News, Notices and Updates
In response to several complaints about coyotes running and roaming in the land between Woods Estates and Deerbrook, the City has authorized River Valley Wildlife to set up snares and capture the animals.
Several projects will be completed in the coming months to make the Mississippi River Trail a safer and more enjoyable route for bikers and address privacy and traffic safety concerns expressed in prior years by the residents of Havens Acres.
The computer network, hardware and internet connection at City Hall were all upgraded last week as part of a planned improvement to the City’s capabilities.
The rehabilitation of some of the streets in the Havens Acres neighborhood gets underway this week when Brandt Construction begins doing work “behind the curb” to prepare driveway entrances for affected residents. Heavy road construction is currently slated to begin in June.
The greenspace consultant hired by the City to conduct the year-long invasive plants audit and landscaping contract is in Riverdale this week, beginning to work on re-shaping many of our public spaces.
The City of Riverdale and Republic Services work out a solution for the collection of bulky waste in lieu of a city-wide cleanup (previously scheduled for April 18) and yard waste collection for the duration of the service interruption related to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Mayor Mike Bawden extended the closure of the community room at City Hall and ordered the city parks closed for the month of April based on advice from state and local health officials related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Heavy rains Friday night created some flash floods where Riverdale has never seen them before, resulting in flooded basements and mud flows clogging intersections along State Street. Here’s a rundown of what happened and how we’re recovering.
After this weekend’s storms, Mayor Mike Bawden wonders what’s next for Riverdale, who in three months, has had to weather a significant number of crises – both big and small.
Just over one-third of Riverdale households have participated in the 2020 Census. We need you to make sure your household gets counted. Learn how!
Bulky waste and yard waste pick-up has been suspended for the foreseeable future by Republic Services – which means the Citywide Cleanup scheduled for the week of April 13th has been delayed (among other things).
Scott County offers mental health services for those having problems coping with stress as a result from additional emotional pressures associated with COVID-19 and social distancing.
The egg hunt planned for next weekend (April 4) has been postponed due to concerns over community spread of coronavirus.
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.
RIverdale residents and Council Members attended early-March community intake sessions with officials from Scott Community College to talk about plans for how the nature areas behind the current campus may be developed in the future.
Riverdale’s Planning & Zoning Commission gave a “thumbs up (with strings attached)” to Developer Seth Woods’ plans for the second phase of the Woods Estates Subdivision.
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 to formulate their recommendation to the City Council on the proposed plat for Phase 2 of the Woods Estates Subdivision.
The monthly Mayor’s Town Hall meeting will focus on the FY21 budget and is set for Sunday (March 22nd) at 2pm and will be conducted online – check out the details.
The agenda has changed for Tuesday’s City Council Meeting. You can download the new agenda and support documents from the website. The regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place on Tuesday evening, March 24th at 7pm.
Mayor Mike Bawden has a few thoughts about the importance of every Riverdale resident’s participation in the 2020 Census which is now underway.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds issued a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency Declaration this morning. Read more about the impact of the declaration and what it means to you.
No coronavirus cases in the Quad Cities yet, but communities are taking extra precautions to enforce “social distancing” recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control to reduce the chance of infection.
UPDATE: Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the spring Egg Hunt in Peggy’s Park, originally scheduled for 2pm on Saturday, April 4, may be delayed. The City Council will discuss alternatives at its next meeting on March 24.
The final public intake session for the FY 21 budget will take place at 4:30 pm on Thursday, March 19 at City Hall.
The path of the stream bed that forms the drainage way off of Fieldcrest Road will be significantly altered in the coming months to address erosion concerns that could negatively affect the City’s sanitary sewer lines.
The City of Riverdale purchased sand bags and began preparations for spring flooding this past week.
Mayor Mike Bawden shares some news and opinions on how the global spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) affects Riverdale.
The Red Cross is currently providing free smoke alarms to residents in need of a new or replacement alarm.
The agenda has changed for Tuesday’s City Council Meeting. You can download the new agenda and support documents from the website. The regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place on Tuesday evening, March 10th at 7pm.
The personnel search committee designated by the City Council will be meeting on Sunday, March 8, at 2pm in Council Chambers. The meeting is open to the public.
A rough completion schedule has been agreed to for the remaining phases of the Woods Estates of Riverdale subdivision.
At Tuesday’s Council meeting, the Riverdale City Council voted unanimously to set a maximum, general tax levy for the City at $400,000 for the coming fiscal year.
The City Council has scheduled a public intake session to hear citizen comments concerning staffing levels, duties, costs and hours of operation to start July 1. The session is scheduled for Monday, March 2nd at 6pm at City Hall.
A WINTER STORM WATCH has been issued for Scott County running Monday night through early Wednesday morning. Snow accumulations could add up to 8+ inches.
Scott Community College invites Riverdale residents to participate in their “Reimagine Your Back Yard” open house event on March 4th from 4-6:30 pm.
In addition to a detailed update of major projects already on the table for 2020, City Engineer Chris Cooper and Mayor Mike Bawden discussed several of the capital projects currently under consideration for the City.
