Meeting Minutes: December 3, 2019
RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:
Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph
Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.
Invocation – Jeff Long
Pledge of Allegiance
Those present: Gehle, Young, Fox, Pontsler, Now, Heitkamp
Also attending: Tom Stankard – of the Daily Standard, Srgt Stetler, Robbie Peel, Aaron Temple, Marge Gehle, and Judy Koesters
Motion Gehle. Second Now to accept the agenda as orders of the day. Pontsler called for the question. Gehle = y, Now = y, Pontsler = y, Young = y, Fox = y, Heitkamp = Y. Passed 6 yes.
Motion Young. Second Heitkamp to accept the minutes from the November 19, 2019 council meeting as presented. Gehle called for the question. Young = y, Heitkamp = y, Gehle = y, Fox = y, Pontsler = y. Passed 6 yes.
Visitors to Address Council:
Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:
Thank you all for your continued support and trusting my leadership to be your voice for another 4 years!! I’m so incredibly blessed to be a part of this amazing little community. Being Mayor is only the beginning. It takes a team and a community to work together to make us who we are. I truly believe I’m surrounded with some of the best and am extremely excited for the things to come!!
Congratulations – Councilman Pontsler. We will be looking for another council person after the first of the year. * Please contact Village Office if interested in serving our Community.
Community Announcements and events:
THIS Friday – December 6th – last day for picking up leaves
Tuesday – December 10th –brush pick up
December 24 – 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
10 TABLES LEFT —
LIMITED SEATING FOR THIS SPECIAL EVENT !!
CONTACT: Rockford Village Office for tickets
Checks to Leota Braun – memo Bicentennial
Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long
Christmas lights are up and look very nice !
Leaf pick up going good and will continue this week.
Brush pick up will continue as long as weather cooperates.
Jeff and Aaron were on WCSM with Kevin Sandler talking about the future of Rockford. Jeff retiring and Aaron taking over – was a good interview !
Finance Committee – Steve Gehle
Motion Pontsler to pay bills as submitted – $38,103.62. Second Heitkamp. Young called for the question. Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y, Young = y, Gehle = y, Fox = y, Now = y. Passed 6 yes.
Motion to approve the monthly financial reports:
Cash Summary by Fund, Appropriations report, Revenue Report,
Budget vs Actual activity report, Bank reconciliation and comparison report for the water, sewer, and income tax.
And to approve supplemental appropriations to date:
And to approve additional purchase order.
Motion Young. Second Fox. Pontsler called for the question. Young = y, Fox = y, Pontsler = y, Gehle = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 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
Discussed – Village Employees — Gift certificates from Chamber as in past?
Motion Fox. Second Young to approve the purchase of Rockford Chamber gift certificates for full-time ($50) and part-time ($30) employees of the Village as a token of appreciation. Gehle called for the question. Fox = y, Young = y, Gehle = y, Pontsler = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.
Service Committee: Greg Pontsler
Safety Committee: Chris Heitkamp
Economic Development Committee: Shane Young
Rockford Area Development Corporation – RADC will be handing out Candy Canes at the 4-way stop in December. Would like to hand out new Chamber directories also. Hoping Santa will be able to greet visitors too !
Timing of event —11 – 1 ? Need to check with Tammy Cheek.
Reminder – Shanes Crossing Subdivision – Lots for sale – 20% discount through 2020 !
Public Utilities Committee: Wilbur Fox
Residents interested in getting your water bills via email —
send an email to Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rules Committee: Brad Now
? – Will the Village be picking up Christmas trees — Yes.
Pontsler – cruiser still has problems – has been taken to Ford dealership.
Mayor Fiscal officer.
Meeting adjourned at 7:43 pm