The City of Rio Dell is making sand bags available in the parking lot behind City Hall at 675 Wildwood Avenue. The operation is self-service with sand, bags, and shovels available. Recent forecasts are showing a Wednesday storm event with potentially the highest levels of precipitation experienced this year.
Please call City Hall (707) 764-3532 if you have identified block or impaired city storm/street drains.
The North Coast Section of the California Water Environment Association presented the “Treatment Plant of the Year” award to the City of Rio Dell and Mr. Rick Chicora, Wastewater Superintendent. The award ceremony took place during a November 7th banquet at the River Lodge in Fortuna, assembling dozens of water technicians from across the state.
“I’m very excited to receive the award.”, stated Rick Chicora. “Six years ago the Regional Water Quality Control Board ordered the city to update our wastewater infrastructure. It’s been a long six years since then with a lot of expenses being borne by our ratepayers, the citizens of Rio Dell. However, we have one of the premiere wastewater treatment plants in Northern California, and this award shows that.” The City’s old plant had not been updated since the 1970s and the cost to update the plant to modern requirements exceeded the cost to build a new one.
The plant helps remove ammonia and nitrates from Rio Dell wastewater, meeting or exceeding federal EPA standards. The system can handle one million gallons a day, providing plenty of capacity for future growth in the city. “The sludge is converted to a completely safe fertilizer, ready to be used for agriculture, landscaping, or any regular use. Not many plants recycle this into something useful. The treated water itself is pumped to nearby agricultural fields and used to irrigate hay production.”, Chicora concluded.
“We now have a plant that will last 30+ years, crossing an important hurdle in order to secure future growth in Rio Dell well into the future while protecting the river that surrounds this city.”, stated Kyle Knopp, Rio Dell’s City Manager. “This award is something we want to share with the entire community. We invite residents to give us a call and take a tour of the facility.”
Citizens are invited to call (707) 764-3532 to set up a tour time. Individual tour requests will be grouped together with other requests.
On the evening of November 4, 2014 The Rio Dell City Council presented a Community Service Award to local teen Madeline Cole for her work in organizing and implementing a successful river bar cleanup on September 6th of this year. The cleanup mobilized over 70 volunteers who collected and removed over 2,500 pounds of trash from the river bar.
“The River is a special and unique feature of Rio Dell.” Mayor Jack Thompson stated. “It’s great to be able to walk or drive down to the river bar and catch some sun, swim, fish, or just enjoy the view. While most people respect this natural asset, some don’t and they leave garbage behind. We cannot express enough gratitude for people like Ms. Cole who step up to help maintain this wonderful Eel River.”
“I know numerous people who were involved in this project, and all of them deserve credit.” Rio Dell Police Chief Chief Graham Hill stated. “But Ms. Cole was key in making it work. And for someone who is just 17 years old, that is a great accomplishment.”
Resolution 1232-2014 Measure U (pdf) – A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF RIO DELL ESTABLISHING NOVEMBER 4, 2014 AS THE DATE FOR AN ELECTION ON A PROPOSED BALLOT MEASURE SEEKING VOTER APPROVAL RELATING TO THE ENACTMENT OF A ONE PERCENT (1.0%) TRANSACTIONS AND USE (SALES) TAX FOR FIVE YEARS AND REQUESTING THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF HUMBOLDT COUNTY TO CONSOLIDATE SAID ELECTION WITH THE STATEWIDE GENERAL ELECTION
(The summary shall be published or posted within 5 calendar days after the adoption of the ordinance)
On Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. the Rio Dell City Council held a public hearing in the City Hall Council Chambers concerning the establishment, administration and dates for a temporary increase in the Transaction and Use (Sales) Tax of 1% and adopted Ordinance No. 326-2014.
ORDINANCE NO. 326-2014
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RIO DELL IMPOSING A TRANSACTIONS AND USE TAX TO BE ADMINISTERED BY THE STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
A certified copy of the full text of the Ordinance is posted in the office of the City Clerk. General questions regarding the Ordinance may be obtained from the City, 675 Wildwood Avenue, Rio Dell, CA 95562 (707) 764-3532.
In accordance with Section 22034 of the Public Contract Code, the City of Rio Dell, CA is developing lists of qualified contractors for the following categories of work for 2014:
Paving and Grinding Operations
General Building and Demolition
The City Public Works Director will maintain a list of qualified contractors for each of the categories of work listed for informal bidding of projects within the City. In order to be considered for one of the lists, each contractor must submit the following:
Provide the name and address to which a Notice to Contractors or Proposal should be mailed and a phone number at which you can be reached
Identify the type of work for which you are currently licensed and the category of work to be listed
Provide your California Contractor’s License Number and class of contractor’s license held
To be considered for the lists above, please submit the required information in writing to the City of Rio Dell at 675 Wildwood Avenue, Rio Dell, California, 95562. The City of Rio Dell requests that you submit this information by March 21, 2014, to be included on the initial list. However, a contractor may be added to the list at any time during the year by submitting the required information to the City For more detailed information, contact the City Manager/PW Director at (707) 764-3532 or .