Meeting Minutes: December 5, 2017
RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:
Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on
Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.
Invocation – Jeff Long
Pledge of Allegiance
Those present: Rutledge, Fox, Pontsler, Now
Gehle and Heitkamp absent
Also attending: Srgt Stetler, Shane Young and Tom Stankard of the Daily Standard.
Motion Rutledge. Second Pontsler to accept the agenda as orders of the day. Fox called for the question. Rutledge = y, Pontsler = y, Fox = y, Now = y. Passed 4 yes.
Motion Rutledge. Second Pontsler to accept the minutes from the
November 7, 2017 council meeting as presented. Now called for the question. Rutledge = y, Pontsler = y, Now = y, Fox = N. Passed 3 yes.
Visitors to Address Council:
Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:
Christmas greetings from Congressman Latta.
Community Announcements and events:
December 23 – RADC to hand out Candy Canes at 4-way stop
December 25 – Together at Christmas – FREE MEAL
Rockford Community Building.
Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long
Attended a meeting with OML representatives regarding community energy purchasing. We believe with this aggregation for electric may benefit our residents with some savings.
A RESOLUTION ENTERING INTO A PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT REGARDING ENERGY PURCHASING PROGRAMS OF THE OHIO MUNICIPAL LEAGUE AND ASSIGNING A SIGNATORY OFFICIAL.
Motion: Fox. Second Now. Rutledge called for the question. Fox = y, Now = y, Rutledge = y. Passed 4 yes.
Subdivision – pavement and property lines are done. The next step will be us doing some trenching so that DP & L can come in to place electric lines. Once DP & L is finished Dominion will come in to bore gas lines. We will install water meters as each property is sold.
We have had some issues with water meters. We are in the process of switching out meters. These are still under warranty.
Wastewater treatment plant – we have been awarded a grant in the amount of
Columbia Street – turned out good.
Main Street repaired area – had paving company patch the area better. Should not be a bump in the road any longer.
Leaf pick up will continue through December 20th. After that date, leaves will need to be bagged and set out by the curb.
Finance Committee – Steve Gehle – absent Rob read financial information
Motion Fox to pay bills as submitted in the amount of $188,490.49 Second Pontsler. Now called for the question. Fox = y, Pontsler = y , Now = y, Rutledge = y. Passed 4 yes.
Motion Fox to approve the monthly financial reports –
Cash Summary by Fund, Appropriations report, Revenue Report,
Budget vs Actual activity report and Bank reconciliation. Second Pontsler. Now called for the question. Fox = y, Pontsler = y, Now = y. Rutledge = y. Passed 4 yes.
Motion Pontsler to approve monthly transfers. Second Now. Fox called for the question. Pontsler = y, Second Now. Fox called for the question. Pontsler = y.
Now = y, Fox = y, Rutledge = y. Passed 4 yes.
Motion Now to approve supplemental appropriations and purchase orders. Second Pontsler. Fox called for the question. Now =y, Pontsler =y, Fox = y, Rutledge = y. Passed 4 yes.
Motion: Fox to give employees Rockford Chamber Gift Certificates as in the past. ($50 full time / $30 part time). Second Pontsler. Now called for the question. Fox = y, Pontsler = y, Now = y, Rutledge = y. Passed 4 yes.
Motion: Fox to approve the 2018 Pay Schedule to be effective the first pay period of 2018. Second Now. Pontsler called for the question. Fox = y, Now = y, Pontsler = y, Rutledge = y. Passed 4 yes.
A RESOLUTION RETAINING THE SERVICES OF JUDY A KOESTERS AS SOLICITOR FOR THE VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD, OHIO FOR 2018. SETTING COMPENSATION, AND ESTABLISHING RESPONSIBILITIES.
Motion: Pontsler. Second Now. Fox called for the question. Pontsler = y, Now = y, Fox = y. Rutledge = n. Passed 3 yes.
AN ORDINANCE TO MAKE APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE CURRENT EXPENSES AND OTHER EXPENDITURES OF THE VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD, STATE OF OHIO, DURING THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31,2018 and declaring an emergency.
Motion: Fox. Second Now. Rutledge called for the question. Fox = y, Now = y, Rutledge = y, Pontsler = y. Passed 4 yes.
Service Committee: Greg Pontsler
Safety Committee: Chris Heitkamp – absent
Economic Development Committee: Rob Rutledge
Public Utilities Committee: Wilbur Fox
Many pot holes around town. When time, have guys work on them – several are quite large.
Rules Committee: Brad Now
The ‘ally’ beside the old Colonial Nursing Home – continues to be a problem with people driving through trying to short cut the 4 way stop. Something needs to be done. Some signage – some tickets and it would be taken care of. Jeff and Srgt Stetler to work on the problem. Need to get information as to who owns property and if the Village might own any of the property in that location.
We will not be having the December 19th meeting.
Thank you to Rob Rutledge for your time and service to the Rockford Community.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !
Mayor Fiscal Officer
Meeting adjourned 8:05 pm