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Public Hearing & City Council Meeting scheduled for September 14, 2021 at 6:00pm and 7:00 pm.

Public Hearing & City Council Meeting scheduled for September 14, 2021 at 6:00pm and 7:00 pm.

 

RIVERDALE PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA

PLACE: Riverdale City Hall, 110 Manor Drive, Riverdale, Iowa

DATE:   September 14, 2021 TIME:  6:00 P.M.

The regular meeting of the City Council of Riverdale, Iowa will be conducted according to the following order and actions will be considered on the items listed. The notice of this meeting is not considered final until 24 hours prior to the meeting and may be further modified if 24 hours’ notice is impossible or impractical for good cause

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable federal and state laws, all public hearings and meetings held or sponsored by the city of Riverdale, IA will be accessible to individuals with disabilities. Persons requiring auxiliary aids and services should contact City Hall at (563) 355-2511 five (5) days prior to the hearing or meeting to inform of their anticipated attendance.

The requirement that an Ordinance be read three times before passage may be waived by council upon an affirmative vote of four (4) of the five (5) council members. The public is advised to take note of this process and be prepared to speak either for or against any ordinance at the time of first reading.

Per Chapter 21 of the Iowa Code, more specifically described in sections 21.2 and 21.8, a member of the Council may attend the meeting either in person or by electronic means, as defined in said sections.

PUBLIC HEARING ON THE BID OPENING AND PROJECT AWARD FOR THE RELINING OF THE SANITARY SEWER PROJECT FOR THE CITY OF RIVERDALE, IOWA

 

  1. OPEN PUBLIC HEARING

 

  1. ROLL CALL

 

  1. PRESENTATION

 

  1. PUBLIC COMMENT

 

  1. CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION

 

  1. CLOSE PUBLIC HEARING

 

RIVERDALE CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

 

PLACE: Riverdale City Hall, 110 Manor Drive, Riverdale, Iowa

DATE:   September 14, 2021 TIME:  7:00 P.M.

 

The regular meeting of the City Council of Riverdale, Iowa will be conducted according to the following order and actions will be considered on the items listed. The notice of this meeting is not considered final until 24 hours prior to the meeting and may be further modified if 24 hours’ notice is impossible or impractical for good cause.

 

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable federal and state laws, all public hearings and meetings held or sponsored by the city of Riverdale, IA will be accessible to individuals with disabilities. Persons requiring auxiliary aids and services should contact City Hall at (563) 355-2511 five (5) days prior to the hearing or meeting to inform of their anticipated attendance.

 

The requirement that an Ordinance be read three times before passage may be waived by council upon an affirmative vote of four (4) of the five (5) council members. The public is advised to take note of this process and be prepared to speak either for or against any ordinance at the time of first reading.

 

Per Chapter 21 of the Iowa Code, more specifically described in sections 21.2 and 21.8, a member of the Council may attend the meeting either in person or by electronic means, as defined in said sections.

 

  1. WELCOME

     

    • CALL TO ORDER

       

    • ROLL CALL
    • PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  2. REVIEW/APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

 

  • AGENDA MODIFICATIONS/ADJUSTMENTS

 

  • APPROVAL OF THE AMENDED AGENDA

 

  • Requests by Mayor/Council Members to Move Items off the Consent Agenda
  • Requests by Members of the Public to Address the Council

 

 

 2.3           APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

All items under the consent agenda will be enacted by one motion.  There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a request is made prior to the time Council votes on the motion.

 

2.3.1.      Council Meeting Minutes August 24, 2021

2.3.2       Approval of Warrants for September 14, 2021

2.3.3.     Approval of the Treasurer’s Financial Reports 1st part of September, 2021

 

  1. PRESENTATIONS AND PROJECT UPDATES

Presentations regarding on-going work and projects by City staff and consultants.

 

Presentation by Jamie Long and Tour de Brew

 

  • CITY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT

     

    • Administrative Summary

 

  • MSA ENGINEER’S ACTIVITY REPORT

     

    • Project Review Summary

 

  • FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORT

     

    • RFD Report to Council
    • Update regarding Fill Chamber

 

  • PUBLIC WORKS REPORT

 

  • Report for 08/20/221-08/27/21
  • Report for 08/28/21-09/02/21
  • Report for 09/03/21-09/08/21

    

3.5      WOODS ESTATES DEVELOPMENT REPORT

 

  • Developer’s Report to Council

 

  1. PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS

Audience questions and comments for specific items on the agenda. The public is invited to comment on items on the approved agenda at this time.  Audience members wishing to comment on items not on the agenda may offer comment at the public comment period near the end of the agenda.

