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MEETING NOTICE: Council Meeting called for Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7:00pm.

MEETING NOTICE: Council Meeting called for Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7:00pm.

A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place on Tuesday evening, February 23, 2021 at 7:00pm. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the meeting will be held virtually as a Zoom web conference.

Attendance at this meeting is limited online attendance only.

Attending the Meeting Online

You now have two options for attending the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 (from 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM).

If you just want to watch the meeting, you can do so by going to the Riverdale Residents Facebook Page. The stream to Facebook is delayed by a 10-20 second buffer, so comments you post in Facebook may not reach the Mayor or Council in time to be read and answered immediately. But they will be answered eventually.

If you need to address the Council or if you want to participate in an active discussion with the Mayor, Council, staff or another meeting participant, you’ll need to join the meeting directly from your computer, tablet or smart phone by clicking on the button, below, or this link.

Please note that this meeting will be held via Zoom, so you may need to install the Zoom software on your computer. If you haven’t used Zoom before, it’s recommended you download and install the software early and then join our meeting around 6:45. The meeting ID number and access code are:

Meeting ID: 814 8168 1504

Not comfortable joining online? You can dial into the meeting with your phone, just call: (312) 626 6799 and use the meeting ID and access code shown above, when prompted.

RIVERDALE CITY COUNCIL MAX LEVY HEARING

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

DATE:   February 23, 2021     TIME:  7:00 P.M.

Revised Max Levy Hearing Notice

RIVERDALE CITY COUNCIL AGENDA


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

DATE:   February 23, 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 AGENDA
  • AGENDA MODIFICATIONS/ADJUSTMENTS
    • Requests by Mayor/Council Members to Move Items off the Consent Agenda
    • Requests by Members of the Public to Address the Council
  • APPROVAL OF THE AMENDED AGENDA
  • 2021-2022 MAX LEVY HEARING

3.1    OPEN PUBLIC HEARING

3.2   PRESENTATION

3.3   PUBLIC COMMENT

3.4   CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSION

3.5    CLOSE PUBLIC HEARING

  • APPROVAL OF THE 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.

2.3.3.      Council Meeting Minutes February 9, 2021

  • Approval of Warrants for February 23, 2021

2.3.5.      Approval of the Treasurer’s Financial Reports 2nd  half of month, Februrary 2021

  • PRESENTATIONS AND PROJECT UPDATES

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

  • CITY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT
    • Administrative Summary
  • MSA ENGINEER’S ACTIVITY REPORT
    • Project Review Summary
    • Fenno Road Watermain Break Report
  • FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORT
    • RFD Report to Council
  • PUBLIC WORKS REPORT
    • Maintenance Report to Council
    • Report for 02/03/2021 – 02/10/2021
    • Report for 02/10/2021– 02/17/2021

3.5      WOODS ESTATES DEVELOPMENT REPORT

3.5.1     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 2021-06 – Resolution for the Approval of the Fiscal year 2022 Maximum Property Tax Dollars

6.1.2       Resolution 2021-07- Resolution determining the necessity and setting dates of a    consultation and hearing on a proposed Fenno Drive Urban Renewal Plan for a proposed Urban Renewal Area in the City of Riverdale, State of Iowa.

  1. OTHER COUNCIL ACTION
  1. DISCUSSION AGENDA
  • FIRE AND PUBLIC SAFETY
    • Capital Plan and Long-Range Vision
    • Nuisance Property Progress Report
  • BUDGET AND FINANCE
    • Status Report on FY22 Budget
    • Status of Long-Range Budget Planning Process
  • STREETS AND PUBLIC WORKS
    • Update on SCC Draining Issues
  • PARKS AND GROUNDS
    • Invasive Species Report Presentation by Alex Wenthe, Quercus
    • Parks and Trails Project Update
  • Public Engagement/Involvement
    • Easter Egg Hunt per Council member Kelly Krell
    • Events Policy/Ordinance per Council member Kelly Krell
  1. REPORT FROM THE MAYOR 

