Meeting Minutes: February 7, 2012
RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:
Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.
Invocation was given by Gene Steiner
Pledge of Allegiance
Those present: Gehle, Steiner, Hodge, Pontsler, Searight, Heitkamp
Also attending: Jeff Long, Sgt. Stetler, Amy Kronenberger of the Daily Standard, and Marti Lentz
Motion Steiner. Second Hodge to accept Agenda as orders of the day. Gehle called for the question. Steiner = y, Hodge = y, Gehle = y, Pontsler = y, Searight = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.
Motion: Searight. Second Pontsler to accept the minutes from the
January 3rd, 2012 council meeting as presented. Steiner called for the question. Searight = y, Pontsler = y, Steiner = y, Gehle = y, Hodge = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.
Visitors to Address Council:
Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:
Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long
Waterline project currently at Pearl St. The next street will be Columbia St. Project is going good. Street repair should be done this summer although we haven’t decided which streets will be done.
Once the project is done we will be checking each meter for leaks. Village employees have started working on new catch basins.
Building uptown will need to be inspected yet for asbestos. Have contacted Rob Belna that the tear down project will be coming soon.
Finance Committee – Steve Gehle
Motion Searight to approve the 2011 supplemental appropriations. Second Steiner. Pontsler called for the question. Searight = y, Steiner = y, Pontsler = y, Gehle = y, Hodge = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.
Motion Searight. Second Pontsler to pay bills in the amount of $163,963.67. Bills include 3 salt bills, briner repair, catch basins, and the grant monies in and out for the Waterline project. Gehle called for the question. Searight = y, Pontsler = y, Gehle = y, Hodge = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.
Motion Searight. Second Heitkamp to accept the Mayors Court Pay in of $383.00. Gehle called for the question. Searight = y, Heitkamp = y, Gehle = y, Steiner = y, Hodge = y, Pontsler = y. Passed 6 yes.
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR TO SIGN A NOTE WITH THE PEOPLES HOLDING COMPANY TO COMBINE PREVIOUS NOTE FOR THE PARKWAY UTILITY PROJECT AND THE FRONT STREET PROJECT.
Motion Searight, Second Hodge. Pontsler called for the question. Searight = y, Hodge = y, Pontsler = y, Gehle = y, Steiner = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.
Finance committee meeting schedule for February 28th at 7 pm.
Service Committee: Gary Hodge
THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION IS ENACTED BY THE VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD, MERCER COUNTY, OHIO, HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS THE LOCAL PUBLIC AGENCY IN A MATTER OF THE STATED DESCRIBED PROJECT: (RESURFACING 117)
Motion Pontsler. Second Searight. Steiner called for the question. Pontsler = y, Searight = y, Steiner = y, Gehle = y, Hodge = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.
Safety Committee: Ron Searight
VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD FLOOD REGULATIONS
1st reading – 02/07/12
Per Jeff, we need to have flood regulations along with our updated FEMA flood maps. The flood regulations are a must have in order for the village to be eligible for the National Flood Insurance program and in order to receive FEMA funds in the event of a national disaster. There is no cost to the village.
Still working on the Emergency Plans. Completion date expected by March.
Economic Development Committee: Eugene Steiner
The Clark Station has re-opened under new management. We will be including the RADC in the ribbon cutting that has not been announced as yet. They are starting slowly. They are open for suggestions.
Frankie Jos is for sale. There are several people interested. We have had several looks for new construction.
There will be a RADC Meeting on February 27th at the library basement. We have set goals for 2012.
Public Utilities Committee: Greg Pontsler
Several water bills are unpaid at this time. Per ordinance we will take court action. Our new ordinance requiring a deposit should take care of these problems in the future.
Rules Committee: Chris Heitkamp
Will be reviewing with Amy how to proceed with the ordinances and employee handbook. We will be working on time limits for disciplinary actions.
Steve will be talking to Mike Maharg about a village contract for trash services. We are pleased with the services. Thinking of getting information down in writing so everyone knows procedures and such.
Some of the older stop signs will be replaced soon.
Have not received any information from DP & L regarding lights on Holly Lane.
Motion Pontsler, Second Searight to approve Casino Night on March 24th at the Community Building. Steiner called for the question. Pontsler = y, Searight = y, Steiner = y, Gehle = y, Hodge = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.
Meeting adjourned 8:13 pm