Meeting Minutes: January 12, 2010
RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:
Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 6:30 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: Jeff Long, Judy Koesters, Sergeant Stetler, Chief May
First meeting of the New Year. Judy gave the Oath of Office to
Amy Joseph – Mayor and Ron Searight, Gene Steiner, Steve Gehle, and Christ Heitkamp as Councilmen of the Village.
Election of Council President 2010 –
Motion Searight, Second Pontsler to elect Todd McKee as Council President. Gehle called for the question. Searight = y, Pontsler = y, Gehle = y,
Steiner = y, Heitkamp = y, McKee = ab. Passed 5 yes.
Motion Steiner. Second Searight to accept Agenda as Orders of the Day. Gehle called for the question. Steiner = y, Searight = y, Gehle = y, McKee = y, Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.
Motion: McKee. Second Searight to accept the minutes from the December 15, 2009 as submitted by the Fiscal Officer. Gehle called for the question. McKee = y, Searight = y, Gehle = y, Steiner = y, Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y.
Visitors to Address Council:
Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:
Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long
The Application for the Market Street Project has passed the district phase and has been forwarded to the small government grant. We can make changes to our application to improve our chances of receiving funding. Total project estimate is $579,700. Resolutions will be forth coming with funding information.
Finance Committee – Todd McKee
Motion Steiner, Second Pontsler to pay bills as submitted by the Fiscal Officer in the amount of $30,836.14. (Mostly fire protection and electricity)
Searight called for the question. Steiner = y, Pontsler =y, Searight = y, Gehle = y, McKee = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.
Motion Searight, Second Heitkamp to accept the Mayors Court pay in of $1383.00. Pontsler called for the question. Searight = y, Heitkamp = y, Pontsler = y, Gehle = y, Steiner = y, McKee = y. Passed 6 yes.
- RESOLUTION 01-10
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR TO SIGN A NOTE WITH THE PEOPLES HOLDING COMPANY TO RENEW THE NOTE FOR THE FRONT STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT.
Motion Steiner, Second Gehle to approved Resolution 01-10. Searight called for the question. Steiner = y, Gehle = y, Searight = y, McKee = y, Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y, Passed 6 yes.
Rockford Recreation Casino Night – Saturday, March 27, 2010.
Motion Searight, Second Pontsler to approve Casino night. McKee called for the question. Searight = y, Pontsler = y, McKee = y, Gehle = y, Steiner = yes, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.
Safety Committee: Chris Heitkamp
Economic Development Committee: Eugene Steiner
Will give a report at the next meeting.
Public Utilities Committee: Greg Pontsler
Water meters have been installed at all residence. Water meters will be installed in the businesses over the next several weeks.
Rules Committee: Ron Searight
Judy to review Basic Code regarding farm animals – ie chickens in the corporation.
Judy to review the Council attendance requirements and update our ordinance.
RADC passed out candy canes in December. Went very well. Thanks to those individuals and the police department that helped out to make it a success.
Need to remind the residence that we do have an ordinance regarding snow clean up on sidewalks.
2010 Committee Assignments:
Service – Steve Gehle
Safety – Ron Searight
Utilities – Greg Pontsler
Economic Development – Gene Steiner Rules – Chris Heitkamp
Finance – Todd McKee Message from Mayor:
Whether you are the chair or not, I want you all to be active on your committees. I want everyone to support each other. I want to see something happening in 2010. Make sure you keep in touch. I would like to see committee meetings once a month. Let’s get organized and set some goals.
Meeting adjourned 6:57 pm.