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

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

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.

Town Hall Meeting scheduled for Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 2pm

Town Hall Meeting scheduled for Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 2pm

The monthly Mayor’s Town Hall meeting is set for (May 24th) at 2pm.

The agenda for the meeting follows:

MAYOR’S TOWN HALL MEETING
Riverdale City Hall, 110 Manor Drive
Meeting To Be Held Online via GoToMeeting
Citizens can attend online or via phone.

DATE:    Sunday May 24th, 2020
TIME:    2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.

THE MAYOR’S TOWN HALL MEETING IS A PUBLIC INTAKE SESSION FOR THE MAYOR, RESIDENTS OF RIVERDALE AND ANY OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES. THE PURPOSE OF THE MEETING IS TO INFORM RESIDENTS, ANSWER QUESTIONS AND TO GATHER INPUT ABOUT CITY ISSUES AFFECTING THE RESIDENTS OF RIVERDALE.

Agenda:

1. Welcome

2. Current Issues:

A. MRT fence in Havens Acres 
B. Sanitary sewer work on Fenno to start on 05/26 
C. Administrative/staff search next steps 
D. Budget amendments to the FY 20 budget 
E. Meals-to-Go program 
F. Proposed guidelines for parks, playgrounds and community meeting spaces

3. Comments/Questions from the Public

4. Adjourn

An official version of the agenda can be viewed on the public notice bulletin boards in the City or in staff offices at City Hall during regular business hours.

Please come with your thoughts, comments and fresh ideas!

See you then!

Attending the Meeting Online

To attend the Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting on Sun, May 24, 2020 (from 2:00 PM – 4:00 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 go to: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/569793517 to download the app.

Riverdale’s playgrounds and community room will remain closed through May.

Riverdale’s playgrounds and community room will remain closed through May.

I’ve just posted this to the bulletin boards in Riverdale. Please take a moment to read it …

One month ago, I decided to extend the shutdown of the parks, playgrounds, and community room for the City of Riverdale through today, May 15, 2020. At that time, I said that the shutdown would be extended if, in my opinion, the health and well-being of the community could be adversely affected by the unintended spread of COVID-19 should groups of citizens gather at a public meeting spot.

I’m sorry to say that even though some cities and counties in Iowa have chosen to re-open parks and community spaces, neither the state nor Scott County have seen a decline in COVID-19 cases for 14 days in a row (in fact, cases in Scott County are rising slowly) and as a result, I’ve decided to continue keeping the City’s playgrounds and community room closed to the public.  I will re-visit this decision again at the end of the Month (May 31st) and will update the public via email, our website and public postings.

Recognizing the need for our residents to move and get out of the house, however, I am authorizing the use of city parks and trails for hiking, dog-walking and similar activities as long as residents maintain a minimum of six feet of distance between groups (hiking with your family members as a group is fine). Please do not linger in places. Keep moving and keep your distance.

In the meantime, I will be working with residents and members of the City Council to come up with guidelines that will allow the limited use of our playgrounds and community room. I hope to present these guidelines at our next City Council Meeting on May 26th.

It’s my hope these guidelines will limit the possibility of viral spread between people in our public spaces – but will allow residents to enjoy the benefits of friendship and fellowship with their neighbors.

Please continue to follow developments of this and other Riverdale-related news on our website: www.riverdaleiowa.com and through our weekly e-newsletter.

Stay safe and healthy – we’ll be seeing you soon!

Town Hall Meeting scheduled for Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 2pm

Meeting Notice: Search Committee to meet one hour prior to Tuesday’s City Council Meeting

Chair Kelly Krell has called a meeting of the City’s Staff Search and Selection Committee to convene the hour before the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 6pm. 

The agenda is open to the public and will be held online using the City of Riverdale’s GoToMeeting account.

Attending the Meeting Online

To attend the meeting on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 (from 6:00 PM – 7:00 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: (872) 240-3212

Not comfortable joining online? You can dial into the meeting with your phone, just call: (224) 501-3412 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

According to this agenda, prepared by the Consultant, it looks like the committee will have a full meeting:

I.  Call to order

A.  Attendance
B.  Reminder of meeting roles and participation

II.  Public comment

III.  Review of proposed candidate benefits

A. Salary and employment agreement
B. Automobile options
C. Vacation
D. Sick leave
E. Insurance
F. Moving allowance
G. Supplemental living allowance
H. Severance package
I. Retirement plan
J. Performance evaluation
K. House hunting expenses
L. Professional association dues
M. Professional education and continuing education
N. Miscellaneous conditions
O. Candidate(s) travel expenses for final review

IV.  Public comment

V.  Adjournment

 Support Documentation

A hard copy of this agenda can be downloaded here. Minutes from the last meeting can be found here.

