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).
Riverton schools will be outfitted with a new security system and the middle school parking lot construction will begin this week, it was stated at the monthly board meeting Monday.
Riverton Police Chief Jim Lawley informed the Village Board Monday night about a car theft occurred on Sunday evening from Jamestown Subdivision.
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.
A year after doing much-needed upgrades to the RHS parking lot, the middle school parking lot will be repaired this summer, after a vote by the Riverton School Board Monday.
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.
Riverton’s board of trustees approved the ordinance allowing solar panel installation (ORD #18-019) and an increase in utility rates for gas, water and sewer (ORD #18-020) by a vote of 5-0 (Trustee Charles not in attendance) at Monday’s regular meeting.
At Monday’s regular board meeting, the Riverton School Board discussed with Superintendent Brad Polanin the uses for the 1 percent sales tax, which will go into effect in July.
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.
Riverton’s school board heard a presentation on ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) from Superintendent Brad Polanin as part of Monday’s regular monthly meeting.