News, Notices and Updates
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.
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.
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.
Mayor Mike Bawden shares his point of view on how things get done in this city.
One car was broken into and another was stolen from homes on Manor Drive on Saturday night. You can get the latest updates here.
A meeting of the planning committee for the Riverdale Fall Fest will be meeting on Wednesday, August 15th at 5pm.
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.
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.
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.
The City Council of Riverdale amended and approved a resolution authorizing bow hunting of deer and coyotes this fall and winter.
A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Tuesday, August 14th at 7pm. UPDATE: A copy of the agenda, City Engineer’s Report and Info Packet are now available for viewing.
Mayor Mike Bawden lays out his political agenda for his term in office.
City officials met with representatives from the Pleasant Valley Community School District on Thursday, August 2nd to discuss a variety of issues.
What can be done to make sure bike riders obey signs on the MRT intended to prevent accidents with motorists trying to enter or exit Manor Drive and the Scott Community College entrance? We want to know what you think.
Do we need a stop sign at the intersection of Fenno Road and Valley Drive? The City would like to hear from you.
UPDATED 08/02/18: A meeting of the City’s Invasive Plant Task Force has been called for Friday, August 3rd. Click here for an updated agenda and more details.
Mayor Mike Bawden discusses why even a small city like Riverdale can’t be satisfied to keep doing things the way they’ve always been done before.
QC Astronomical Society’s throwing a party – and you, your family and about 1,000,000 meteors are invited!
Riverdale resident Jeff Struve, president of the QCAS, invites all of his friends and neighbors to come to the Society’s Meteor Shower Party at PVJH.
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.
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At the July 24th City Council Meeting, Republic Services requested a contract extension with the City that would obligate Riverdale to 3% annual increases and potentially other fees through May of 2028.
Mayor Mike Bawden addresses the necessity of politics and how some simple, political principles are necessary for a community to operate openly, honestly and fairly.
In a 07/24 report to the City Council, City Administrator Tim Long reviewed discussions he had regarding problems with bikers riding through Riverdale’s Havens Acres neighborhood in order to get from the Crow Creek bike path to the riverfront bike path.
Riverdale is facing a coming invasion and you can help us stop it. Find out more in the mayor’s latest blog post!
Another organizing and planning meeting for the 2018 Fall Fest (scheduled for September 15th) has been called for Thursday evening, 07/26 at 6pm.
Have you reviewed your listing in our online phone directory? If you’d like to make a change or have your listing removed, here’s how you can do that.
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!
The City of Riverdale salutes the PVHS Spartan Softball team for winning their second, consecutive state championship. Well done!
The City of Riverdale has a limited supply of free tickets to the August 1st River Bandits game. Let us know if you want one or more (while supplies last).
A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Tuesday, July 24th at 7pm.
The Recreation Committee will meet this Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at 6:00 p.m., in Council chambers, to continue planning Fall Fest. Anyone who would like more information or would like to help is encouraged to attend.
Mayor Mike Bawden starts his new blog about the business of the city and other observations worth noting that affect the citizens of Riverdale.
The next Mayor’s town hall meeting will be Sunday, July 22 at 11am. Among items discussed will be a Woods Estates update, Fall Fest and more.
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!
Agenda, information packet, reports and minutes of the July 10, 2018 meeting of the Riverdale City Council.
Agenda, information packet, reports and minutes of the June 26, 2018 meeting of the Riverdale City Council.
A copy of the information packet provided to Planning & Zoning Commission Members prior to their May 24th meeting is now available online.
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.
Long-time resident and community activist, Kelly Krell, was sworn in as Riverdale’s newest City Council member at the May 22nd meeting.
PUBLIC NOTICE: Documents for City Council Meetings held in April are now available to download and view online.
Councilman Paul DCamp presented initial findings on the development of a community-wide, emergency/disaster planning process for consideration by the City Council at its 04/24 meeting.
Work will soon be underway on a sanitary sewer and creek stabilization project near Eastern Iowa Community College. The project should be completed by Memorial Day.
Arconic Davenport Works’ Plant Protection Manager passes along the company’s thanks for a job well done to the RVFD.
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.
Interested in serving the City of Riverdale? We have openings for a new Council Member and a member of the City’s Planning & Zoning Commission.
Riverdale residents took some time out this past weekend to help pick up Riverdale. Special thanks to the volunteers and Council Member Anthony Heddleston for the job well done!
Builder/developer Seth Woods cleared most of the hillside leading into the new Woods Estates development and posted signage announcing the availability of lots for sale.
Riverdale Fall Fest 2018 needs help getting organized and pulling off a great end-of-summer celebration. Chairperson Mark Griswold can be contacted for more information.