May 17, 2017

Rockford Council Minutes for 5-16-17


                        RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:

 

Council called to order by President Steve Gehle on

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.

 

Invocation by Village Administrator – Jeff Long

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

Those present:  Gehle, Rutledge, Fox,  Pontsler, Now

                                    Heitkamp absent

                                                                                                           

Also attending:  Judy Koesters,  Srgt Stetler, Tom Stankard of the Daily Standard.

 

Motion Fox.     Second Pontsler to accept the agenda as orders of the day with addition Resolution 05-17.  Gehle called for the question.  Fox = y, Pontsler = y, Gehle = y, Rutledge = y, Now = y.  Passed 5 yes.

 

Motion Fox.    Second Now to accept the minutes from the

May 2, 2017 council meetings as presented.  Pontsler called for the question.   Fox = y, Now = y, Pontsler = y, Gehle = y, Rutledge = y.  Passed 5 yes.

 

 

Visitors to Address Council:

 

 

Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:

 

Council President noted receipt and review of Mayors Court pay in, bank reconciliation, and bank statement.

 

 

Community Announcements and events:

 

** Reminders **  -

 

Golf cart drivers should be licensed drivers and Golf carts are not allowed to be driven down Main Street.

 

Warnings are being issued to properties that are not keeping grass mowed. 

 

The Mobile Pantry  -will be in Rockford the 1st and 3rd Tuesday afternoons

In the parking lot beside the Rockford Fire Department – 12:30 – 3 pm.

 

 

 

May 29th -  Rockford Memorial Day:

The Rockford American Legion will be having a Chicken Dinner.  Tickets are on sale now for $7.  Tickets can be purchased at Barrys Family Market, the Rockford Carry Out and the American Legion.   Chicken dinners will be served beginning at 11 am on May 29th behind the American Legion. 

  

The Memorial Day parade will begin at approximately 10:30 am.  The parade route will end at theAmerican Legion. The guest speaker for the service will be Mike Pontius. 

 

Rockford Community Bible School – June 5th – 9th – 9 am – 11:30 am

New Horizons Community Church – Maker Fun Factory

 

Parkway Ministerial sponsoring – Summer Lunch in the Parks – Rockford and Mendon – beginning Wednesday June 14th and each consecutive Wednesdays through August 16th.    Summer lunches provided by servants from various churches and held rain or shine.   This is NOT a babysitting service. 

 

Rockford Community Days – June 16 & 17

Car Show, Community Garage Sales, Parade, Fireworks, Music entertainment, Fox Family Ride

 

June 24th – Value Life – Benefit Ride – Addiction Rehabilitation Resources fundraiser.  Shanes Park – Registration begins at 11 am – First bike out at noon.   Live music, guest speakers – Family Friendly with something for everyone.

 

 

Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long

 

Projects coming along.   Will answer any questions ? 

 

 

Committee Reports

 

 

Finance Committee –  Steve Gehle

 

Motion Pontsler to pay bills as submitted in the amount of $ 16,501.96.  Second Fox..   Now called for the question.  Pontsler =  y, Fox = y, Now = y, Gehle = y, Rutledge = y.  Passed 5 yes.

 

Motion Fox.  Second Now to accept the Mayors Court pay in of $709.  Gehle called for the question.  Fox = y, Now = y, Gehle = y, Rutledge = y, Pontsler = yes.  Passed 5 yes.

 

 

 

* 2018 Annual Budget to County Auditor by July 15th.

 

*  Budget hearing – June 20th – 7:15 pm

 

* July 4th – Holiday – no meeting.  1 meeting in July on the 18th.

 

 

 

 

Service Committee:     Greg Pontsler

 

There will be a 11U tournament at Shanes Park this weekend.

8 – 12 teams will be playing.

 

 

Safety Committee:     Chris Heitkamp - absent

 

Economic Development Committee:  Rob Rutledge  - nothing

 

Public Utilities Committee:            Wilbur Fox

 

RESOLUTION 05-17

A RESOLUTION AMENDING ORDINANCE #10-10, THE RATES FOR OPERATION, MAINTENANCE, AND REPLACEMENT FOR WASTWATER SERVICE IN THE VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD, OHIO, REPEALING ANY CONFLICTING LEGISLATION AND DECLARING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. 

 

Base sewer to increase 4.00 – beginning July 1, 2018.  From $11.50 to $15.50

$48 per year.

 

 

Motion Fox. Second Rutledge.  Gehle called for the question.  Fox = y, Rutledge = y, Gehle = y, Pontsler = N, Now = y.  Passed 4 yes.

 

 

Rules Committee:     Brad Now  

 

ORDINANCE 02-17

AN ORDINANCE VACATING THE ALLEY THAT LIES BETWEEN LOT 165 AND LOT 166 IN THE VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD, OHIO, AND DECLARING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

1st reading -  05/02/17

2nd reading -05-16-17

 

 

 

Old Business

 

Trailer Park -  has been getting cleaned up – need update from Chief May at next meeting.

 

 

 

New Business

 

Judy brought the ordinance to review to sell the Pearl St. property.  Lisa will email to council.  Please review before next meeting.

 

Reminder that residents should not be parking on the sidewalks – cars or motorcycles.

 

Meeting ended 7:53 pm


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