Public hearings on the Phase 1 plat for Woods Estates set

Public hearings on the Phase 1 plat for Woods Estates set

Dates for the public hearings on the final plat for Phase 1 of Woods Estates of Riverdale have been set. The following letter went to households and property owners located within 1,000 of the plat under review/consideration:

Public Hearing:
Notice of Consideration for Final Plat Approval
for the Woods Estates Subdivision in Riverdale

You are being sent this notice of a Riverdale Planning and Zoning Commission Public Hearing and City Council Public Hearing since you reside or own property that is within 1,000 feet, more or less, of the proposed Woods Estates of Riverdale Subdivision Phase 1. These hearings will be held as noted below, and you are welcome to attend one or both and to be heard during the public hearings portion of the meetings.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CITY OF RIVERDALE, IOWA
PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
FINAL PLAT REVIEW
WOODS ESTATES SUBDIVISION

Notice is hereby given that the Riverdale Planning & Zoning Commission will conduct a public hearing to consider the request for approval of the final plat of Phase 1 for the Woods Estates of Riverdale Subdivision. The hearing will be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers of Riverdale City Hall, 110 Manor Drive, Riverdale, Iowa 52722.

Notice is hereby given that the Riverdale City Council will also conduct a public hearing to consider the request for approval of the final plat of Phase 1 for the Woods Estates of Riverdale Subdivision. The hearing will be held on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers of Riverdale City Hall, 110 Manor Drive, Riverdale, Iowa 52722.

These hearing are both to be held pursuant to Sections 25.04 and 27.03 of the Riverdale Subdivision Ordinance and Chapter 362.3 of the Iowa Code, for the purpose of determining that the final plat and plans meet the minimum requirements of the City’s Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances.

All interested persons are invited to appear and be heard at the time and places listed above. Interested persons are also encouraged to submit written comments on these proposals to the City of Riverdale, Zoning Administrator, by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 for the Planning and Zoning Meeting and Thursday, January 2, 2020 for the City Council Meeting. Additional information is available at riverdaleiowa.com or from the Zoning Administrator by calling (563) 355-2511.

To review all of the material provided for review by the Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council, click here (please note: the web page will be updated as more material becomes available).

Meeting Notice: Regular City Council Meeting (12-10-19)

Meeting Notice: Regular City Council Meeting (12-10-19)

A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place on Tuesday evening, December 10th at 7pm.  The meeting will take place in the Council Chambers at Riverdale City Hall.

PLEASE NOTE: This is the last regular City Council Meeting of the calendar year.

Please check back to this page on the website for further updates:

 

  • The packet of information for City Council Members can be downloaded in full (in two parts): Part I  |  Part II

 

  • Meeting minutes will be posted following their approval at the following meeting of the City Council on January 14, 2020.

If you require copies of materials prior to their anticipated post dates, please call City Hall (563-355-2511) during regular business hours and ask if copies of those documents are available. In the event requests are made for large documents (over 20 pages) are made, there may be a photocopying charge. Please be sure to ask prior to requesting copies.

Public hearings on the Phase 1 plat for Woods Estates set

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting scheduled for 12-09-19

A meeting of the City of Riverdale’s Planning & Zoning Commission is scheduled for 7pm on Monday, December 9th at City Hall.

The meeting is a planned work session for the Commission to discuss, in general terms, about their role in the final plat review and approval process for the Woods Estates of Riverdale subdivision which they will be conducting over the next three to six weeks (approximately).

The meeting is not going to include any deliberations about recommending or not recommending approval of the final plat by the City Council – but rather will make city attorneys available to the Commission so they can ask questions about their responsibilities, what to expect at the public hearing and how to work through the review/recommendation process.

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

 

Meeting Notice: Regular City Council Meeting (12-10-19)

Meeting Notice: Regular City Council Meeting (11-26-19)

A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place on Tuesday evening, November 26th at 7pm.  The meeting will take place in the Council Chambers at Riverdale City Hall.

Documents to be reviewed at Tuesday’s City Council Meeting include:

 

  • A complete copy of the packet of information provided to City Council Members can be found here.

 

  • Meeting minutes will be posted following their approval at the following meeting of the City Council on December 10, 2019.

If you require copies of materials prior to their anticipated post dates, please call City Hall (563-355-2511) during regular business hours and ask if copies of those documents are available. In the event requests are made for large documents (over 20 pages) are made, there may be a photocopying charge. Please be sure to ask prior to requesting copies.

Public hearings on the Phase 1 plat for Woods Estates set

Meeting Notice: Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting (11-24-19)

There will be a town hall meeting in the Community Room at City Hall on Sunday, November 24 at 2pm. While the meeting is informational in nature and serves as an open forum, there are usually a few items on the agenda the mayor wishes to address. Please come with an open mind and questions for city representatives and your neighbors.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS THE LAST TOWN HALL MEETING OF THE YEAR.

The agenda for the meeting follows:

MAYOR’S TOWN HALL MEETING
Riverdale City Hall, 110 Manor Drive
Council Chambers Room

DATE:    Sunday November 24, 2018
TIME:    2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.

