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A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council was held on Tuesday evening, November 24th at 7:00pm. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the meeting was held virtually as a GoToMeeting web conference.


Among the other issues to be considered and discussed by the City Council:

Presentations to the City Council include:

  • Report from the City Administrator of Staff activities since the last City Council Meeting
  • Reports by the Fire Chief and Maintenance Department
  • City Engineer’s Progress Report on a variety of projects
  • Status Report from Woods Construction & Development on the Woods Estates of Riverdale subdivision

Resolutions addressing the following:

  • A Resolution to certify TIF Indebtedness for the State Street Urban Renewal Area affecting the FY21-22 tax increment
  • A Resolution to approve the purchase of cement barriers for salt storage in Bicentennial Park this winter
  • A Resolution to authorize the purchase and installation of a mobile air compressor for the fire department
  • A Resolution to authorize the cleaning and televising of drainage lines behind certain homes on Manor and Circle Drives
  • A Resolution to approve the City’s FY20 Urban Renewal Report for the State Street Urban Renewal Area

Discussion of various items include:

    • Closing City Hall, playgrounds, parks and gathering places through the end of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic health emergency
    • Plans for remote work by City staff during the shutdown
    • Officer elections from the Riverdale Fire Department
    • Possible actions to stem/eliminate motorized vehicular traffic on the MRT and in City parks
    • An update on the budget intake meetings held in November
    • A general discussion regarding the proposed urban renewal zone and related plan for the Fenno Hill area as well as plans for more community input and scheduling considerations
    • Recruitment of a new commissioner to the City’s Planning & Zoning Commission
    • Implications of a proposed ordinance to convey water service lines under the City’s streets to Iowa-American Water Company
    • An update on planned holiday activities by the City during December

A copy of the agenda for the meeting can be found here.

A copy of the information packet sent to Council Members can be found here.  (69 pages)

The Treasurer’s Report to the City Council can be found here.

A copy of the Administrator’s Notes from City Administrator Kent Royster can be found here.

A copy of the City Engineer’s report from MSA can be found here.

A copy of the Mayor’s public health proclamation closing City Hall and the playgrounds/parks can be found here.

A copy of the proposed ordinance for conveyance of privately-owned water service lines under the City’s streets can be found here.

Meeting minutes can be found here.

* NOTE: If you would like a copy of the Council Packet or Budget Report, please contact City Hall and one can be copied and mailed to you at a cost of $.25 per page, plus postage ($19.30 total)