As approved at the Jan 3, 2017 meeting, the minutes of December 19, 2016 follow:
The final meeting of 2016 for the Riverside Borough Council was held on Monday, December 19, 2016 in the Municipal Building, 301 Dewart Street, Riverside, PA. Meeting was called to order promptly at 7:00 pm by President John J. Novak. Present this evening were Vice President Peter Fleming and Council Members Carolyn Bausch, Caressa Compton, Beth Hancock, Barb Kriner and John Domanski. Secretary Deborah Bausch was also present. Absent this evening was Mayor Joseph Oberdorf.
In the audience this evening were Ethan Benjamin, 905 Sunbury Road and Oliver Kelly, 801 Mill Street.
Ethan Benjamin was here to observe as part of a school project. Oliver Kelly was here to observe the proceedings.
The minutes of December 5, 2016 were approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Carolyn Bausch. All voted in favor.
Financial Reports for November 2016 were approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Caressa Compton. All voted in favor.
The Street Department report was read by John Novak highlighting the tasks completed this month by the Street Department. Report approved on a Motion by John Domanski and seconded by Barb Kriner.
All voted for.
Barb Kriner then updated Council on the Code Enforcement properties. Another citation has been issued to Mr. Cook for his property on Avenue F. Nothing has been received from Mr. David Decoteau on how he is proceeding with his property. Agreement is ready to be settled for the Bostian property; there is no update on the Oberdorf property. Code Enforcement Report was approved on a Motion by Caressa Compton and seconded by Peter Fleming. All voted in favor.
President Novak asked Peter Fleming to explain the MS-4 since Mr. Benjamin was here as part of an environmental services class. Peter gave the background of the program and what our Borough is doing to be in compliance with this mandated program.
Barb Kriner then presented the South Side Fire Company Report. Tree sales are over with approximately 50-60 trees left. She estimates a profit from this sale of about $3,000.00. Report approved on a Motion by Caressa Compton and seconded by Barb Kriner.
Tax Millage ordinance was put on the table. President Novak explained the increase is to help fund repair of Borough Streets which are in need of attention. Ordinance was passed on a Motion by
John Domanski and seconded by Carolyn Bausch. All voted in favor.
Final business of the evening was a Merry Christmas greeting initiated by Carolyn Bausch.
Last Meeting of 2016 adjourned at 7:30 pm on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Beth Hancock.
All voted in favor and meeting was promptly adjourned.
January 1 - Welcome 2017! Happy New Year!!
January 2 - Borough Offices Closed
January 3 - Borough Council Meeting at 7 pm
January 3 - Danville Schools Resume Classe
January 7 - Boy Scout Troop picking up Christmas Tree
January 16 - Borough Council Meeting at 7 pm
January 16 -Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Danville Schools Closed
January 28 - Chinese New Year Begins
According to a photo in the Press Enterprise newspaper, Boy Scout Troop 43 will collect Christmas trees in our area on January 7, 2017. That ask for a donation of at least $2. For information call 570 784-7370, 570 784-2942 or 570 437-3280
Residents are reminded the 2016 Per Capita tax payment is due no later than 12/31/2016! Unpaid bills will be turned to collection agency with a fee added to the bill. Payments should be made to Rebecca Steckley; questions contact her at 570 764-1393. Payments can be brought to the borough office up until December 30, 2016.
St Peter's UMC, 428 Sunbury Road, Riverside is hosting a Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 18. Breakfast is served from 7 am - 9:30 am with Santa arriving at 8 am. Donations are accepted. Church services begin at 10:15 am.
The Riverside Borough Council met on Monday, November 21, 2016 in the Municipal Building, 301 Dewart Street, Riverside, PA. President John J Novak called the meeting to order promptly at 7:00 pm. Present this evening, in addition to President Novak, were Council Members Carolyn Bausch, Caressa Compton and Barb Kriner. Secretary Deborah Bausch was present. Absent this evening were Vice President Peter Fleming, Beth Hancock and John Domanski. Mayor Joe Oberdorf was not in attendance.
There were no citizens to be heard this evening.
Minutes of November 7, 2016 were approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and seconded by Caressa Compton. All voted for.
Dan Gable, Street Department Superintendent, gave his monthly report. So far 51 loads of leaves have been collected which is below last year at this time. Leaves are later in coming down this year. He stated they will be collecting leaves through the end of the month as long as the weather cooperates.
Dan has submitted a grant for work on Mainzer Hill Road; we have not heard back on that project as of this date. Street Department report was approved on a Motion by Carolyn Bausch and seconded by Barb Kriner. All voted in favor.
There was no Code Enforcement Report.
There was no new business to be brought before Council this evening.
The Council meeting dates for 2017 were approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner, seconded by Caressa Compton and all voted in favor.
Resolution 16-11-21 regarding the Riverside Police Pension Plan was approved on a Motion by Barb Kriner and Seconded by Carolyn Bausch. All voted for.
It was brought to Council’s attention that several residents had called in to state they were very happy to see our Police Force interacting with the residents on Halloween evening. Police cruisers were out and officers were handing candy to the trick or treaters while Chief Parkes took foot patrol to greet the kids. Thank you to the Riverside Police Department!
Gemini Software was discussed including adding a second monitor to the secretary desk. President Novak has one that will be brought in. Scott Fadzen will be here on December 9, 2016 to present a demo of the software for our approval. Secretary will contact Sage Peachtree to not automatically renew our software program until we see how Gemini will work for the Borough.
A Motion was made by Carolyn Bausch to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by Caressa Compton. Borough Council meeting adjourned at approximately 7:18 pm.
Street Superintendent Dan Gable and his helpers, Eric Mayan and Chris Henrie got into the spirit today while hanging the Christmas Decorations in the Borough of Riverside!
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