The third quarter sewer billing cards have been mailed. Please note the payment amount is in the left hand column; after 8/18/16 pay amount on the right hand side.
Merck-Cherokee will be holding a scheduled "mock" evacuation drill on August 5, 2016 between the hours of 8 am to 10 am. During the course of this drill, the plant Steam Whistle will be sounded. The whistle will sound 10 short blasts. This is just a drill and no further action from the public will be needed. The Merck site is testing all their emergency notification systems to maintain their integrity to keep both their employees and community neighbors safe. Further updates will be forthcoming.
As approved at the July 5th meeting, the minutes of June 6 follow:
The Riverside Borough Council met on Monday, June 6, 2016 in the Municipal Building, 301 Dewart Street, Riverside. Meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by President John J. Novak. In attendance this evening were Vice President Peter T Fleming, Council members Carolyn Bausch, Beth Hancock, Barb Kriner and John Domanski. Also present were Solicitor Joseph Michetti and Secretary Deborah Bausch. Absent this evening were Council Member Caressa Compton and Mayor Joseph Oberdorf.
In the audience this evening were Brenna Gable and Dave Decoteau.
Brenna Gable was here just to observe the proceedings.
Dave Decoteau then stated he was here in case there were any questions regarding his property at 100 D & H Avenue. He had previously met with Brian Anderson and Matt Witmer as to his work request. Discussion was held on what can be done and how he can revise his plans with an addendum to make the modifications. He was told to meet with Matt Witmer and Brian Anderson in the morning to get clarification on how to proceed and what can be done.
Minutes of the May 16, 2016 meeting were approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Carolyn Bausch; all voted in favor.
Financial Reports for April 2016 were approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Beth Hancock. All voted in favor.
Brian Anderson then presented the Zoning Report for May 2016. There is a Variance Hearing that has been tabled at this time. Solicitor Michetti has advised it would be beneficial to the borough to have an attorney present for the proceedings which were continued until June 29th. Motion was made by Barb Kriner and seconded by John Domanski for the Solicitor to contact some local attorneys to see who might be available to help out with this Hearing. Motion was accepted and voted in favor of by all present. Brian presented a copy of a newspaper ad regarding a pool accident which included electrical shock; deaths have also been reported from pool accidents. He stated he gets lots of complaints from pool owners about needing the inspections so he wanted to stress the importance of proper installation and inspections. Zoning Report was approved on a Motion by Peter Fleming and seconded by Barb Kriner.
Police Chief Kerry Parkes presented the Police Report. He stated there have been 2 classes held and one was done at St Peter’s church. The Church was thanked for letting them use their facility.
Two Letters of Commendation were received from the Mayor and a thank you from the Attorney General’s Office for their assistance within the Borough. Chief Parkes then spoke about HoverBoards and some issues with them. He has been in contact with PSP to see if there are any ordinances out there to cover their use. Beth Hancock found a write up regarding a law issued in the State of California. Chief will do more research to see what can be found. Riverside Police participated in a Mock Crash at the High School prior to prom night. Barb Kriner stated the fire company appreciated their presence at the Carnival last month Report was approved on a Motion by Carolyn Bausch; seconded by Barb Kriner. All voted in favor.
Barb Kriner presented the Southside Fire company report. Report was mainly the Carnival that was held at the grounds. She estimated the profit to be about $10,000.00 this year. Report was approved on a Motion by John Domanski and seconded by Beth Hancock. All voted in favor.
There was no Code Enforcement Report.
Due to the Mayor’s absence, there was no Mayor’s Report tonight.
Solicitor Michetti presented his report. He stated he has been in contact with Jackie Hart regarding the borough’s blighted properties. She has been told to go forward with processing citations on several properties. Report was approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by John Domanski; all voted for.
