December 4 – Borough Council Meeting
December 7 - Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
December 13 - Hanukkah begins
December 18 - Community Singers Program at St Peter’s UMC, 7 PM
December 21 – First Day of Winter
Dec 21 - Danville Community Band Program - Trinity Methodist at 7:00 pm
December 22, 2016– January 2, 2018 - Christmas Break - Schools Closed
December 25 - Merry Christmas!
Borough Offices Closed
December 26 – First day of Kwanzaa
December 31 – New Year’s Eve
TAX HOURS – Tax office is not open in December
By Appointment only! Phone 570 764-1393 to meet with Rebecca Steckley
State Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver has an article in her newsletter regarding PA's new system to track when a roadway was last plowed. AVL (Automated Vehicle Location) is a system installed in more than 2,000 plow trucks that shows real time for the plows. You can access this information on the "plow trucks" section of www.511pa.com.
For more information about PennDOT's winter services and resources, visit www.penndot.gov/winter
As voted on at the meeting of November 20, 2017, the meeting scheduled for December 18, 2017 has been CANCELLED. Only meeting in December will be December 4, 2017.
The Riverside Borough Council met on Monday, November 6, 2017 in the Municipal Building, 415 Dewart Street, Riverside, PA. The meeting was called to order by President John Novak promptly at 7:00 pm. Present this evening in addition to President Novak were Vice President Peter T Fleming and Council Members Carolyn Bausch, Caressa Compton, Barb Kriner, Beth Rake and John Domanski. Absent this evening were Solicitor Joseph Michetti and Mayor Joseph Oberdorf. Secretary Deborah Bausch was in attendance.
In the audience this evening were Rebekah Howe and Nick Fowler. Rebekah Howe, who lives at 24 Circle Drive inquired about the condition of fields bordering her property. Chief Parkes replied that he had been in contact with Matt Shirk, son of the owner of the property. It was to be taken care of;
Chief Parkes will make another contact.
Old business handled was approval of the Minutes from the October 16, 2017 meeting. Minutes approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Carolyn Bausch. All voted in favor.
Brian Anderson then presented the Zoning Report for October. He spoke about an issue at the Cook property which is being handled by DEP at this time. Report approved on a Motion by Carolyn Bausch and seconded by Caressa Compton. All voted in favor.
Chief Kerry Parkes then addressed Council with the Police Report for October. He discussed an email received from Mahoning Township regarding an upcoming Symposium to be held at Geisinger Medical Center on Thursday. There is a concern that there will be a large group of protestors present. Council agreed the Police should be on call for assistance if needed. Barb Kriner inquired about one of our officers becoming certified for truck inspections. Chief Parkes said he would see if either of the guys would be interested in doing this and report back to Council. Report was approved on a Motion by Caressa Compton and seconded by Peter Fleming. All voted in favor.
Mr. Nick Fowler then presented the Southside Fire Company report for October. Christmas Tree sales will begin on November 24th. They have also had contact with the Red Cross regarding Evacuation Center requirements. Report was approved on a Motion by Beth Rake and seconded by Barb Kriner.
All voted in favor.
Due to their absence there were no reports for the Mayor or Solicitor.
New business discussion focused on our Sewer Pump Station Agreement with Danville for service and testing. On a Motion by Carolyn Bausch, contracts for sample testing and continued daily maintenance , were approved; Motion seconded by Barb Kriner. All voted in favor.
At approximately 7:26 pm, Carolyn Bausch made a Motion to adjourn regular Council Session to an Executive Session for personnel matters; seconded by Peter Fleming. Council adjourned.
Prior to the adjournment, 3 residents, Pat Willard, Larry St Clair and Mike Mierzwa, came into the meeting wanting information regarding the well contamination on Avenue F. They own properties around that home. They were informed DEP is handling the situation. They left and the Council continued with the Executive Session.
9:45 pm was the time for a Motion by Carolyn Bausch to Adjourn the Executive Session and return to regular Council. Motion was seconded by Barb Kriner.
