As approved by the Council on Jan 6, 2014, the minutes of the December 2, 2013 meeting follow:
The Riverside Borough Council held their regular monthly meeting on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 7:00 pm in the Municipal Building, 301 Dewart Street, Riverside. President Peter T Fleming called the meeting to order at 7 pm. Attending the meeting were Vice President John Novak, Council Members Barb Kriner, John LaMotte, Mayor Dale Erb and Secretary Deborah Bausch. Absent this evening were Council Members Robert Betts, Michael Maize and Lori Vastine Steele.
Citizens at this evening’s meeting were Carolyn Bausch, Kevin Romansik, Caressa Compton, Jack Shalongo, Craig Lawler and Chris Benjamin.
Meeting began with the reading of the Zoning Report by Peter Fleming. Zoning Officer Brian Anderson was not available for the meeting but had submitted his monthly report. Report was approved on a Motion by John LaMotte and seconded by Barb Kriner.
Mayor Erb then presented the Police Report prepared by Chief Isaac Ramer who was not in attendance this evening. Report approved on a Motion by John LaMotte and seconded by Barb Kriner.
Dan Gable presented his Street Department Report. The West End Splice Box has been installed; Christmas lights are up and at this time 81 loads of leaves had been collected in the Borough. Leaf collection will continue until the end of the week and after that time leaves would need to be bagged to be picked up. Report was approved on a Motion by John LaMotte and seconded by John Novak.
Southside Fire Company report was given by Barb Kriner. She states Christmas Tree Sales have begun at the fire company lot. Report was approved on a Motion by John LaMotte and seconded by John Novak.
Mayor Erb gave his report. He is working on the Veteran’s dinner program to be held on 12/15/13 at the Reserve Center. Military will provide meals for Veteran’s and community is working on meals for depends and gifts for children. Those wishing to make a dessert for the meal should have it to the home on West Mahoning Street by 12/14/13; cakes, cupcakes, cookies or brownies are requested. Monetary donations can be sent to FNB, P O Box 279, Danville and marked Heroes Fund. Report was approved on a Motion by John LaMotte and seconded by Barb Kriner.
There was no report from the Codes Enforcement Officer.
On a Motion by John Novak and seconded by John LaMotte, Kevin Romansik was appointed as the Riverside Borough Representative to the Thomas Beaver Free Library Board.
At this time Jack Shalongo and Craig Lawler spoke regarding the airport trees. President Fleming stated there was a meeting scheduled for this Wednesday regarding airport water draining. Jack Shalongo stated they had easements signed from several neighbors to proceed with cutting the trees to comply with FAA regulations; Whitenight has 13 acres, Shirk property is 3 acres and Benjamin property is 1 acre. Chris Benjamin inquired about the value of the timber that will be taken from the tree cutting. Grant will be up in March so they wish to proceed with this timbering very soon.
Minutes from November 4, 2013 and Financial Reports were reviewed. Approved on a Motion by John Novak and seconded by Barb Kriner.
Budget for 2014 was put on the table. Borough is currently at 9.5 mills which is designated as 9 mills for general fund and .5 mills for fire tax. There will be no tax increase for 2014. Budget was approved on a Motion by John Novak and seconded by Barb Kriner.
Meeting dates for 2014 were all reviewed; approved on a Motion by John LaMotte and seconded by Barb Kriner.
Council meeting was adjourned at 7:59 pm on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by John LaMotte.
The next Council Meeting will be a Council Work Session on December 16, 2013 at 7:00 pm.
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