Meeting Minutes: August 4, 2009

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Meeting Minutes: August 4, 2009


Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on
Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.

Invocation was given by Gene Steiner Pledge of Allegiance

Those present: Gehle, Steiner, McKee, Searight, Pontsler, Rutledge – absent. Also attending: Judy Koesters, Tom Beahrs, Sergeant Stetler.

Motion Steiner. Second Searight to accept Agenda as Orders of the Day. Pontsler called for the question. Steiner = y, Searight = y, Pontsler = y, Gehle = y, McKee = y. Passed 5 yes

Motion: Searight. Second McKee to accept the minutes from the
July 21, 2009 as submitted by the Fiscal Officer. Gehle called for the question. Searight = y, McKee = y, Gehle = y, Steiner = y, Pontsler = y.
Passed 5 yes.

Visitors to Address Council:

Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:

Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long – absent

Tom Beahrs present to answer any questions.

South Main Street – boring and conduit done. Lights to be delivered August 15th. Offsets are where benches will be located.
Wall looks nice on Buckeye. Need to glue top yet.

Water line fixed and meter pit installed so we don’t have to dig up again.

Committee Reports:

Finance Committee: Todd McKee

Motion Steiner Second Pontsler to pay the bills in the amount of
$11,714.07 as submitted by the Fiscal Officer. Gehle called for the question. Steiner = y, Pontsler = y, Gehle = y, McKee = y, Searight = y.
Passed 5 yes.

Motion Steiner. Second Pontsler to accept Mayor’s Court Pay of $363.00. Gehle called for the question. Steiner = y, Pontsler = y, Gehle = y, McKee = y, Searight = y. Passed 5 yes.


  • First reading – 08/04/09

Will be sending out letters to let people know that they need to pay their delinquent water bills before September 1st or it will be added to the tax duplicate.

Will be reviewing the Tax Ordinance at the Finance Meeting on Monday, August 10th at 7 pm.

Need to finish up tax refunds this week.

Service Committee: Steve Gehle

Service Committee Meeting – Monday August 10th at 7:10 pm. Will discuss car issues and yard clean up.

Need to report several tree issues to Tree Committee.

Safety Committee: Kathy Rutledge – absent

Safety Committee Meeting – Monday August 10th at 7:45 pm. Will discuss signs needed at the Fire Station to let people traveling through know where the Fire Department is and to be aware of emergency vehicles.

Economic Development Committee: Eugene Steiner

There will be no RADC meeting this month. Working on the $25 drawing- setting up guidelines.

Working with current businesses regarding thoughts of additional fast food restaurants. Mayor requests that someone personally visit our current food businesses and report to her their thoughts and ideas. Current businesses need to have input.

Public Utilities Committee: Greg Pontsler

Review of Public Utilities Meeting: July 3, 2009

Discussed delinquent water bills. Have several accounts that will be added to tax duplicate. Several more accounts are behind but are making payments to get caught up.

Hydrant was opened over the weekend without contacting residents. Need
to have more communications between Fire Department, Village, and residents. Need to coordinate flush times. Tom will go to the Fire Department meeting on Thursday night to help with communications.

Discussed other hydrant issues.

Rules Committee: Ron Searight

Legal limitations for Village Employees resident status. so we can get our Handbook up to date.

Old Business

Front Street painting near stop signs looks good. Steve to look into Trailer Court status.

New Business:


Meeting adjourned 8:23 pm.