Town Hall Meeting scheduled for October 21, 2018

There will be a special town hall meeting on Sunday, October 21st at 2pm to discuss possible capital projects for the City Council to consider at its next meeting on Tuesday, September 23rd.

 

The monthly Mayor’s Town Hall meeting is set for this coming Sunday (October 21st) at 2pm in Council Chambers at City Hall.

The agenda for the meeting follows:

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

 

DATE:    Sunday October 21, 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 ACITIVIES OF RIVERDALE

Agenda:

  1. Welcome and Introductions:
  2. General Discussion:
    • Comprehensive Plan Review Schedule
    • Discussion of Possible Capital Projects for Council Consideration
  3. Adjourn

Please come with your thoughts, comments and fresh ideas!

See you then!

Planning & Zoning Commission to meet October 18, 2018

A meeting of the Planning & Zoning Commission has been called for 7pm on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at City Hall to review and discuss the final plat of the first phase of the Woods Estates of Riverdale Subdivision.

A meeting of the Planning & Zoning Commission of the City of Riverdale has been called for Thursday, October 18th at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held in the Community Room at City Hall. An official notice will appear in the Quad-City Times on Thursday, October 11th and will be posted to the City’s public notice board on the North side of City Hall.

The meeting is a public hearing and will involve reviewing the final plat for the first phase of the Woods Estates of Riverdale Subdivision, developed by Seth Woods and Woods Development.

Notices will be sent to every resident of Riverdale, per City code.

ABOUT WOODS ESTATES
The Woods Estates Subdivision is a 94.69 acre residential subdivision located southwest of Manor Drive and northwest of State Street/US 67 and was formerly known as the Welch farm. Phase I of the subdivision covers approximately 17.7 acres and includes thirteen sign family lots and two outlets for the stormwater management detention basins which will be used for the entire subdivision.

All interested persons are invited to appear and be heard at the meeting. Interested persons are also encouraged to submit written comments on these proposals. Comments should be sent to:

Tim Long, Zoning Administrator
Riverdale City Hall
110 Manor Drive
Riverdale, IA 52722

Written comments must be received by 5pm on Thursday, October 18.

If you have any further questions, you can reach Mr. Long by calling City Hall: 563-355-2511

City considers trick-or-treating hours for 2018 at next meeting

The City Council will consider setting hours for this year’s trick-or-treating at their October 9 City Council Meeting. Read the resolution here.

The City Council will consider setting “official” hours for trick-or-treating this year at their next City Council meeting, scheduled for October 9, 2018.

The resolution currently under consideration will set the time for trick-or-treating from 5pm to 7pm on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Neighbors are encouraged to leave their front porch light on to signal their interest in hosting little goblins and ghosts during the event.

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”.

Also from “Let’s Move” – here’s a list of other fun Halloween activities in the area.

Have a happy and safe holiday!

October 9, 2018 Regular Meeting

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 25, 2018 Regular Meeting

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting set for Sunday, September 23

The next Mayor’s town hall meeting will be Sunday, September 23rd at 2pm. Among items discussed will be updates on Woods Estates, Crime Prevention Task Force, the MRT Bike Trail, Fall Fest and more.

The monthly Mayor’s Town Hall meeting is set for this coming Sunday (September 23rd) at 2pm in Council Chambers at City Hall.

The agenda for the meeting follows:

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

DATE:    Sunday September 23, 2018
TIME:    2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.

WORK SESSION FOR THE MAYOR, COUNCIL, RESIDENTS OF RIVERDALE AND ANY OTHER INTERESTED PARTIESTHE PURPOSE OF THE WORK SESSION IS TO INFORM AND TO HEAR INPUT FOR FUTURE ACITIVIES OF RIVERDALE

Agenda:

  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. General Discussion:
    1. Fall Fest Review
    2. Woods Estate Update
    3. Comprehensive Plan Review
    4. MRT Signage
    5. Task Force Meetings:
      1. Invasive Plant Task Force
      2. Crime Prevention Task Force
      3. Waste Management and Recycling Task Force
    6. Citywide Clean Up Day (Oct 20)
    7. Holiday Plans
    8. City Website and E-Newsletter
  3. Open Discussion
  4. Adjourn

The posted version of the agenda will be made available in the near future.

