Local Impacts of Pandemic



To all our fellow citizens in Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties. We the undersigned Commissioners want to encourage each of you as we advance through this COVID-19 virus pandemic to stay informed. We recognize the importance of having all of us working together to defeat the threat of this virus affecting our citizens.

This pandemic is like no other we’ve ever faced before. We want to encourage you to follow the guidelines put forth by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and the PA Dept. of Health. Our responsibility as County Commissioners is to safeguard the public’s safety to the extent of our ability.
We value every one of you and we want you to be safe. Stay home if you are not required to be at work; limit your travel so we can flatten the curve of COVID-19. This will support our local hospitals, friends, and neighbors. We thank you for your patience and your cooperation during this national disaster.

Columbia County Commissioners: Dave Kovach, Rich Ridgeway, and Chris Young
Montour County Commissioners: Trevor Finn, Ken Holdren and Dan Hartman
Northumberland Commissioners: Kym Best, Joe Klebon and Sam Schiccatano
Snyder County Commissioners: Adam Ewig, Joe Kantz and Chuck Steininger
Union County Commissioners: Preston Boop, Jeff Reber and Stacy Richards

DANVILLE – The Montour County Courthouse and other county offices are closed to the public
until further notice.
The public can still drop off documents in the vestibule of the courthouse. Deliveries from the
Postal Service, FedEx and UPS are still being accepted.
The courts will remain open for essential services.
County offices will remain staffed and the public is advised to call individual offices for assistance.
The Montour County Food Bank, scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, March 26, will go on as scheduled. However, those picking up food will not need to enter the Human Services building or leave their vehicles. isbursements will be made from the rear of the building. Traffic flow will be marked. Individuals receiving home deliveries will continue to be served

Registrations will be completed via phone by calling 570-271-3028. All other Human Services
functions will be done by phone.
A directory of offices follows:
Assessment (570-271-3006)
Children & Youth Services (570-271-3050)
Commissioners/Elections/Voter Registration – (570-271-3000)
Magisterial District Court (570-271-3022)
Planning/Zoning (570-271-3028)
Prison (570-271-3039)
Probation (570-271-3030)
Prothonotary (570-271-3011) Marriage license and passport applications will not be processed.
Register & Recorder (570-271-3012) Estates still by appointment only.
Sheriff’s Office (570-271-3020) Applications for License to Carry Concealed Firearms will be

accepted by mail only. The following must be included in the mailing: completed application

20.00 check payable to the Montour county Sheriff’s Office, copy of a valid Pennsylvania
driver’s license. Applicants will be contacted at a later date to completed the application process.
Treasurer (570-271-3016) Dog, fishing and hunting licenses can be purchased online:
Dog licenses – www.montourco.org. Click on Treasurer
Fishing licenses – www.pa.wildlifelicense.com
Hunting licenses – www.pgc.pa.gov
Veterans Affairs (570-849-6033) Appointments will be conducted by phone.

Riverside Mayor John LaMotte has issued a State of Emergency Declaration for the Borough of Riverside effective March 20, 2020. Borough Offices will be closed. Contact should be made via phone or email until further notice.

Office – 570 275-1751

Garage 570 275-5338

Borough Police are on duty and will be doing extra patrols. Please be assured the Borough Officers are doing their best to keep our residents safe during this pandemic event. Take time to check on your neighbors and be sure they are okay and not in need of any assistance.

The Riverside Borough Playground area will be CLOSED.


By order of the Mifflin Township Board of Supervisors: The Mifflinville Park and Tennis Courts are now closed to the Public starting at 12:00 hrs. March 18, 2020 until further notice.


By order of the South Centre Township Supervisors, All Restrooms and Playground Equipment in Columbia Park will be closed to the Public starting at 12:00 hrs. March 18, 2020 until further notice.


Updated: March 21, 2020 — 6:18 PM

Word of God

For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time, — 1 Timothy 2:5-6