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IT system upgraded at City Hall

IT system upgraded at City Hall

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.

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Havens Acres Roadway Project gets underway this week

Havens Acres Roadway Project gets underway this week

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.

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City landscaping projects begin

City landscaping projects begin

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.

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Weekend weather wrecks havoc on Riverdale.

Weekend weather wrecks havoc on Riverdale.

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.

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Disaster-palooza

Disaster-palooza

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.

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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.

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SCC Master Plan moves ahead in March

SCC Master Plan moves ahead in March

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.

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UPDATE:  Riverdale Egg Hunt date may be changed!

UPDATE: Riverdale Egg Hunt date may be changed!

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.

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Meeting Notice: Regular City Council Meeting (02-25-20)

Meeting Notice: Regular City Council Meeting (02-25-20)

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.

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With all the warnings about coronavirus, what should we do?

With all the warnings about coronavirus, what should we do?

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.

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Riverdale mourns loss of firefighter Analiese Chapman

Riverdale mourns loss of firefighter Analiese Chapman

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.

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City’s cash management policies under review

City’s cash management policies under review

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.

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Meeting Notice: Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting (01-26-20)

Meeting Notice: Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting (01-26-20)

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.

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Snow advisory for Riverdale

Snow advisory for Riverdale

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.

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Riverdale lights up for the holidays.

Riverdale lights up for the holidays.

(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.

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City Landscaping RFP (2020-2023)

City Landscaping RFP (2020-2023)

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.

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City to repair RFD air compressor

City to repair RFD air compressor

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.

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PVHS dance team triumphs at state!

PVHS dance team triumphs at state!

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!

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