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.

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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.

Riverton Village Board trustees were informed at Tuesday’s regular meeting that October 5 is now the date for the T/A truck stop opening.

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.

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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.

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). 

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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 approved Amanda Holley as the new high school assistant principal Monday night.