News, Notices and Updates
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.
There will be a special town hall meeting on Sunday, October 21st at 2pm to discuss possible capital projects for the City Council to consider at its next meeting on Tuesday, September 23rd.
The Riverdale City Council voted to conduct a video inspection of the City’s sanitary sewer lines as part of its on-going management and maintenance of sewer and stormwater lines in the City.
Early voting for the 2018 election (scheduled for Tuesday, November 6th) began today, October 9th. Mayor Mike Bawden reminds us how important it is to exercise your right to vote – no matter what party or candidate you support.
Riverdale’s City-wide cleanup day is Saturday, October 20th. Bulky waste will be picked up that day as well. You’ll find more details inside.
A meeting of the Planning & Zoning Commission has been called for 7pm on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at City Hall to review and discuss the final plat of the first phase of the Woods Estates of Riverdale Subdivision.
Mayor Mike Bawden has asked the City’s engineering firm, MSA Professional Services, the develop a proposal for up to $650,000 in street repair/maintenance work to begin in the spring of 2019. More details are inside.
The City Council will consider setting hours for this year’s trick-or-treating at their October 9 City Council Meeting. Read the resolution here.
A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Tuesday, October 9th at 7pm.
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.
Is it too early to begin making plans for flying snow, slick streets and late-night snow plowing up and down the streets of Riverdale? Not if your on the City Council.
There were questions about turkey hunting activities within the city limits. We have some answers.
Show your support for the Riverdale Fire Department by purchasing one or more “Thin Red Line” t-shirts. Proceeds benefit the RFD’s non-profit support group.
Mayor Mike Bawden reminded citizens present at the 09/25 City Council Meeting that it was important they register and vote – now he’s reminding everyone who visits the Riverdale website, too!
Work will soon be underway on a sanitary sewer and creek stabilization project near Eastern Iowa Community College. The project should be completed by Memorial Day.
A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Tuesday, September 25th at 7pm.
The next Mayor’s town hall meeting will be Sunday, September 23rd at 2pm. Among items discussed will be updates on Woods Estates, Crime Prevention Task Force, the MRT Bike Trail, Fall Fest and more.
Thanks go out to Riverdale residents Gwen Halsey and Teri Stickler for some great pictures from this past weekend’s Fall Fest! Check them out …
A test of the National Wireless Alert (NWA) System originally scheduled for Thursday afternoon has been re-scheduled to October 3. Read more details about it inside.
The Fall Fest Committee wants to know what you thought about the event. You can let them know by participating in our online survey!
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.
A city-wide task force looking into Riverdale’s current Waste Management agreement, community-wide recycling efforts and options to consider for the future will meet at City Hall on Thursday, September 20th at 7pm. UPDATE: Agenda now available.
Council Member Kelly Krell has called for the next meeting of the Invasive Plant Task Force to meet at City Hall on Monday, October 24th at 5pm. More details inside!
Two new sponsors have joined in the fun for this weekend’s Riverdale Fall Fest. Brenny’s Motorcycle Clinic and COSTCO will be providing equipment and food for the event as sponsors.
Mayor Mike Bawden asked residents of the City of Riverdale to pause and reflect on the sacrifices made by First Responders every day as part of his proclamation designating 9-11 as “First Responder Day” in the City.
Congrats to members of the Riverdale Fire Department who placed 1st in the state in the Water Application Drill competition at this year’s Iowa Firefighters’ Association Convention in Waverly, Iowa this past weekend!
Mayor Mike Bawden explains why he’s asked three Council Members to chair “task forces” to address some of the big issues facing Riverdale now and in the future.
A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Tuesday, August 28th at 7pm.
The Scott County Emergency Management Agency has now set up a system to alert residents of severe weather watches and warnings through Alert Iowa.
Riverdale resident Wendy Syverud will be put forward as the City’s newest Planning & Zoning Commission member following the Council’s acceptance of P&Z Commission Chairman Mark Griswold’s resignation on August 28th.