Dan Gable addressed Council with the Street Department Report. He spoke of the conditions of many streets in the Borough. Discussion was held on the need for a tax increase next year to help offset the need for so many street repairs. The Project Estimate Sheet prepared by our Penn Dot liaison, Barry Garverick was reviewed. It was decided to put the bid out to complete all the work listed on the Estimate Sheet. Motion was made by Barb Kriner and seconded by Carolyn Bausch to approve the Paving list; contact will be made with Barry Garverick in the morning to get the bid package ready. Dan also spoke about the remaining catch basin that needs repaired on Avenue D near the Merck entrance. He had contacted several vendors; the only two responding were quite different in price. He will be contacting Elijah Evans to do the work at an estimated cost of $4,000.00. UGI Restoration will begin in the near future; he does not have the date at present. Street Department report was approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Peter Fleming. All voted for. At this time, Dan presented the name of his candidate for hire by the Council for the street department position. He explained resumes were reviewed and interviews held. At least 30 resumes/applications were received. The hiring committee met and it was narrowed to three qualified candidates for interviews. Carolyn Bausch was on the committee and stated she had reviewed each and every applicant and there were many not qualified; she also participated in the interviews and agrees with Dan’s selection of a candidate. He was well qualified with his past experience and presented himself well. On a Motion by Peter Fleming and seconded by Barb Kriner, the position was offered to Christopher Henrie. Mr. Henrie was then brought in and introduced to the council members. He is currently employed and will be working out a two week notice with a start date with the Borough of June 20, 2016.
New business was put on the table. John Domanski said it was old business but inquired about the status of the ordinance for home inspections when selling properties in the Borough. Attorney Michetti
stated samples were given out for council members to review. This item will be put on agenda for next month’s meeting.
Final agenda item for the evening was fireworks for the Danville Heritage Festival in July. Fireworks are going to be done by Brian Whitenight. Fireworks will be held on July 16th and will be set off behind the English Garden over the river. Fireworks were approved on a Motion by John Domanski and seconded by Carolyn Bausch.
Motion was made at approximately 7:55 pm to adjourn the council meeting. Motion seconded by Barb Kriner and meeting adjourned. Next meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2016.
Deborah Bausch, Secretary
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 Friday, August 12, 2016 @ 12:00 Noon.
The written portion of the testing is scheduled for
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 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
July 4 - Independence Day -
Borough Offices Closed for Independence Day Holiday
July 5 - Borough Council Meeting at 7:00 pm
July 15 Danville Heritage Events - Hess Field, Danville
See website for the list of events: WWW.DanvilleHeritage.Com
7:00 pm - Parade on Mill Street
July 16 - Train Rides 11 am and 2 pm
9 pm - Fireworks over the River!
July 23 - Wine in the Pines at Hess Field, Danville Noon - 5 pm
July 27 - Zoning Variance Hearing, 6 pm, Municipal Building
July 28 - 2016 Senior Expo - Shikellamy High School Cafeteria 10 am - 1 pm
Hosted by Rep Lynda Culver - Free health screenings, entertainment, door prizes and refreshments by Evangelical Community Hospital; first 300 participants receive free tote bag compliments of Geisinger Health System Rep Culver office phone 570 286-5885 or LyndaCulver.com
Concerts in the Park - Danville - Tuesdays at 7:00 pm
7/5 - Zing Productions
7/12 - Jim McClincy - folk music, classic country, gospel, soft rock
7/19 - Brian Crane and Fred Krug
7/26 - Sam Bailey w/Miss Rosie - bluegrass and folk
Tax collector, Rebecca Steckley, will have office hours in the Municipal Building on Tuesdays and Thursday, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm, during the months of July and August.
Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver will host a Senior Expo at the Shikellamy High School Cafeteria on Thursday, July 28 from 10 am to 1 pm. School is located at 600 Walnut Street, Sunbury. There will be free health screenings, entertainment and door prizes. Refreshments provided by Evangelical Hospital. First 300 participants will receive a free tote bag compliments of Geisinger Health System.
For further information contact Rep Culver's office at 570 286-5885, or visit LyndaCulver.com
Sealed proposals will be received by:
Riverside Borough of Northumberland County, PA, at
PO Box 307, 301 Dewart St, Riverside, PA 17868 until 7:00 PM, on
July 05, 2016, to be opened on
July 05, 2016, at 7:30 PM
Riverside Borough Municipal Building
For the following Contracts:
Furnish and place approximately 187 Ton Bituminous Wearing Course and 190 Ton Bituminous Binder Course Base Repair.
Seal Coat Contract
Furnish and place approximately 6,009 SY Bituminous Seal Coat Double Application.
Performance bond and payment bond in the amount of 100% of the contract, as well as proof of worker’s compensation insurance will be required from the lowest responsible bidder.
Bid Bond in the amount of 10% of the contract is required of all bidders.
All work and material must meet current Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Specifications Form 408 and its Supplements. Proposals must be upon the forms furnished by the Municipality. The Municipality reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.