Please come with your thoughts, comments and fresh ideas!

See you then!

National Wireless Alert (NWA) System test scheduled for Thursday has been re-scheduled.

A test of the National Wireless Alert (NWA) System originally scheduled for Thursday afternoon has been re-scheduled to October 3. Read more details about it inside.

FEMA, in cooperation with the FCC, had planned to conduct a national test of the Wireless Emergency Alert System (WEA) and Emergency Alert System (EAS) on September 20, 2018 at 2:18 pm EDT and 2:20 pm EDT, respectively.  The test has now been re-scheduled to Thursday, October 3, 2018 at the same time. (Click here for more details.)  According to the FEMA website, this is because of the on-going response to Hurricane Florence in North and South Carolina.

The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether improvements are needed.

The WEA test message will be sent to cell phones that are connected to wireless providers participating in WEA. This is the fourth EAS nationwide test and the first national WEA test. Previous EAS national tests were conducted in November 2011, September 2016,  and September 2017 in collaboration with the FCC, broadcasters, and emergency management officials in recognition of FEMA’s National Preparedness Month.

The EAS is a national public warning system that provides the President with the communications capability to address the nation during a national emergency. The test is made available to EAS participants (i.e., radio and television broadcasters, cable systems, satellite radio and television providers, and wireline video providers) and is scheduled to last approximately one minute. The test message will be similar to regular monthly EAS test messages with which the public is familiar. The EAS message will include a reference to the WEA test:

“THIS IS A TEST of the National Emergency Alert System. This system was developed by broadcast and cable operators in voluntary cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Communications Commission, and local authorities to keep you informed in the event of an emergency. If this had been an actual emergency an official message would have followed the tone alert you heard at the start of this message. A similar wireless emergency alert test message has been sent to all cell phones nationwide. Some cell phones will receive the message; others will not. No action is required.”

The WEA test will likely show up on cell phones accepting government alerts as “Presidential Alert.”

Click here for the original announcement of the 09/20/18 test.

Waste Management and Recycling Task Force to meet on Thursday, September 20th at 7pm

A city-wide task force looking into Riverdale’s current Waste Management agreement, community-wide recycling efforts and options to consider for the future will meet at City Hall on Thursday, September 20th at 7pm. UPDATE: Agenda now available.

An open public meeting has been scheduled to discuss the City’s waste management contract with Republic Services and to explore options for reducing the cost of that agreement and expanding the community’s efforts to recycle in the future.

The meeting will be chaired by Council Member Anthony Heddlesten and will focus on identifying possible steps the City and its residents can take to affect the costs of waste management and recycling services for the City without degrading the level of service currently enjoyed by its residents.

As currently envisioned, there will be two or three meetings of this Task Force over the coming weeks. The group’s mission is to research and discuss options that will then be presented to Council for discussion and possible action.

The meeting is open to residents of Riverdale and we encourage your participation.

UPDATE: An agenda for the meeting is now available by clicking here.

Invasive Plant Task Force schedules its next meeting

Council Member Kelly Krell has called for the next meeting of the Invasive Plant Task Force to meet at City Hall on Monday, October 24th at 5pm. More details inside!

The Invasive Plant Task Force will hold its next meeting at City Hall on Monday, October 24, 2018 at 5pm. An agenda can be viewed by clicking here.

The meeting will include a presentation and Q&A session with an invasive plants expert from the US Fish & Wildlife Service to talk about the challenges facing the City. This discussion will include the expert’s own evaluation of Riverdale’s wild landscape and recommendations for possible action by the City, local businesses and its residents.

The meeting will also include a field trip into the community to gauge the scope of the issue first-hand.

