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Judge orders summary judgement in Riverdale’s favor

Judge orders summary judgement in Riverdale’s favor

A judge has issued a summary judgement in the City of Riverdale’s favor in the lawsuit brought against the City by groups and individuals representing people upset by the Council’s decision to close and lock the gate between the Mississippi River Trail and the end of South Kensington Street in Havens Acres.

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MEETING NOTICE: VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETING, MARCH 16, 2021 at 7:00pm.

MEETING NOTICE: VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETING, MARCH 16, 2021 at 7:00pm.

A Town Hall Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 7:00pm. The mayor will be reviewing the proposed FY 22 budget that will be presented for a public hearing on Saturday, March 20 at 7pm and then considered by the City Council at it’s regular meeting on Tuesday, March 23 at 7pm. Attendance at this meeting is limited to online attendance only.

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Water main blowout on Fenno Road wrecks road

Water main blowout on Fenno Road wrecks road

A quick rundown of what we currently know about the water main break that destroyed much of Fenno Road and the plans currently in work to repair the road and service to the Fenno Hill neighborhood.

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Water fighting in Riverdale

Water fighting in Riverdale

Saturday, June 13, the Riverdale Fire Department hosted a regional water fight competition in the parking lot at City Hall. This year’s fights were re-named in honor of fallen firefighter, Analiese Chapman.

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Riverdale considers new sanitary sewer rates for FY 21

Riverdale considers new sanitary sewer rates for FY 21

For the past three months, Riverdale has been working on re-aligning its sanitary sewer rates for the coming fiscal year (which starts in July). The City Council is now considering an ordinance change that will allow residents and businesses to have a say in how those rates are set.

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Remember to keep your grass out of our gutters!

Remember to keep your grass out of our gutters!

Spring has arrived and the grass is growing like, well, weeds. In fact, it’s important we watch where those grass clippings go to make sure they don’t wash down our gutters and into the storm sewer system. Too much plant matter in the pipes can cause big problems … and by big, we mean expensive.

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Phase 1 of the Fieldcrest Drainage Way Project is complete

Phase 1 of the Fieldcrest Drainage Way Project is complete

The first phase in the City of Riverdale’s long-range project of re-building and improving the stormwater drainage way off of Fieldcrest Road has been complete. The sanitary sewer line in the ravine has been stabilized and the City is now planning for the next phase of the project.

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We’re looking for help this summer … internship, anyone?

We’re looking for help this summer … internship, anyone?

The City of Riverdale is looking for a college student interested in accounting, finance, public administration or business. Our summer, administrative intern position pays in both experience and cold, hard cash. Okay, well maybe a little more experience than cash …

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City staffing issues take main stage

City staffing issues take main stage

With the City’s intention of increasing the hours of operation at City Hall starting in July, a focus on staffing, job responsibilities and process take a more prominent spot on the Council’s bi-monthly agenda.

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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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