As approved at the October 16, 2017 meeting the minutes of 10/2/17 follow:
The Riverside Borough Council met on Monday, October 2, 2017 in the Municipal Building, 415 Dewart Street, Riverside, PA. The Meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by President John J Novak. Others in attendance included Vice President Peter T Fleming, Council Members Carolyn Bausch, Barb Kriner, Beth Rake, John Domanski as well as Solicitor Joseph Michetti, Mayor Joseph Oberdorf and Secretary Deborah Bausch. Absent this evening was Council Person Caressa Compton.
First order of Business was to approve the minutes of September 18, 2017. This was done on a Motion by Carolyn Bausch and seconded by John Domanski. All voted in favor.
Carolyn Bausch inquired about the status of the auditors. An agreement has been signed and is being processed with Wagner, Dreese, Elsasser & Associates, PC from Selinsgrove.
The Zoning Report was reviewed by Council; Zoning Officer Brian Anderson was not present this evening. A letter that was received from Dave Decoteau was shared with Council. Zoning Report was approved on a Motion by John Domanski and seconded by Peter Fleming.
Police Chief Kerry Parkes then addressed Council with his Police Report. He stated they have received new duty firearms. There are some duty equipment (holsters, etc) for sale; Chief asked about posting on Facebook and was told it was okay since they were not firearms. Chief also spoke about new radios in the future that could run up a cost of close to $30,000. Report approved on a Motion by John Domanski and seconded by Barb Kriner. All voted in favor.
Nick Fowler, Southside Fire Company Chief, the only attendee in the audience then presented the Southside Fire Company Report. For Fire Prevention Week the fire company will hold an Open House, October 12, 2017 from 5:30 - 8:30 pm. Nick then asked Council’s permission to look into a sign to be placed near the bridge; he was told he would need to check PenDot regulations first as they have lots of requirements for signs. The subject of a generator was again addressed. Nick gave reasons for having a permanent one at the fire company and the costs involved with it. Council had previously discussed this issue and agreed a generator, if purchased, should go to St Peter’s UMC since it is the designated FEMA shelter. More discussion will be held before moving forward with this item.
Report approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Beth Rake. All voted for.
Mayor Oberdorf had nothing to report; approved on a Motion by Beth Rake and seconded by Carolyn Bausch. All voted in favor.
Solicitor Michetti had nothing to add this evening; approved by Motion of John Domanski and seconded by Carolyn Bausch. All voted for.
Under New Business, John Domanski stated he has been in touch with the gas company. They are anticipating being back to work in the borough in approximately 2 - 4 weeks.
At approximately 7:32 pm Barb Kriner made a Motion to Adjourn; seconded by Carolyn Bausch.
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