The Riverside Borough Council met on Monday, November 6, 2017 in the Municipal Building, 415 Dewart Street, Riverside, PA. The meeting was called to order by President John Novak promptly at 7:00 pm. Present this evening in addition to President Novak were Vice President Peter T Fleming and Council Members Carolyn Bausch, Caressa Compton, Barb Kriner, Beth Rake and John Domanski. Absent this evening were Solicitor Joseph Michetti and Mayor Joseph Oberdorf. Secretary Deborah Bausch was in attendance.
In the audience this evening were Rebekah Howe and Nick Fowler. Rebekah Howe, who lives at 24 Circle Drive inquired about the condition of fields bordering her property. Chief Parkes replied that he had been in contact with Matt Shirk, son of the owner of the property. It was to be taken care of;
Chief Parkes will make another contact.
Old business handled was approval of the Minutes from the October 16, 2017 meeting. Minutes approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Carolyn Bausch. All voted in favor.
Brian Anderson then presented the Zoning Report for October. He spoke about an issue at the Cook property which is being handled by DEP at this time. Report approved on a Motion by Carolyn Bausch and seconded by Caressa Compton. All voted in favor.
Chief Kerry Parkes then addressed Council with the Police Report for October. He discussed an email received from Mahoning Township regarding an upcoming Symposium to be held at Geisinger Medical Center on Thursday. There is a concern that there will be a large group of protestors present. Council agreed the Police should be on call for assistance if needed. Barb Kriner inquired about one of our officers becoming certified for truck inspections. Chief Parkes said he would see if either of the guys would be interested in doing this and report back to Council. Report was approved on a Motion by Caressa Compton and seconded by Peter Fleming. All voted in favor.
Mr. Nick Fowler then presented the Southside Fire Company report for October. Christmas Tree sales will begin on November 24th. They have also had contact with the Red Cross regarding Evacuation Center requirements. Report was approved on a Motion by Beth Rake and seconded by Barb Kriner.
All voted in favor.
Due to their absence there were no reports for the Mayor or Solicitor.
New business discussion focused on our Sewer Pump Station Agreement with Danville for service and testing. On a Motion by Carolyn Bausch, contracts for sample testing and continued daily maintenance , were approved; Motion seconded by Barb Kriner. All voted in favor.
At approximately 7:26 pm, Carolyn Bausch made a Motion to adjourn regular Council Session to an Executive Session for personnel matters; seconded by Peter Fleming. Council adjourned.
Prior to the adjournment, 3 residents, Pat Willard, Larry St Clair and Mike Mierzwa, came into the meeting wanting information regarding the well contamination on Avenue F. They own properties around that home. They were informed DEP is handling the situation. They left and the Council continued with the Executive Session.
9:45 pm was the time for a Motion by Carolyn Bausch to Adjourn the Executive Session and return to regular Council. Motion was seconded by Barb Kriner.
A Motion to Adjourn the Council meeting for November 6, 2017 was made by Barb Kriner at approximately 9:46 pm; seconded by Beth Rake.
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