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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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
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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.
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.
|October 1, 2018||Fall Fest Meeting Agenda||Fall Fest Minutes|
|September 12, 2018||Fall Fest Meeting Agenda||Fall Fest Minutes|
|August 15, 2018||Fall Fest Meeting Agenda||Fall Fest Minutes|
|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|
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
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.