Meeting Minutes: July 6, 2010

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Meeting Minutes: July 6, 2010


Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on
Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at 7:30 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: Janie Southard, Mary Boroff, Barb Steiner, Sergeant Stetler, Judy Koesters

Motion Steiner. Second Gehle to accept Agenda as Orders of the Day.
McKee called for the question. Steiner = y, Gehle = y, McKee = y, Pontsler = y, Searight = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.
Motion: Gehle. Second Pontsler to accept the minutes from the
June 15, 2010 meeting as presented. McKee called for the question.
Gehle = y, Pontsler = y, McKee = y, Steiner = y, Searight = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.

Visitors to Address Council:

Barb Steiner and Mary Boroff with some questions regarding a tree on South St. Steve will check out after meeting and will refer their concerns to the Tree Committee.

Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:

Thank you note from the Car Show organization for sponsoring the Mayor’s Choice Trophy. They had their largest crowd ever.

Council members commented that they liked the Car Show at the park. Also that Community Days was a good time. Thanks to the Community Days Committee for a job well done.

Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long – absent

Committee Reports:

Finance Committee – Todd McKee

Motion Searight, Second Steiner to pay bills as submitted by the Fiscal Officer in the amount of $40,822.93. (Majority consists of Fire protection, Insurance renewal, lift station repairs) Pontsler called for the question. Searight = y, Steiner = y, Pontsler = y, Gehle = y, McKee = y, Heitkamp = y,

Passed 6 yes.

Motion Pontsler. Second Heitkamp to accept the Mayor’s Court pay in of $1581.00. Gehle called for the question. Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y, Gehle = y, Steiner = y, McKee = y, Searight = y. Passed 6 yes.

Held the 2011 Budget hearing. Everything is holding steady right now. Will continue to review in more detail later in the fall.

ServiceCommittee: SteveGehle

Official invitation to those on Market St to attend the next Council meeting on July 20th with questions and concerns regarding the Market St reconstruction. Plans will be available for review. Jeff mentioned sending out letters.

Motion Steiner. Second Pontsler to accept Shinn Bros as best and lowest bidder on the Market St project @ $412,000. Heitkamp called for the question. Steiner = y, Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y, Gehle = y, McKee = y, Searight = n. Passed 5 yes, 1 no. Searight feels the project is being pushed through to fast and wants to slow down and review information.

There have been numerous questions regarding the trees on Market St. Mature trees will be coming down as they are tearing up sidewalks and getting into the utilities. Tree committee will be requesting replacement trees that are smaller and will not tear up sidewalks. May be Japanese lilacs.

We have Emerald Ash Borer in two trees on Main st. We have gotten a quote, but it will be more cost effective to have our Village crew take the trees down.

Safety Committee: Ron Searight

Would like to schedule a safety meeting after Council if ok with members. All agree to meet after council meeting.

Economic Development Committee: Eugene Steiner

Economic committee meeting held on June 29th. We have decided to postpone the Town Hall meeting until August 10th at 7 pm at the Community Building. We do not have all the information gathered to be ready for next week. Need to schedule a meeting on July 20th at 7 pm before next council meeting.

The RADC will be meeting on July 15th. They will review water park information, budget and future budget. Getting ready for Spring 2011.

Public Utilities Committee: Greg Pontsler

  • ORDINANCE 04-10


  • 1ST reading – 06/15/10
  • 2nd reading – 07/06/10

We will be having a committee meeting in July to discuss water rates. Tentative date next Tuesday – July 13th.

Rules Committee: Chris Heitkamp Old Business

Water plant getting closer to be up and running. Have been doing some training and working out some issues.

New Business

Having Judy review the Ohio Revised Code regarding set backs and fence issues that have come up recently.


Meeting adjourned 7:53 pm.