was approved on a Motion by John Domanski and seconded by Lori Steele. All voted in favor.
Barb Kriner then gave a synopsis of the Code Enforcement report. More citations are being issued to Mr. Cook for his properties. Jackie Hart has met with Randy Bloch regarding his demolition and status of his property behind the English Garden. The Boyer family is back in their home. No update on the former Nooning House; last known was a Work Stop Order and no progress since that time. President Novak questioned if there was a time limit on that order. Certified mail has been sent regarding the Bostian property across from the airport. The home on Avenue F has now been listed on the market for sale. Lori Steele made a motion to approve the report and it was seconded by Caressa Compton. All voted in favor.
Reluctantly, the letter of resignation from Timothy Kiefaber was accepted on a Motion by Carolyn Bausch and seconded by John Domanski. Officer Kiefaber has joined the Watsontown force and will be greatly missed by the Riverside residents.
Last agenda item for this evening was the Police Pension, Resolution 15-10-19. It was approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Peter Fleming. All voted for.
Mayor Oberdorf noted that Chief Parkes will be attending a 2 day seminar in November as requested by
The meeting adjourned at 7:36 pm on a Motion by Lori Steele and seconded by Barb Kriner.
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