9.1        INTERGOVERNMENTAL

9.2        28E AGREEMENT BODIES

  • EXECUTIVE ACTIONS

9.3.1 Possiblity of ther reopening of City Hall and Public Grounds

  • PROCLAMATIONS
  1. 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 (all meetings will be held online)

Public Hearing: Max Levy for FY22 Budget         Tuesday, February 23, 2021                       7:00 pm

Regular City Council Meeting                              Tuesday, February 23, 2021                      7:00 pm

Regular City Council Meeting                              Tuesday, March 9,2021                             7:00 pm

Public Hearing: FY22 Budget                              Tuesday, March 16, 2021                           7:00 pm

Regular City Council Meeting                              Tuesday, March 16, 2021                           7:30 pm

Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting                                Sunday, March 21, 2021                            2:00 pm

Regular City Council Meeting                              Tuesday, March 23, 2021                          7:00 pm

Planning & Zoning Meeting                                 Thursday, March 30, 2021                         7:00 pm

Council Packet

The Council packet consists of 2 parts:  Part I   |   Part II

 

MEETING NOTICE: Council Meeting called for Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7:00pm.

MEETING NOTICE: City Council Meeting on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 7:00P.M.

A special work session of the Riverdale City Council will take place on Saturday, January 9th at 9:00am. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the meeting will be held virtually as a GoToMeeting web conference and with limited attendance in the Community Room at City Hall.

Attendance at this meeting is limited online attendance only.

Attending the Meeting Online

To attend the City Council Meeting on Saturday, January 9, 2021 (from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM), just join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smart phone by clicking on the button or this link. You can access the meeting by using the access code: 692-815-277

Not comfortable joining online? You can dial into the meeting with your phone, just call: (872) 240-3412 and use the access code (692-815-277) when prompted.

Please Note: It’s highly recommended you get the GoToMeeting app and install it on your computer before the meeting starts so you’ll be ready when we begin.

Just Click Here to download the app.

Agenda

1. Welcome

1.1 Call to Order
1.2 Roll Call
1.3 Pledge of Allegiance

2. Review and Approval of the Agenda

3. Review of discussions with City Council members on goals and objectives for the coming year. (Mayor Bawden)

4. Discussion of budget process for FY21 and the allocation of surplus general fund money during the coming year. (Mayor Bawden)

5. Outline of administrative processes and a “roadmap” on how things get done in Riverdale. (Mayor Bawden)

6. General discussion of meeting and agenda protocol

7. Adjournment

MEETING NOTICE: Council Meeting called for Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7:00pm.

MEETING NOTICE: Council Meeting called for Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 7:00pm.

A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place on Tuesday evening, December 8th at 7:00pm. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the meeting will be held virtually as a GoToMeeting web conference and with limited attendance in the Community Room at City Hall.

Attendance at this meeting is limited online attendance only.

Attending the Meeting Online

To attend the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 (from 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM), just join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smart phone by clicking on the button or this link. You can access the meeting by using the access code: 569-793-517

Not comfortable joining online? You can dial into the meeting with your phone, just call: (872) 240-3212 and use the access code (569-793-517) when prompted.

Please Note: It’s highly recommended you get the GoToMeeting app and install it on your computer before the meeting starts so you’ll be ready when we begin.

Just Click Here to download the app.

Agenda

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

A City Ordinance:

  • A City Ordinance dedicating the water service lines under the City’s streets to Iowa-American Water Company (first reading)

Resolutions addressing the following:

  • A Resolution to authorize the Mayor to sign FEMA paperwork related to a grant to repay the City for expenses incurred as a result of the August Derecho event
  • A Resolution to accept the total quantities for the Havens Acres Roadway Rehabilitation Project completed earlier this year
  • A Resolution to designate the “official publications” of the City of Riverdale for 2021

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.  (42 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 report from the Riverdale Volunteer Fire Department can be found here.

A copy of the Mayor’s public health proclamation extending the closing of 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 will be posted following their approval at the following meeting of the City Council on January12, 2021.

* 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)

 

MEETING NOTICE: Council Meeting called for Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7:00pm.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 City Council Meeting

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.

