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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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Meeting Notice: Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting (10-20-19)

Meeting Notice: Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting (10-20-19)

There will be a town hall meeting in the Community Room at City Hall on Sunday, October 20 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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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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Grading on Woods Estates project moves on, causes concerns

Grading on Woods Estates project moves on, causes concerns

Grading on the Woods Estates project has caused some concerns among hilltop residents, but the City and developer Seth Woods have announced a special program to deal with the inconvenience. This comes as work is set to begin cutting in the main entrance to the project.

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August 28, 2018 Regular Meeting

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.

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The state of Riverdale’s Parks

The state of Riverdale’s Parks

Are you satisfied with the state of Riverdale’s parks? Mayor Mike Bawden shares his views for the future of our City’s parks and recreational programs.

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Fall Fest needs volunteers!

Fall Fest needs volunteers!

Council Member Kelly Krell puts out a call for volunteers. As many as twenty volunteers are needed to help pull together and manage Riverdale’s Fall Fest scheduled for Saturday, September 15th.

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Are bike riders on the MRT a traffic hazard?

Are bike riders on the MRT a traffic hazard?

What can be done to make sure bike riders obey signs on the MRT intended to prevent accidents with motorists trying to enter or exit Manor Drive and the Scott Community College entrance? We want to know what you think.

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Riverdale fire fighters surpass 1,000 hours of training for 2018

Riverdale fire fighters surpass 1,000 hours of training for 2018

Last Monday’s training exercise pushed twenty of the RFD’s thirty volunteer fire fighters past 50 hours of intense training this year and moved the balance of the department along the goal of doubling the a state-required standard of 24 hours’ training every calendar year.

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City moves forward with bike path solutions.

City moves forward with bike path solutions.

In a 07/24 report to the City Council, City Administrator Tim Long reviewed discussions he had regarding problems with bikers riding through Riverdale’s Havens Acres neighborhood in order to get from the Crow Creek bike path to the riverfront bike path.

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