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

Meeting Notice: City Council Meeting scheduled for 7pm on Tuesday, May 12, 2020

A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place on Tuesday evening, May 12th 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 12, 2020 (from 7:00 PM – 10:00 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: 418-666-325

Not comfortable joining online? You can dial into the meeting with your phone, just call: (646) 749-3122 and use the access code (266-590-501) 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:

  • Re-consideration of Approval of the Final Plat for Phase 2 of the Woods Estates Subdivision
  • Consideration of Approval of the Recommendations of the Search Committee for Recruitment of Full-Time Staff, and for Intermediate Staff Support During the Recruitment Process
  • Consideration of Amending Resident Qualifications for Participation in the Meal Delivery Program Funded by an Iowa CDBG Grant in FY21
  • Consideration of Purchase Authorization for New Signage Along the Mississippi River Trail to Notify Bikers and Pedestrians of Route Changes

Discussion of various items include:

    • An update on the boundary fence project to be built along the MRT in Riverdale
    • A review of the City’s progress on a tree management program
    • A final status report on the IT upgrade at City Hall
    • A review of the plan to begin long-range budget planning for the City of Riverdale
    • Overviews of new accounting projects to clear up confusion over TIF accounting and Sewer Utility fund and rate accounting
    • A review of documents provided to Council Members regarding the proposed FY 20 Budget Amendments
    • Update on landscaping the City’s grounds
    • Fieldcrest Drainage Way Completion Update
    • Discussion of roof repair and other maintenance issues at City Hall
    • Proposed X-Stream Clean-up activities in Riverdale during the summer
    • A review of events planned for through the summer
    • Update on Friday Night Community Conversation program
    • An update on the installation of the flood gauge on Duck Creek in the Havens Acres area
    • A final report on the coyote trapping program for the season
    • An update on the Meals-To-Go program that kicked off this past week

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 94 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 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, Tue-Thu) and one can be made for you at a cost of $.25 per page.

The search for a new City Administrator/Clerk gets underway on Tuesday

The search for a new City Administrator/Clerk gets underway on Tuesday

Members of the Riverdale City Council meet with consultant Pat Callahan Tuesday night at 7pm to discuss the details, timing and cost of conducting a search for a new Administrator/Clerk and a Deputy Clerk to work 5 days a week at City Hall with the start of the new fiscal year (in July). Council Members will be serving in the role of search and selection committee since hiring the clerk is the purview of a city’s council. Council Member Kelly Krell is the chair of the search committee.

The agenda is open to the public and will be held online using the City of Riverdale’s GoToMeeting account.

Attending the Meeting Online

To attend the meeting on Tue, May 5, 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: 418-666-325

Not comfortable joining online? You can dial into the meeting with your phone, just call: (224) 501-3412 and use the access code (273-231-733) 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

According to this agenda, prepared by the Consultant, it looks like the committee will have a full meeting:

A.  Call to order

B.  General Overview of Work Session 
     1.     City Administrator Search Process
     2.     Purpose of Work Session
     3.     Update on preliminary steps in the search process
               *City Administrator ordinance review – any changes?
               *City Administrator job description review – any changes?
               *City Council goals & objectives – need to review?
               *Development of position and community profile – gathering information

C.  Time Tables for Search Process – Subject to Council Review & Approval – Option 2 
     1.     Review the key dates for Mayor & Council
               *One on One Meetings – May 6th & 7th  
               *Council Work Session – to Review Resumes – Tuesday, June 16th – 7:00 PM
               *Skype or Zoom Interviews – Wednesday, June 24th – 5:00 PM 
               *Interview the Finalists – Saturday, July 11th – 8:00 AM
     2.     Council consensus on dates & times
     3.     Candidates will be advised of time table in position profile
     4.     Review of tentative time table for deputy city clerk position

D.  Consultant Interviews with Mayor, & City Council Members & Department Heads – May 6th & 7th – Select a Time

 E.  Citizen Involvement in Search Process
     1.     Varies from City to City
     2.     Need to consider the confidentiality of the applicants

 F.  Community & Position Profile  
     1.     Purpose of profile
     2.     General overview of content
     3.     Council consensus on content
     4.     Placement on City of Riverdale  website
     5.     Sending to potential candidates by email

