News, Notices and Updates

Town Hall Meeting scheduled for October 21, 2018

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.

City to conduct sewer study

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 begins TODAY!

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.

City-wide cleanup set for October 20th

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.

Planning & Zoning Commission to meet October 18, 2018

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.

City to consider spring road project.

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.

October 9, 2018 Regular Meeting

A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Tuesday, October 9th at 7pm.

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.

Every vote counts.

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!

September 25, 2018 Regular Meeting

A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Tuesday, September 25th at 7pm.

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.

September 11, 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.

Stormwater tips for the homeowner

A handy guide for homeowners on how to plan and manage stormwater runoff is now available for free from the City’s website.

Woods Estates foliage replacement plan announced

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.

RFD Strategic Plan moves forward with a trip to Tipton, IA

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.

Sheriff Tim Lane addresses City’s crime concerns

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.

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.

Woods Estates SWPP inspection helps keep the project moving

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.

Does Riverdale need a neighborhood watch?

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.

MRT biker and walker count is underway

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.

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.

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.

See a problem that needs fixing? Let us know!

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.

Rules of the road – or, at least, the bike path.

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.

UPDATED: August 14, 2018 Regular Meeting

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

July 24, 2018 Regular Meeting

A regular meeting of the Riverdale City Council will take place in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Tuesday, July 24th at 7pm.

July 10, 2017 Regular Meeting

Agenda, information packet, reports and minutes of the July 10, 2018 meeting of the Riverdale City Council.

June 26, 2018 Regular Meeting

Agenda, information packet, reports and minutes of the June 26, 2018 meeting of the Riverdale City Council.

City Seeks Volunteers to Serve

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.

City-wide clean up day makes Riverdale shine!

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!

Woods Estates lot sales begin

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.

Fall Fest ’18 needs your help!

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.

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