Notice of Planning Commission Vacancies

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that three (3) vacancies exist on the Rio Dell Planning Commission. The City of Rio Dell is soliciting applications from those who wish to be considered to fill the 3-year terms ending December 31, 2018. The Planning Commission consists of five (5) members who are residents of the City of Rio Dell. Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Rio Dell city Hall Council Chambers.

Applications may be obtained at and returned to:

City of Rio Dell
Karen Dunham, City Clerk
675 Wildwood Ave.
Rio Dell, CA 95562

Applications must be received by 5:00 P.M. Thursday, February 11, 2016.

The new Commission appointments will be made at the February 16, 2016 regular meeting of the Rio Dell City Council. Further information may be obtained by contacting the City Clerk’s office at 764-3532 or by e-mailing the City Clerk at .

Water Rate Adjustment Public Meetings

You are invited to attend important public meetings on the 2015 water rate adjustment. First is a meeting on September 15th to provide a presentation on the recommended water rate adjustment and to hear your comments and concerns on the issue. Second, a meeting on September 22 where the Council may take action to move forward with a 45 day noticing period and majority protest vote process leading to a potential Public Hearing and final Council vote on a proposed rate change in November 2015 at the earliest.

6:30pm Tuesday, September 15, 2015 @ Monument Middle School Multi-Purpose Room – 95 Center Street

6:30pm Tuesday, September 22, 2015 @ the Rio Dell City Council Chambers 675 Wildwood Avenue

State CDBG Program Income Re-Use Plan

CDBG RLF Notice of Public Hearing May 19, 2015


TUESDAY MAY 19, 2015 AT 6:30

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Rio Dell City Council will conduct a public hearing On Tuesday May 19, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the City Council Chamber at City Hall to request the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) rescind the approval of the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Housing Revolving Loan Fund (RLF).

The approved Housing Revolving Loan Fund limits the use of the City’s Program Income to Owner Occupied Rehabilitation (OOR) and Homebuyer Assistance loans. By rescinding approval of the Housing RLF, it would allow the City to utilize Program Income on Economic Development, including Business Assistance and Microenterprise activities and other approved eligible CDBG activities.

If you are unable to attend the public hearing, you may direct written comments to the City at 675 Wildwood Avenue, Rio Dell, CA. 95562, or you may contact Kevin Caldwell, Community Development Director at (707) 764-3532. In addition, information is available for review at the above address between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday -Friday.

The City of Rio Dell promotes fair housing and makes all its programs available to low and moderate income families regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual preference, marital status or handicap.


In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at (707) 764-3532. Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to assure accessibility to the meeting.

Police Body Cameras Coming to Rio Dell

March 4, 2015

Rio Dell Police Chief Graham Hill received authorization at last night’s City Council meeting to proceed with purchasing and equipping city police vehicles and officers with camera systems. The City Council voted unanimously to spend $15,397.46 on the cameras, support equipment and also a new restraining device for the department. The purchases were made possible through State funding set aside in the Governor’s budget to help cities across California adjust to the AB 109 prison realignment legislation that became law in 2011.

“I believe the safety of our officers and the general public will increase as a result of using the cameras.” Chief Hill stated. “These systems are not infallible, but in most cases they will provide additional clarity.”

Rio Dell Mayor Frank Wilson stated that the council concurred with Chief Hill’s assessment. “I know that the Chief has been looking into using these cameras before it became a national issue, and I want to thank him for this proactive effort.” Wilson concluded by stating. “Rio Dell is one of the last small towns to still operate its own police force, and because of this we’re a safe town to live in. These cameras are a good addition to keeping the town safe.”

The department expects to be utilizing the new equipment within the next couple of weeks.

2015-3-4 Press Release Body Cameras (pdf version)