This past May, The Riverside Township Board generously awarded a joint grant to the Riverside and Brookfield Police Departments for the purpose of enhancing pedestrian safety on Golf Road by Riverside Brookfield High School. As a result of the grant, solar-powered pedestrian crossing signals were installed in July, placed at both ends of the crosswalk that connects the main high school entrance on the east with the sidewalk and football field on the west. The highly visible signals flash when triggered by a pedestrian at either end of the intersection and reinforce to motorists that they must stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk, by law.
In May, the Township Board also awarded a number of other grants to various community organizations. Annual grants were approved for the Riverside Arts Center, North Riverside Golden Agers, and for PeopleCare, Inc. Additional grant funding was awarded to the Riverside Chamber of Commerce to support their Cruise Night Car Shows and Riverfest events, North Riverside Parks and Recreation to support their Autumn Fest & Chili Cook-off event, and to North Riverside’s Little League organization.