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.

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Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting set for Sunday, September 23

The next Mayor’s town hall meeting will be Sunday, September 23rd at 2pm. Among items discussed will be updates on Woods Estates, Crime Prevention Task Force, the MRT Bike Trail, Fall Fest and more.

Seventy photos from Riverdale’s Fall Festival

Thanks go out to Riverdale residents Gwen Halsey and Teri Stickler for some great pictures from this past weekend’s Fall Fest! Check them out …

National Wireless Alert (NWA) System test scheduled for Thursday has been re-scheduled.

A test of the National Wireless Alert (NWA) System originally scheduled for Thursday afternoon has been re-scheduled to October 3. Read more details about it inside.

What did you think of Fall Fest? Let us know.

The Fall Fest Committee wants to know what you thought about the event. You can let them know by participating in our online survey!

Grading on Woods Estates project moves on, causes concerns

Grading on the Woods Estates project has caused some concerns among hilltop residents, but the City and developer Seth Woods have announced a special program to deal with the inconvenience. This comes as work is set to begin cutting in the main entrance to the project.

Waste Management and Recycling Task Force to meet on Thursday, September 20th at 7pm

A city-wide task force looking into Riverdale’s current Waste Management agreement, community-wide recycling efforts and options to consider for the future will meet at City Hall on Thursday, September 20th at 7pm. UPDATE: Agenda now available.

Invasive Plant Task Force schedules its next meeting

Council Member Kelly Krell has called for the next meeting of the Invasive Plant Task Force to meet at City Hall on Monday, October 24th at 5pm. More details inside!

Additional sponsors sign on to Riverdale Fall Fest

Two new sponsors have joined in the fun for this weekend’s Riverdale Fall Fest. Brenny’s Motorcycle Clinic and COSTCO will be providing equipment and food for the event as sponsors.

Special city proclamation designates September 11th as “First Responder Day” in Riverdale

Mayor Mike Bawden asked residents of the City of Riverdale to pause and reflect on the sacrifices made by First Responders every day as part of his proclamation designating 9-11 as “First Responder Day” in the City.

Riverdale Fire Department takes 1st place in Iowa Firefighters’ Convention Competition

Congrats to members of the Riverdale Fire Department who placed 1st in the state in the Water Application Drill competition at this year’s Iowa Firefighters’ Association Convention in Waverly, Iowa this past weekend!

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 Department takes 1st place in Iowa Firefighters’ Convention Competition

Congrats to members of the Riverdale Fire Department who placed 1st in the state in the Water Application Drill competition at this year’s Iowa Firefighters’ Association Convention in Waverly, Iowa this past weekend!

RFD Strategic Plan moves forward with a trip to Tipton, IA

Council Member Paul DCamp along with members of the Riverdale Fire Department and City staff visited the Tipton Volunteer Fire Department to learn more about how similarly-sized departments operated as part of an on-going fact-finding effort.

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.

Fall Fest 2018

Fall Fest ’18 is in the books. It was a great event (just wait until you see all the pictures).  Of course, we’d like to hear directly from you – click here to participate in our online survey!

A final wrap-up meeting for Fall Fest ’18 is currently underway.

Interested in learning more? You’ll be able to find event information here.

Seventy photos from Riverdale’s Fall Festival

Thanks go out to Riverdale residents Gwen Halsey and Teri Stickler for some great pictures from this past weekend’s Fall Fest! Check them out …

What did you think of Fall Fest? Let us know.

The Fall Fest Committee wants to know what you thought about the event. You can let them know by participating in our online survey!

Additional sponsors sign on to Riverdale Fall Fest

Two new sponsors have joined in the fun for this weekend’s Riverdale Fall Fest. Brenny’s Motorcycle Clinic and COSTCO will be providing equipment and food for the event as sponsors.

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 on Woods Estates project moves on, causes concerns

Grading on the Woods Estates project has caused some concerns among hilltop residents, but the City and developer Seth Woods have announced a special program to deal with the inconvenience. This comes as work is set to begin cutting in the main entrance to the project.

Woods Estates foliage replacement plan announced

In a formal statement received by the City, Woods Construction & Development, Inc. has committed to replacing trees removed during the early steps of building the Woods Estates subdivision.

Labor Day weekend work schedule for Woods Estates

Expect grading work to continue on Saturday, September 1st but not over the rest of Labor Day weekend, according to developer Woods Construction.

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.

Crime Prevention Task Force

Public safety has been – and always will be – a top priority of the City and its elected officials. Recent events (in August of 2018) raised concerns about the safety and security we all take for granted in Riverdale.

Questions were asked: “Are we doing everything we can to reduce or discourage criminal behavior in our city?”

It was a fair question and in late August, 2018, Mayor Mike Bawden asked Council Member Paul DCamp to chair a series of public meetings to discuss the question in more depth, identify key issues and opportunities, conduct what research was necessary and then present a series of recommendations to the Riverdale City Council on actions the City could take to help prevent crime.

Date Agenda Minutes
August 31, 2018 Meeting Agenda

Crime Prevention Task Force holds first meeting

Council Member Paul DCamp chaired the first meeting of the Crime Prevention Task Force on Friday afternoon, August 31, 2018.

Sheriff Tim Lane addresses City’s crime concerns

Scott County Sheriff Tim Lane attended last Tuesday’s City Council Meeting and provided an overview of the issues surrounding the recent car break-ins and theft in Riverdale which occurred earlier in the month.

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.

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