G.  General Overview of Wage & Benefit Package 
     1.     Council consensus on salary range
     2.     Council consensus on benefit package parameters
     3.     Reimbursement of candidates’ expenses to travel to Riverdale for an interview

H.  Advertisement of Position 
     1.     Content of advertisement – Council approval
     2.     Publications and websites
     3.     ICMA Website 
     4.     Iowa League of Cities Website 
     5.     IAMU Website
     6.     Authorization to proceed

I.  Confidentiality of Candidates’ Information 
     1.     Confidentiality during early stages of process.
     2.     Request for Closed Session Form –Signed by Finalists 
     3.     Release of Names of Finalists to the Public – The Council’s Decision
               * Candidates’ consent to release their name to news media
               * If the names of  the finalists are  to be released – Candidates are so advised 
                 (and allowed to withdraw)
               * Consultant’s experience regarding the release of names

 J.  Consultant Updates during Search Process 
     1.     Phone calls to Mayor and City Administrator
     2.     Written reports to Mayor & City Council sent by e-mail
     3.     Welcome to contact us at anytime

K.  Screening of Candidates by Mayor & City Council Members 
     1.     Consultant reviews and ranks resumes
     2.     Cover letters & resumes made available to Mayor & Council for review
     3.     Mayor & Council members review and rank the  candidates
     4.     Composite score determines who is selected for skype or zoom interviews

L.  City Council’s Next Work Session 
     1.     Review of the position and community profile
     2.     Review and approval of advertisement

M.  Final Comments and Questions

N.  Adjourn

 Support Documentation

The packet of information provided to the search committee by the consultant, can be found here. An outline of the timeline, sample questionnaires and more can be found in a different document (click here).

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

Meeting Notice: City Council Meeting scheduled for 7pm on Tuesday, April 28, 2020

A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place on Tuesday evening, April 28th 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 and FY 21 Budget Public Hearing on Tue, April 28, 2020 (from 7:00 PM – 10:00 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: 418-666-325

Not comfortable joining online? You can dial into the meeting with your phone, just call: (224) 501-3412 and use the access code (418-666-325) 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

Resolutions addressing the following:

  • Consideration of Approval of the Final Plat for Phase 2 of the Woods Estates Subdivision
  • Consideration of a No-Interest Loan Program for Riverdale-based Businesses Affected by the COVID-19 Outbreak
  • Consideration of Authorizing the Hiring of a Part-Time, Summer Administrative Intern for the City of Riverdale, Iowa
  • Consideration of Authorizing $1,000 in Matching Funds for a “Trees Please!” Grant Award from MidAmerican Energy
  • Consideration of the Proposed Budget for Volunteer Firefighter Recognition and Support for FY21
  • Consideration of Authorizing an Additional $9,000 for the Fieldcrest Drainage Way Project (Phase I)
  • Consideration of Authorizing $7,500 for a Senior/LMI Meal Delivery Program to be Funded by an Iowa CDBG Grant in FY21

A Motion will be discussed regarding the following: 

  • Action to create a bike-friendly space in the Bellingham Road parking lot near the Mississippi River Trail
  • Action to hold a public hearing, amend and approve proposed adjustments to the FY20 budget for the CIty of Riverdale
  • Action to clean and inspect the privately-owned drainage lines behind homes in the 200 block of Manor Drive so possible project scope can be defined and budgets determined

Discussion of various items include:

    • Next steps on boundary fence construction along the MRT in Riverdale
    • An explanation of the We Need Trees Grant program
    • An update on the Invasive Plant Study
    • A summary report on the IT upgrade that has been completed at City Hall
    • Update on City Hall staffing, job definitions and process development
    • Update on the recovery of costs associated with repair of a retaining wall surrounding a storm intake catch basin on the east side of Manor Drive hill which was damaged in an auto accident
    • A review of the plan to begin long-range budget planning for the City of Riverdale
    • Overviews of new accounting projects to clear up confusion over TIF accounting and Sewer Utility fund and rate accounting
    • An explanation of the CDBG Grant Application to IEDA
    • Update on landscaping the City’s grounds
    • Fieldcrest Drainage Way updates
    • Discussion of hail damage to City Hall roof and associated projects
    • Plans for resumption of curbside yard waste collection
    • Need to meet with Fenno Drive residents to discuss sanitary sewer project
    • Proposed X-Stream Clean-up activities in Riverdale during the summer
    • Plans for the citywide appliance pick-up on May 1
    • A review of events planned for through the summer
    • Discussion of having Friday Night Community Conversations online
    • An update on the installation of the flood gauge on Duck Creek in the Havens Acres area
    • Concerns about nuisance properties in the Fenno Hill neighborhood
    • An update on issues surrounding coyote trapping near the Woods Estates neighborhood

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. (Please note, this document is 88 pages long* and the file is approximately 9.4 MB.)

