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

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, September 8, 2020 at 7:15pm.

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, September 8, 2020 at 7:15pm.

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.

 

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

MEETING NOTICE: Council Meeting called for Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 7pm.

A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place on Tuesday evening, July 14th 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 14, 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
  • A presentation by the City Engineer on future plans for the Fieldcrest Drainage Way
  • Status Report from Woods Construction & Development

Resolutions addressing the following:

  • A Resolution approving City staff recommendation(s) concerning replacing the roof of City Hall.
  • A Resolution authorizing a proposal for sanitary sewer testing of the interceptor sewer line running from Panorama Park to Bettendorf (under Hwy 67).

Discussion of various items include:

    • An update on the on-going review of the Riverdale City Staff Employee Manual and insurance benefit plans currently underway
    • An update on hiring part-time assistance for a variety of summer projects
    • A review of capital projects planned for FY21
    • Updates on the year-long, invasive species audit currently underway
    • Plans for mid-year reviews with various contractors
    • The state of plans for this year’s Fall Fest in October
    • Meals-to-Go progress report
    • Updates on various projects currently underway at the fire station
    • A review of possible changes coming to the City’s parks and playgrounds in terms of new equipment and facilties
    • An update on the Arconic TIF related to the plant’s heat treat facilities
    • An update on where things stand with developing alternative connector routes between the MRT and Duck Creek Bike Trail
    • A review of guidelines for changing public meetings from in-person to mixed or online formats

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.  (50 pages)

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

Minutes from the meeting can be found here.

* 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, September 8, 2020 at 7:15pm.

MEETING NOTICE: Council Meeting called for Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 7pm.

A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place on Tuesday evening, June 23rd 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, June 23, 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:

  • Reports by the Fire Chief and Maintenance Department
  • City Engineer’s Progress Report on a variety of projects
  • Status Report from Woods Construction & Development

New Ordinance to the Riverdale City Code:

  • Second Reading of new sections to the Code for the City of Riverdale (Sections 95.301 – 95.307) establishing a Sewer/Utility Review Committee.

Resolutions addressing the following:

  • A Resolution approving the employment agreement for the position of Deputy Clerk for the City of Riverdale.
  • A Resolution authorizing the engagement of MSA Engineering Services to oversee the installation of a gate on the fence along the south sidewalk of the walking path attached to the Hwy 67 bridge over Duck Creek.
  • A Resolution authorizing the engagement of MSA Engineering Services to assess the state of the storm water sewer running on the west side of Manor Drive hill.

Discussion of various items include:

    • Staffing plan considerations once full-time staff is on-board by July 6, 2020
    • Changing operating hours for City Hall as of July 6, 2020
    • Creating a drop-off site at City Hall for community e-waste
    • Accounting services mid-year review
    • FY20 budget amendments update
    • Progress on alternative trail connector routes with the City of Bettendorf, Iowa DOT, QC-area biking and running clubs
    • Drainage concerns at the intersection of Hwy 67 and the SCC entrance
    • Hosting a virtual 4th of July on social media
    • Parks and trails survey progress
    • SCC master planning update
    • Meals-to-Go progress report

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

A copy of the information packet sent to Council Members wil be uploaded on Sunday.  

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

A report from the mayor covering administrative work over the last two weeks will be uploaded on Sunday.

Meeting minutes will be posted following their approval at the following meeting of the City Council on July 14, 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, Tue-Thu) and one can be made for you at a cost of $.25 per page.

 

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

MEETING NOTICE: Special Council Meeting called for Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 6pm

A special meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place on Tuesday evening, June 16th at 6pm. The meeting will be held in the Community Room at City Hall. 

Per guidelines set by the Mayor (in light of the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis), attendance at the meeting will be limited to no more than twenty people (including Council and advisors). The second half of the meeting will be conducted in closed session at the request of the candidate being interviewed for the position of Deputy Clerk.

Agenda

This meeting will cover items related to the appointment of personnel to full-time staff positions with the City. The items covered as part of the Council’s public meeting include:

  • A MOTION to approve the appointment of the selected candidate for the position of City Administrator/City Clerk and setting the salary for the position;
  • A RESOLUTION officially approving the employment agreement;
  • A MOTION to approve the offer of an employment agreement for the Deputy Clerk position with the City of Riverdale, Iowa to an individual following an evaluation of the interview conducted in closed session; and
  • A MOTION to approve the appointment of the selected candidate to the Deputy Clerk position.
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No other business will be discussed at the meeting. The next regular meeting of the City Council is scheduled for Tuesday, June 26th at 7pm.

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

 

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

MEETING NOTICE: Council Meeting called for Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 7pm.

A special meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place on Tuesday evening, June 9th 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, June 9, 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:

  • Reports by the Fire Chief and Maintenance Department
  • City Engineer’s Progress Report on a variety of projects
  • Status Report from Woods Construction & Development
  • An update from the Staff Search and Selection Committee

Resolutions addressing the following:

  • The FIRST READING of a new CITY ORDINANCE establishing a Sewer/Utility Review Committee for the City of Riverdale
  • A Resolution to Compensate Mayor Bawden for Services Provided as Interim City Administrator between March 15 and June 30, 2020
  • A Resolution to Establish a Standard of a Locked Gate Between the MRT and Kensington Street on City Property
  • A Resolutions to Approve a Proposed Study of Pedestrian and Bike Traffic Over the Cement Path Between the MRT and South Kensington Street
  • Resolution to Approve Payment of Outstanding Invoices After June 23 and Before July 1, 2020

Discussion of various items include:

    • A summary of IT equipment repairs needed
    • Updates on mid-year reviews of accounting, groundskeeping/mowing and landscaping services
    • A review of the insurance audit conducted in May
    • An updated schedule for a public hearing and passage of budget amendments for FY20
    • A final review of the Ice Cream Social event held on June 6
    • An update on the Meals-To-Go program
    • A review of new guidelines for park, playground and gathering place usage during the on-going 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.  (101 pages, total)

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

A report from the mayor covering administrative work over the last two weeks can be found here.