WORK SESSION FOR THE MAYOR, COUNCIL, RESIDENTS OF RIVERDALE AND ANY OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES.

THE PURPOSE OF THE WORK SESSION IS TO INFORM AND TO HEAR INPUT FOR FUTURE ACTIVITIES OF RIVERDALE

Agenda:

  1. Welcome and Introductions:
  2. General Discussion:
    • Snow Removal/Management
    • Fiber Optic Service Update
    • Woods Estate Update
    • Budget Intake Sessions
    • Havens Acres/MRT Status Update
    • Other Capital Projects Scheduled for 2020
    • Christmas Tree Lighting
    • City Calendar
    • Website Enhancements
  3. Open Discussion
  4. Adjourn

If you can’t make it, but have a topic or two you think needs to be discussed, please leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

See you then!

Meeting Notice: Regular City Council Meeting (12-10-19)

Meeting Notice: Regular City Council Meeting (11-12-19)

A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place on Tuesday evening, November 12th at 7pm.  The meeting will take place in the Council Chambers at Riverdale City Hall.

Please check back to this page on the website for further updates:

  • The agenda for Tuesday’s meeting can be found here.
  • Minutes of the last meeting (10-22-19) can be found here.
  • A copy of the warrants that are proposed to be paid can be found here.
  • A current treasurer’s report can be found here.
  • Correspondence from MSA Professional Services include:
    • A letter on the sanitary sewer manhole tests conducted at Woods Estates (11-04-19)
    • A memo on Riverdale’s appeal to FEMA for mapping the Havens Acres Neighborhood (11-05-19)
  • Correspondence concerning the Woods Estates Development:
    • A progress report on the Woods Estates development will be posted here as soon as it is prepared.
    • A copy of the current SWPP report can be found here.
    • A memo from the City Administrator concerning approval of the Woods Estates Subdivision Plat (11-06-19) can be found here.
  • A copy of the revisions to Ordinance #210 (Ordinance 2019-210) can be found here.
  • A copy of the revisions to Ordinance #211 (Ordinance 2019-211) can be found here.
  • Resolutions to be considered by the City Council include:
    • Resolution 2019-44: Cancellation of the regularly scheduled City Council meeting for December 24, 2019
    • Resolution 2019-45: Authorization of hiring an interim employee to assist the Mayor and Council with preparation of the FY21 City Budget
    • Resolution 2019-46: Appvoal of a professional services agreement with MSA for MS4 Stormwater Sewer Permit Engineering, Administration and Technical Assistance
    • Resolution 2019-47: Approval of a professional services agreement with MSA for the Fieldcrest Road Stormwater Project
    • Resolution 2019-48: Approval of an amendment to the current professional services agreement with MSA for the Havens’ Acres Roadway Improvement Project
    • Resolution 2019-49: Authorization of a 28E Agreement with EICC/SCC for reimbursement of snow removal costs on College Drive
    • Resolution 2019-50: Consideration of a quote for asphalt overlay and other driveway/apron fixes at the Riverdale Fire Station
  • The current period’s Public Works/Maintenance Report can be found here.
  • A memo from the City Administrator suggesting regular P&Z Meeting dates for 2020 can be found here.
  • Meeting minutes will be posted following their approval at the following meeting of the City Council on November 26, 2019.

 

  • A complete packet of material delivered to City Council Members can be found here.

If you require copies of materials prior to their anticipated post dates, please call City Hall (563-355-2511) during regular business hours and ask if copies of those documents are available. In the event requests are made for large documents (over 20 pages) are made, there may be a photocopying charge. Please be sure to ask prior to requesting copies.

Elections scheduled for today from 7am – 8pm

Elections scheduled for today from 7am – 8pm

The polls open in Tuesday’s election at 7:00 am and close at 8:00 pm.

The times were inaccurate on other material provided (including the calendar post card that was mailed to residents last week).

The polling place remains the same: The Community Room at Riverdale City Hall

City Council discusses process for enforcing yard waste ordinance during the fall.

City Council discusses process for enforcing yard waste ordinance during the fall.

At last Tuesday’s City Council Meeting (10/22/19), the Riverdale City Council discussed what they thought was reasonable enforcement of the City’s code concerning a Resident’s responsibility to control their own yard waste – and how that code will be enforced this fall.

It was generally acknowledged that there are some “habitual offenders” when it comes to people raking or blowing their yard waste into the street so it can be washed down the drain. This can cause problems with the City’s stormwater system and violates City Code 135.03.

Council members felt one warning letter per household was enough of notice. After that, offending households will receive a citation from the City explaining the infraction, the amount of the fine and how to remedy the situation going forward. Fines will increase with subsequent infractions.

The Mayor explained that while the City recognizes that some residents live in areas where trees overhang and drop leaves, etc. into the street, the main concern of the Council related to those residents who push their yard waste into the street rather than preparing it to be hauled away and leaving it out for pick-up on Mondays after a weekend of yard work.

Why it matters. It’s not just about making sure Riverdale looks nice.

