Welcome to Riverdale, Iowa.

Located in the Quad Cities metro area, Riverdale is the home to over 400 residents and the country’s largest aluminum rolling mill. The Arconic Davenport Works was opened in 1948 and currently employs more than 2,000 people and ships product worldwide. Interested in learning more? Try one of these quick links:

Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting set for Sunday, August 26th at 2pm

The next Mayor’s town hall meeting will be Sunday, August 26th at 2pm. Among items discussed will be updates on Woods Estates, Crime Prevention Task Force, the MRT Bike Trail, Fall Fest and more.

Fall Fest needs volunteers!

Council Member Kelly Krell puts out a call for volunteers. As many as twenty volunteers are needed to help pull together and manage Riverdale’s Fall Fest scheduled for Saturday, September 15th.

Crime Prevention Task Force meeting set for 3pm on Friday, August 31

A public meeting to discuss neighborhood security issues will be held at 3pm on Friday, August 31st in Council Chambers. The meeting will be chaired by Council Member Paul DCamp.

Want to make Riverdale work? You’ll have to get involved.

Mayor Mike Bawden shares his point of view on how things get done in this city.

UPDATE: Auto theft and break-in reported on Manor Drive

One car was broken into and another was stolen from homes on Manor Drive on Saturday night. You can get the latest updates here.

Fall Fest Planning Meeting on August 15

A meeting of the planning committee for the Riverdale Fall Fest will be meeting on Wednesday, August 15th at 5pm.

See a problem that needs fixing? Let us know!

The City Council reviewed a “Work Order” process that allows citizens to report issues they find via an online form. Under the proposed guidelines, City staff will review the request and respond within 2 business days of receiving the email.

Rules of the road – or, at least, the bike path.

Mayor Mike Bawden talks about the concerns he shares with residents who have pointed out the safety hazards associated with the Mississippi River Trail – the bike path that runs through Riverdale.

Grading to continue on Woods Estates project for the next 3-4 weeks

According to a project update report from J+M Civil Design, LLC – the engineering firm assisting Seth Woods on Riverdale’s latest home development – grading will continue on the site for the next 3-4 weeks.

Deer and coyote hunting season in Riverdale begins September 16th.

The City Council of Riverdale amended and approved a resolution authorizing bow hunting of deer and coyotes this fall and winter.

Community Calendar

A calendar of upcoming events in the City, maintained by City Staff. If you have an event you would like to add to the calendar, please contact Riverdale City All at (563) 355-2511 during regular business hours or use our online contact form.

City Service Center

Looking for help, information or ways to request information or support from the City of Riverdale? Your search begins here …

Service Directory

Services from the city and community-wide services are listed for you here in this easy-to-use, online directory.

Document Archive

Meeting notices, information packets, minutes and recordings for the past year can be found here.

Online Forms

Have a question, need some assistance, want to spread the word to your neighbors? It’s easy to do with these online forms.

Riverdale Phone Book

Need to reach out and touch your neighbors? We’ve digitized the city phone directory and put it online.

Riverdale Fire Department

Riverdale has a long history of excellence when it comes to the City’s volunteer fire department. The department chief is Floyd Bruns who manages the department with the help of assistant chiefs Chris Bernard and Brian Ballard. You can learn more about the Riverdale Fire Department by visiting its Facebook Page.

The mission of the Riverdale Fire Department is to prevent the incidence and reduce the severity of fire by changing the environment and/or human behavior, to prevent the loss of life and minimize property loss by confining and extinguishing fires, to prevent the loss of life and minimize property loss by the immediate response to and management of emergencies, and to improve the delivery of fire prevention, suppression, and emergency response through the efficient management of personnel and fiscal resources.

Riverdale fire fighters surpass 1,000 hours of training for 2018

Last Monday’s training exercise pushed twenty of the RFD’s thirty volunteer fire fighters past 50 hours of intense training this year and moved the balance of the department along the goal of doubling the a state-required standard of 24 hours’ training every calendar year.

