Meeting Minutes: April 6, 2010

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Meeting Minutes: April 6, 2010


Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on
Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.

Invocation was given by Gene Steiner
Pledge of Allegiance
Those present: Gehle, Steiner, McKee, Pontsler, Searight, Heitkamp Also attending: Sergeant Stetler, Judy Koesters, Jeff Long

Motion Steiner. Second Gehle to accept Agenda as Orders of the Day. McKee called for the question. Steiner = y, Gehle = y, McKee = y, Pontsler = y, Searight = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.

Motion: Searight. Second Heitkamp to accept the minutes from the
March 16, 2010 as presented. Gehle called for the question. Searight =y, Heitkamp = y, Gehle = y, Steiner = y, McKee = y, Pontsler = y. Passed 6 yes.

Visitors to Address Council:

Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:

Invitation for Lunch with a Bunch on Wednesday, April 7th, 2010. Lunch with the Head Start Preschool Bunch.

Letter from Ohio Utilities Protection Service. Governor Strickland recently declared April as Safe Digging Month to remind Ohio’s residents that calling 811 is required before digging to avoid damaging the growing number of underground pipelines, wires and cables.

Letter from Peavey regarding reducing the workplace accidents.

Invitation to the 4th Annual Mercer County Ribfest to be held on May 7th & 8th, 2010.

Exhibitors application and contract for the Rockford Chamber of Commerce Business Expo – April 17, 2010.

Community Days Committee working on the 1st Annual Golf Cart Rodeo

Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long

Lights at the parks will be installed soon.

Water plant equipment has arrived. The company goal is a start up date the last week in May.

Will be meeting with contractors who put meters in and will be discussing the clean up and reseeding of residents yard.

Ohio EPA will be in Wednesday for the Sanitary Survey. Survey is required by US EPA.

Working on some repairs on the lift station.

Stoning the alleys coming along. All alleys will have the grey stone and be rolled. Should last 3 – 4 years.

Committee Reports:

Finance Committee – Todd McKee

Motion Searight, Second Pontsler to pay bills as submitted by the Fiscal Officer in the amount of $56,134.67 (majority of bills loan payments, lights, and standard items.) Gehle called for the question. Searight = y, Pontsler = y, Gehle = y, Steiner = y, McKee = y, Heitkamp = y, Passed 6 yes.

Motion Steiner. Second Gehle to accept the Mayor’s Court pay in of $1360.00. Searight called for the question. Steiner = y, Gehle =y, Searight = y, McKee =y, Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.

ServiceCommittee: SteveGehle

Working with Jeff on the sidewalks on Holly Lane and around to finish Front Street. Sidewalks to be 4’ with tree lawn. Will hold meeting with residents on April 27th at 7 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.

The blue prints are done for the pavilion. Will be bringing them over for a review meeting before heading to the state.

Shane Hall building at the park needs some trench work on west side. Needs to drain away from the building. Maybe need to run to the new storm sewer. Will work with Jeff on this project.

Safety Committee: Ron Searight

Some results from the Town Hall Meeting on March 25th. Complaint regarding a business. Some complaints regarding some properties. Complaint on the height of a stop sign on Franklin and South St. Faded stop sign Franklin and Walnut. Problems of speeding down South Franklin.

Safety Meeting scheduled for Tuesday April 13th at 7 pm.

Need to get with Paul regarding the badges for the Village employees and officials. The fire department and EMS are already working on it.

Economic Development Committee: Eugene Steiner

Had Town Hall Meeting – went ok. Approximately 22 present. Next one should go even better.

Had a business visit with Terry the barber. Has had some medical issues recently. Has had to cut some hours. Wants to keep customers happy. Keep him in thoughts and continue to give him encouragement.

Committee Meeting scheduled for April 12th at 7 pm. Will be discussing decisions for Summer Town Hall meeting guest speaker and the fall meeting.

Will be creating a business visitation schedule.

Public Utilities Committee: Greg Pontsler

Committee Meeting scheduled for April 13th at 7:30 pm

Rules Committee: Chris Heitkamp- absent


  • 1st reading – 03/16/10
  • 2nd reading 04/06/10


Old Business

Trailer park update – the decisions are coming from the Health Department. Call from Steve Meyer stated he is having the water lines completed and the meters hooked up.

Need to look at First and Main area. Needs to have a cover over area so as not to get stroller wheels stuck.

New Business:

The pool committee has raised approximately $20,000. They are having a Benefit Auction on April 24th at 4 pm. Have talked to them about thinking about a splash pad.


Meeting adjourned 8:01 pm.