 

  1. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

  1. NEW BUSINESS

 

6.1       RESOLUTIONS

 

6.1.1    Resolution 2021-39 A Resolution Temporarily Opening the Locked Gate Between the Mississippi River Trail (MRT) and Kesington Street on the City of Riverdale’s Property

 

             6.1.2   Resolution 2021-40 A Resolution Authorizing Execution of a Construction Contract for the Joint Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project

 

               6.1.3    Resolution 2021-41  A Resolution Endorsing and Pledging Support for Emma Hupp’s Eagle Scout Rank Scouts BSA

 

                6.1.4   Resolution 2021-42 A Resolution Authorizing the City Administrator to Solicit Multi-Year Quotes for Snow and Ice Management Services for Streets and Public Ways for the City of Riverdale, Iowa

 

6.1.5   Resolution 2021-43 A Resolution Establishing City of Riverdale’s Bow and Arrow Deer and Coyote Hunting Rules and Regulations for the 2021-2022 Season

 

6.1.6   Resolution 2021-44 A Resolution Establishing Riverdale, Iowa’s Parks Tobacco Free and Nicotine Free

 

6.1.7   Resolution 2021-45 A Resolution Authorizing Salary Increases

 

     6.2        ORDINANCES

 

OTHER COUNCIL ACTION 

 

  1. DISCUSSION AGENDA

 

  • BUDGET AND FINANCE
    • Status of Long-Range Budget Planning Process
    • Status of Budget Committee

 

7.2      PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT/INVOVLMENT

7.2.1 Fall Fest

                                                                                                           

8.0   REPORT FROM THE MAYOR

 

8.1        INTERGOVERNMENTAL

 

  • 28E AGREEMENT BODIES

 

  • EXECUTIVE ACTIONS

 

  • PROCLAMATIONS

 

 

  • GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT/COMMUNICATIONS TO THE COUNCIL

Audience questions and comments for issues not on the agenda. The public is invited to comment on items of individual or general concern.

 

  1. ADJOURNMENT

 

 

OTHER MEETINGS/CITY EVENTS OF NOTE

Regular City Council                                             Tuesday, September 28, 2021                   7:00 pm

Fall Fest                                                                 Saturday, October , 2021                                2-4 pm

Regular City Council                                             Tuesday, October 12, 2021                        7:00 pm

Regular City Council                                             Tuesday, October 26, 2021                          7:00 pm

Halloween                                                             Sunday, October 31, 2021                              All Day

Regular City Council                                               Tuesday, November 9, 2021                          7:00 pm

Regular City Council                                                   Tuesday, November 23, 2021                       7:00 pm

Thanksgiving                                                                Thursday, November 25, 2021                     Closed

Day After Thanksgiving                                              Friday, November 26, 2021                          Closed

Regular City Council                                                   Tuesday, December 14, 2021                        7:00 pm

 

September 14, 2021 Council Packet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Hearing & City Council Meeting scheduled for September 14, 2021 at 6:00pm and 7:00 pm.

9/11 Remembrance Procession in Riverdale on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 3:45pm

LeClaire’s 9/11 remembrance procession will be stopping in Riverdale around 3:45 this coming Saturday, September 11, 2021.  They will have a commemorative flag, and a piece of the Twin Towers that will be installed at their memorial.  They will only be here for a short time, they are stopping at every city in area before heading back up to Le Claire for the memorial ceremony.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Hearing & City Council Meeting scheduled for September 14, 2021 at 6:00pm and 7:00 pm.

Special City Council Meeting scheduled for May 4 at 7:00 pm.

 

RIVERDALE SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

PLACE: Riverdale City Hall, 110 Manor Drive, Riverdale, Iowa

DATE:   May 4, 2021     TIME:  7:00 P.M.

