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.
After discussion at the Riverton School Board meeting Monday about a format for return to school, Dr. Brad Polanin recommended continuing remote learning through the end of first quarter.
At Monday’s regular meeting, Riverton’s village board approved Ordinance #020-017, proposing the issuance of waterworks and sewerage revenue bonds in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $7,000,000 for the purpose of defraying the cost of acquiring, constructing and equipping improvem…
Riverton school district superintendent Brad Polanin said “Our lives revolve around getting back to school in some manner” during the board meeting held Monday. He noted from his report that administration and staff have been “working diligently” to plan and prepare for all scenarios. Board …
At its Monday meeting, the Riverton Village Board approved Resolution #20-001, a USDA rural loan for $2.4M in sanitary sewer system improvements. They also approved the mayor to sign a letter of intent to meet conditions and to sign other documents as necessary for the USDA loan. Both votes…
At Monday’s regular meeting, the Riverton school board and various administrators listened to Dr. Polanin’s back-to-school presentation, which lasted over an hour and included Q&A.
The Riverton Village Board unanimously passed ordinances and approved purchases at their July 6 meeting, in addition to pay increases. Trustees also heard more about the I-72 truck stop area and an arrest made for burglaries and a stolen vehicle.
Riverton Superintendent Dr. Brad Polanin is hopeful that school starts on time in August in the buildings, but the district is preparing for many possible options, he informed the school board at Monday’s regular meeting.
The Village of Riverton was one of the towns selected to receive monies from the Rebuild Illinois grant program, it was noted at Monday’s board meeting. It will receive a total of $750,000 that can be used for infrastructure improvements.
The Riverton School District will be like every other governmental entity in facing financial concerns from the coronavirus pandemic, but CSBO Mike Gum and Superintendent Brad Polanin are hopeful the concerns are short term only.
Riverton’s village board met May 4 publicly and via Zoom. After a budget public hearing just before the regular meeting passed without questions or comments, trustees unanimously approved the ordinance, which shows appropriations of $10,010,100 for FY2020-21.
Mike Ray from the Riverton Knights of Columbus came before the Riverton Village Board Monday to provide updates to the planned Firecrackin’ Festival July 2 at the Field of Dreams.