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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Town Hall Meeting scheduled for October 21, 2018

There will be a special town hall meeting on Sunday, October 21st at 2pm to discuss possible capital projects for the City Council to consider at its next meeting on Tuesday, September 23rd.

City to conduct sewer study

The Riverdale City Council voted to conduct a video inspection of the City’s sanitary sewer lines as part of its on-going management and maintenance of sewer and stormwater lines in the City.

Early voting begins TODAY!

Early voting for the 2018 election (scheduled for Tuesday, November 6th) began today, October 9th. Mayor Mike Bawden reminds us how important it is to exercise your right to vote – no matter what party or candidate you support.

City-wide cleanup set for October 20th

Riverdale’s City-wide cleanup day is Saturday, October 20th. Bulky waste will be picked up that day as well. You’ll find more details inside.

Planning & Zoning Commission to meet October 18, 2018

A meeting of the Planning & Zoning Commission has been called for 7pm on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at City Hall to review and discuss the final plat of the first phase of the Woods Estates of Riverdale Subdivision.

City to consider spring road project.

Mayor Mike Bawden has asked the City’s engineering firm, MSA Professional Services, the develop a proposal for up to $650,000 in street repair/maintenance work to begin in the spring of 2019. More details are inside.

City considers trick-or-treating hours for 2018 at next meeting

The City Council will consider setting hours for this year’s trick-or-treating at their October 9 City Council Meeting. Read the resolution here.

October 9, 2018 Regular Meeting

A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Tuesday, October 9th at 7pm.

Fall Fest 2018 wrap-up meeting today at 6pm

UPDATED: The Riverdale Fall Fest 2018 Organizational Committee met for one last time to discuss what worked (and what could be improved) and to gauge interest in doing the same event next year.

Winter road preparations underway for the City of Riverdale

Is it too early to begin making plans for flying snow, slick streets and late-night snow plowing up and down the streets of Riverdale? Not if your on the City Council.

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.

Show your colors by supporting the Riverdale Fire Department’s “thin red line”.

Show your support for the Riverdale Fire Department by purchasing one or more “Thin Red Line” t-shirts. Proceeds benefit the RFD’s non-profit support group.

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.

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.

Fall Fest 2018 wrap-up meeting today at 6pm

UPDATED: The Riverdale Fall Fest 2018 Organizational Committee met for one last time to discuss what worked (and what could be improved) and to gauge interest in doing the same event next year.

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!

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

Planning & Zoning Commission to meet October 18, 2018

A meeting of the Planning & Zoning Commission has been called for 7pm on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at City Hall to review and discuss the final plat of the first phase of the Woods Estates of Riverdale Subdivision.

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.

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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