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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.

Riverton’s village board approved Ordinance #20-018, the amendment of a cell tower lease with Midwest NT 1 LLC, by a vote of 6-0, at Monday’s meeting.  

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.

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.