The Riverton School District has explored switching to an electric bus fleet, according to Dr. Brad Polanin, but there are some obstacles that would need to be overcome, he told the school board Monday night.
The Riverton Village Board approved a contract with country music band Parmalee to perform at the sesquicentennial celebration next summer at a short special meeting Monday night.
Robert Crouch will be the next Chief of Police for the Village of Riverton. He was approved unanimously at Monday’s regular Riverton Village Board meeting and will partner with current Chief Lawley beginning October 17 and take over on January 1.
The construction of the new football field and track is nearing completion, but the lights for that complex are another story, Superintendent Brad Polanin informed the Riverton School Board at Monday’s regular meeting.
Riverton School Board members heard a presentation on playground improvements from students in Mrs. Rose’s seventh grade class as part of Monday’s regular meeting.
The Riverton Village Board approved a bid from Truman Flatt for some street rehabilitation work at Monday’s regular meeting. Truman Flatt was the only bidder, but the board voted to approve the bid anyway because of concerns about delaying the work and what those prices might end up being.
At Monday’s regular meeting, Riverton Village Board trustees approved a request to purchase more Badger water meters, as technology has moved from 3G to 5G. There is a 20-week lead time for orders. The motion was to waive bids and go with Badger, not to exceed $33,000. It was approved 6-0.
The Spaulding Village Board at a Tuesday night special board meeting voted to not merge its police department with the Village of Riverton.
The Riverton Village Board unanimously approved the purchase of two Vortex R4 weather emergency sirens from Global Technical Systems, Inc. at Tuesday’s regular meeting.
At Monday’s regular meeting, Riverton’s school board heard Dr. Polanin’s presentation on the Life Readiness Initiative, and the work undertaken since the beginning of this school year.
Riverton’s Board of Trustees approved higher utility rates for 2022 at their meeting on Monday night. Ordinance 21-020 outlined those, effective January 1. Residential electricity rates will increase by $1 ($7 per 110 kwh), with senior citizens’ electric rates up 90 cents ($6.30 per 110 kwh).
Riverton’s village board approved purchases, a resolution and ordinances at its Monday meeting. The votes to approve were 4-0, with Trustees Bartley and Charles absent. An ordinance pertaining to higher utility rates in 2022 was tabled until the first meeting in December to allow for more ti…
The Riverton School Board at Monday’s regular meeting approved Health Alliance as its health insurance provider, replacing Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois. The decision to switch was because of the current spat between BCBS and Springfield Clinic.
Joining several other area districts, the Riverton School Board approved a plan at a special Monday meeting that will deem masks optional in school buildings.
At the Riverton Village Board meeting Tuesday night, the board approved several sidewalk repairs, among other actions.
When the Village of Riverton first announced it was being hit with what it described as “egregious” gas price increases, there were fears that the April bill could reach thousands of dollars for many of its residents.
At Monday’s village board meeting, Riverton’s board of trustees discussed the impact the 10 days of higher than ever costs charged by Panhandle Eastern Pipeline will result in.
The Village of Riverton and many other Central Illinois communities were looking for political assistance and at legal options as it was hit late Friday afternoon with an “egregious” natural gas increase by the Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company.
The Riverton School Board continued to hear concerns about students’ academic performance, while also approving next year’s school calendar, as two of the numerous topics discussed at Monday’s regular meeting.
At the Riverton School Board meeting Monday, concerns were raised about the number of students failing classes as well as those not completing work on a regular basis.
The Riverton School Board unanimously tabled the Resolution to Play Basketball for the 2020-2021 school year, as part of Monday’s regular monthly meeting.