Meeting Minutes: February 19 ,2019

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Meeting Minutes: February 19 ,2019

                        RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:


Council called to order by Councilman Young on

Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.


Invocation – Jeff Long


Pledge of Allegiance


Those present: Gehle – late, Young, Fox, Pontsler, Now

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

Robby Peel.


Motion Pontsler. Second Fox to accept the agenda as orders. Now called for the question.   Pontsler = y, Fox =y, Now = y, Young = y. Passed 4 yes.


Motion Fox. Second Now to accept the minutes from the

February 5, 2019 council meeting as presented. Pontsler called for the question.  Fox = y, Now = y, Pontsler = y, Young = y . Passed 4 yes.


Gehle joins meeting at 7:33


Visitors to Address Council:


Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:


Community Announcements and events:


Saturday – March 9 – Family Fun Night – Community Building


Saturday am – March 16th – New Horizons Student Ministries – bottle cap collection to benefit the Veterans Memorial

(Will be 3rd Saturday of each month)


Saturday – March 16 – Parkway Carnival – Parkway High School


Saturday – March 16 – Great Duck Races – Community Building


Saturday – March 23 – Make Bryan Great Again – Community Building

Benefit for kidney transplant – has received kidney – doing good.


Saturday – March 30 – Lions Club Quarter Auction – Community Building




Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long


Wastewater treatment plant a little behind schedule as the weather situations are not helping. There will be some odor issues before it’s done – hoping by the end of March.


Water meter situation is slow going. We will be ordering 250 meters and will need to get them installed within 60 days.   Will be waiting until March for this project as we need good weather to get this accomplished.


Alleys will be graded and stoned come spring.


Next meeting will have a $750 expense for an indigent burial as no one will claim the deceased. L



Committee Reports


Finance Committee – Steve Gehle


Motion Fox to pay bills as submitted – $ 19,484.14. Second Now. Young called for the question. Fox = y, Now = y, Young = y, Pontsler = y, Gehle = y. Passed 5 yes.






Motion Pontsler. Second Young. Fox called for the question. Pontsler = y, Young = y, Fox = y, Gehle = y, Now = y. Passed 5 yes.




A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE FISCAL OFFICER TO CREATE FUND 2905. (per auditor’s office – the approval at last meeting not sufficient)


Motion Fox. Second Pontsler. Young called for the question. Fox = y, Pontsler = y, Young = y, Gehle = y, Now = y. Passed 5 yes.



Motion Young to approve updated WRKD Bylaws. Second Fox. Now called for the question. Young = y, Fox = y, Now = y, Gehle = y, Pontsler = y. Passed 5 yes.





Service Committee:   Greg Pontsler


Motion Gehle to approve Market Street for upcoming events:


Rockford Community Days Car Show – June 14 – 3 pm – 10 pm


Fox Family Ride – June 22 – 8 am – 6 pm


Second Young. Now called for the question. Gehle = y, Young = y, Now = y, Fox = y, Pontsler = y, Passed 5 yes.


Safety Committee:     Chris Heitkamp – absent


Economic Development Committee: Shane Young


Meeting with Economic Development committee and Tammy Cheek was held on for Monday – February 11th at 7 pm. Discussion was the Shanes Crossing Subdivision.   There is a contractor interested in building spec homes. The committee has decided to kick start this year with a proposal to all – The lots will be discounted by 20% if you purchase AND build in 2019.   There is also incentive for 50% tax abatement – would need to see Jeff for details. Other incentive is waiving the water / sewer tap in fees. We are making every effort to get the subdivision going.   We are shovel ready! Come be a part of a great community!! Subdivision covenants are available at the village office and from Tammy Cheek at Homes at Ohio’s Edge Realty – Rockford.



Public Utilities Committee:  Wilbur Fox


  • Reminder new water / sewer rates went into effect January 1.

New base rate is $66.00.     We had the slight increase to be eligible for a $480,000 grant for the WWTP.


Rules Committee:   Brad Now



Old Business:







New Business:


At the November General Election there will be a Mayor Seat and (2) Council seats on the ballot. Residents interested in public service would need to contact the Board of Elections and get paperwork filed by the August deadline.






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Mayor                                                              Fiscal officer.





Meeting adjourned at 7:55 pm