By: Deborah Bausch
As approved at the 6/6/16 meeting minutes of 5/16/16 follow:
The Riverside Borough Council met on Monday, May 16, 2016 in the Municipal Building, 301 Dewart Street, Riverside, PA. Council President John J. Novak called the meeting to order promptly at 7:00 pm.
In attendance this evening were Vice President Peter T Fleming, Council Members Barb Kriner, Beth Hancock, Caressa Compton and Carolyn Bausch as well as Mayor Joseph Oberdorf and Secretary Deborah Bausch. Absent this evening was Council Member John Domanski.
In the audience this evening were resident Earl Martz and two students, Giavonna Fracalossi and Alexander Ackerman. The students were here to observe the council meeting as part of a school Environmental Science class.
Earl Martz addressed Council regarding the Elementary School and possibly making it a community center area. Mr. Martz spoke with Michelle Dunsberger, who spearheaded another similar project and would be willing to give us some guidance on the process. Much discussion followed regarding the wants/needs of the community and if there is enough local interest to make it feasible to go further with a discussion. Contact would need to be made with the Danville School district to see their future intent for the building. Currently it is used for storage.
Old Business began with the Minutes of May 2, 2016 being approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Carolyn Bausch. All voted in Favor. Another agenda item was the position of the Welcome to Riverside sign at the English Garden intersection. Sign needs placed to reflect that you are entering Riverside Borough and shrubbery around sign needs removed/trimmed. Streets Department will be contacted to look at the sign and how to reposition it.
Brian Anderson then presented the Zoning Report for April. He stated his scheduled hours on Tuesday has not resulted in any residents coming in for permits. This has just recently been put in effect. Council has agreed to stop the Tuesday scheduled hours at the end of May. Report was approved on a Motion by Carolyn Bausch and seconded by Barb Kriner. All voted in favor.
Barb Kriner then presented the Southside Fire Company Report. She also provided a letter regarding the upcoming Southside Fire Company carnival which is scheduled for May 24 - 28, 2016. The Toy and Pet Parade is to be held on Wednesday at 6:30 pm; Police department was given a copy of the letter for their reference. Parade will begin forming at 6 pm at St Peter’s UMC parking lot. Report was approved on a Motion by Caressa Compton and seconded by Beth Hancock. All voted in favor.
New business this evening concerned Joshua Owens, Larson Design Group engineer. He is handling the plans for the proposed houses to be built on the Bostian property along Sunbury Road. Larson Design Group is the borough’s engineer firm; however, it was felt there was no conflict of interest in this project. Approval for Joshua Owens to work on the project was granted on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Carolyn Bausch. All voted in favor except Peter Fleming who abstained from voting as a possible conflict in working with the project.
At 7:25 pm, Barb Kriner made a Motion to adjourn council to an Executive Session. Second was made by Peter Fleming and council proceeded into an Executive Session.
At approximately 7:35 pm, Caressa Compton made a Motion to Adjourn the Executive Session and return to Regular Council Session. Motion Seconded by Beth Hancock. Council resumed Session.
Carolyn Bausch made a Motion to Adjourn Council at 7:40 pm; seconded by Caressa Compton.
Meeting for May 16, 2016 adjourned.
June 2 - Last Day of School for Danville School District
June 3 - Danville High School Graduation at 7:00 pm
June 6- Borough Council Meeting at 7:00 pm
June 6 - D Day
June 7 - Ramadan Begins
June 14 - Flag Day
June 19 - Father’s Day
June 20 - Summer Begins
TAX COLLECTOR HOURS FOR JUNE
Rebecca Steckley, Tax Collector, will have office hours in the Municipal Office
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY- Call her to make arrangements to meet her. 570 764-1393
Concerts in the Park - Danville Memorial Park at 7 pm
6/7 - Van Wagner (Americana/Folk tunes) Good Samaritan Fundraiser
6/14 - Danville & Catawissa Community Bands (Big Band, movie tunes)
6/21 - West Branch Barbershop Chorus (Barbershop Harmony)
6/28 - The Salamanders (Classic Rock 60s & 70s)
A farewell celebration for Walt Bostian retiring from the Borough Street Department on December 31,2016. Walt has been with the Borough for over 41 years! Enjoy your retirement, Walt! You have earned it! Thank you for your service to our community!
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