Please Note: In accordance with Governor Reynolds’s disaster decree and under Section 21.8 of the Code of the State of Iowa, this meeting will be held online. To attend this meeting, please visit the City of Riverdale’s website (www.riverdaleiowa.com) for attendance instructions. Links to the meeting and instructions for participating/observing the meeting telephonically will be provided on the City’s website, posted for public notice and on all available social media channels.

The regular meeting of the City Council of Riverdale, Iowa will be conducted according to the following order and actions will be considered on the items listed. The notice of this meeting is not considered final until 24 hours prior to the meeting and may be further modified if 24 hours’ notice is impossible or impractical for good cause.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable federal and state laws, all public hearings and meetings held or sponsored by the city of Riverdale, IA will be accessible to individuals with disabilities. Persons requiring auxiliary aids and services should contact City Hall at (563) 355-2511 five (5) days prior to the hearing or meeting to inform of their anticipated attendance.

The requirement that an Ordinance be read three times before passage may be waived by council upon an affirmative vote of four (4) of the five (5) council members. The public is advised to take note of this process and be prepared to speak either for or against any ordinance at the time of first reading.

Per Chapter 21 of the Iowa Code, more specifically described in sections 21.2 and 21.8, a member of the Council may attend the meeting either in person or by electronic means, as defined in said sections.

  1. WELCOME
    • CALL TO ORDER 
    • ROLL CALL
    • PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

  2. REVIEW/APPROVAL OF THE CONSENT AGENDA
    •  AGENDA MODIFICATIONS/ADJUSTMENTS
  1. RESOLUTIONS

3.1. Resolution 2021-16-A Resolution Considering the City of Riverdale’s FY2022 Budget 

3.2. Resolution 2021-13-A Resolution determining an area of the City to be an economic    development and blighted area, and that the rehabilitation, conservation, redevelopment, development or a combination thereof, of such area is necessary in the interest of the public health, safety or welare of the residents of the City; designing such area as appropriate for urban renewal projects; and adopting the Fenno Drive Urban Renewal Plan

 3.3. Resolution 2021-14-A Resolution Approving and Authorizing Execution of a Development       Agreement by and between the City of Riverdale and Belmont Development Properties, LLC.

 3.4.  Resolution 2021-15-A Resolution Entering into an Engineering Services Agreement with   MSA to perform the Belmont Road Townhomes Plan and Plat Review for $6,000.00

  1. ADJOURNMENT

The packet for the Special City Council Meeting can be found by clicking here.

NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL 7 PM TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2021
(meeting held in Council Chambers and Online)

OTHER MEETINGS/CITY EVENTS OF NOTE

Invasive Species Walk                                         Saturday, May 8, 2021                             10:00 am
Regular City Council Meeting                              Tuesday, May 11, 2021                              7:00 pm
Regular City Council Meeting                              Tuesday, May 25, 2021                              7:00 pm
City Hall Closed Memorial Day                            Monday, May 31, 2021                                 All Day
Ice Cream Social-Woods Estates                        Saturday, June 5, 2021                              2:00 pm
Regular City Council Meeting                              Tuesday, June 8, 2021                               7:00 pm
Regular City Council Meeting                              Tuesday, June 22, 2021                             7:00 pm

Public Hearing on Fenno Hill Urban Renewal Plan and Belmont Project Development Agreement scheduled for April 20 at 7:00pm.

Public Hearing on Fenno Hill Urban Renewal Plan and Belmont Project Development Agreement scheduled for April 20 at 7:00pm.

  1. WELCOME
  2. REVIEW OF THE AGENDA
  3. REVIEW OF THE PROPOSED URBAN RENEWAL PLAN
    3.1  Fenno Road Rehabilitation
    3.2  Fenno Drive Rehabilitation
    3.3  Blighted Property Abatement on Fenno Road
    3.4  Blighted Property Abatement on Fenno Drive
    3.5  Proposed Townhome Apartment Development on Belmont Road

  4. REVIEW OF PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT FOR BELMONT TOWNHOME PROJECT
  5. PUBLIC COMMENT ON PROPOSED URBAN RENEWAL PLAN
    The public is invited to comment on items on the approved agenda at this time.  Audience members wishing to comment on items not on the agenda may offer comment at the public comment period near the end of the agenda.
  1. ADJOURNMENT

 

OTHER MEETINGS/CITY EVENTS OF NOTE (all meetings will be held online)

Regular City Council Meeting                              Tuesday, April 27, 2021                                7:00 pm
Regular City Council Meeting                              Tuesday, May 11, 2021                                 7:00 pm
Regular City Council Meeting                              Tuesday, May 25, 2021                                7:00 pm
City Hall Closed Memorial Day                            Tuesday, May 31, 2021                                 All Day

The matters discussed as part of the public hearing will be presented to the City Council for consideration at its next regular meeting at 7pm on Tuesday, April 27, 2021.

