Meeting Minutes: December 17, 2019
RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:
Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph
Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.
Invocation – Jeff Long
Pledge of Allegiance
Those present: Gehle, Young, Pontsler, Now,
Fox and Heitkamp absent
Also attending: Tom Stankard – of the Daily Standard, Robbie Peel, Aaron and Courtney Temple, Marge Gehle, Judy Koesters, Tom and Penny Stover, Teresa Heiser, Julie Long
Motion Gehle. Second Now to accept the agenda as orders of the day with a couple additions – approval of purchase orders and supplemental and Ordinance 05-19. Pontsler called for the question. Gehle = y, Now = y, Pontsler = y, Young = y, Passed 4 yes.
Motion Pontsler. Second Young to accept the minutes from the December 3, 2019 council meeting as presented. Gehle called for the question. Pontsler = y, Young = y, Gehle = y, Now = y. Passed 4 yes.
Visitors to Address Council:
Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:
Mayor noted receipt and review of Mayors Court pay in,
bank reconciliation, and bank statement.
Letter from Rockford Carry Out – Burtch Seed – Thank you for the communities generous support in raising money for the Rockford Veterans Memorial — Efforts raised approx.. $23,000. This is incredible for our small town and we are truly blessed.
Community Announcements and events:
Dog Tags available for purchase at the Village Office until January 31st.
December 26 -* NOTE date change – Best Rockford home decoration – Judging and winner / prize presentation announcement via Facebook live.
Wednesday December 25 – Together at Christmas – Community Building –
Free Christmas Day Dinner – 10:30 am – 1 pm
Tuesday December 31st – CELEBRATE ROCKFORD
KICK OFF TO THE ROCKFORD BICENTENNIA !
• DUELING PIANOS and Drums – 8:30 pm – 11:30pm
• FIREWORKS – midnight
• APPETIZERS / BEVERAGES
• DOORS OPEN AT 7:30 PM
• $40 PER PERSON
• $75 PER COUPLE
• $300 PER TABLE
1 TABLES LEFT —
LIMITED SEATING FOR THIS SPECIAL EVENT !!
CONTACT: Rockford Village Office for tickets
Checks to Leota Braun – memo Bicentennial
Saturday – January 18th – Mexican Fiesta – Rockford Community Building
4 – 7 pm
Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long
This being last meeting before retirement – feels we are making a good transition and confidence with Aaron Temple taking over.
We are in the process of working on a 75% grant with the Ohio BWC for a hydro-excavator. This equipment will work catch basins, curb stops, meter pits, cable/ electric lines. Looking at several options that will best serve our needs.
Aaron will be presenting options and recommendations in the coming months.
Our cost around $10,000.
Finance Committee – Steve Gehle
Motion Pontsler to pay bills as submitted – $97,820.76. Second Young. Now called for the question. Pontsler = y, Young = y, Now = y, Gehle = y. Passed 4 yes.
Motion Now to approve additional purchase orders and supplemental for the year. Second Pontsler. Young called for the question. Now = y, Pontsler = y, Young = y. Gehle = y. Passed 4 yes.
Motion Pontsler to accept the Mayors Court pay in of $253. Second Young. Now called for the question. Pontsler = y, Young =y, Now = y, Gehle =y. Passed 4 yes.
AN ORDINANCE TO MAKE APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE CURRENT EXPENSES AND OTHER EXPENDITURES OF THE VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD, STATE OF OHIO, DURING FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31,2020
1st reading – 11/19/19
2nd reading – 12/03/19
3rd reading – 12/17/19
Motion Young. Second Now. Pontsler called for the question. Young = y, Now = y, Pontsler = y, Gehle = y Passed 4 yes.
AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ANY LEGISLATION RELATED TO THE OWNERSHIP, POSSESSION, PURCHASE, ACQUISTION, TRANSPORT, STORAGE, CARRYING, SALE, OTHER TRANSFER, MANUFACTURE, TAXATION, KEEPING, AND REPORTING OF LOSS OR THEFT OF FIREARMS, THEIR COMPONENTS, AND THEIR AMMUNITION THAT DOES NOT COMPLY WITH RECENT STATE LAW CHANGES, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
Motion Pontsler. Second Now. Young called for the question. Pontsler = y, Now = y, Young = y, Gehle = y. Passed 4 yes.
Radio Station committee meeting – December 18th. Crocker criminal case has been settled. He pled no contest and has signed the vehicle back to us.
Service Committee: Greg Pontsler
We have 3 community members interested in serving on council. We may take a different approach — maybe have each write a note explaining why interested or perhaps a questionnaire. Will discuss at next meeting on January 7th.
Safety Committee: Chris Heitkamp – absent
Economic Development Committee: Shane Young
Rockford Area Development Corporation – RADC will be handing out Candy Canes at the 4-way stop this Saturday – will be giving out Bicentennial schedule of events. Will start at 11 am… Hoping Santa shows up !
Reminder – Shanes Crossing Subdivision – Lots for sale – 20% discount through 2020 ! Tammy placed ad in the Photo Star this week and will be running some ads on Facebook in the next week or so.
Public Utilities Committee: Wilbur Fox – absent
Residents interested in getting your water bills via email —
send an email to Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rules Committee: Brad Now
Mayor Joseph presentation to Jeff — Thank you for your 35 years of dedicated service to the Village of Rockford. There have been many accomplishments under your leadership. We wish you best in your retirement!
Congratulations Jeff !
Mayor Fiscal officer.
Meeting adjourned at 7:50 pm