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.
At Monday’s monthly meeting, moved up a week because of Spring Break, the Riverton School Board approved five full-time certified teaching positions and another full-time nurse position. These are all based on needs brought forward by principals at the Committee of the Whole meeting held Feb…
On the recommendation of village engineer Kevin Kuhn, the Village of Riverton at Monday’s regular meeting approved several ‘corrective actions’ related to the USDA rural development loan.
The Riverton School Board had its regular monthly meeting Monday, and among the items on the docket were purchasing new Chromebooks, professional development opportunities and MAP scores and testing in general.
The Riverton School Board conducted a public hearing last week to request feedback on how to move forward financially in terms of facility upgrades and programs.
The full Riverton Village Board agreed with the Administrative Committee’s 3-0 decision not to go forward with a single waste hauler proposal Monday night.
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.
Riverton’s village board approved a utility rate increase, based on this year’s audit, and several ordinances and agreements at Monday’s regular meeting.
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, …
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) released the annual Illinois Report Card October 30, which provides a detailed look at each school’s progress on academics, student success, school culture and climate, and financial investments.
The Village of Riverton will once again allow leaves and limbs to be dropped off at a village garage, but the dates are much more limited after the privilege was abused in the past.
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’s school board unanimously approved a resolution to select Engie as the qualified provider for energy efficiency and building modernization services for the district at Monday’s meeting. Ms. Sharon Usland, on behalf of Engie, answered questions. There was a concerning lack of spec…
Riverton’s village board approved a public works contract with Petersburg Plumbing and Heating (ordinance #19-28) for labor and equipment on the sewer system to the TIF district.
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.
The Village of Riverton has announced the streets on the oil and chip list for this summer and fall, the village board was informed at Monday’s regular meeting.
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).