Meeting Minutes: July 21, 2015

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Meeting Minutes: July 21, 2015

                        RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:


Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.


Invocation was given by Jeff Long.


Pledge of Allegiance


Those present: Rutledge, Pontsler, Dooley

Gehle, Fox, Heitkamp – absent

No quorum for meeting. Since we had several visitors we let them do

Presentations. No motions will be made.

Also attending: Jeff Long, Sgrt. Stetler, Glenn Keeling, Peggy Kimmel, Kathy Thompson of the Daily Standard, Ross Calliott from Affordable Gas & Electric,

Heather Hendrick and Erica McDuffie from LACCA, Dave and Sue Kimmel.



Visitors to Address Council:


Heather Hendrick and Erica McDuffie presented information from Mercer County Fair Housing. There are several programs for rental assistance, CHIP program, repair programs for low to moderate income levels. There are also grant opportunities. For more information contact 419-586-4209 or at 101 N Main St, Celina.


Ross Calliott of Afforable Gas and Electric spoke regarding the opt-out aggregation of electric and gas services. This company is out of Illinois and is a small town family owned professional company.


Leveraging partnerships with best-in-class retail suppliers, civic and business leaders to provide independent, research-driven advice to manage risk and recommend optimal buying opportunities. Since 2012, we have served hundreds of municipalities, businesses, and large industrial customers in Illinois and Ohio; delivering collective savings of millions of dollars on their electric and natural gas bills and providing price security in a rising-rate market.


This would be a 2 year contract that residents can opt out anytime. Residents must wait until their current contract has expired before signing up. They will do quarterly updates so that residents can be signing up so as not to wait until the next year to begin savings. Savings are approximately 25%. Residents can visit the web site for more information at


Glenn Keeling spoke about Autumn Fest and is wanting someone from the Village to speak at the event on August 16th. John Dooley will be doing some sound for the event so he will also speak on behalf of the council. Event to be held at the Grand Lake Motorcycle Club in Mendon. This is a benefit for a young lady with breast cancer.


Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long


Wabash Communications has contacted us regarding cable / internet services. We are working together on some issues to see what will work.


Salt bids came in higher than in the last several years. We are looking at a $10,000 increase over the next year.


Our liability insurance company did an inspection making sure we have everything covered. There were some items noted at the park that need to be taken care of, otherwise we are good.






Reminder that the deadline is approaching for Mayor and Council Seat petitions to be turned into to the Board of Elections in order to be on the November ballot.


Reminder from Mayor Joseph, if guests want to be on the agenda to speak to council, please call the Village office to be added to the agenda.





Meeting adjourned 8:21




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Mayor                                                              Fiscal Officer