Meeting Minutes: January 5, 2016
RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:
Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.
Invocation was given by Chris Heitkamp
Pledge of Allegiance
Those present: Rutledge, Pontlser, Dooley, Heitkamp
Gehle and Fox absent
Also attending: Judy Koesters, Claire Geisige of the Daily Standard,
Chief May, Chase Heitkamp
Motion Rutledge, Second Dooley to accept the agenda as orders of the day. Pontsler called for the question. Rutledge = y, Dooley = y, Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 4 yes.
Motion Dooley. Second Pontsler to accept the minutes from the
December 15, 2015 council meetings as presented. Rutledge called for the question. Dooley = y, Pontsler = y, Rutledge = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 4 yes.
Visitors to Address Council:
Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:
Judy gave Oath of Office to Mayor Amy Joseph for the new term.
Mayor Joseph gave Oath of Office to Greg Pontsler for new Council term.
Thank you for your previous time serving the village and we look forward to a new year.
We have several areas we are looking for volunteers to serve:
We need 2 additional volunteers to serve on the tax board – (1 members 1 alternate).
We need 1 volunteer for the records commission.
Please call the village office at 419-363-3032 ext 1 if you are interested in serving on these boards.
January 19th meeting – Heather Hedrick from LACCA will be presenting information on Fair Housing.
Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long- absent
Finance Committee – Gary Fox – absent
Motion Dooley. Second Pontsler: to approve the “How to File an Appeal with the Local Board of Tax Review” guidelines. Heitkamp called for the question. Dooley = y, Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y, Rutledge = y. Passed 4 yes.
Motion Rutledge. Second Dooley to approve the December monthly financial reports – Cash Summary by Fund, Appropriations report, Revenue Report,
Budget vs Actual activity report. Heitkamp called for the question. Rutledge = y, Dooley = y, Heitkamp = y, Pontsler = y. Passed 4 yes.
Motion Rutledge. Second Pontsler to approve the December Bank reconciliation. Dooley called for the question. Rutledge = y, Pontsler = y, Dooley = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 4 yes.
Motion Pontsler. Second Heitkamp to approve December supplemental appropriations (Finish Payroll). Dooley called for the question. Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y, Dooley = y, Rutledge = y. Passed 4 yes.
Service Committee: Greg Pontsler – nothing
Safety Committee: Chris Heitkamp
Disaster Recovery plan – Jeff working on it.
Economic Development Committee: Rob Rutledge – nothing
Public Utilities Committee: Steve Gehle – absent
Rules Committee: John Dooley
Congratulations to those newly elected officials. Thank you for having a heart to serve this community.
Pontsler nominated John Dooley for Council President. Nominations were closed.
Motion Rutledge. Second Pontsler to elect John Dooley for Council President for 2016. Heitkamp called for the question. Rutledge = y, Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y. Dooley – abstain. Motion passed.
New committees for 2016 – Please let Amy know which committees you are interested in so that we can review mission statement and set some goals.
Mayor would like committees to meet more frequently to talk, share ideas and get information to Jeff.
Council encourages the public to take more interest in the community by coming to meetings and getting involved.
Mayor and Council would like a report from Jeff of all the completed projects for 2015. They also would like updates on a regular basis of ongoing projects going forward.
Some discussion about RADC and their goals for community improvement.
Some discussion about the sub division. It’s going to happen, we are just taking it slow to make sure we do this right. Everything takes money !!
Meeting adjourned 8:03
Mayor Fiscal Officer