September 11, 2018 Regular Meeting

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 28, 2018 Regular Meeting

A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Tuesday, August 28th at 7pm. UPDATE: Copies of the agenda, Council Info packet and a project update on Woods Estates are now available.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting set for Sunday, August 26th at 2pm

The next Mayor’s town hall meeting will be Sunday, August 26th at 2pm. Among items discussed will be updates on Woods Estates, Crime Prevention Task Force, the MRT Bike Trail, Fall Fest and more.

 

The monthly Mayor’s Town Hall meeting is set for this coming Sunday (August 26th) at 2pm in Council Chambers at City Hall.

The agenda for the meeting follows:

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

 

DATE:    Sunday August 26, 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 ACITIVIES OF RIVERDALE

Agenda:

  1. Welcome and Introductions:
  2. General Discussion:
    • Crime Prevention Task Force Meeting
    • MRT/Bike Trail Issues
    • Fiber Optic Service
    • Woods Estate Update
    • Comprehensive Plan Update
    • Fall Fest
    • Invasive Plant Task Force
    • Website Enhancements
  3. Open Discussion
  4. Adjourn

The posted version of the agenda can be downloaded here.

Please come with your thoughts, comments and fresh ideas!

See you then!

Crime Prevention Task Force meeting set for 3pm on Friday, August 31

A public meeting to discuss neighborhood security issues will be held at 3pm on Friday, August 31st in Council Chambers. The meeting will be chaired by Council Member Paul DCamp.

 

An open public meeting has been scheduled to discuss neighborhood security issues following the break-ins and theft of a car from the hilltop on Saturday August 11th. The meeting will be chaired by Council Member Paul DCamp and will focus on identifying possible steps the City and its residents can take to prevent criminal acts in our neighborhoods.

As currently envisioned, there will be two or three meetings of this Crime Prevention Task Force over the coming weeks. The group’s mission is to research and discuss options that will then be presented to Council for discussion and possible action.

The meeting is open to residents of Riverdale and we encourage your participation.

Fall Fest Planning Meeting on August 15

A meeting of the planning committee for the Riverdale Fall Fest will be meeting on Wednesday, August 15th at 5pm.

 

A meeting of the planning committee for the Riverdale Fall Fest will be meeting today at 5:00 pm (in Council Chambers) following approval, last night, of the event budget.

You can read the agenda for the meeting by clicking here.

UPDATED: August 14, 2018 Regular Meeting

A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Tuesday, August 14th at 7pm. UPDATE: A copy of the agenda, City Engineer’s Report and Info Packet are now available for viewing.

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

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

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

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

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

City continues to build on relationship with PV Schools

City officials met with representatives from the Pleasant Valley Community School District on Thursday, August 2nd to discuss a variety of issues.

Mayor Mike Bawden, Fire Chief Floyd Bruns, City Administrator Tim Long and City Engineer Chris Cooper met with representatives from the Pleasant Valley Community School District on Thursday, August 2nd to discuss a variety of issues facing both the City and the District. The meeting was intended to foster the relationship between the City of Riverdale and PV Schools by opening dialog on a number of issues.

Among the issues discussed were soil erosion management projects related to new construction at Pleasant Valley High School, traffic management around the school to accommodate needs for open fire lanes, a strategy to address EMS calls to school facilities along College Drive and the City’s strategy for reviewing and assessing the invasive plant problem.

School officials were also invited to participate in the review and planned update of the City’s Comprehensive Plan and the strategic planning process for the Riverdale Fire Department.

Previously identified issues surrounding the soil erosion management projects had already been addressed by the District or were scheduled to be addressed in the near future. District officials also shared plans diagraming traffic flows into and around the high school with Chief Bruns as part of a discussion about traffic management in the event of a fire call at the site.

The City continues to work diligently to establish on-going dialog with the major businesses, Scott Community College and Pleasant Valley Schools as part of its focus on more open and transparent governmental operations.

