As approved at the March 3, 2014 Council meeting the minutes from February 17, 2014 follow:
The Riverside Borough Council met on Monday, February 17, 2014 at the Municipal Building, 301 Dewart Street, Riverside, PA. President John J Novak called the meeting to order at 7 pm. Present were Vice President Peter Fleming, council members Caressa Compton, John Domanski, Barb Kriner and Lori Steele. Secretary Deborah Bausch was present. Mayor Joseph Oberdorf was absent this evening.
Citizens in attendance this evening were John LaMotte, Carolyn Bausch, Kayla and Ryan James.
Kayla James spoke about an upcoming Relay for Life event that is in the planning stages; she wishes to have Council approve the event. It will be a 5K run on borough streets beginning at 9 am on Satuday, May 17th. She provided a certificate of insurance as well as a planned route for the runners. Council took it under advisement and requested she return to our March 3rd meeting when the Police Department and Streets Department would be present in case of any further information needed by those departments for the run. She stated she would be able to return.
Minutes of February 3rd were approved on a Motion by Peter Fleming and seconded by Lori Steele. Motion passed on unanimous vote
Financial reports were distributed for January 2014 for review by council. Approval will take place at the March 3rd meeting
President John Novak then addressed the vacant council seat; three residents had shown interest in the council position. John Domanski inquired about the term of this seat. The Vacancy will be a 2 year term since it is an appointment rather than election. Nominations were then put on the table. Lori Steele nominated Carolyn Bausch. Barb Kriner nominated John LaMotte; Peter Fleming seconded the Motion for John LaMotte. There was no second for Carolyn Bausch. Vote was taken by a show of hands; Barb Kriner, Caressa Compton, Peter Fleming and John Domanski voted in favor of John LaMotte; Lori Steele voted no. Appointment of John LaMotte to Council carried on a 4 - 1 vote. Peter Fleming then thanked Carolyn Bausch for her willingness to be a part of council and sees a seat on council in her future. Lori Steele also thanked Carolyn for her enthusiasm and interest at council meetings. Due to the absence of the mayor, swearing in was not done at this meeting but will be done on March 3rd.
Discussion was then held regarding the Gas Line Committee. On a motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Peter Fleming, John Domanski was appointed to lead a subcommittee to follow up with gas line introduction into the Borough. Motion was approved unanimously by Council. John LaMotte and Caressa Compton agreed to help on the committee. John Novak stated John Domanski could seek assistance from other residents with this committee.
Council meeting adjourned at 7:15 pm on a Motion by Barb Kriner and Seconded by Caressa Compton.
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