A handy guide for homeowners on how to plan and manage stormwater runoff is now available for free from the City’s website.
Following a visual inspection of the stormwater intakes in Haven’s Acres, it looks like we’re ready for more rain.
Some of the great sights around Riverdale this Labor Day weekend. If you have more pictures to share, send them our way!
Just a few more volunteers are needed for the 2018 fall fest! Sign up today!
In a formal statement received by the City, Woods Construction & Development, Inc. has committed to replacing trees removed during the early steps of building the Woods Estates subdivision.
Council Member Paul DCamp along with members of the Riverdale Fire Department and City staff visited the Tipton Volunteer Fire Department to learn more about how similarly-sized departments operated as part of an on-going fact-finding effort.
Expect grading work to continue on Saturday, September 1st but not over the rest of Labor Day weekend, according to developer Woods Construction.
Council Member Paul DCamp chaired the first meeting of the Crime Prevention Task Force on Friday afternoon, August 31, 2018.
Scott County Sheriff Tim Lane attended last Tuesday’s City Council Meeting and provided an overview of the issues surrounding the recent car break-ins and theft in Riverdale which occurred earlier in the month.
A new feature on the Riverdale website – news about your neighbors. Ava Griswold is 97 years young and celebrated with an open house and a Riverdale resident is featured on KWQC-TV.
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.
Chris Cooper, an engineer with MSA Consultants (the engineering firm representing the City of Riverdale) inspected Woods Estates storm water infrastructure last week. A “thumbs up” from MSA helps keep the project moving forward.
Mayor Mike Bawden provides information on the Neighborhood Watch program and what he sees as a greater need to get the entire community involved in crime prevention.
At the request of the City, the Bi-State Commission has installed counters on the Mississippi River Trail (MRT) to count biker and walker traffic for the next four weeks.
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.
Fall Fest organizers recognize corporate sponsors for the event scheduled for September 15, 2018 at 1pm.
Have old latex paint sitting around the house and not sure what to do with it? The Waste Commission of Scott County has new, simpler instructions for residents wanted to get rid of their old, used paint.
The next Mayor’s town hall meeting will be Sunday, August 26th at 2pm. Among items discussed will be updates on Woods Estates, Crime Prevention Task Force, the MRT Bike Trail, Fall Fest and more.
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.
A public meeting to discuss neighborhood security issues will be held at 3pm on Friday, August 31st in Council Chambers. The meeting will be chaired by Council Member Paul DCamp.
Mayor Mike Bawden shares his point of view on how things get done in this city.
One car was broken into and another was stolen from homes on Manor Drive on Saturday night. You can get the latest updates here.
A meeting of the planning committee for the Riverdale Fall Fest will be meeting on Wednesday, August 15th at 5pm.
The City Council reviewed a “Work Order” process that allows citizens to report issues they find via an online form. Under the proposed guidelines, City staff will review the request and respond within 2 business days of receiving the email.
Mayor Mike Bawden talks about the concerns he shares with residents who have pointed out the safety hazards associated with the Mississippi River Trail – the bike path that runs through Riverdale.
According to a project update report from J+M Civil Design, LLC – the engineering firm assisting Seth Woods on Riverdale’s latest home development – grading will continue on the site for the next 3-4 weeks.
The City Council of Riverdale amended and approved a resolution authorizing bow hunting of deer and coyotes this fall and winter.
A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Tuesday, August 14th at 7pm. UPDATE: A copy of the agenda, City Engineer’s Report and Info Packet are now available for viewing.
Mayor Mike Bawden lays out his political agenda for his term in office.
City officials met with representatives from the Pleasant Valley Community School District on Thursday, August 2nd to discuss a variety of issues.
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.
Do we need a stop sign at the intersection of Fenno Road and Valley Drive? The City would like to hear from you.