Invasive Plant Task Force meeting set for August 3 at 11 am

UPDATED 08/02/18: A meeting of the City’s Invasive Plant Task Force has been called for Friday, August 3rd. Click here for an updated agenda and more details.

UPDATED: 08/02/2018

A helpful fact sheet on garlic mustard has been added to the Invasive Plant Task Force page on the website. You can view that fact sheet by clicking here.

UPDATED: 07/30/2018

The agenda for the Invasive Plant Task Force meeting has been updated to include a presentation by Brian Ritter, the Executive Director of the Nahant Marsh Nature Center. You can download an updated copy by clicking here.

ORIGINAL POST

An initial meeting of the City’s Invasive Plant Task Force has been called for Friday, August 3rd at 11am. The meeting will be in Council Chambers at City Hall.

Those present will discuss the on-going problem posed by invasive plant species in Riverdale’s parks, yards, gardens and wilderness areas and the economic costs of allowing these species continue to grow and choke out ground cover on the City’s hillsides and other green spaces.

City Council member Kelly Krell will lead the discussion and chair the meeting.

The meeting is open to the public.

An agenda for the meeting can be viewed by clicking here.

Fall Fest Planning Meeting set for Thursday, July 26 at 5pm

Another organizing and planning meeting for the 2018 Fall Fest (scheduled for September 15th) has been called for Thursday evening, 07/26 at 6pm.

Following discussions concerning budget and planning Tuesday evening, the Fall Fest organizing committee has agreed to meet again on Thursday evening (5pm at City Hall) to finish their planning process and discuss next steps.

A full agenda can be found by clicking here. For a copy of the agenda and minutes from the last meeting (held on 07/24), click here.

The meeting will take place in City Council Chambers.

July 24, 2018 Regular Meeting

A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Tuesday, July 24th at 7pm.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fall Fest planning meeting scheduled for July 24 at 6:00 pm.

The Recreation Committee will meet this Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at 6:00 p.m., in Council chambers, to continue planning Fall Fest.  Anyone who would like more information or would like to help is encouraged to attend.

The Recreation Committee will meet this Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at 6:00 p.m., in Council Chambers, to continue planning Fall Fest.  Anyone who would like more information or would like to help is encouraged to attend.

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

Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting set for Sunday at 11 am

The next Mayor’s town hall meeting will be Sunday, July 22 at 11am. Among items discussed will be a Woods Estates update, Fall Fest and more.

Here’s the agenda for the next Mayor’s Town Hall meeting – please note the earlier time (I’m sorry for the earlier time, but the mayor has to drive to Milwaukee for a dinner meeting on Sunday).

DATE: Sunday July 22, 2018
TIME: 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

Agenda:
1. Welcome and Introductions

2. General Discussion:
— Woods Estate Update
— Comprehensive Plan Review
— Garbage Collection and Recycling
— Fall Clean Up
— Fall Fest
— Invasive Plant Task Force
— Website Enhancements

3. Open Discussion

4. Adjourn

If there’s anything else you’d like to discuss, please let us know by using our contact form and we’ll add it to the “Open Discussion” list.

Remember, this is an informational/intake meeting with the residents of Riverdale. No final decisions will be made at this public meeting.

July 10, 2017 Regular Meeting

Agenda, information packet, reports and minutes of the July 10, 2018 meeting of the Riverdale City Council.

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

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

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

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

June 26, 2018 Regular Meeting

Agenda, information packet, reports and minutes of the June 26, 2018 meeting of the Riverdale City Council.

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

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

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

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

PUBLIC NOTICE: 05/24/18 P&Z Meeting Packet Available

A copy of the information packet provided to Planning & Zoning Commission Members prior to their May 24th meeting is now available online.

A copy of the information packet provided to Planning & Zoning Commission Members in advance of their May 24th meeting can be downloaded here.

Please note that the download is 13.5 MB in size and may take some time over slow connections.

Zoning Administrator, Tim Long, also advises that a copy of the minutes from the previous P&Z Commission meeting will be forthcoming.