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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.  

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.