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…

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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.

After over an hour’s discussion, the Zoning Board reported to village trustees they recommend ordinances be created for pole barns, or separate structures, and solar panels. The four members (Brett Pearson absent) noted that types of structures need to be regulated, as to square footage, pla…

At Monday’s regular meeting, Riverton’s board of trustees approved 6-0 a resolution in support of the countywide 1 percent sales tax, which would be used exclusively for school facility purposes. The sales tax question will be on this fall’s ballot.

Riverton’s village board unanimously approved a five-year agreement with the police union at Monday’s board meeting. It allows for a 3.5 percent pay increase per year. Mayor Rader noted there were a few language changes’ but “pretty much everything stayed the same.” 

Riverton’s school board heard a presentation from Megan Nunn and Michelle Wilhour of Aramark about the district’s meal program (CEP) that had its first run this past school year at its regular meeting Monday. 

Acting on a recommendation from the Public Safety Committee, the Riverton Village Board approved a bid of $49,270 from S&W Contractors for the new police garage, including storage space, at Monday’s regular meeting.

Riverton’s village board on Monday evening approved 3 percent raises for Alex Lyons, Stacy Patterson, Deputy Police Chief Andy Landgrebe and Chief Jim Lawley.

The Riverton Village Library is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $4900 grant through the Illinois State Library.  These funds will support the program “Readers for Life: Up-to-date and Engaged.” 

Riverton’s school board approved numerous agreements and contracts, saw presentations from students and teachers (Mrs. Kuizin and Ms. Gatchel) and heard a from the REA representative (Mrs. Sturdy), who gave a statement in support of contract negotiations, as part of Monday’s regular meeting.

Megan Doerfler was not “actively looking” to leave New Berlin, where she had been for 10 years, but the chance to focus on being a building principal was too much to pass up.

Riverton’s school board approved some additional positions from the administrators’ “wish list” after much deliberation as part of Monday’s regular meeting.  

The Riverton School Board has decided to hire current middle school principal Brad Polanin as the new superintendent, it was announced at the monthly meeting Monday night.