As approved at the September 2 meeting, minutes from August 4, 2014 follow:
The Riverside Borough Council met on Monday, August 4, 2014 in the Municipal Bulding, 301 Dewart Street, Riverside. President John Novak called the meeting to order promptly at 7:00 pm with the following member present: Vice President Peter Fleming, Caressa Compton, Barb Kriner, John LaMotte and Lori Steele. Also in attendance were Solicitor Joseph Michetti, Mayor Joe Oberdorf, and Secretary Deborah Bausch. Absent tonight was John Domanski.
Citizens present this evening were Dave Decotau and Carolyn Bausch.
Carolyn Bausch inquired about a phone call she received soliciting for the Policeman’s Dance? Chief Ramer responded with a yes; that is an event but she should ask which lodge is seeking the donation to be sure it is a local one.
Minutes of July 7, 2014 were reviewed and approved on a Motion by Caressa Compton and seconded by John LaMotte. All approve the Motion.
Financial Reports for June were reviewed and approved on a Motion by Peter Fleming and seconded by Barb Kriner. All voted in favor.
Brian Anderson then presented his Zoning Report for July. He stated several residents have been caught without having zoning permits for projects. 3 residents reported on the June report have gotten the required permits. Report was approved on a Motion by Lori Steele and seconded by Caressa Compton. Motion carried on a vote by all present.
Chief Isaac Ramer presented the Police Report for July. President Novak asked for a definition of an incident which Chief Ramer stated was a call where they go out to handle and speak to residents; all information is documented for the records. Lori Steele made a Motion to accept the Report which was seconded by Caressa Compton. All voted in favor.
Dave Decoteau then took the floor to speak about an upcoming race day on September 6, 2014. MARC is now handling the races; there will be 2 held in the Borough. MARC will provide insurance certificates. Chief Ramer stated he has no issue with the race as long as residents are notified of the event. Races were approved on a Motion by Lori Steele and seconded by John LaMotte.
Dan Gable then presented the Streets Department report. He stated their department has been busy with general maintenance from storm damage clean up. He said approximately 40 t tag truckloads of brush were removed from properties. They have been busy trimming alley ways. Discussion was held on purchasing a chipper. Dan will look into some prices and report what he finds at the September meeting. Report was approved on a Motion by Caressa Compton and seconded by Peter Fleming. Motion passed on approval by all present.
Resolution 14-08-04 was then put on the table. This Resolution covers the Winter Services Agreement Contract for the 4.57 miles of roadway the Borough maintains for the State. Resolution was passed on a Motion by Lori Steele and seconded by Barb Kriner. All voted in favor.
Barb Kriner then presented the Southside Fire Company reports for June and July. June report was not given previously due to a computer/printer problem. Both reports were approved on a Motion by Caressa Compton and seconded by John LaMotte. All approved reports.
Mayor Joe Oberdorf then gave his report. He passed around a flyer promoting Emergency Preparedness. Flyers will be available in the office and some will be available at the Post Office.
Mayor also reminded Council of a Bike Race this Saturday sponsored by Sunbury YMCA that will be using some of the Riverside Streets. Report was approved on a Motion by Lori Steele and seconded by Caressa Compton. All approved motion.
There was no report from the Code Enforcement Officer. She is on vacation.
Solicitor Joseph Michetti stated his only comment was that there had been a meeting regarding the proposed sewer agreement between Riverside and Danville. Contract had some language to be “spruced” up and things are moving forward. Conversation was also held regarding the delinquent sewers. One resident is not complying with a previous agreement to pay on her account. Account will be reviewed by the Solicitor for the next step. Report was approved on a Motion by Lori Steele and seconded by Caressa Compton. All voted in favor of the motion.
There was no New Business for discussion this evening.
On a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Peter Fleming, Council adjourned the Regular Session into an Executive Session at 7:45 pm. All voted for motion.
Executive Session was ended and Council returned to Regular Session at 8:40 pm on a Motion by Lori Steele and seconded by Caressa Compton. All voted for motion.
A motion was made by Lori Steele to advertise for eligibility list for regular patrolman for the borough due to a retirement and tentative resignation. Motion was seconded by Barb Kriner. All voted in favor of the motion.
On a Motion by Caressa Compton and Seconded by Lori Steele, meeting adjourned at approximately 8:45 pm.
Next meeting will be TUESDAY, September 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm.
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