A Motion to Adjourn the Council meeting for November 6, 2017 was made by Barb Kriner at approximately 9:46 pm; seconded by Beth Rake.
Borough Residents are reminded the 4th qtr sewer bill payments are due in the office by the close of business tomorrow (11/17/17)! After 3 pm late fees will be assessed.
LEAF COLLECTION will continue until Wednesday, November 22, 2017! After that date, you will need to bag any leaves to be collected. Contact the Street Department for pick up of the bagged leaves- 570 275-5338.
Borough residents are reminded that the 4th quarter sewer bill is due in the office by close of business on Friday, Nov 17th to avoid the late fee being assessed to your account. Those placed in the after hours door slot after office closes will be charged the late fee. If paying after Nov 17, amount due is on the right hand side of the billing card.
Did you visit the Riverside Park this summer? Did you take all your belongings with you when you left? A child's hiking style shoe was brought into the office this morning. It has been added to our pile of lost and found items which include an expensive sweater and several pairs of eyeglasses! Please stop in the office and see if any of these treasures might be yours! Office hours are 8 am - 3 pm! If not claimed by next month they will be given to a donation bin.
The Riverside Borough Council met on Monday, October 16, 2017 in the Municipal Building, 415 Dewart Street, Riverside, PA. In the absence of President John J. Novak, the meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Vice President Peter T Fleming. In attendance this evening were council members Carolyn Bausch, Caressa Compton, Barbara Kriner, Beth Rake and John Domanski. In addition to the President, Mayor Joseph Oberdorf was absent. Secretary Deborah Bausch attended.
Karen Blackledge, Danville News, was the only audience member at the beginning of the meeting. At approximately 7:06, Mrs. Vanderlick signed into the meeting.
The minutes of the October 2, 2017 meeting were approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Carolyn Bausch. All voted for.
The September Budget Report was approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by John Domanski. All voted in favor.
Dan Gable, Street Superintendent, then addressed council with his monthly report. Discussion followed regarding hiring temporary help for 9 days to assist with leaf collection. On a Motion by John Domanski and seconded by Carolyn Bausch; salary was set at $12.00 per hour. Steel toed work boots will not be supplied. All voted in favor.
Dan stated 4 loads of leaves have been collected; they were able to begin a bit early with the collection. Banner is now on the truck reminding residents that the last day for leaf pickup is November 22nd. We are awaiting a response from Northumberland County regarding any grant to repair Mainzer Hill Road. Street Report was approved on a Motion by Caressa Compton and seconded by Barb Kriner. All voted in favor.
Mrs. Vanderlick then spoke to council about issues at her home with the Police Department. She listed examples of how she has been addressed by local officers. She said if police were wearing body cameras these incidents would have been recorded. She then made the statement “no money compensation was paid” and exited the meeting.
Tree removal was put on the table. Once the list is made in the spring time, it is to be adhered to and only under emergency situation should changes be added including adding trees. Removal list will be prioritized and additions will not be made so cost can be calculated in the budget.
Under New Business John Domanski inquired about word that the Riverside Elementary School will be razed. A shed is proposed to be built on the site. Discussion was held on permits required; a demolition permit would be required to remove school and building permits would be required to add a shed/building on the property. John was concerned about how it will be kept; things outside laying around, etc. since it is in a residential area.
Resolution 17-10-16, Police Pension Plan, was approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Beth Rake. All voted in favor.
At approximately 7:26 pm, John Domanski made a Motion to Adjourn to an Executive Session for a personnel matter. Seconded by Caressa Compton. Regular Council Session adjourned.
A Motion was made by Carolyn Bausch at about 7:51 to adjourn Executive Session and resume regular council meeting; seconded by Barb Kriner. Council back in Regular Session.
A brief discussion was held regarding the Census Bureau Update Information. It is a lengthy data search for which we do not have time or staff to handle. On a Motion by John Domanski and seconded by Carolyn Bausch, we have opted out of the census bureau study program.
At approximately 7:57 pm, the Motion was made by John Domanski to adjourn the Council Meeting; seconded by Barb Kriner. Council adjourned.
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