Agenda

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)

 

City Hall and Parks close on Monday for the rest of the year

City Hall and Parks close on Monday for the rest of the year

The Mayor has issued an executive order declaring a public health emergency and closing the City’s public meeting spaces, parks and City Hall through the end of the year. The Riverdale Volunteer Fire Department will still be able to use the fire station and equipment as long as it continues to use the contagious disease protocols established earlier this year.

The executive order which goes into effect on Monday, November 23, reads as follows:

COVID-19-Proclamation-for-2020

The text of the Mayoral Proclamation closing Riverdale City Hall, the community rooms and parks due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis.

A full copy of the executive order along with CDC guidelines for meeting and gathering during the holidays can be found here.

A copy of additional guidelines for traveling, gathering and meeting during the holidays has been provided by the Scott County Health Department and can be found by clicking here.

The Governor’s public health proclamations can be found here.

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MEETING NOTICE: Council Meeting called for Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7:00pm.

MEETING NOTICE: Council Meeting called for Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 7:00pm.

A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place on Tuesday evening, November 10th at 7:00pm. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the meeting will be held virtually as a GoToMeeting web conference and with limited attendance in the Community Room at City Hall.

Attendance at this meeting is limited online attendance only.

Attending the Meeting Online

To attend the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 (from 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM), just join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smart phone by clicking on the button or this link. You can access the meeting by using the access code: 569-793-517

Not comfortable joining online? You can dial into the meeting with your phone, just call: (872) 240-3212 and use the access code (569-793-517) when prompted.

Please Note: It’s highly recommended you get the GoToMeeting app and install it on your computer before the meeting starts so you’ll be ready when we begin.

Just Click Here to download the app.

Agenda

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 approve a contract for snow removal services for the coming winter season (effective November 11, 2020)
  • A Resolution to approve a proposal to modify the proposed fence and gate on the south side of the State Street Bridge over Duck Creek
  • A Resolution to accept the final completion and acceptance of work statements for the Havens Acres Roadway Rehabilitation Project

Discussion of various items include:

    • A progress report on the development of a City Calendar for 2021
    • Information about using direct deposit for city-related payroll
    • An update on the City’s document management efforts/plan
    • A review of a variety of RFD matters including the election of officers and options available to the city with regard to replacing the air compressor
    • A discussion of security-related matters and the installation of security cameras at strategic points throughout the City
    • An update on plans for deer hunting and coyote trapping for the coming winter
    • A discussion of remediating drainage issues along Manor Drive
    • Discussion of creating a city-wide plan for tree plantings and management
    • Discussion of planned holiday activities
    • A review of restrictions on the use of City facilities for the coming months due to the COVID-19 public health crisis

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.  (73 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.

Meeting minutes will be posted following their approval at the following meeting of the City Council on November 24, 2020.

* NOTE: If you would like a copy of the Council Packet or Budget Report, please call City Hall during regular business hours (10-5pm, Mon-Fri) and one can be made for you at a cost of $.25 per page.

 

MEETING NOTICE: Council Meeting called for Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7:00pm.

MEETING NOTICE: Council Meeting called for Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 7:00pm.

A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place on Tuesday evening, October 13th at 7:00pm. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the meeting will be held virtually as a GoToMeeting web conference and with limited attendance in the Community Room at City Hall.

Attendance at this meeting is limited to 15 people in-person, others can attend online.  If you choose to attend in-person, you will be required to wear a face mask while in the building.

 

Attending the Meeting Online

To attend the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 (from 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM), just join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smart phone by clicking on the button or this link. You can access the meeting by using the access code: 569-793-517

Not comfortable joining online? You can dial into the meeting with your phone, just call: (872) 240-3212 and use the access code (569-793-517) when prompted.

Please Note: It’s highly recommended you get the GoToMeeting app and install it on your computer before the meeting starts so you’ll be ready when we begin.

Just Click Here to download the app.

