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MEETING NOTICE: Council Meeting called for Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 7:00pm.

MEETING NOTICE: Council Meeting called for Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 7:00pm.

A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place on Tuesday evening, November 24th 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 24, 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 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 will be posted following their approval at the following meeting of the City Council on December 8, 2020.

* 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, November 24, 2020 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, November 24, 2020 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, November 24, 2020 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, November 24, 2020 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, November 24, 2020 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.

 

MEETING NOTICE: Council Meeting called for Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 7:00pm.

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, November 24, 2020 at 7:00pm.

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, November 24, 2020 at 7:00pm.

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.