RFD fires up some “little squirts” at Hy-Vee

Firefighters from Riverdale’s Fire Department spent time in the Hy-Vee parking lot last Sunday to teach kids some important lessons about fire safety. Check out the pictures!

Riverdale, McCausland and LeClaire Fire Departments use Welch house for training.

The Riverdale Fire Department had a rare opportunity to hone their skills by working inside a burning home on Saturday, June 14th. Check out the pictures!

Fall Fest 2018

Save the date of September 15th on your calendar. Starting at 1pm, a new Riverdale tradition begins with our City-wide Fall Festival.

Riverdale Fall Fest is a new event, chaired by long-time resident Mark Griswold.

Planning for Fall Fest ’18 is currently underway. You’ll be able to find updates and information here. If you’d like to help with the event, please let us know!

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes/Notes
August 15, 2018 Fall Fest Meeting Agenda
July 26, 2018 Fall Fest Meeting Agenda Fall Fest Minutes
July 24, 2018 Fall Fest Meeting Agenda Fall Fest Minutes
July 10, 2018 Fall Fest Meeting Agenda Fall Fest Minutes

Fall Fest needs volunteers!

Council Member Kelly Krell puts out a call for volunteers. As many as twenty volunteers are needed to help pull together and manage Riverdale’s Fall Fest scheduled for Saturday, September 15th.

Fall Fest Planning Meeting on August 15

A meeting of the planning committee for the Riverdale Fall Fest will be meeting on Wednesday, August 15th at 5pm.

Fall Fest Planning Meeting set for Thursday, July 26 at 5pm

Another organizing and planning meeting for the 2018 Fall Fest (scheduled for September 15th) has been called for Thursday evening, 07/26 at 6pm.

Woods Estates

Woods Estates is a large housing addition being developed by Seth Woods and his company, Woods Development.

In 2017, the City Council, under the direction of Mayor Sonya Paddock, approved a TIF (tax increment financing) District to aid Mr. Woods in re-couping costs expended to put in some of the infrastructure (i.e. roads, sewers, electrical lines) that would be turned over to the City once the project was complete. Once the TIF was approved and the Development Agreement with Mr. Woods finalized, the project was underway, with clearing operations slated to begin in early 2018.

The current mayor has requested a regular progress report be made to the City Council at each meeting. In some cases, those reports are given in person by Mr. Woods or a representative from the development team. In most cases, however, those updates are relayed to the City Council through emails and phone conversations held between Mr. Woods and various parties from the City (sometimes the Mayor, sometimes the City Administrator, sometimes others).

We will document as much of the public correspondence and notes pertaining to this project as possible. If there is additional information you think should be added to this public record, please let us know and we’ll endeavor to add it to the website.

Some aspects of this project are covered in other City documents including Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting Minutes and in Reports to the City Council by the City Engineer (MSA). It is recommended you look in those areas for additional information if the documents and links provided in this project area do not provide the required information.

If you can’t find a specific piece of information on this website, you can always make a request for document production from the City. We will respond to your request within three business days with a projected cost and delivery date for the production of requested materials.

 

Records and Background Information

Project Updates

Grading to continue on Woods Estates project for the next 3-4 weeks

According to a project update report from J+M Civil Design, LLC – the engineering firm assisting Seth Woods on Riverdale’s latest home development – grading will continue on the site for the next 3-4 weeks.

Planning & Zoning Commission asks developer to address concerns on Woods Estate water detention area

Riverdale’s Planning & Zoning Commission met on Thursday, May 24 to review and discuss the preliminary plat for the Woods Estates development.

City Engineer review of preliminary Woods Estate plat identifies various issues

MSA Professional Services, the engineering firm retained by Riverdale to serve as the City’s Engineer, provides an update on their review of the preliminary plat of the Woods Estates project.

Here’s an archive of reports to the Riverdale City Council made by Woods Construction with regard to this project.
This is a rough timeline for the Woods Estates project.
Documents pertaining to the Woods Estates Project.
Photos of the Woods Estates project.
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