Volume I Number 11 | August 24, 2018
News for Neighbors!
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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.

This follows a recent announcement from City Hall that Council Member Paul DCamp will be chairing a meeting of concerned citizens interested in forming a Crime Prevention Task Force. That meeting is scheduled for August 31, 2018 at 3pm.
More details on what's in store for this year's
Riverdale Fall Fest - and we need your help!

Council Member Kelly Krell and Fall Fest Chairman Mark Griswold announced this year's sponsors for Fall Fest and issued another call for volunteers. As many as twenty volunteers are needed to help pull together and manage the event scheduled for Saturday, September 15th.
We need a vision for Riverdale's Parks - please share yours.

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.
Woods Estates SWPP inspection helps keep the project moving forward.

Grading for the Woods Estates project continues into the fall. The City's Engineering Firm, MSA Professional Services, conducts periodic inspections of the work including reviewing and consulting on the storm water management plan for the site.
News from City Hall
The next meeting of the City Council is scheduled for 7pm on Tuesday, August 28th in Council Chambers at City Hall. Members of the community are welcome to attend.

You can review the agenda and information packet as they are added to the website by clicking here .
Other Upcoming Meetings
A Town Hall meeting is planned for Sunday, August 26th, you can review the agenda here .

Please take note of the other public meetings and events currently on the City's calendar ...

Zoning Board of Adjustments Hearing
08/30 7pm
Crime Prevention Task Force 08/31 3pm
City Council 09/11 7 pm
Fall Fest Committee Mtg 09/12 6pm
Fall Fest 09/15 1 pm
Mayor's Town Hall 09/23 2pm
City Council 09/25 7pm
Other News
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. Read More.
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. Read More.
From the Mayor's Desk
Mayor Mike Bawden now has a blog on the city's website - you'll find it by clicking here .

So, just how do things get done in the City? The Invasive Plant Task Force chaired by Council Member Kelly Krell is a great example of how we're giving citizens a chance to participate in building a great community. Mayor Bawden shares his point of view, here .

Interested in writing your own post for the Riverdale website? Let us know .
What's news with you?
We're always looking for ways to celebrate what's going on in Riverdale - and our website/newsletter is a great way to do it.

If you have some news you want to share with your neighbors, click here and fill out the form , then send us your news! We'll take a look and get in touch.

Then we might just make you famous! :D
It looks like the weekend will be a warm one ...
after a little rain today, it looks like the weekend will be hot and humid. Fall isn't here yet, folks, but it's on its way. For the extended forecast for Riverdale, click here .
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