As approved at the Borough Council Meeting on November 4, 2013, the minutes from October 7 follow: The Riverside Borough Council held their regular monthly session on Monday, October 7, 2013. President Peter Fleming called the meeting to order at 7 pm. Attending this evening were Vice President John Novak, Council Members Bob Betts, Barb Kriner, John LaMotte and Mike Maize, Mayor Dale Erb, Solicitor Joseph Michetti Jr and Secretary Deborah Bausch. Absent this evening was Lori Steele.
Citizens this evening included Joe Oberdorf, Carolyn Bausch, C L Kriner, Paula Anderson
and Craig Lawler.
Joe Oberdorf asked about the status of the Regional Sewer Authority Study; it will be discussed at the work session later this month.
Craig Lawler then made a presentation on the walking trail that is in place at the airport property. Trail is a 2.2 trail suitable for walking. Carolyn Bausch asked about liability and Craig stated the insurance company says it is not an issue. Chief Ike Ramer asked about hours the trail is open and was told it would be open at all hours. It was suggested there be signs placed and the trail closed during the nighttime hours. Craig stated his wife is currently making signs for the trail and will note the hours of closure.
Brian Anderson then gave his Zoning Report. This was approved on a Motion by John Novak and seconded by John LaMotte.
Chief Isaac Ramer presented the Police Report for September. Council member Barb Kriner asked if the report could be expanded to list more details regarding the complaints, etc filed with the department. Chief will check the software programs
available. Report was approved on a Motion by John LaMotte and seconded by Barb Kriner.
Dan Gable then gave the Street Department Report. The guys have been busy trimming the intersections and preparing the trucks for leaf season. He explained a quote that was received for a replacement pump in the Riverhill Section if needed. They have responded to 7 PA One Calls. He did some checking as per Council’s request on rental of a chipper. Discussion then followed on pros and cons of a chipper and more study will be done on the idea. Report was approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by John Novak.
Southside Fire Chief C L Kriner gave the fire company report for September.
Report was approved on a Motion by Mike Maize and seconded by John Novak.
Mayor Dale Erb presented an update on the bridge traffic issue. He received a response from PennDot that they would not be painting hash mark lines on the bridge but will install signage at the bridge indicating turn lane information; these signs would enable police to cite uncooperative drivers. Danville Halloween Parade is scheduled for October 24th;
he will purchase candy for the event. Report was approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Bob Betts.
President Peter Fleming then read the Code Enforcement report submitted by Jackie Hart. Update on the 5 blighted properties in the Borough indicated 3 have begun compliance with the
Code and 2 have been sent formal violation notices. Next steps were discussed with Solicitor Michetti. Report was approved on a Motion by John Novak and seconded by Barb Kriner.
Leaf Collection dates of October 21 through December 6, 2013 were approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by John LaMotte.
A letter was presented from the Thomas Beaver Free Library. They are asking for a representative to their Board of Directors from the Borough. The Borough supports the Library; anyone interested in serving on this Board should contact the Borough
Minutes from September 3, 2013 and Financial Reports for August were
reviewed. Approval was done on a
Motion by John LaMotte and seconded by Barb
Solicitor Michetti stated his report was only in regards to ongoing sewer collections. Report was
approved by a Motion of John Novak and seconded by John LaMotte.
Bob Betts has a question on Old Business; he wanted an update on the UGI gas lines. Secretary will contact UGI to see if the Bill presented by Senator Yaw has passed yet.
At 7:55 pm on a Motion by John Novak and seconded by John LaMotte, the council
adjourned their Regular Session and entered into an Executive Session.
The Executive Session was ended and Council returned to a Regular Session at 8:25 pm.
Council adjourned on a Motion by John LaMotte and seconded by Barb Kriner.
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