Riverside council approves several grant applications
RIVERSIDE—The city council approved several resolutions for grant applications for the Washington County Riverboat Foundation spring grant cycle, accepted a donation for the community center fund, and approved a resolution for senior dining Monday evening.
Riverside Area Community Club’s (RACC) members Paul McCracken and Mike Meinders presented the city with a donation of $120,000 to the community center fund. The money came from William Shatner’s donation to the city after he filmed a reality TV there.
The grant applications approved included: River Palooza, a music festival tentatively set for August; for safety railings along the sidewalk on Highway 22; a request for park benches and planters; the Hall Park expansion; campground setup in Conservation Park; replacement of equipment that the Riverside Ball Association lost in last year’s flood; and a grant request for a ladder truck for the Riverside Fire Department.
Also approved was a resolution to switch the city’s insurance company to Fisher Insurance beginning April 1.
Another resolution was passed allowing Elder Care to use the equipment at the community center and provide meals for the senior dining program. This was needed for a grant request Elder Care is submitting to the federal government but not a contract, said City Administrator Rusty Rogerson. He is still working on Elder Care agreeing to come down and take over the program on April 1. He told the council he would know that by the end of the week.
Other items covered at the city council meeting included:
• approving City Clerk Lory Young’s attendance to the International Clerk Institute conference in Wisconsin with a 3-to-2 vote. Councilors Nate Kasdorf and Chris Kirkwood voted no;
• and proclaiming March 22 as Captain James T. Kirk’s future birthday.
The next city council meeting will be held Monday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m.