A video of the public hearing can be found below …

Judge orders summary judgement in Riverdale’s favor

Judge orders summary judgement in Riverdale’s favor

A ruling was issued on Tuesday by Judge Henry Latham II, in Iowa District Court, concerning the lawsuit filed against the City of Riverdale by individuals and groups representing users of the Mississippi River Trail who were upset by the City Council’s decision to close and lock the gate between the multi-use trail and South Kensington Street in the Havens Acres neighborhood. The ruling denied the Plaintiffs’ request for a Summary Judgement that would have required the City to re-open the gate and allow for the passage of bikes, walkers and runners unabated and, at the same time, granted the City’s request for a Summary Judgement to allow the gate to remain locked and require trail users to remain on the trail as they circumnavigate the neighborhood.

The Plaintiffs’ request the City also pay for other, consequential damages and attorney’s fees were also denied.

“This seems like a reasonable outcome,” said Riverdale’s mayor, Mike Bawden. “And this is the way disputes like this should be worked out – in a court of law rather than in the court of public opinion. The City felt it had a right to act in a way that addressed the needs and concerns of its residents and the plaintiffs in this case felt they had a right to continue riding across City-owned property to make a convenient connection between the two, great multi-use trails in the Iowa Quad Cities.”

“Despite our efforts and offers to work with trail users to develop solutions, they made the decision that taking a more adversarial approach was preferred. I think it’s pretty clear we weren’t anywhere near agreement on how to move forward, so letting this work its way through the courts was probably the best solution.”

It’s not over … yet

The Mayor reminded people that even though the City’s position prevailed at this time, that does not necessarily mean the litigation is over.

“For some folks, this decision may seem like the end of the road – but the Plaintiffs in this case have options to consider. They’ve made it pretty clear in their social media postings that they want to look at other legal possibilities, so I urge our residents not to think this is over and, above all, don’t gloat.”

Mayor Bawden refused to speculate on what the Plaintiffs in the case may do next, but he did make note of the fact that the “problems” (both perceived and actual) arising from the Council’s decision to close and lock the gate at the end of South Kensington Street need to be addressed.

What’s next?

“I’ve already received messages from some of the more outspoken bike advocates threatening boycotts of Riverdale businesses and worse.” said the Mayor. “And while I think most of the rhetoric is just venting frustration, I think we need to realize that this situation has arisen out of concerns some trail users have about their safety when they’re using the MRT in Riverdale – and that’s an issue we need to continue working on as a city.”

The upcoming review and certification of the City’s proposed FY22 budget provides an immediate opportunity to show the City is serious about addressing some of those concerns. “We have two items in the FY22 budget that are related to some of the concerns raised by trail users and residents, alike,” he said. “I hope we’ll be able to adopt them into our FY22 project plan and get to work on them sooner rather than later.”

Those two projects include installing cameras on the traffic lights at the intersection of Bellingham Road and Hwy 67 (State Street) that will allow the lights to be triggered optically (when traffic approaches the intersection) rather than the current timer system. The system should also allow the City to capture the license plate numbers of vehicles that run the red light at the intersection so fines can be issued and evidence can be collected in the event of an accident.

The budget also provides an additional amount for re-painting the IADOT-approved bike crossing across Hwy 67 to make it more noticeable to vehicles using the street. “I’d hope we could work with an organization like Bi-State and the Quad City Bicycle Club” to improve the way the crossing is marked and directional signage along the trail as we make these improvements,” said Bawden.

A multi-jurisdictional solution is what’s needed

Mayor Bawden reiterated his intention of continuing to engage both the Iowa Department of Transportation and the City of Bettendorf in making improvements that address the safety, traffic and privacy concerns of both sides involved in the dispute. “Bettendorf is really a key to any long-term solution,” he said. “By working together, I hope we will be able to get the Iowa DOT to consider reducing the speed limit of State Street from 40 to 35 from downtown Bettendorf to the main gate entrance at Madison Street in Riverdale.”