Meeting minutes will be posted following their approval at the following meeting of the City Council on June 23, 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, Tue-Thu) and one can be made for you at a cost of $.25 per page.

 

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

MEETING NOTICE: Special Council Meeting called for Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 7pm.

A special meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place on Thursday evening, June 4th at 7pm. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the meeting will be held virtually as a GoToMeeting web conference.

 

Attending the Meeting Online

To attend the City Council Meeting on Thursday, June 4, 2020 (from 7:00 PM – 7:30 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

This meeting will cover two items on a consent agenda. Those items are:

  • The expansion of the liquor license for My Place to include serving beverages outside; and
  • Approval for residents to serve alcohol at a private party in the Community Room on Friday, June 5.
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No other business will be discussed at the meeting. The next regular meeting of the City Council is scheduled for Tuesday, June 9th at 7pm.

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

 

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

Meeting Notice: Special City Council Work Session set for 6pm on Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Riverdale City Council will hold a special work session on Tuesday evening, May 26th at 6pm. Furthermore, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the meeting will be held virtually as a GoToMeeting web conference.

Since the meeting deals with personnel matters and all candidates for the position in question have requested the search committee meet in closed session to keep their identities confidential, a portion of this meeting will take place under Chapter 24.5 (i) of the Code of the State of Iowa and the online public meeting will be terminated shortly after the meeting starts so the Council will be able to go into closed session.

 

Attending the Meeting Online

The general public is able to attend the first part of the meeting (approximately 5-10 minutes), but then the meeting will be moved into closed session in a private chat and the online meeting for the general public will be ended (since we are only able to host one meeting at a time). Once the closed session has wrapped up, the Council will resume its meeting in public, ending shortly before the regular Council Meeting at 7pm.

Please note: a summary of what was discussed at this work session (both public and closed parts) will be discussed in detail during the Council Meeting at 7pm.


 

Agenda

The items and issues to be discussed as part of this meeting include:

Presentations to the City Council by the Search Consultant:

  • A review of key dates in the interview and selection process.
  • A review of the candidates for the city administrator/city clerk position.
  • A review of typical questions asked during the interview process.
  • A review of packet information required for successful interviews.

Serving as the Search Committee, the City Council will discuss the following:

  • Strengths and weaknesses of candidates for the position under consideration.
  • Available dates for online and in-person interviews.
  • Questions for candidates.
  • Ranking of candidates supplied by the Search Consultant.
  • Discussion of items to be included in the draft of the proposed employment agreement.

In addition to a review of candidates, the Search Committee will also:

  • Review questions from the Search Consultant on the deputy clerk position
  • Discuss items for the information packet to candidates

A copy of the full agenda can be found here.

Meeting minutes will be posted (without identifying information of individual candidates) following their approval at the following meeting of the City Council on June 9, 2020.

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

Meeting Notice: City Council Meeting scheduled for 7pm on Tuesday, May 26, 2020

A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place on Tuesday evening, May 26th at 7pm. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the meeting will be held virtually as a GoToMeeting web conference.

 

Attending the Meeting Online

To attend the City Council Meeting on Tue, May 26, 2020 (from 7:00 PM – 9:00 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: 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:

  • Reports by the Fire Chief and Maintenance Department
  • City Engineer’s Progress Report on a variety of projects
  • Status Report from Woods Construction & Development
  • An update from the Staff Search and Selection Committee

Resolutions addressing the following:

  • The FIRST READING of a new CITY ORDINANCE establishing a Sewer/Utility Review Committee for the City of Riverdale
  • A Resolution to Certify Certain Past Due Sewer Fees as Past Due Taxes and Pursue a Tax Lien on Property in the City of Riverdale
  • A Resolution to Approve Recommendations on Moving Forward with the Staff Search/Selection Process
  • Resolutions to Approve Payments to Contractors on the Havens Acres Roadway Rehabilitation Project, the Fieldcrest Drainage Way Project (Phase I) and the Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project (Phase I)
  • Resolutions to Approve Guidelines for Opening the City’s Parks, Playgrounds and Public Meeting Places in Light of the COVID-19 Outbreak

Discussion of various items include:

    • An update on the Parks & Trails Survey currently underway
    • A quick review of where things stand on a Tree Management Program
    • A final call for tech issues to review as part of the City’s IT Upgrade
    • An update on the Long-Term Budgeting Project kicking off in June
    • A review of the timeline for a Public Hearing and Approval of FY 20 Budget Amendments
    • An update on how things are progressing on the Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project
    • An update on modifications being made at City Hall and the Fire Station
    • Information on XStream Clean-Up and how residents can participate
    • Updates on the Ice Cream Social and Community Conversations programs
    • A quick review of recent PPE purchases made through SCEMA
    • Questions for the Council to gauge their interest in a strategic planning process for the fire department
    • An update on the Meals-To-Go program

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 (note: the Council Packet is 99 pages in length).

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

A report from the mayor covering administrative work over the last two weeks can be found here.

Meeting minutes will be posted following their approval at the following meeting of the City Council on June 9, 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, Tue-Thu) and one can be made for you at a cost of $.25 per page.