The first meeting of 2017 for the Riverside Borough Council was held on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 in the Municipal Building, 301 Dewart Street, Riverside. Meeting was called to order by Council President John Novak at 7 pm with the following members present: Vice President Peter Fleming, council members Carolyn Bausch, Beth Hancock, Barb Kriner and John Domanski, Mayor Joseph Oberdorf and Secretary Deborah Bausch. Absent this evening was Council Member Caressa Compton.
There were no residents in the audience this evening.
Minutes of December 19, 2016 were approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Carolyn Bausch. All voted in favor.
Police Chief Kerry Parkes gave his report for December. He was questioned about fireworks on New Years’ Eve and stated there were no complaints filed. Report was approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Peter Fleming. All approved.
Barb Kriner presented the Southside Fire Company report. Tree sales have ended and they did well with them; profit of about $2500.00 even though there were some trees left unsold. On a Motion by John Domanski and seconded by Beth Hancock, report was approved with all voting in favor.
Mayor Oberdorf reported the computers in the cars are up and running okay. Mayor’s report approved on a Motion by Carolyn Bausch and seconded by Barb Kriner. All voted in favor.
Discussion was held on the Per Capita tax imposed for the first time this year. There are still some outstanding unpaid accounts - approximately 259 residents unpaid. On a Motion by John Domanski and seconded by Carolyn Bausch, it was approved to allow a 30 day grace period with advertisement to go in two newspapers. All voted in favor.
The kiosk at the river bridge was put on the table for review. This kiosk was a scout project for Nate Adler; it held a copy of the river bridge opening. The map is now faded and unreadable. A call will be made to see what the Adler’s plan on doing with the kiosk. If not going to be used perhaps it can be relocated to the airport walking trail.
The tree cutting at the airport was discussed. This is an ongoing project.
At 7:18 pm, Barb Kriner made a Motion to adjourn regular council session to an Executive Session for a personnel matter. Peter Fleming seconded the motion; council adjourned when all voted in favor.
Carolyn Bausch made a Motion to return to regular session from the Executive session at 7:28 pm; Barb Kriner seconded the motion. Regular council resumed as all voted in favor.
At approximately 7:30 pm, John Domanski made a motion to adjourn the evening’s council meeting; seconded by Carolyn Bausch. Council adjourned.