October 9, 2018 Regular Meeting

October 9, 2018 Regular Meeting

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

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

A copy of the information packet sent to Council Members can be found here.

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

Meeting minutes will be posted following their approval at the following meeting of the City Council on October 23, 2018.

September 25, 2018 Regular Meeting

September 25, 2018 Regular Meeting

A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place on Tuesday evening, September 25th at 7pm.  The meeting will take place in the Community Room at Riverdale City Hall.

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

A copy of the information packet sent to Council Members can be found here.

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

A draft of the meeting minutes can be found here. Approved meeting minutes will be posted following their approval at the following meeting of the City Council on October 9, 2018.

September 11, 2018 Regular Meeting

September 11, 2018 Regular Meeting

A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place on Tuesday evening, September 11th at 7pm.  The meeting will take place in the Community Room at Riverdale City Hall.

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

A copy of the information packet sent to Council Members can be found here.

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

Meeting minutes will be posted following their approval at the following meeting of the City Council on September 25, 2018.

Sheriff Tim Lane addresses City’s crime concerns

Sheriff Tim Lane addresses City’s crime concerns

Scott County Sheriff, Tim Lane, attended the Riverdale City Council Meeting on August 28, 2018 and provided an overview of the size and scope of the juvenile crime problem that reached into the City last August 11th, when several cars were broken into and one car was stolen from in front of a residence on Manor Drive. Sheriff Lane offered a sobering assessment that caught many of those present off guard – both citizens and City officials.

According to Sheriff Lane, the juvenile crime problem in Scott County is growing dramatically. So far in 2018 (through the first three and a half weeks of August), over 600 cars have been reported stolen compared to around 800 cars stolen in all of 2017 and 517 in 2016. But that wasn’t the end of the bad news.

“The problem is getting worse,” Sheriff Lane said. “These juveniles are extremely violent.”

The county’s chief law enforcement officer told the Council that he’s seen surveillance footage of these youths pulling guns and entering homes they knew (or at least thought they knew) were occupied.

So, just how do these young criminals get their weapons? “The guns are taken from the cars they steal, left there by their owners,” Sheriff Lane explained.

There are an estimated 100 kids involved in this local crime spree. And as the Sheriff explained, many of them view breaking into and stealing cars as a kind of competition – often taking pride in running the stolen vehicles into each other, into parked cars or into innocent people.

Sheriff Lane also explained that there is not a “preferred time” for these crimes to occur. Police departments and the Sheriff’s office have reports of vehicles being broken into and stolen at all hours of the day. As the young assailants get more and more bold and gain access to weapons, Sheriff Lane expressed his concern that car thefts could eventually turn into car-jackings.

“People have to be careful,” he explained, “especially as cold weather sets in … Don’t leave your car running outside to warm up. Don’t leave your car unlocked. And even when you’re filling up with gas at the pump, don’t leave your keys in the car.”

What can be done?

Council members asked the Sheriff what can be done to make Riverdale residents safer in light of the ever-increasing rate of car thefts and the possible for more violent behavior from these juveniles – ranging in age from 9 years to 18 years of age. He offered the following tips:

  1. Spread the word about what’s happening and the simple prevention steps that you can take to keep you from being an “easy target” of this kind of crime;
  2. Buy and install a home security system – even if that system is as simple as having a noisy dog, a little prevention goes a long way.
  3. Watch out for each other – a neighborhood watch program can be very effective at protecting your home as well as your neighbors’.

A complete summary of Sheriff Lane’s presentation to the Riverdale City Council (prepared by Council Member Paul DCamp) can be viewed here.

We also encourage you to participate in the City’s Crime Prevention Task Force which held its first meeting on Friday, August 31st at 3pm.

August 28, 2018 Regular Meeting

August 28, 2018 Regular Meeting

A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place on Tuesday evening, August 28th at 7pm.  The meeting will take place in the Council Chambers at Riverdale City Hall.

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

A copy of the information packet sent to Council Members can be found here.

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

A supplemental update for the Woods Estates project can be found by clicking here.

Meeting minutes will be posted following their approval at the following meeting of the City Council on September 11, 2018.

UPDATED: August 14, 2018 Regular Meeting

UPDATED: August 14, 2018 Regular Meeting

A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place on Tuesday evening, August 14th at 7pm.  The meeting will take place in the Council Chambers at Riverdale City Hall.

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

A copy of the 100+ page information packet sent to Council Members can be found here.

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

Meeting minutes will be posted following their approval at the following meeting of the City Council on August 28, 2018.

July 24, 2018 Regular Meeting

July 24, 2018 Regular Meeting

A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council took place on Tuesday evening, July 24th at 7pm.  The meeting was held in the Council Chambers at Riverdale City Hall.

You can review a copy of the agenda by clicking here.

You can review a copy of the information packet for the meeting by clicking here.

The City Engineer’s report (MSA) can be viewed by clicking here.

The report from the Riverdale Fire Department can be viewed by clicking here.

You can review a copy of the minutes of the City Council (amended and approved by the Council at its August 14th meeting) by clicking here.

July 10, 2017 Regular Meeting

July 10, 2017 Regular Meeting

A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council took place on Tuesday evening, July 10th at 7pm.  The meeting was held in the Council Chambers at Riverdale City Hall, Mayor Mike Bawden presided.

You can review a copy of the agenda by clicking here.

A copy of the Council Packet is available for review by clicking here. A copy of the City Engineer’s report (from MSA Consulting) can be viewed by clicking here.

A copy of the minutes from this meeting approved by the City Council at its July 24, 2018 meeting can be found by clicking here.

June 26, 2018 Regular Meeting

June 26, 2018 Regular Meeting

A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council took place on Tuesday evening, June 26th at 7pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall. Mayor Pro Tem, Doug Littrel presided.

You can review a copy of the agenda by clicking here.

You can review a copy of the information packet for the meeting by clicking here.  The City Engineer’s report (MSA) can be viewed by clicking here.

Meeting minutes were approved at the following meeting of the City Council on July 10, 2018. You can review them by clicking here.

Kelly Krell sworn in as new Council Member

Kelly Krell sworn in as new Council Member

UPDATE from 05/22 CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Kelly Krell, a long-time resident of Haven’s Acres, was sworn in as Riverdale’s newest City Council Member at the Council’s May 22nd meeting. She takes the seat formerly occupied by Dean Halsey who resigned earlier in the year, citing work obligations.

Kelly will be working on a variety of issues – primarily focused around Riverdale’s network of parks and the City’s events and other recreational activities. She will also be chairing a community task force to study and recommend a strategy for dealing with invasive plant species in Riverdale.

If you’re interested in helping Kelly with events, activities or improving the greenspace in which we all live, let us know!