Agenda

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 approve a professional services agreement with MSA for engineering services related to a proposed urban renewal plan for the Fenno Hill area
  • A Resolution to approve the change of some street names in the Woods Estates subdivision
  • A Resolution to establish a date for a public hearing to discuss the proposed urban renewal plan and TIF ordinance for the Fenno Hill area

Discussion of various items include:

    • Requests for key dates for meetings and events to include on a City calendar planned for a December publication
    • Changes made to the City’s Chart of Accounts
    • Work on the preparation of an urban renewal plan for the Fenno Hill area and what it means for the City
    • Details of the Citywide clean-up planned for October 17
    • Status of snow removal services for this coming winter
    • Holiday celebration plans for the City and residents
    • A proposed “spring fling” event in Woods Estates in 2021
    • Development of a long-term vision for the RFD and plans for the October 25 open house
    • Budget planning for FY22
    • Issues surrounding on-going concerns about the gate across the sidewalk extension at the south end of Kensington Street in Havens Acres

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.  (67 pages)

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.

Additional reports to Council include:

Meeting minutes will be posted following their approval at the following meeting of the City Council on October 27, 2020.

* NOTE: If you would like a copy of the Council Packet or Budget Report, please call City Hall during regular business hours (10-5pm, Mon-Fri) and one can be made for you at a cost of $.25 per page.

 

MEETING NOTICE: Council Meeting called for Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7:00pm.

MEETING NOTICE: Council Meeting called for Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 7:15pm.

A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place on Tuesday evening, September 8th at 7:15pm (following a public hearing scheduled for 7pm). Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the meeting will be held virtually as a GoToMeeting web conference and with limited attendance in the Community Room at City Hall.

Attendance at this meeting is limited to 15 people in-person, others can attend online.  If you choose to attend in-person, you will be required to wear a face mask while in the building.

 

Attending the Meeting Online

To attend the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 (from 7:15 PM – 9:30 PM), just join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smart phone by clicking on the button or this link. You can access the meeting by using the access code: 569-793-517

Not comfortable joining online? You can dial into the meeting with your phone, just call: (872) 240-3212 and use the access code (569-793-517) when prompted.

Please Note: It’s highly recommended you get the GoToMeeting app and install it on your computer before the meeting starts so you’ll be ready when we begin.

Just Click Here to download the app.

Agenda

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 approve fees and a process for permitting sanitary sewer work and rehabilitation
  • A Resolution to approve and adopt the annual street financial report to the Iowa DOT for FY 20
  • A Resolution to authorize staff to prepare for the expenditure of up to $55,000 for a mobile air compressor unit for the use of the Riverdale Fire Department

Discussion of various items include:

    • Suggestions of people to serve on an advisory committee to review issues surrounding the connection between the MRT and Duck Creek Bike Trail
    • Council member attendance at the upcoming Iowa league of Cities Conference
    • Production of a 2021 city calendar
    • Establishing an emergency fund for the City
    • Need for photography of damaged property from the August 10 storm
    • A review of the Parks & Trails Assessment report prepared by MSA
    • Fall Fest
    • The Purple Bull Run
    • Trick or Treat options
    • Bookmobile appearances
    • Next steps in the “Meals-to-Go” program
    • Possible joint project with Panorama Park

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.  (49 pages)

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.

The Parks & Trails Assessment presentation deck and report can be downloaded from the site as well (click on both hyperlinks).

Meeting minutes will be posted following their approval at the following meeting of the City Council on September 22, 2020.

* NOTE: If you would like a copy of the Council Packet or Budget Report, please call City Hall during regular business hours (10-5pm, Mon-Fri) and one can be made for you at a cost of $.25 per page.

 

MEETING NOTICE: Public Hearing called for Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 7pm.

MEETING NOTICE: Public Hearing called for Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 7pm.

A public hearing to review specific details of the “Meals-to-Go” program will be convened by the Riverdale City Council at 7 pm on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. The meeting will be held online. Details on how to attend by phone or by computer can be found on the City’s website or social media. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the meeting will be held virtually as a GoToMeeting web conference and with limited attendance in the Community Room at City Hall.

Attendance at this meeting is limited to 15 people in-person, others can attend online.  If you choose to attend in-person, you will be required to wear a face mask while in the building.

 

Attending the Meeting Online

To attend the public hearing on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 (from 7:00 PM – 7:15 PM), just join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smart phone by clicking on the button or this link. You can access the meeting by using the access code: 569-793-517

Not comfortable joining online? You can dial into the meeting with your phone, just call: (872) 240-3212 and use the access code (569-793-517) when prompted.

