city council goals 2017

1. Rivergrove land development and municipal ordinances

Continue work on the revision of land use ordinances, starting with the consolidation of our existing ordinances, correcting errors, and the addition of new ordinances.

Councilor Bill Tuttle is in charge of the ordinance revision.

2. Transportation & Road Issues

Address the City's specific design and safety plans for the roads within its city limits. Continue to work toward a safer route to and from River Grove School to include a change in the sign designation at 65th and raised cross walks where appropriate.

Councilor Carolyn Bahrman is in charge of Transportation.

3. Emergency preparedness

Continue to evaluate our emergency preparedness plan for the City. Convey the importance of emergency preparedness to citizens.

Mayor Heather Kibbey and resident Lynn Hingston oversee this goal.

4. park development

Continue to develop 10-year park plans for both Lloyd Minor Park and Heritage Park. Complete baby swing area.

Council President Arne Nyberge is in charge of Parks/ Open Space.

5. Rivergrove giving program

Research done in the science of generosity shows that there's a positive feedback loop between happiness and giving. Happy people give more and giving increases happiness. Therefore the focus of the giving program will be two-fold:

1) Initiate, inspire, and oversee activities that enhance well-being creating a strong community that unites neighbors through a common vision, acts of kindness, and community events.

2) Coordinate a successful giving campaign that allows people to experience the good feelings associated with charitable giving.

Councilor Brenda Ruble is in charge of the Giving Program.

6. history & archives

Develop an active plan to record the City of Rivergrove's history. Interview original citizens, record testimony, archive photos.

Roger Knight has volunteered to head the Historic research committee.

7. explore creative visions for a better rivergrove

Encourage citizens to develop and explore ideas to improve the quality of life in Rivergrove.

Councilor Brenda Ruble and resident Lynn Hingston will collaborate to better the City.

8. celebrate rivergrove

Plan an annual celebration for Rivergrove

Council and City Manager will organize a city-wide celebration.

9. public service

Continue to improve information outreach to the community.

City Manager/ City Recorder Leanne Moll is in charge of public service.

10. tree preservation and enhancement

Work with Rivergrove's Tree Board to focus on tress and to fulfill the requirements of the Tree City USA designation. Plan Arbor Day celebrations. Add a tree ordinance.

Council President Arne Nyberg chairs the Tree Committee.