Meeting Minutes: February 15, 2022
Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph, Tuesday, February 15, 2022
at 7:30 pm.
Invocation – Ron Searight
Pledge of Allegiance
Those present: , Ron Searight, Luke Stephenson, Mary Beougher, Brad Now. Jessica Yoder and Chris Heitkamp – absent
Also attending: Sandy S from the Daily Standard, and Srgt Stetler
Motion Searight, Second Stephenson to accept the agenda as orders of the day. Now called for the question. Searight = y, Stephenson = y, Now = y, Beougher = y. Passed 4 yes.
Motion Stephenson. Second Now to accept the minutes from the February 1, 2022 council meeting as presented. Beougher called for the question. Stephenson = y, Now = y, Beougher = y, Searight = y. Passes 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.
Community Announcements and events:
Monday – February 21 – Office closed for President’s Day
Saturday – March 12 – St. Teresa Family Fun Night – open to the public
Saturday – March 19 – Great Panther Duck Races – Community Building
Saturday – April 2 – Lions Club Quarter Auction – Community Building
Saturday – April 16th – Shanes Park Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday – April 30th – Chamber Spring Fling – Main Street
Saturday – April 30th – Parkway Prom – High School
Village Administrator’s Report – Aaron Temple –
Thank you to Blair and Joe for keeping streets open during the recent snow storm. They did a good job – working long days in order to stay on top of the situation.
Beougher – thanks for cleaning up the slush too – once snow started to melt. Keeps the streets much nicer for travels.
Searight – you had a good plan for snow removal – good feedback. Thank you.
Blair and Joe have enrolled in continue education classes. Blair will be working on the water license and Joe will be working on the sewer license.
Several street lights still out — we are waiting for the bucket truck to get some repairs so we can fix the lights.
Sewer plant – will be installing the diffuser parts – hopefully this week yet with warmer temps. This is the next phase of controlling odors.
Water plant per EPA – we need the media tested and inspected at a cost of $6,500 and we also need to have the South water tower inspected at a cost of $5,000. We will be working with the company to have scheduled inspections every couple of years.
Water tower project — still waiting on information when funds will be released, when we can go out to bid etc. Will be having a meeting with engineering in the next week or so regarding finances. Committee welcome to attend.
Finance Committee: Ron Searight – President
Motion Stephenson. Second Now to pay the bills as presented –
$ 19,628.33. Beougher called for the question. Stephenson = y, Now = y, Beougher = y, Searight = y. Passed 4 yes.
Motion Now to accept Mayors Court pay in – $252.00. Second Stephenson. Beougher called for the question. Now = y, Stephenson = y, Beougher = y, Searight = y. Passed 4 yes.
A RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR THE CURRENT EXPENSES AND OTHER EXPENDITURES OF COUNCIL OF ROCKFORD DURING THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31,2022
Motion – Now. Second Stephenson. Searight called for the question. Now = y, Stephenson = y, Searight = y , Beougher = y. Passed 4 yes.
Service Committee: Mary Beougher
Chamber Spring Fling — permission to use the parking area out front of Village Hall for a Car Show as was done last year. (62 car, trucks, motorcycles last year.) Looking at getting some race cars and military vehicles this year. Museum will be open and have restrooms available.
Motion: Searight. Second Now. Stephenson called for the question. Searight = y, Now = y, Stephenson = y, Beougher = y. Passed 4 yes.
Community Building health department inspection and fire inspections went very good. No violations – we are in good shape.
Park — we need volunteers to help with donations for Easter Egg Hunt and also to fill Easter eggs / help day of event. Need volunteers to help with the flowers – any volunteers interested please call the village office. Thank you.
Safety Committee: Chris Heitkamp – absent
Economic Development Committee: Brad Now –
Shanes Crossing Subdivision – 6 Lots left for sale – contact Tammy Cheek with Homes at Ohio’s Edge Realty.
Business Park updates – Ordinance 04-22 for the Annexation of 51.486 acres will happen after the trustees approve.
WRKD updates – Congratulations 6 years on air.
AN ORDINANCE TRADING LAND OWNED BY THE VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD WITH LAND OWNED BY THE TRUSTEES OF DUBLIN TOWNSHIP; AND DECLARING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
1st reading – 02/01/2022
2nd reading – 02/15/2022
Public Utilities Committee: Luke Stephenson –
DORA updates – informational meeting 02/14/2022 with the Main Street Committee. So far comments have been positive. If anyone has concerns or questions, now is the time to bring them up so we can answer and make considerations. An application will be presented to Council for approval. There will be 30 days in which to review and must be voted on within 60 days.
Rules Committee: Jessica Yoder – by Ron Searight
UNCONTROLLED PARKING OF VEHICLES, FINES AND EFFECTIVE DATE.
1st reading 02/15/2022
Signage – speed limit signs and actual street name signs – several need updated – perhaps a no outlet sign on Rogers Ave ?
Council looking at attending the OML seminar for council members in March.
Meeting adjourned 7:55 pm
Mayor Fiscal officer.