Please Note: It’s highly recommended you get the GoToMeeting app and install it on your computer before the meeting starts so you’ll be ready when we begin.

Just Click Here to download the app.

Agenda

Welcome:

  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call

Discussion:

  • Need for the CDBG Project
  • Description of the CDBG-funded project and activities
  • The amount of CDBG funds for the project
  • Estimated amount of CDBG assistance that will benefit low and moderate income per person
  • The location of the project activities
  • Any relocation that will have to take place
  • Contact information if a resident has concerns or complaints regarding the project
  • Community development housing needs of low-to-moderate income persons in teh city and any planned or potential activities to address their needs
  • Other Community Development and Housing needs

Comments from Audience:

Adjournment

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

 

Mayor issues new rules for public meetings at City Hall

Mayor issues new rules for public meetings at City Hall

(UPDATED 08-26-2020) Mayor Mike Bawden has issued an executive order changing the ground rules for public meetings to be held at City Hall for the foreseeable future.

Effective immediately, all public meetings of the City are to be held in a hybrid fashion (online and in-person) and all deliberative members of the body are asked to attend online so their comments and votes on matters can be properly recorded.

According to the executive order:

1) Public meetings should be held, whenever possible, in a hybrid fashion with the chair of the meeting present in the Community Room at City Hall along with up to fourteen other participants (residents, guests, consultants, etc.).

2) Deliberative participants (members of the City Council or commission members required to attend) and the remainder of the public body interested in attending the meeting, must do so online through the Virtual Community Room feature found on the City’s website.

3) In-person attendance at meetings cannot exceed fifteen people. If more than fifteen people come to the meeting, those who arrive after the fifteenth person will be asked to leave the building and attend online.

4) All meetings should be recorded so accurate meeting minutes can be constructed for the public record.

5) All in-person, meeting attendees are required to wear a face mask. It is not the City’s responsibility to provide face masks. If a person does not have a face mask or refuses to wear one, they are required to leave the building.

6) The order will remain in effect until the number of new COVID-19 cases in Scott County has returned to its pre-summer spike level (a total of 50 or fewer cases over a two-week period). The infection rate in the county will be checked monthly.

A copy of this order is available from the Deputy Clerk during regular office hours at City Hall (8am – 5pm, Monday thru Friday) and is also posted on the public notice bulletin boards at either entrance to City Hall. Changes to or the termination of this executive order will be posted to City Hall and the website when it occurs.

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MEETING NOTICE: Council Meeting called for Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7:00pm.

MEETING NOTICE: Council Meeting called for Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 7pm.

A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place on Tuesday evening, August 11th at 7pm. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the meeting will be held virtually as a GoToMeeting web conference and with limited attendance in the Community Room at City Hall.

Attendance at this meeting is limited to 15 people in-person, others can attend online.  If you choose to attend in-person, you will be required to wear a face mask while in the building.

 

Attending the Meeting Online

To attend the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 (from 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM), just join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smart phone by clicking on the button or this link. You can access the meeting by using the access code: 569-793-517

Not comfortable joining online? You can dial into the meeting with your phone, just call: (872) 240-3212 and use the access code (569-793-517) when prompted.

Please Note: It’s highly recommended you get the GoToMeeting app and install it on your computer before the meeting starts so you’ll be ready when we begin.

Just Click Here to download the app.

DUE TO THE STORM ON MONDAY, AUGUST 10, THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL HAS BEEN MOVED BACK ONE WEEK TO TUESDAY, AUGUST 18. THE AGENDA AND MATERIAL FOR PRESENTATION AT THE MEETING REMAINS THE SAME.

Please check our website and social media for further updates.

