The process for developing the City’s budget for Fiscal Year 2021 (running from July 2020 through June 2021) began in December of 2019. You can track its progress here.
For the past three months, Riverdale has been working on re-aligning its sanitary sewer rates for the coming fiscal year (which starts in July). The City Council is now considering an ordinance change that will allow residents and businesses to have a say in how those rates are set.
Iowa Governor Reynolds ordered the end of the school year late last week, so now the City of Riverdale is working with contractors to possibly accelerate the road project currently underway in the Havens Acres neighborhood.
At its April 14th meeting, the Riverdale City Council certified the proposed FY21 budget, clearing the way for a number of projects over the next twelve months.
With the City’s intention of increasing the hours of operation at City Hall starting in July, a focus on staffing, job responsibilities and process take a more prominent spot on the Council’s bi-monthly agenda.
Mayor Mike Bawden provides a summary of questions received from residents about the FY21 budget – which is up for consideration and possible adoption by the City Council at Tuesday’s meeting (on 04-14).
You can download a copy of the proposed FY 2021 budget for the City of Riverdale here, complete with a detailed memo from the Mayor how budgets were set and what the City expects to accomplish in the coming fiscal year.
The final public intake session for the FY 21 budget will take place at 4:30 pm on Thursday, March 19 at City Hall.
At Tuesday’s Council meeting, the Riverdale City Council voted unanimously to set a maximum, general tax levy for the City at $400,000 for the coming fiscal year.
Updated: The Riverdale City Council has approved the publication of a notice for a “max levy” public hearing on February 25. An informational Q&A session will be held at the Town Hall meeting scheduled for Sunday, February 23 at 2pm.
At Tuesday evening’s meeting, the City Council agreed to extend the hours allowed under Interim City Administrator, Lisa Kotter’s consulting contract to 40 hours per week through February.
As part of the Mayor and Council’s focus on improving operating processes and customer service, the City’s cash management policy (adopted in 2016) is currently under review and will be updated accordingly.
The City Council will consider a proposal for accounting services from Bohnsack and Frommert at its next meeting, set for January 28, 2020.