A pair of eyeglasses has been turned into the office. If you are missing eyeglasses, please stop in the office to claim them. Office is open, Monday through Friday, 8 am - 3 pm.
Lower Anthracite Model Railroad Club of Shamokin is holding an Intro to DCC Clinic on March 9 beginning at 7 pm. It will be held at 210 East Independence St, Shamokin - second floor above library. This free clinic is the first of several and will cover information on DCC(Digital Command Control) To attend rsvp to: email@example.com; visit the website: http://www.trainweb.org/lamrrc/
Residents wishing to run for an office in the Borough of Riverside should note the Last day to circulate and file nomination petitions is March 7. Petitions can be obtained a the Northumberland County Board of Elections office in Sunbury.
ANNOUNCEMENT ELIGIBILITY EXAMINATION FOR POLICE OFFICER
Riverside Borough Police Department, Riverside, PA is accepting applications for a full-time Police Officer. Candidates must be Act #120 certified as of the date of testing and must have reached their twenty-first (21st) birthday before the deadline for submitting applications.
Starting Salary is $37,440.00
Riverside Borough offers a full benefit package
Applications may be picked up Monday through Friday,
8:00 am to 3:00 pm at the
Riverside Municipal Building, 301 Dewart St, Riverside
Completed applications must be turned in to the Riverside Borough Office, 301 Dewart Street, Riverside, PA by Monday, March 27, 2017 @ 12:00 Noon.
The written portion of the testing is scheduled for
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 8:30 am at
Riverside Borough Municipal Building, 301 Dewart Street, Riverside.
Other mandatory components of the testing: Oral examination, background check, credit check, physical agility examination, medical examination and a psychological
Riverside Borough is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Thank you to LOGAN KERN for building a book exchange box on the back of the Kiosk. This holds books for the public to read and enjoy. It is located on the back side of the Kiosk located outside the office as you enter the park. If you take a book please leave a book. Program is sponsored by the Thomas Beaver Free Library Danville. Thank you to Street Employee Chris Henrie for making a path in the snow to access the books.
Residents are reminded First Quarter Sewer Bills are due next Friday, Feb 17th to avoid the late fee payment. Before that date pay the amount on the left hand side of the card; after Friday, 2/17/17 at 3 pm, pay the amount on the right hand side. Those owing over $500 will be turned in for Municipal property liens. Payments can be made in the office, 301 Dewart Street, mailed to P O Box 307 Riverside or deposited in the drop slot in the office door. Those residents that have signed up for automatic payment withdraw from an account will see the payment posted Feb. 16th.
As approved at the Feb 6, 2017 meeting, minutes of January 16, 2017 follow.
The Riverside Borough Council met on Monday, January 16, 2017 in the Municipal Building, 301 Dewart Street, Riverside. President John J Novak called the meeting to order promptly at 7:00 pm. In attendance this evening were council members Carolyn Bausch, Caressa Compton, Beth Hancock and John Domanski. Secretary Deborah Bausch was present. Absent this evening were Council Vice President Peter Fleming, Council Member Barb Kriner and Mayor Joseph Oberdorf.
There were no citizens to be heard in the audience this evening.
Minutes of January 3, 2017 were approved on a Motion by John Domanski; seconded by Carolyn Bausch. All voted in favor.
December 2016 Financial Reports were approved on a Motion by Caressa Compton; seconded by Beth Hancock. All voted in favor. These reports were the last to be done on the old system. The next reports will be generated from the Gemini Software System.
Brian Anderson then presented his Zoning Report for December 2016. He has taken the certification test but needs 2 other books to retake the test. Books will be ordered and paid for by the Borough and will be retained for future references. Brian has been working with Dean Von Blohn, Danville, and has completed two home sewer line inspections. Brian has filed some Code Enforcement Citations against Mr. Donald Cook; however he needs to get an AOPC number before the citations can be processed by the court.
Report was approved on a Motion by John Domanski; seconded by Carolyn Bausch. All voted for.
Dan Gable then presented the Street Department Report. Pump stations have had some issues; West End needed a pump replaced and Sabra Way had a heater unit that needs replaced. The guys have been working in the garage installing some framework and walls to add shelving, etc to organize tools in a more orderly fashion. The lawn tractor has been taken to Berwick for repair. Dan stated our new employee, Chris Henrie, is doing a great job for the Borough. Report was approved on a Motion by Caressa Compton and seconded by Beth Hancock. All voted in favor.
John Domanski then inquired if the ad had been placed regarding delinquent Per Capita tax. After speaking with our tax collector, it was found we could not accept any late payments. A contract had been entered with Statewide Collection agency and approximately 238 late bills will be sent for collection.
President John Novak updated council on a recent meeting regarding 911 and readdressing of properties. Most homes do not have reflective address numbers on their property; some have it on their homes which may be back off the roadway and not seen by emergency responders. With the merger of the Montour and Columbia County 911 Center, addresses will need to be in sync with the system for emergency responses. Southside Fire Company does sell reflective house number signs and residents can contact the fire company to purchase one for their property. With this upgrade of the 911 Center, next year our Police will need updated radios which will be handled in the 2018 budget.
At approximately 7:34 pm, Caressa Compton made a Motion to Adjourn regular council to an Executive Session; seconded by Carolyn Bausch. All voted in favor and council moved to an Executive Session.
At approximately 7:37 pm on a Motion by Caressa Compton and seconded by Beth Hancock, the Executive Session adjourned and Council returned to a regular council session.
At approximately 7:38 pm, John Domanski made a Motion to Adjourn the Council Session for the evening. Seconded by Caressa Compton. Council Adjourned.
Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Applications Now Available
Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder)
Applications for the state’s 2016 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program are now available in both of my district offices. The forms can also be accessed through the Department of Revenue’s website, www.revenue.pa.gov. There is a direct link on my website, www.LyndaCulver.com. Applications are due by June 30.
The annual income limit is $35,000 for homeowners and $15,000 for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded. Eligible participants can receive a rebate of up to $650 based on their rent or property taxes paid in 2016. Eligibility income limits are set at the following levels, excluding 50 percent of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income and Railroad Retirement Tier 1 benefits:
$0 to $8,000, maximum $650 rebate (homeowners and renters).
$8,001 to $15,000, maximum $500 rebate (homeowners and renters).
$15,001 to $18,000, maximum $300 rebate (homeowners only).
$18,001 to $35,000, maximum $250 rebate (homeowners only).
As a reminder, residents of the 108th District do not need to pay a private entity for assistance in filling out the forms. We have a retired professional who has volunteered to help our office with Property Tax/Rent Rebate applications during the tax season. She will be in our district office, located at 106 Arch St., in Sunbury, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you’re unable to come on one of those days, my staff is available to assist residents during any other weekday. Please bring all necessary income, property tax or rental information that is required to complete the form. If you submitted forms for the 2015 program year, you may already have received booklets in the mail.
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