Agenda

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
  • Presentation by Dave Ring, president of the Quad City Bike Club about concerns surrounding the closure of the connector path between the MRT and Kensington Street and the safety of the bike crossing at Bellingham Road and State Street

Resolutions addressing the following:

  • A Resolution to approve a proposal for park drawings from MSA (originally tabled at the July 28th meeting)
  • A Resolution to consider a proposed alternate connector route for bikers and pedestrians that connect the Mississippi River Trail (MRT) and Duck Creek Bike Trail (DCBT) without crossing Hwy 67 (State Street)
  • A Resolution to re-consider and rescind Resolution 2020-49, adopted by the Riverdale City Council on June 9, 2020
  • A Resolution to authorize staff to negotiate terms of an economic development package for a prospective, multi-family, residential housing project in the City
  • A Resolution to authorize staff to search and engage a financial consultant to aid in long-term financial planning and reporting processes

Discussion of various items include:

    • A review of draft identity materials for the City to be sent to the printer
    • A discussion on the merits of switching the City from a cash basis accounting methodology to a modified accrual method
    • A timeline for closing out the last of the financial reports for FY20 between August and December
    • A timeline for preparation of the FY 22 budget
    • A summary report of the invasive species walk held on August 7
    • An update on the smoke testing work done on the interceptor sewer line running under Hwy 67
    • A review of safety concerns related to crossing Hwy 67 at Bellingham Road and creating alternate connector routes between the MRT and DCBT
    • An update on the fence and gate project on the State Street bridge crossing over Duck Creek
    • An update on plans for a fall event (Fall Fest/Purple Bull Run)
    • An update on the “Meals-to-Go” program
    • A report on the possibility of securing additional CDBG funding for the “Meals-to-Go” program
    • An update on the repair/replacement of the mobile air compressor for the Riverdale Fire Department

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.  (47 pages)

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.

Meeting minutes will be posted following their approval at the following meeting of the City Council on August 25, 2020.

* NOTE: If you would like a copy of the Council Packet or Budget Report, please call City Hall during regular business hours (10-5pm, Mon-Fri) and one can be made for you at a cost of $.25 per page.

 

MEETING NOTICE: Council Meeting called for Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7:00pm.

MEETING NOTICE: Council Meeting called for Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 7pm.

A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place on Tuesday evening, July 28th at 7pm. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the meeting will be held virtually as a GoToMeeting web conference and with limited attendance in the Community Room at City Hall (maximum capacity is 25 people).

 

Attending the Meeting Online

To attend the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 (from 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM), just join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smart phone by clicking on the button or this link. You can access the meeting by using the access code: 569-793-517

Not comfortable joining online? You can dial into the meeting with your phone, just call: (872) 240-3212 and use the access code (569-793-517) when prompted.

Please Note: It’s highly recommended you get the GoToMeeting app and install it on your computer before the meeting starts so you’ll be ready when we begin.

Just Click Here to download the app.

Agenda

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 conditionally authorize an assessment of the storm water drainage and management under SCC Drive and the entrance to the college at Highway 67.
  • A Resolution to approve a proposal for park drawings from MSA.
  • A Resolution to approve a tree/brush removal proposal for Bicentennial Park from The Davey Tree Company.
  • A Resolution to approve changing the authorizing signatories on the City’s various bank accounts.
  • A Resolution approving the staff recommendation for an employee health benefit plan (for full-time employees).

Discussion of various items include:

    • A review of proposed identity materials for the City.
    • An update on the city’s plan to improve how it manages documents and archives material
    • A status report on the MRT/Havens Acres situation
    • A report on the City’s annual IPERS review
    • A schedule of required reports and deadlines for the City
    • Mid-Year updates on landscaping, mowing, invasive species controls, etc.
    • A report on smoke testing the interceptor sewer line under Hwy 67
    • A discussion about Fall Fest (scheduled for October 3)
    • A “Meals-to-Go” progress report
    • A review of the City’s COVID-19 protocols
    • Updates on the ventilation system installation and the repair of the fire department’s air compressor
    • An update on establishing playground “barriers” around the perimeter of the parks
    • An update on the proposed facade improvement program
    • An update on city entrance/landmark signage

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. (70 pages)

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.

Meeting minutes will be posted following their approval at the following meeting of the City Council on August 11, 2020.

* NOTE: If you would like a copy of the Council Packet or Budget Report, please call City Hall during regular business hours (10-5pm, Mon-Fri) and one can be made for you at a cost of $.25 per page.