January 1 - Welcome 2018! Happy New Year!!
January 1 - Borough Offices Closed
January 2 - Borough Council Meeting at 7 pm
January 3 - Danville Schools Resume Classes
January 6 - Boy Scout Troop picking up Christmas Trees
Phone: 570 784-7370 or 570 437-3280 prior to 1/6 to have your tree picked up.
January 15 - Borough Council Meeting at 7 pm
January 15 -Martin Luther King Jr. Day -
Danville Schools Closed
Troop 43 of Jerseytown will again be picking up Christmas trees after the holiday! The Pick up is ONE DAY ONLY, January 6, 2018! Call either of the following numbers for pick up by the Boy Scouts: 570 784-7370 or 570-437-3280! You must phone ahead of time to get on the pickup list. Cost is By Donation with a minimum donation cost of $2.00.
Annual Boiler Tuning and Testing Communication
The purpose of this communication is to provide an advanced notification of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) required testing activities.
The Merck Cherokee facility here in Riverside operates two steam boilers. To ensure that the boilers continue to operate as efficiently as possible, each boiler undergoes annual tuning and testing by third party vendors. The tuning is conducted by a technician who ensures that each of the boilers are adjusted and maintained per the manufacturer’s recommendations. The PA DEP requires that the emissions monitoring system for each of these boilers is tested on an annual basis. This testing is called a Relative Accuracy Testing Audit (RATA). The RATA requires installation of certified emission monitoring instruments on our boilers. The testing is conducted for each boiler while it operates at a low, medium and high steam load. Separate tests are completed for each boiler while operating on both natural gas and fuel oil.
During tuning and testing, the boiler generates considerably more steam compared to normal operating conditions. The venting of the excess steam can most likely be heard in the Riverside community. This is especially true when the boilers are being tested at the higher steam loads.
The tuning and testing is conducted during normal daytime business hours and scheduled during winter months to reduce the potential to cause major interruptions to the community’s outdoor activities. At this time, the boiler tuning is scheduled for January 2, 2018 and the testing is scheduled for the week of February 12, 2018.
Thank you in advance for your understanding regarding Merck’s fulfillment of these regulatory obligations. Should you have any questions or would like additional information, please feel free to contact Frank McKee, Safety & Environmental Specialist, at 570-271-2184.
Safety & Environmental Director
Residents are reminded their Per Capita tax is due prior to December 31st to avoid the penalty costs. $11.00 due to Rebecca Steckley to pay the bill for this year. After Dec 31st, bills are turned over to collection agency and the cost rises to $62.00. If you are not sure if you paid your bill this year, contact Rebecca.
The Riverside Borough Council met on Monday, November 20, 2017 in the Municipal Building, 415 Dewart Street, Riverside, PA. The meeting was called to order promptly at 7:00 pm by President John J. Novak. In attendance this evening in addition to the President were Vice President Peter Fleming, Council Members Carolyn Bausch, Caressa Compton, Barb Kriner and Beth Rake. Also at the table this evening were Mayor Joseph Oberdorf and Secretary Deborah Bausch. Absent this evening was Council Member John Domanski.
There were no residents in the audience this evening. Karen Blackledge was here for the Danville News
Minutes from November 6, 2017 were approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Carolyn Bausch. All voted for.
Budget Report for October 2017 was approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Caressa Compton. All voted in favor.
Dan Gable, Street Superintendent, then addressed Council with the Street Department Report. He said all new street signs are in place. A new spreader had to be purchased for the truck; parts to repair the old one would be as costly as getting a new unit. He reminded council the leaf collection pick up ends on November 22nd and this date will not change. After that date, residents would need to bag leaves and the street department will pick them up. The gas company is back working in the borough and currently are on Third Street. J K Kelly is the new contractor working with them. Dan said there are still several manholes to be added to the sewer project but there is an issue with getting the lids off to get information. They are investigating some options for removal of the lids; this project is about 90% completed. Street Department Report was approved on a Motion by Caressa Compton and seconded by Beth Rake. All voted in favor.
Discussion then turned to the Gambling Expansion Law legalized in PA and how it would impact the Borough of Riverside. On a Motion by Caressa Compton and seconded by Carolyn Bausch, Council voted to adopt a resolution prohibiting a Category 4 casino within the Borough limits. All voted in favor; resolution passed.
The 2018 Proposed Budget was approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Carolyn Bausch.
Budget will be available for Public Inspection until the December 4, 2017 meeting. All voted for.
A letter was received from Rebecca Steckley, the tax collector seeking a $5.00 increase in collection costs for duplicate tax bills. This would then be the same as collected by neighboring communities. On a Motion by Barb Kriner and Seconded by Beth Rake, approval was given to raise the fee for duplicate tax bills to $10.00. All voted in favor.
Upcoming meeting dates were the next item on the agenda. President Novak asked Council if they felt a second meeting was necessary in December since it would fall close to the Christmas Holiday and many people would be out of town or unavailable. Consensus was that the second meeting should be cancelled. On a Motion by Carolyn Bausch and seconded by Barb Kriner, the Riverside Borough Council meeting for December 18, 2017 has been cancelled. All voted in Favor.
The list of meeting dates for Calendar Year 2018 was reviewed. First meeting, January 2, 2018, will be the reorganization meeting. On a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Caressa Compton, the 2018 Meeting dates were approved. All voted for.
At approximately 7:20 pm, Caressa Compton made a Motion to adjourn the council meeting; seconded by Barb Kriner. Council adjourned.
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