A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place on Tuesday evening, February 11th at 7pm. The meeting will take place in the Council Chambers at Riverdale City Hall. As previously announced, the meeting will also include a public hearing to discuss the maximum tax levy to be considered when the City Council passes its FY 21 budget in March.
Council Member, Anthony Heddlesten, and his flood-related work for the US Army Corps of Engineers was featured in Sunday’s Quad-City Times. Check out the great story by Alma Gaul.
The monthly Mayor’s Town Hall meeting is set for Sunday (February 23rd) at 2pm in Community Room at City Hall.
The Waste Commission of Scott County shares some tips on how to recycle old batteries (hint: don’t throw them away OR into your recycle bin).
With the imminent departure of Interim City Administrator, Lisa Kotter, the City Council is hard at work re-evaluating how City Hall should be staffed and what next steps should be taken. Mayor Mike Bawden gives a run-down of what actions are currently being taken and considered.
The City’s waste/recycling service provider, Republic Services, has made a handy guide for Riverdale residents to use this year.
The Iowa Department of Public Health just released a statement about how state officials are screening people at risk for coronavirus and takes the opportunity to warn against a much more serious (and common) threat, influenza. Here’s what you should know.
Riverdale’s Interim City Administrator, Lisa Kotter, was named the City Administrator of Eldridge, Iowa at Monday’s special session of the Eldridge City Council on February 10th.
The Riverdale Fire Department flag will fly at half-staff today at City Hall to honor both the life of Firefighter Analiese Chapman and the men and women who serve our community as members of the department.
Riverdale bids goodbye to Firefighter Analiese Chapman who passed away on February 2 due to complications from Cystic Fibrosis. A visitation is planned for Friday (02/07) and a Celebration of Life service on Saturday (02/08) at the Waterfront Convention Center.
On a chilly Wednesday morning (February 5th), Mayor Mike Bawden cut the ribbon to officially open the Woods Estates of Riverdale subdivision to the public. Developer Seth Woods, Council Members Anthony Heddlesten and Paul DCamp and others were present. Check out the photos…
In a call Thursday evening with MetroNET, Mayor Mike Bawden was informed that Riverdale’s neighborhoods would be among the first in the Quad Cities to receive broadband, fiber optic service from the company when that service goes live in early March.
Materials are now available online for the next meeting of the Riverdale City Council to be held at 7pm on Tuesday, February 11th in Council Chambers at City Hall.
Work has begun on evaluating the next big section of sanitary sewer lines in Riverdale so work to reduce inflow and infiltration can continue into 2021.
Riverdale firefighter, Analiese Chapman, passed away from complications related to Cystic Fibrosis on Sunday, February 2, 2020. The City will fly the Riverdale Fire Department flag at half-staff in her honor on Tuesday, February 4. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Located on industrial land adjacent to Riverdale, The Schebler Company reached out to Riverdale for assistance with traffic issues on Hwy 67 (State Street).
Updated: The Riverdale City Council has approved the publication of a notice for a “max levy” public hearing on February 25. An informational Q&A session will be held at the Town Hall meeting scheduled for Sunday, February 23 at 2pm.
Riverdale residents interested in taking part in the Iowa caucuses on Monday are encouraged to attend either the Republican or Democratic caucuses with their neighbors.
At Tuesday evening’s meeting, the City Council agreed to extend the hours allowed under Interim City Administrator, Lisa Kotter’s consulting contract to 40 hours per week through February.
Iowa-American Water Company has responded to a news report in Monday’s Quad-City Times that an environmental group found a large concentration of chemicals in the Iowa Quad City water supply.
As part of the Mayor and Council’s focus on improving operating processes and customer service, the City’s cash management policy (adopted in 2016) is currently under review and will be updated accordingly.
The new year has seen the launch of a comprehensive parks planning process with the assistance of MSA Professional Services. The first thing that needs to happen, though, is to pull together interested citizens for some public input. Find out more here.
Council accepts public improvements related to Phase 1 of Woods Estates Subdivision at Tuesday’s City Council Meeting.
At Tuesday’s meeting, the Riverdale City Council accepted the conveyance of some of the public improvements made to the roadways and infrastructure related to the first phase of the Woods Estates of Riverdale subdivision.
An official ribbon cutting ceremony marking the opening of Woods Estates of Riverdale has been set for 11am on Wednesday, February 5th.
The City Council will consider a proposal for accounting services from Bohnsack and Frommert at its next meeting, set for January 28, 2020.
The City of Riverdale is considering the costs and practicality of expanding its hours of business from 3 to 5 days a week.
At their January 5th work session and following City Council meetings, the Mayor and members of the Council developed an ambitious list of goals and objectives to keep Riverdale moving forward for the next two years (and beyond).
The last town hall meeting of the year will be held in the Community Room at City Hall on Sunday, January 26th 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.
Materials are now available online for the next meeting of the Riverdale City Council to be held at 7pm on Tuesday, January 28th in Council Chambers at City Hall.
All residents of Riverdale are advised that a heavy snowfall is expected this weekend and to take appropriate action to allow road cleaning and maintenance crews full access to the City’s streets and other public infrastructure.
