Meeting Minutes: August 21, 2018

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Meeting Minutes: August 21, 2018

                        RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:


Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on

Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.


Invocation – Steve Gehle


Pledge of Allegiance


Those present: Gehle, Young, Now, Heitkamp

Fox and Pontsler – absent


Also attending: Tom Stankard of the Daily Standard, Robby Peel, Chad Miller, Srgt Stetler.


Motion Now. Second Young to accept the agenda as orders of the day. Gehle called for the question. Now = y, Young = y, Gehle = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 4 yes.


Motion Gehle. Second Heitkamp to accept the minutes from the

August 7, 2018 council meeting as presented. Young called for the question.

Gehle = y, Heitkamp = y, Young = y, Now = y. Passed 4 yes.



Visitors to Address Council:


Chad Miller expressed concerns regarding people living in a camper near his property and the conditions of another property owned by the same person on E. Pearl St.   When is the Village going to take action?   More discussion on the topic.   Paperwork has been served.



Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:


Community Announcements and events:


September 8th – Fall Craft and Vendor Show – 10 am – 3 pm

Community Building


September 9th – The Larry Seibert Memorial Concert featuring the

Lima Area Concert Band – $7 donation – Parkway Auditorium – 3 pm

Proceed to Parkway Band –


September 22nd – 9th Annual Sock Hop and Cruise in

@ The Rockford Belle – 4 – 8 pm


September 22nd – Rockford Fire Department / Open House –

Chicken dinner – Reverse Raffle – 5 -7 pm – tickets on sale now !


September 29th – Mercer County Household Hazardous Waste Day and Steel drop off – Mercer County Fairgrounds – 9 – 1 pm


Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long – absent


Committee Reports


Finance Committee – Steve Gehle


Motion Young to pay bills as submitted – $165,162.67.  Second Now.   Heitkamp called for the question. Young = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y, Gehle = y. Passed 4 yes.   Bills included 1st pay application for the WWTP project.

$83,000 was grant monies rest loan money.


Motion Young. Second Gehle to accept Mayors Court pay in of $580.70. Heitkamp called for the question. Young = y, Gehle = y, Heitkamp = y, Now = y, Passed 4 yes.



The next Tree Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday – August 28th at 7 pm.



Service Committee:   Greg Pontsler – absent



Safety Committee:     Chris Heitkamp


Economic Development Committee: Shane Young


Fremont – moving dirt ! Their 27 million dollar expansion has begun!



Public Utilities Committee:  Wilbur Fox – absent


Rules Committee:      Brad Now


Old Business


Now – Will we be marking the properties at the subdivision ?


Gehle – Trailer Park clean up coming along. Several more trailers to be taken down yet.




New Business






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Mayor                                                              Fiscal Officer


Meeting adjourned 7:48 pm