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Lessons learned from recent snow removal

Lessons learned from recent snow removal

In a recent de-briefing meeting with officials from the Bettendorf Department of Public Works (DPW), Riverdale officials shared concerns about plowing and snow clearing for the coming winter season and received a few tips for residents in return.

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Why our flags were at half-staff today.

Why our flags were at half-staff today.

Flags across Iowa were lowered to half-staff today on the order of Governor Kim Reynolds to honor fallen Marine Corps Reserve Private Channing R. Whitaker who was interred in a memorial service at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines this afternoon.

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

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

The last town hall meeting of the year will be held in the Community Room at City Hall on Sunday, November 24th 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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The value of volunteerism.

The value of volunteerism.

Mayor Mike Bawden shares his memories of his friend, “Happy Joe” Whitty and the value of volunteering to support the things you love.

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Do we have your phone number?

Do we have your phone number?

Have you reviewed your listing in our online phone directory? If you’d like to make a change or have your listing removed, here’s how you can do that.

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Sewer rates expected to rise in 2020.

Sewer rates expected to rise in 2020.

After years of undercharging for sanitary and storm water management, it now looks like the City’s sewer rates are going to rise next year. Click here to find out why.

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Purple Bull 5k was a run-away hit!

Purple Bull 5k was a run-away hit!

A great time was had by all at this year’s Pete the Purple Bull 5k and Fun Run – held in Riverdale. Special thanks to the HABLO Committee of employees at Arconic and to MY PLACE in Riverdale for being sponsors of the event which helps QC United raise money to deal with bullying in our schools. Check out all the great pictures!

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City Parks Planning Project

City Parks Planning Project

The City’s consulting engineer, MSA Professional Services, provided a draft of a parks planning proposal for City Council consideration. Follow along (and participate) as we map out a strategy for Riverdale’s parks and wild places for the next generation.

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(Updated) City begins search for a new City Clerk.

(Updated) City begins search for a new City Clerk.

(Updated 10-10-19) After reviewing preliminary discussions with a consultant to assist in the search and selection of a new City Clerk for Riverdale, the mayor and council have agreed to delay a formal search until after the start of the new calendar year.

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Havens Acres – MRT Boundary Fence Project

Havens Acres – MRT Boundary Fence Project

(Updated 10-08-19) MSA Professional Services reports the survey crews are expected to finish mapping and staking the border between the MRT and Havens Acres residents before the next meeting of the City Council.

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Fieldcrest Road Drainage Project

Fieldcrest Road Drainage Project

(Updated 10-08-19) The City’s engineering firm, MSA Professional Services, informed the City Council that it intended to provide a proposal on this project by October 15 so it could be discussed at the October 22 meeting.

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Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project

Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project

(Updated 10-08-19) MSA Professional Services reported to the City Council that they have applied for a project permit from the Iowa DNR so work can begin this spring. The project is currently in the cue for bidding in January of 2020.

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It’s National Fire Prevention Week!

It’s National Fire Prevention Week!

The Riverdale Volunteer Fire Department and the City of Riverdale remind you to make sure you’re prepared to deal with the fire risks in your home and business. You’ll find more information on Fire Prevention Week inside.

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Fall Fest washed out by the weather.

Fall Fest washed out by the weather.

Fall Fest was cancelled Saturday afternoon (October 5) due to in climate weather – but not before we were able to take a few sad shots after everyone had gone home and site clean-up was underway.

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(Updated) Meeting Notice: Regular City Council Meeting (10-08-19)

(Updated) Meeting Notice: Regular City Council Meeting (10-08-19)

(Updated 10-4-19) The agenda and documents for the regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council are now available online. The meeting will be held following the Wellspire conduit bond public hearing on Tuesday, October 08 in the Community Room at City Hall. Estimated start time is 7:15pm.

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Newsletter archive updated

Newsletter archive updated

The archive of City of Riverdale newsletters going back to January of 2016 has been updated. You can access them by going to our archive page.

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Help the Quad Cities tell its story to the world!

Help the Quad Cities tell its story to the world!

Visit Quad Cities – the organization responsible for promoting the community as a tourist destination is asking local residents for their input about what makes the Quad Cities worth visiting (besides seeing the world’s largest aluminum rolling mill, of course). Please help!

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So, do you think you could do this?

So, do you think you could do this?

Mayor Mike Bawden invites kids to write what they would do if they were mayor as part of the Iowa League of Cities “If I Were Mayor” essay contest and his re-election announcement.

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Valley Drive Drainage Project completed

Valley Drive Drainage Project completed

The Valley Drive Drainage Project – undertaken to address the persistent water drainage from the hillside next to the junction of Valley Drive and Highway 67/State Street – is now nearing completion.

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You can help determine the future of the Quad Cities!

You can help determine the future of the Quad Cities!

Riverdale residents are encouraged to participate in the region’s long-range transportation plan by taking a survey administered by the Bi-State Regional Commission. Read more about what information is being collected and how it will be used.

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August 27, 2019 City Council Meeting

August 27, 2019 City Council Meeting

A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council was held on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 7pm in the Community Room in City Hall. Records and documents reviewed at that meeting can be found here.

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Coyote traps set – please be aware!

Coyote traps set – please be aware!

Head-snare traps are being set over the next two days (January 23-24) to capture coyotes judged to be a public hazard. Please read this article, make sure your pets are safe and be aware.

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Fall Fest 2018 wrap-up meeting today at 6pm

Fall Fest 2018 wrap-up meeting today at 6pm

UPDATED: The Riverdale Fall Fest 2018 Organizational Committee met for one last time to discuss what worked (and what could be improved) and to gauge interest in doing the same event next year.

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