(Updated 01/06/20) – The agenda for the special meeting of the Riverdale City Council set for Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7:00 pm has been modified to include the public hearing and consideration of a second item concerning the Woods Estates of Riverdale project.
A meeting to set goals for the City of Riverdale and to discuss process has been set for Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 2pm in Council Chambers at City Hall.
Drivers who use the I-74 bridge will see traffic patterns change once again in the coming months to allow construction of the new bridge to proceed without major delays.
A public hearing of the City Council is scheduled for Tuesday, January 7 at 7:00 pm to take public input on the Phase 1 plat for the Woods Estates of Riverdale subdivision.
Beware of scam text messages being sent to people in the Quad Cities telling them they’ve won a Walmart gift card worth $1,000.
In an update received from developer Seth Woods today, it appears the new stoplights at the Arconic main entrance will be operational by the close of business on January 7th.
The city of Riverdale’s Planning & Zoning Commission recommended approval of the final plat for Phase 1 of the Woods Estates of Riverdale subdivision following a public hearing on Wednesday, December 18th.
Flags around Riverdale were flying at half-staff today in honor of University of Iowa coaching legend, Hayden Fry, who passed away yesterday, December 17, 2019.
(Update: 12-18-19) We’ve added even more pictures from Riverdale’s first Holiday Celebration. Including more pictures with kids and the “Jolly Old Elf” himself.
A lightly attended public information meeting regarding the future of the City’s parks still managed to come up with a few great suggestions in advance of the more formal process slated to start in January.
The US Census Bureau has raised its pay rates for people helping administer the 2020 Census in the Quad City area. Hourly rates in Scott County have gone up to $21/hour.
The Riverdale City Council authorized staff to proceed with requesting proposals for landscaping services on City-owned grounds and green spaces. Proposals will be for a three-year period (2020 through 23) and will provide a number of service levels for consideration.
(Updated 2-11-20) MSA Professional Services is working on reducing costs for this project with the preferred bidder by modifying the scope of work.
(Updated: 12-10-19) The Riverdale City Council authorizes MSA Professional Services to begin the bid preparation process for the Havens Acres Roadway Rehabilitation Project.
The Riverdale City Council has agreed to fund repairs of the Riverdale Fire Department’s air compressor system as it begins the process of determining how to replace it over the next two years.
At its final meeting of the year, the Riverdale City Council approved nearly $10,000 in timber management services for Bicentennial and Peggy’s Parks in 2020.
At their upcoming public hearing and commission meeting(s), the City of Riverdale’s Planning and Zoning Commission will be reviewing material provided by the developer in support of his application. You can review that material, too.
Dates for public hearings concerning review and determinations concerning the Phase 1 plat for the Woods Estates Subdivision have been set.
Lisa Kotter, former city administrator in Geneseo and Moline, was appointed by the Riverdale City Council to serve as interim city administrator following the retirement of Tim Long.
The Riverdale City Council authorized the issuance of $10 Million in conduit bond financing in support of the new Wellspire senior living community being developed in Bettendorf. The financing is expected to close at the end of the month.
P&Z Commissioner, Kevin Adams, resigned from the board at Tuesday’s meeting of the City Council and long-time resident, Teri Stickler, was appointed to fill the position.
At its last regular meeting of 2019, the Riverdale City Council agreed to sell the City’s street sweeper as it prepares to enter into a contract for street sweeping services.
Mayor Mike Bawden discusses how the community should respond when violent events occur within the city.
Materials are now available online for the final meeting of the Riverdale City Council in 2019 will be held at 7pm on Tuesday, December 10th in the Community Room at City Hall. This will be the last regular meeting of 2019.
Just a reminder to Riverdale residents – Monday morning is the last yard waste pick-up of the year, so get your leaves and other yard waste to the curb Sunday night for an early Monday morning pick-up.
Flags in Riverdale are flying at half-staff today (December 7th) in honor of those who lost their life in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. This is part of a national commemoration of the 78th anniversary of the event which launched the United States into World War II.
The dance team from Pleasant Valley High School (located in Riverdale) took two, first-place finishes at the ISDTA State Dance Team Championships in Des Moines on Friday, December 6th. Way to go!
A meeting of the City of Riverdale’s Planning & Zoning Commission is scheduled for 7pm on Monday, December 9th at City Hall.
Citizens attended public intake sessions on the FY21 City Budget in November and December. A summary of thoughts, requests and questions are now available for review.
Riverdale residents have one more weekend of yard work ahead of them if they hope to take advantage of an extension of yard waste pick-up services from the City’s waste contractor, Republic Services.
At a special meeting of the City Council on Monday evening (December 2nd), Council Members agreed to extend the preliminary plat for the Woods Estates of Riverdale subdivision to March 1, 2020, as requested by the developer.
A special meeting of the Riverdale City Council is planned for 6:30 pm on Monday, December 2nd to grant an extension for the preliminary plat of the Woods Estates of Riverdale project.
A public intake meeting for residents interested in the long-term future of the City’s parks has been scheduled for Monday, December 16th at 7pm. The meeting will be held in Council Chambers at City Hall.
The second public intake session for the City of Riverdale’s FY21 Budget is scheduled for 7pm on Monday, December 2nd.