A memo that spells out recommended next steps and a time line for the final plat of the second phase of the Woods Estates Subdivision can be found here.

A summary memo explaining the proposed no-interest loan program for Riverdale-based, small businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak can be found here.

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 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, Tue-Thu) and one can be made for you at a cost of $.25 per page.

Town Hall Meeting scheduled for Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 2pm

Town Hall Meeting scheduled for Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 2pm

The monthly Mayor’s Town Hall meeting is set for (April 26th) at 2pm.

The agenda for the meeting follows:

MAYOR’S TOWN HALL MEETING
Riverdale City Hall, 110 Manor Drive
Meeting To Be Held Online via GoToMeeting
Citizens can attend online or via phone.

DATE:    Sunday April 26th, 2020
TIME:    2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.

THE MAYOR’S TOWN HALL MEETING IS A PUBLIC INTAKE SESSION FOR THE MAYOR, RESIDENTS OF RIVERDALE AND ANY OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES. THE PURPOSE OF THE MEETING IS TO INFORM RESIDENTS, ANSWER QUESTIONS AND TO GATHER INPUT ABOUT CITY ISSUES AFFECTING THE RESIDENTS OF RIVERDALE.

Agenda:

1. Welcome

2. Current Issues:

A. Proposed no-interest loan program to Riverdale-based, small businesses due to COVID-19

B. Meal program for seniors and low-to-moderate income households with the Duck Creek Pancake House

C. Construction projects get off to an early start

D. What would you like to see at City Hall?

3. Comments/Questions from the Public

4. Adjourn

An official version of the agenda can be viewed on the public notice bulletin boards in the City or in staff offices at City Hall during regular business hours.

Please come with your thoughts, comments and fresh ideas!

See you then!

Attending the Meeting Online

To attend the Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting on Sun, April 26, 2020 (from 2:00 PM – 4:00 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: 722-789-837

Not comfortable joining online? You can dial into the meeting with your phone, just call: (571) 317-3122 and use the access code (592-413-805) 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 go to: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/592413805 to download the app.

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

Meeting Notice: Regular City Council Meeting (04-14-20)

A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place on Tuesday evening, April 14th 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 and FY 21 Budget Public Hearing on Tue, April 14, 2020 (from 7:00 PM – 10:00 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: 823-571-765

Not comfortable joining online? You can dial into the meeting with your phone, just call: (571) 317-3112 and use the access code (823-571-765) 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:

A Public Hearing on the Final Plat for Phase 2 of the Woods Estates Subdivision

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

Resolutions addressing the following:

    • Consideration of Approval and Certification of the Proposed FY 21 Budget for the City of Riverdale
    • Consideration of a Resolution to Increase the Budget for Staff Search/Selection Services Consulting
    • Consideration of Conditional Approval of the Final Plat for Phase 2 of the Woods Estates Subdivision
  • A Motion will be discussed regarding the following: 
    • Development and consideration of a motion to define how the City Council would like the City the provide some assistance/relief to Riverdale-based businesses dealing with interruptions associated with COVID-19

Discussion of various items include:

    • Results of the first meeting on the Parks & Trails Needs Assessment Project
    • Next steps on boundary fence construction along the MRT in Riverdale
    • An update on the development of a plan to create a bike station at the parking lot on Bellingham Road
    • A summary report on the IT upgrade that has been completed at City Hall
    • Update on City Hall staffing, job definitions and process development
    • A review of the plan to begin long-range budget planning for the City of Riverdale
    • Overviews of new accounting projects to clear up confusion over TIF accounting and Sewer Utility fund and rate accounting
    • An update on the Arconic TIF
    • Next steps on the Citywide Clean-up on April 18
    • Review of the construction plan for the Havens Acres Roadway Rehabilitation Project
    • A discussion of possible next steps on the Manor Drive drainage issue explored last year
    • An update on landscaping and invasive species audit projects managed by Quercus
    • An update on the accident damaging a section of retaining wall on Manor Drive Hill
    • The status of the Tour de Brew Event (scheduled for May 2)
    • A review of other events planned for through the summer
    • An update on the installation of the flood gauge on Duck Creek in the Havens Acres area
    • A current review of PPE currently on hand for use by the Riverdale Fire Department
    • Concerns about nuisance properties in the Fenno Hill neighborhood
    • An update on issues surrounding coyote trapping near the Woods Estates neighborhood

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. (Please note, this document is 100 pages long* and the file is approximately 10.1 MB.)

