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At its meeting on Monday, Riverton's village board voted on two ordinances pertaining to cannabis.  Ordinance #19-042 amending the municipal code by the addition of chapter 120 prohibiting cannabis business establishments, except cannabis cultivation centers.  The vote was 5-1, with Trustee …

Riverton’s Board of Education met Monday night and unanimously approved $9.6M in bonds to cover various district improvements,  Of that amount, $5.5M are alternate revenue bonds paid for by a non-property tax revenue, which allow for funds to be available not included in the Engie project. 

The Riverton School Board approved wages for non-union support staff and substitute employees for the 2019-20 school year, retroactive to July 1, as well as the memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Riverton Support Personnel Association for the 2019-20 collective bargaining agreement, …

Riverton’s school board was presented the district’s financial audit from Michelle Talley of Loy, Miller, Talley, PC at Monday’s meeting.  The meeting was held a week earlier than usual, as next Monday is the first day of fall break.  

As part of the regular meeting Monday, Riverton’s village board approved a quote of $27,553.99 to Midwest Meter Co for water service extension at the I-72 overpass project.  They also approved another $20,000 to replenish the stock of auto-read meters for electricity usage.  Both votes were 6-0.  

Riverton Village Board trustees approved unanimously Ordinance #19-027, the Alliance Community Bank Gap Loan for $500K, which was explained as having money for work on the interstate project, 3rd Street and a water line replacement on Riverton Road.  

The Riverton School District has received approximately $260,000 from the Illinois State Board of Education for its Prevention Initiative (Birth to Three Program), Superintendent Brad Polanin informed the school board Monday night.

At Monday’s regular monthly meeting, Riverton's school board reviewed the final FY19 unaudited results, which show a $1.3 million surplus.  The third payment from the state for categoricals was received, which boosted revenues by approximately $250,000, and expenditures were about $500,000 l…

At Monday’s regular meeting, the Riverton Village Board unanimously approved three resolutions to demolish unsafe structures at the following locations: 320 E. Jefferson (old hardware store), 411 E. Jefferson (residential property) and 128 N. 7th (the old Johnny’s Restaurant).  

While the lower school fees may have garnered the most attention, those were not the only significant changes to Riverton Schools handbooks, which were approved earlier this month.

The Riverton School Board approved reducing fees at all three schools for the 2019-20 school year at its regular monthly meeting Monday night.  

The Riverton Village Board spent more time at Monday’s meeting discussing the planned TIF district for Exit 108 off Interstate 72, among other topics.

At Tuesday’s regular meeting, Riverton’s village board approved 6-0 Ordinance #19-001, a settlement agreement with Carver Trust, pertaining to the purchase of property for a utility easement, in the amount of $16,000. 

At its meeting January 14, the Riverton School Board heard a presentation from Erin Slightom on the Spanish Club’s goodwill project and Supt. Polanin’s announcement that the high school had been selected by the Abe Lincoln Cooperative in Sangamon County for a competency-based pilot.

Riverton's village board tabled an ordinance approving a settlement agreement with Carver Trust and also personnel actions at Monday’s regular meeting. This came after being in executive session that lasted a little over 30 minutes.  

The Riverton Village Board approved multiple ordinances at Monday’s regular meeting, including several related to a TIF district along Interstate 72 where a proposed truck stop is becoming more of a reality.

Ordinances approving annexation agreements were part of Monday’s Riverton Village Board meeting. Those pertained to the Wanless Trust on the north side of I-72 (ordinances #18-022 and #18-023) and also the Wanless Trust on the south side of I-72, (ordinances #18-024 and #18-025) were approved 6-0.

Mayor Tom Rader appointed Megan Watson as village clerk, effective October 19, at the Riverton Village Board meeting Monday. That is the same date Alexandra Campbell is leaving the post.  He and the board thanked her for her three-plus years of service to the village.