Meeting Minutes: February 16, 2010
RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:
Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.
Invocation was given by Gene Steiner
Pledge of Allegiance
Those present: Gehle, Steiner, McKee, Pontsler, Searight, Heitkamp Also attending: Sergeant Stetler
Motion Steiner. Second Pontsler to accept Agenda as Orders of the Day. Gehle called for the question. Steiner = y, Pontsler = y, Gehle = y, McKee = y, Searight = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.
Motion: Searight. Second Heitkamp to accept the minutes from the February 2, 2010 as submitted by the Fiscal Officer. McKee called for the question. Searight = y, Heitkamp = y, McKee = y, Gehle = y, Steiner = y, Pontsler = y. Passed 6 yes.
Visitors to Address Council:
Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:
Division of Forestry Grant Announcement – Western Lake Erie Basin Emerald Ash Borer Grant. Funding is available to help communities continue to implement their Emerald Ash Borer Management Plan.
Last week was Proclaimed FCCLA Week.
Amy Joseph proclaimed the week of February 7th as NATIONAL FCCLA WEEK in Rockford. Urge all citizens to acquaint themselves with the activities and values of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America, to show interest in it and give help and encouragements to these young men and women who are working to achieve knowledge and experience that will prepare them for future responsibilities as active and concerned adult members of society.
Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long – absent
Finance Committee – Todd McKee
Motion Searight, Second Pontsler to pay bills as submitted by the Fiscal Officer in the amount of $56,360.21 (majority of bills include Parkway Utility renewal and payment, snow blade) Gehle called for the question. Searight = y, Pontsler = y, Gehle = y, Steiner = y, McKee = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.
McKee would like to have more communications when making larger purchases.
RESOLUTION 03-10 ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD, MERCER COUNTY OHIO THAT TO PROVIDE FOR THE CURRENT EXPENSES AND OTHER EXPENDITURES OF SAID BOARD OF COUNCIL OF ROCKFORD, DURING THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING IN DECEMBER 31, 2010, THE FOLLOWING SUMS BE AND THE SAME HEREBY SET ASIDE AND APPROPRIATED FOR THE SEVERAL PURPOSES FOR WHICH EXPENDITURES ARE TO BE MADE FOR AND DURING SAID FISCAL YEAR.
Motion Steiner, Second Gehle. Searight called for the question. Steiner = y, Gehle = y, Searight = y, McKee = y, Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.
Finance Meeting scheduled on Monday February 22nd at 7:30 pm.
Service Meeting scheduled on Monday – February 22nd at 8 pm.
Safety Committee: Ron Searight
Discussed the need for badges for Village Employees, Police Department, Fire Department and EMS. Need to get everyone together. Ron would like to talk with Jeff next week.
Village residents need to make sure sidewalks are clear after snow storms.
Economic Development Committee: Eugene Steiner
Economic meeting scheduled on February 22 at 7 pm. RADC will meet on March 18th.
Public Utilities Committee: Greg Pontsler
Will get with Jeff this week to check on status of Fanning/Howey report on the sewer plant.
Rules Committee: Chris Heitkamp
Rules meeting on 02/09/10 at 7 pm was canceled. Rescheduled to Monday February 22nd at 8 pm. Will be discussing limits to livestock in the Village.
Trailer Court status? Steve to check on this. There was a water leak in the court over the weekend, but had to wait on some parts to get it fixed. Did not want to shut down the court for 2 days.
Columbia Street house – having trouble finding the currently owner of the property. Will make more phone calls.
Are we keeping up with renters moving in and out of rental properties. Landowners are suppose to let us know when someone moves in or out. May need to send renter information every 6 months.
Meeting adjourned 8:02 pm.