A copy of the budget report for the City can be found here. (Please note, this document is 13 pages long.)

A copy of the presentation on the final plat for the second phase of the Woods Estates Subdivision can be found here.

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 three weeks can be found here.

Meeting minutes can be found here.

* NOTE: If you would like a copy of the Council Packet or Budget Report, please 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.

Download a copy of the FY21 Budget here

Download a copy of the FY21 Budget here

You can download a copy of the proposed FY 2021 budget for the City of Riverdale here, complete with a detailed memo from the Mayor how budgets were set and what the City expects to accomplish in the coming fiscal year. If you would like a hard copy of the memo, you can stop by City Hall to pick one up or call the office during regular business hours (Tue-Thu from 10a – 5pm) and ask to have a copy mailed to you.

The offer to mail copies of the budget memorandum pertain only to residents of Riverdale.

The City Council and Mayor ask residents to send us any questions they may have about the budget and plans detailed in the memo no later than 5pm on Friday, April 10th so they can be addressed at the next regular meeting of the Council on Tuesday, April 14th.

Please send all questions by using the form below, via email to mayor@riverdaleia.org, by regular mail (to City Hall; 110 Manor Drive; Riverdale, IA 52722) or by phone (563-355-2111).

Answers will be posted online and reviewed at the next City Council meeting prior to consideration of the budget for adoption and certification with the State of Iowa.

Please give us your name so we know who to contact, if requried.
It may be necessary for us to call you for follow-up. Please provide a phone number where we can reach you during normal business hours.
Please let us know what's on your mind. All questions are due by 5pm on Friday, April 10, 2020.
Town Hall Meeting scheduled for Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 2pm

Meeting Announcement: Planning & Zoning Commission to hold public hearing and meeting re: Woods Estates Subdivision Phase 2

The Planning & Zoning Commission will be holding a public hearing and meeting regarding the proposed plat for the second phase of the Woods Estates of Riverdale Subdivision. The developer, Seth Woods, will be presenting the plans to the Commission and both developer and commission members will be available to answer questions from citizens.

Due to the Governor of Iowa’s recent declaration concerning the COVID-19 outbreak, the meeting will be held online via GoToMeeting. More details on how to attend and participate will be added to this post shortly. Please check back or follow the City’s activities on social media for updates.

Information about the meeting

CITY OF RIVERDALE 
PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION 
MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA  

PLACE: The meeting will be held online via GoToMeeting. 
Meeting To Be Held Online via GoToMeeting
Citizens can attend online or via phone.

DATE:  Tuesday, March 24, 2020     TIME:  6:00 P.M.

This meeting of the Riverdale, Iowa Planning & Zoning Commission will be conducted according to the following order and actions will be considered on the items listed. The notice of this meeting is not considered final until 24 hours prior to the meeting and may be further modified if 24 hours notice is impossible or impractical for good cause. 

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable federal and state laws, all public hearings and meetings held or sponsored by the city of Riverdale, IA will be accessible to individuals with disabilities. Persons requiring auxiliary aids and services should contact City Hall at (563) 355-2511 five (5) days prior to the hearing or meeting to inform of their anticipated attendance.  

1. Welcome and Roll Call 

2. Review and Approval of the Agenda 

 3. Approval of Minutes March 11, 2020 

 4. Open Public Hearing for Final Plat Phase 2, Woods Estates of Riverdale Subdivision.   

A. Presentation from Developer Seth Woods – Woods Construction 
B. Determination by City of Bettendorf City Engineer Brent Morlock on behalf of the City of Riverdale 
C. Public Comment 

5. Close Public Hearing 

6. Discussion and Consideration of Recommendation to City Council on the Final Plat Phase 2, Woods Estates of Riverdale Subdivision 

7. Next Meeting Wednesday, June 3, 2020 (Unless One is Needed Sooner)

8. Adjournment  

Documents for Meeting

Attending the Meeting Online

To attend the Planning & Zoning Public Hearing and Meeting on Tue, Mar 24, 2020 (from 6:00 PM – 7:00 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: 906-941-717

Not comfortable joining online? You can dial into the meeting with your phone, just call: (786) 535-3211 and use the access code (906-941-717) 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 go to: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/906941717 to download the app.