The Riverside Borough Council met on Monday, November 7, 2016 in the Municipal Building, 301 Dewart Street, Riverside, PA. The meeting was called to order promptly at 7:00 pm by President John J. Novak. In attendance this evening were Vice President Peter T. Fleming, Council members Barb Kriner, Beth Hancock, Caressa Compton, Carolyn Bausch, John Domanski, Mayor Joseph Oberdorf, Solicitor Joseph Michetti and Secretary Deborah Bausch.
In the audience this evening was David Decoteau who spoke about his Cyclocross Race. The race was to be held on November 6 but was changed to November 13. He stated he didn’t need anything from the Borough. When asked about his property, he stated the property is in the flood zone and FEMA would have to give clearance for his plans to continue. He stated he will be back to Council within two months with his Plan B options.
The Minutes of October 17, 2016 were approved on a Motion by Caressa Compton and seconded by Barb Kriner. All voted in favor.
Financial Reports for September were approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Peter Fleming. All voted in favor.
Brian Anderson, Zoning Officer, then gave his October Zoning Report. He stated he appreciated Dave Decoteau coming in and addressing council regarding his property. Brian stated he will be taking the Certification Test in the near future. Brian stated he will be speaking with our attorney regarding another property in the borough. Report approved on a Motion by John Domanski and seconded by Carolyn Bausch. All voted for.
Chief Kerry Parkes then presented the October Police Department report. Officer Kevin Romansik is sponsoring a mustache team for Movember - a fundraiser for Men’s Health Research. Donations can be given to Kevin or placed via Facebook. Both Officer Romansik and Officer Harvey have attended training classes. Report was approved on a Motion by Caressa Compton and seconded by Beth Hancock.
All voted in favor.
Barb Kriner then presented the Southside Fire Company Report. She reported Christmas tree sales will begin on Black Friday at the fire company grounds. Report approved on a Motion by John Domanski and seconded by Carolyn Bausch. All voted for.
Mayor Joseph Oberdorf stated he did not have anything to report. On a Motion by Carolyn Bausch and seconded by Beth Hancock, the Mayor’s non report was approved. All voted in favor.
Solicitor Joseph Michetti stated his report would be handled in Executive Session. Discussion followed about repetitive phone calls to the Borough Office. A policy would need to be put in place concerning how these calls are handled. Contact will be made with PSAB for clarification. Motion was made by John Domanski and seconded by Barb Kriner to have Solicitor send a letter to offenders as needed until a policy is enacted. All voted in favor.
A new office software program was discussed. Gemini Software is able to provide better monthly reporting. A quote was presented to Council for consideration.
A request was made to have the company make a presentation to council before purchase. Secretary Bausch will contact their representative, Scott Fadzen.
Another quote was presented; this one by Diversified Technology, the company that handles our sewer billings. Options for credit cards and phone payments was looked at; costs are variable depending on options selected. Phone credit card reader was also discussed. Currently, residents can sign up for automatic withdraw from a checking/savings account for payment of sewer bills. It was decided to not proceed with adding any other options at this time.
Motion made at 7:41 pm by Barb Kriner to adjourn to an Executive Session; seconded by Carolyn Bausch. All voted in favor and Council adjourned the Regular Session.
8:05 pm a Motion was made by Carolyn Bausch to adjourn the Executive Session of Council and return to Regular Session; seconded by Caressa Compton. All voted in favor and Regular Council Session resumed.
The proposed 2017 Budget was reviewed and accepted for publication. Budget to be adopted at the December 5, 2016 meeting.
A Motion to Adjourn the Riverside Borough Council was made at 8:10 pm by John Domanski, seconded by Beth Hancock. All voted for. Council adjourned.