Meeting Minutes: January 2, 2018
RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:
Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on
Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.
Invocation – Jeff Long
Pledge of Allegiance
MAYOR JOSEPH GAVE OATH OF OFFICE TO NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS:
STEVE GEHLE, SHANE YOUNG, BRAD NOW, CHRIS HEITKAMP
Thank you for being willing to serve the community.
Those present: Gehle, Young, Now, Heitkamp
Fox and Pontsler – absent
Also attending: Chief May, Tom Stankard of the Daily Standard, and Judy Koesters.
Motion Gehle. Second Heitkamp to accept the agenda as orders of the day. Now called for the question. Gehle = y, Heitkamp = y, Now = y, Young = y. Passed 4 yes.
Motion Gehle. Second Now to accept the minutes from the
December 19, 2017 council meeting as presented. Heitkamp called for the question. Gehle = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 4 yes.
Open nominations for Council President. Heitkamp nominated Gehle with Now making a second motion. No other nominations were presented.
Motion Young, Second Gehle. Heitkamp called for the question. Young = y, Gehle = ab, Heitkamp = y, Now = y. Passed 3 yes.
Congratulations Steve – 2018 Council President.
Visitors to Address Council:
Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:
Thank you letter from Mark Wulfhorst.
2018 Council committees will remain the same with Shane Young replacing Rob Rutledge.
Community Announcements and events:
Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long
It’s very cold outside ! Plowing snow question – normally we plow when we get more than 2” of snow with no winds.
Finance Committee – Steve Gehle
Rockford information on the Ohio checkbook has been updated. Will be getting council log on and password information to review before going live.
Service Committee: Greg Pontsler – absent
Safety Committee: Chris Heitkamp – nothing at this time.
Economic Development Committee: Shane Young – nothing at this time
Public Utilities Committee: Wilbur Fox –absent
A RESOLUTION CREATING AND ACCEPTING THE VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD NATURAL GAS AGGREGATION PROGRAM PLAN OF OPERATION AND GOVERNANCE.
MOTION: Gehle. Second Heitkamp. Now called for the question. Gehle = y, Heitkamp = y, Now = y, Young = y. Passed 4 yes.
A RESOLUTION CREATING AND ACCEPTING THE VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD ELECTRIC AGGREGATION PROGRAM PLAN OF OPERATION AND GOVERNANCE.
MOTION: Now. Second Heitkamp. Young called for the question. Now = y, Heitkamp = y, Young = y, Gehle = y. Passed 4 yes.
Rules Committee: Brad Now – nothing at this time
Rockford Radio Station WRKD – License holder Village of Rockford.
Motion: Gehle. Second Heitkamp – Village of Rockford requires the following steps be taken by January 9th at 7 pm. Now called for the question.
Gehle = y, Heitkamp = y, Now = y, Young = y. Passed 4 yes.
- New Account dba – WRKD – be closed and funds returned to the Village of Rockford / WRKD account.
- Bank Statements from account dba WRKD – October, November and December by January 9th meeting and January statement by February 10th. All statements turned into the Village of Rockford Fiscal Officer – to determine the total of funds to be returned to the Village of Rockford / WRKD account.
- Verification from bank that the dba WRKD has been closed.
- Jim Crocker to be removed from the Village of Rockford/WRKD account as a signatory.
- Any reference to Crocker Media Communications address needs to be changed to personal address.
- PO Box at the Post Office should not be referencing WRKD.
- Need to disclose any references to other accounts that may contain WRKD and or dba WRKD.
Council established and approved the Board of Directors for WRKD –
Steve Gehle – Financial Committee – Council representative
Motion Gehle. Second Heitkamp. Young called for the question. Gehle = y, Heitkamp = y, Young = y. Now = y. Passed 4 yes.
Radio station Board members and council members to have a meeting on January 9th at 7 pm. Meeting will begin by verifying financial steps listed above have been done. . Review and finalize the by-laws.
By motion at the next Council meeting to be held on January 16th – need to have WRKD By-Laws approved.
Mayor Fiscal Officer
Meeting adjourned 8:13 pm