Rivergrove City Council Goals 2018

1. Rivergrove Land Development and Municipal Ordinaces:

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 and the comprehensive plan.

Councilor Bill Tuttle is in charge of the code 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 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 by making it a focus of the yearly City celebration in September.

Mayor Heather Kibbey will oversee this goal.

4. Park Development:

Continue to develop 10-year park plans for both Lloyd Minor and Heritage Parks

Councilor Nyberg oversees Parks and Open Spaces.

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. Therefor the focus of the giving committee will be two-fold:

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

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 action plan to record the City of Rivergrove’s history. Interview original citizens, record testimony, archive photos.

City Recorder Leanne Moll will oversee the Historic research committee.

7. Explore Creative Visions for a Better Rivergrove:

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

Councilor Brenda Ruble will be in charge of this item.

8. Celebrate Rivergrove:

Plan an annual celebration for Rivergrove.

The City Manager/City Recorder and City Councilors will organize a City celebration.

9. Public Service:

Continue to improve information and 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 Committee to focus on trees and to fulfill the requirements of the Tree City USA designation. Plan Arbor Day celebration. Add a tree ordinance.

Councilor Arne Nyberg is involved with the Tree Board and the revision of the tree ordinance.