UPDATED 08/02/18: A meeting of the City’s Invasive Plant Task Force has been called for Friday, August 3rd. Click here for an updated agenda and more details.
Mayor Mike Bawden discusses why even a small city like Riverdale can’t be satisfied to keep doing things the way they’ve always been done before.
QC Astronomical Society’s throwing a party – and you, your family and about 1,000,000 meteors are invited!
Riverdale resident Jeff Struve, president of the QCAS, invites all of his friends and neighbors to come to the Society’s Meteor Shower Party at PVJH.
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.
Share your story with your friends and neighbors via the Riverdale website and our weekly e-newsletter. Click to learn more!
At the July 24th City Council Meeting, Republic Services requested a contract extension with the City that would obligate Riverdale to 3% annual increases and potentially other fees through May of 2028.
Mayor Mike Bawden addresses the necessity of politics and how some simple, political principles are necessary for a community to operate openly, honestly and fairly.
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.
Riverdale is facing a coming invasion and you can help us stop it. Find out more in the mayor’s latest blog post!
Another organizing and planning meeting for the 2018 Fall Fest (scheduled for September 15th) has been called for Thursday evening, 07/26 at 6pm.
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.
Firefighters from Riverdale’s Fire Department spent time in the Hy-Vee parking lot last Sunday to teach kids some important lessons about fire safety. Check out the pictures!
The City of Riverdale salutes the PVHS Spartan Softball team for winning their second, consecutive state championship. Well done!
The City of Riverdale has a limited supply of free tickets to the August 1st River Bandits game. Let us know if you want one or more (while supplies last).
A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Tuesday, July 24th at 7pm.
The Recreation Committee will meet this Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at 6:00 p.m., in Council chambers, to continue planning Fall Fest. Anyone who would like more information or would like to help is encouraged to attend.
Mayor Mike Bawden starts his new blog about the business of the city and other observations worth noting that affect the citizens of Riverdale.
The next Mayor’s town hall meeting will be Sunday, July 22 at 11am. Among items discussed will be a Woods Estates update, Fall Fest and more.
The Riverdale Fire Department had a rare opportunity to hone their skills by working inside a burning home on Saturday, June 14th. Check out the pictures!
Agenda, information packet, reports and minutes of the July 10, 2018 meeting of the Riverdale City Council.
Agenda, information packet, reports and minutes of the June 26, 2018 meeting of the Riverdale City Council.
A copy of the information packet provided to Planning & Zoning Commission Members prior to their May 24th meeting is now available online.
Planning & Zoning Commission asks developer to address concerns on Woods Estate water detention area
Riverdale’s Planning & Zoning Commission met on Thursday, May 24 to review and discuss the preliminary plat for the Woods Estates development.
Long-time resident and community activist, Kelly Krell, was sworn in as Riverdale’s newest City Council member at the May 22nd meeting.
PUBLIC NOTICE: Documents for City Council Meetings held in April are now available to download and view online.
Councilman Paul DCamp presented initial findings on the development of a community-wide, emergency/disaster planning process for consideration by the City Council at its 04/24 meeting.
Arconic Davenport Works’ Plant Protection Manager passes along the company’s thanks for a job well done to the RVFD.
MSA Professional Services, the engineering firm retained by Riverdale to serve as the City’s Engineer, provides an update on their review of the preliminary plat of the Woods Estates project.
Interested in serving the City of Riverdale? We have openings for a new Council Member and a member of the City’s Planning & Zoning Commission.
Riverdale residents took some time out this past weekend to help pick up Riverdale. Special thanks to the volunteers and Council Member Anthony Heddleston for the job well done!
Builder/developer Seth Woods cleared most of the hillside leading into the new Woods Estates development and posted signage announcing the availability of lots for sale.
Riverdale Fall Fest 2018 needs help getting organized and pulling off a great end-of-summer celebration. Chairperson Mark Griswold can be contacted for more information.