Congratulations to Leah Pyter (222 W. Riverglen), who was appointed to the vacated Village Council seat at the Council meeting on August 20th. Leah moved to Riverlea from Chicago 3 1/2 years ago with her two kids and her dogs. She teaches neuroscience at Ohio State, where she runs a research lab that studies how
Josh Schoenberger has resigned his seat on the Village Council because he and his family will be moving out of Riverlea this month. We are hoping to fill the vacant seat by appointment at the next regular Council meeting on Monday, August 20. The term runs through December 31, 2021. If you are interested in
The Franklin County Department of Public Health will be spraying for mosquitoes in the Village on Thursday, August 9, starting at about 9:00 pm, weather permitting. The spraying is taking place because West Nile virus has been detected in the area. The County advises that residents take the following precautions during mosquito spraying: If possible
On Monday, August 6 curb and driveway apron excavation will begin on the east side of Olentangy Blvd, starting at the south end of the street and working around the corner on the south side of Riverglen Drive to Falmouth Court. Driveways will not be accessible for a period of up to 10 days following the
The Franklin County Department of Public Health will be spraying for mosquitoes in the Village on Thursday, July 26, starting at about 9:00 pm, weather permitting. The spraying is taking place because West Nile virus has been detected in the area. The County advises that residents take the following precautions during mosquito spraying: If possible
The Communications Committee is looking for resident volunteers to help the Village improve its communication, whether it's improving the website by taking and adding photographs, optimizing social media, or communicating with residents by other means. If you’re interested in getting involved please contact the committee chair. The infrastructure project is officially underway! Please click on
The annual Riverlea Easter Egg Hunt will be held in the Circle Park on Riverglen Drive at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 31. Donuts and coffee will be served, and there will be plenty of eggs, candy, and prizes to go around. Kids of all ages are welcome (there will be a special egg hunt
The Village is looking for resident volunteers to serve on the Communications Committee. The Committee is responsible for identifying and improving methods of communicating with residents about Village governance and other matters of public concern. This year it will be exploring ideas for building out the new website, strategies for communicating about the construction project, and
As of January 1 there will be three open seats on the Riverlea Village Council: three incumbents (Benevento, Schoenberger, and Slemmer) did not file for re-election. The remaining Council members will vote to fill those seats by appointment at the regular Council meeting on January 16. The term runs through December 31, 2021. Please contact Mayor Eric MacGilvray (email@example.com) or another member of Council if you’re interested in putting yourself forward as a candidate, or if you would like more information about the position.
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The Village Council is Riverlea's legislative body. It's composed of six members and votes on ordinances, resolutions and financial matters affecting the Village. It's also responsible for appointing and overseeing the work of other Village officials, including the Planning Commissioner, the Street Commissioner, and the Web Manager. The Council meets at 7 pm on the third Monday of each month except for January and February, when meetings fall on the third Tuesday. Special meetings may be called if there's exigent business that can't wait until the next regular meeting. Meetings usually last about 1-2 hours, sometimes a little less and occasionally more. Council members must be eligible to vote in the state of Ohio and must have resided in the Village for at least one year. The salary is $500 per year.
In addition, one seat is opening up on the Riverlea Planning Commission because of an expired term. The Planning Commission is responsible for reviewing proposals for exterior renovations to homes to ensure that they comply with Village ordinances. The Commission has five members and meets at 7:00 pm on the second Monday of each month if there are proposals to consider. Please contact Planning Commissioner Bryce Jacob (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you're interested in putting yourself forward, or if you would like more information about the position.