“If we’re successful there and the Bettendorf Police Department enforces the speed limit, that could have a dramatic effect on the risks people face when they cross at Bellingham. Add to that the ability to identify vehicles that run the light at that intersection and a more visible crossing, and I think we’re off to a good start.”

The Mayor also pointed out that at some point he’s hopeful the City of Bettendorf will honor the commitment they made to turn the sidewalk running from the Duck Creek Bike Trail to the MRT at Bellingham (on the north side of State Street) into a full-sized, multi-use trail. That promise was memorialized nearly seven years ago but no further action has been taken by the Bettendorf City Council since. “I understand there may be some challenges to moving ahead on that commitment, but I’m not clear as to what those are,” Bawden said.

Scott County Emergency Management issues a burn ban until March 30, 2021

Scott County Emergency Management issues a burn ban until March 30, 2021

Countywide Burn Ban in Effect for Scott County, Iowa

SCOTT COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
1100 East 46th Street, Davenport, Iowa 52807
(563) 484-3050

The Scott County Emergency Management Agency, in conjunction with the local Fire Chiefs and the State Fire Marshalls Office, has determined that open burning constitutes a danger to life and property for Scott County, Iowa. In pursuant to Iowa Code 100.40(1) (1995), a Burn Ban is in effect as of 03/29/2021 at 08:00 am for all of Scott County, Iowa.

Current conditions & concerns:
Weather conditions have initiated a Red Flag Warning by the National Weather Service
The National Weather Service has predictions for high winds for today, 03/29/2021, through 03/30/2021. At this time, a burn ban will be in effect until further notice, and once the danger to life & property has been changed, the Countywide Burn Ban will be lifted. When that time comes, notification that the burn ban has been lifted will be distributed by press release.

You can find additional information and details by clicking on the links below:

Public Hearing & City Council Meeting scheduled for September 14, 2021 at 6:00pm and 7:00 pm.

MEETING NOTICE: VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETING, MARCH 16, 2021 at 7:00pm.

A Town Hall Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 7:00pm.  The mayor will be reviewing the proposed FY 22 budget that will be presented for a public hearing on Saturday, March 20 at 7pm and then considered by the City Council at it’s regular meeting on Tuesday, March 23 at 7pm.

Attendance at this meeting is limited to online attendance only.

 

Agenda for the Online Meeting

  1. WELCOME
  2. CALL TO ORDER
  3. ROLL CALL
  4. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  5. PRESENTATION OF BUDGET
  6. QUESTIONS
  7. ADJOURNMENT

A PDF of the agenda can be downloaded by clicking here.  The budget to be reviewed at the meeting can be found here.

Here are the details on the online meeting …

Topic: Virtual Town Hall for FY 22 Budget Review
Time: Mar 16, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Public Hearing & City Council Meeting scheduled for September 14, 2021 at 6:00pm and 7:00 pm.

MEETING NOTICE: PLANNING & ZONING MEETING on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 7:00P.M.

A Planning and Zoning Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 7:00pm. Attendance at this meeting is online.

Agenda for the Online Meeting

  1. WELCOME AND ROLL CALL
  2. REVIEW/APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
  3. CONSIDERATION OF APPOINTMENT OF COMMISSION CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR
  4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
  5. DISCUSSION
  6. NEW BUSINESS
  7. ADJOURNMENT

 

A copy of the packet for the meeting (including the agenda) can be downloaded by clicking here.

A copy of the City’s Comprehensive Plan has been divided into three sections available for download:

 

A copy of the proposed Urban Renewal Plan can be found by clicking here.

Here are the details for the meeting:

Topic: Virtual Planning & Zoning Meeting
Time: Mar 18, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Final Parks and Trails Plan Assessment Meeting Set

Final Parks and Trails Plan Assessment Meeting Set

An online meeting to review the final draft of the Parks and Trail System Needs Assessment for Riverdale has been set by our consultant, MSA Professional Services.

Details for the meeting are as follows:

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A draft of the assessment can be reviewed by clicking here.