The fact is, Riverdale – like metropolitan cities across Iowa of every size – has to follow certain storm water management practices that are mandated by the State of Iowa. Among those practices is a requirement to eliminate as much plant matter from the storm sewers as possible.

That means we all have to work together to keep grass clippings, leaves, sticks and such out of our storm drains and sewers. Failure to do so could result in penalties from the State – and that would cost the entire community. 

The easiest thing to do to meet this requirement is to make sure your personal yard waste isn’t left in the street to go down the drains and into our storm sewers. 

What you SHOULD do.

Please either blow the debris back into your yard or bag it in kraft paper bags (like the ones shown) for weekly collection. Remember, yard waste collection is paid for out of the City’s budget as part of our waste management contract with Republic Services – so there is NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE to residents to do this.

If you don’t have large, kraft paper bags for your yard waste, you can use garbage cans instead. Just make sure the yard waste is loose in the cans so everything dumps out. Please DON’T BAG YOUR YARD WASTE if you put it in a garbage can.

Also, if you have sticks or branches that need to be hauled away, they need to be no thicker than your wrist and cut into lengths not to exceed four feet in length. Please bundle sticks and branches together so they’re easier to handle by the crew picking up yard waste on Mondays.

Yard waste pick-up will continue through November.

Absentee ballots now available for November 5th election

Absentee ballots now available for November 5th election

(from the Quad-City Times) Scott County Auditor Roxanna Moritz announced today that ballots for the Nov. 5 city/school elections are available, except for ballots to be voted in the city of Davenport.

Scott County Auditor, Roxanna Moritz

The Auditor’s Office will mail ballots to voters who have requested absentee ballots by mail today, and those ballots should arrive this week. Also, those ballots are available for voting at the Auditor’s Office Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm.

The ballots for Davenport are delayed due to the recount of the primary election for mayor. Those ballots will not be available until next week.

Questions? Call the Scott County Auditor’s Office at 563-326-8631, visiting “Election Central” at the County Auditor’s webpage or contact by email at auditor@scottcountyiow.com

Public hearings on the Phase 1 plat for Woods Estates set

Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting (10-20-19)

(Updated: 10-21-19) Click here for my notes from our town hall meeting in the Community Room at City Hall on Sunday, October 20 at 2pm. 

The agenda for the meeting follows:

MAYOR’S TOWN HALL MEETING
Riverdale City Hall, 110 Manor Drive
Council Chambers Room

DATE:    Sunday October 20, 2018
TIME:    2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.

WORK SESSION FOR THE MAYOR, COUNCIL, RESIDENTS OF RIVERDALE AND ANY OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES.

THE PURPOSE OF THE WORK SESSION IS TO INFORM AND TO HEAR INPUT FOR FUTURE ACTIVITIES OF RIVERDALE

Agenda:

  1. Welcome and Introductions:
  2. General Discussion:
    • Fiber Optic Service Update
    • Woods Estate Update
    • Election Plans
    • Holiday Lighting Event on December 7th
    • City Calendar Photo Submissions
    • Website Enhancements
    • Parks Planning Proposal
    • Erosion Issues from Storm Water Runoff in NW Riverdale
    • Manor Hill Rear Yard Drainage Issues
    • Coyote Trapping/Deer Hunting
    • Trick Or Treating Hours
    • Snow Plowing
    • Flood Response Planning
    • City Hall Hours of Operation/Personnel Staffing
    • FY21 Budget Public Intake Sessions
    • Technology Project
  3. Open Discussion
  4. Adjourn

If you can’t make it, but have a topic or two you think needs to be discussed, please leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

See you then!

Trick-or-treating hours set for Halloween

Trick-or-treating hours set for Halloween

The City Council passed a motion at its October 8, 2019 meeting setting the hours for trick-or-treating on Halloween evening.

The motion set the time for trick-or-treating from 5pm to 7pm on Thursday, October 31, 2019. Neighbors are encouraged to leave their front porch light on to signal their interest in hosting little goblins and ghosts during the event.

Before your favorite little demons march out the door in search of goodies, be sure to snap a picture and post it to the Riverdale Resident’s Facebook Page so we can all enjoy the “pre-candy” versions of their costumes.

For other tips on safe trick-or-treating, check out this post from the Modern Moms blog by clicking here.

Have questions about the nutritional value of all that chocolate and sugar and just how much work it is to burn all of those extra calories off? Check out this post from a local health expert and certified dietician on “Let’s Move Quad Cities”.

Have a happy and safe holiday!

Meeting Notice: Regular City Council Meeting (12-10-19)

Meeting Notice: Regular City Council Meeting (10-22-19)

The agenda and supporting documents for the next regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council (scheduled to take place on Tuesday evening, October 22nd at 7pm) are now available.  

The meeting will take place in the Council Chambers at Riverdale City Hall.

If you require copies of materials prior to their anticipated post dates, please call City Hall (563-355-2511) during regular business hours and ask if copies of those documents are available. In the event requests are made for large documents (over 20 pages) are made, there may be a photocopying charge. Please be sure to ask prior to requesting copies.