Meeting Minutes: December 18, 2018

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Meeting Minutes: December 18, 2018

                        RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:


Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on

Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.


Invocation – Jeff Long


Pledge of Allegiance


Those present: Gehle, Young, Now, Pontsler, Heitkamp

Fox – absent


Also attending: Tom Stankard – Daily Standard, Jeff Long, Srgt. Stetler


Motion Pontsler. Second Now to accept the agenda as orders. Heitkamp called for the question. Pontsler = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y, Gehle = y, Young = y. Passed 5 yes.


Motion Gehle. Second Young to accept the minutes from the

December 4, 2018 council meeting as presented. Now called for the question.  Gehle = y, Young = y, Now = y, Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y, Passed 5 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.


Best decorated house in Rockford contest will be judged on December 23rd – let’s light up the town for the Christmas season!


Thank you Tom Beahrs for your service and dedication to the Village of Rockford. We congratulate you on your retirement.



Community Announcements and events:


December 25th – Together at Christmas – Free Meal – Community Building

10:30 am – 1 pm.





Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!



Committee Reports


Finance Committee – Steve Gehle


The radio station will be supported by underwriting and donations even though the line items are located in the General Fund.


Motion Pontsler to pay bills as submitted – $ 391,359.57. Second Heitkamp. Young called for the question. Pontsler = y , Heitkamp = y, Young = y, Gehle = y, Now = y, Passed 5 yes.


Motion Pontsler to accept the Mayors Court pay in of $681.00. Second Heitkamp. Now called for the question. Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y, Now = y, Gehle = y, Young = y. Passed 5 yes.



Service Committee:   Greg Pontsler


Park project – paint interior of restrooms before opening next spring.



Safety Committee:     Chris Heitkamp


Still looking for part time patrol officers.


Economic Development Committee: Shane Young


RADC will be handing out Christmas candy canes at the 4-way stop on December 22nd at 10 am.. We are hoping that Santa will be visiting too.


The next RADC Meeting will be held on January 28th at 7 pm.



Public Utilities Committee:  Wilbur Fox – absent


Public is asked to review the information on the web site at:     – click on NEWS under Welcome to Rockford for


2019 Water Rates and 2019 Sewer Rates

NEW Rules and Regulations for water and sanitary sewer systems




Rules Committee:   Brad Now


Old Business:



New Business:


Next council meeting will be held on January 15th – 2019.




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Mayor                                                              Fiscal officer.





Meeting adjourned at 7:45 pm