Meeting Minutes: July 7, 2009

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Meeting Minutes: July 7, 2009


Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on
Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.

Invocation was given by Gene Steiner Pledge of Allegiance

Those present: Gehle, Steiner, McKee, Searight, Pontsler, Rutledge – absent. Also attending: Judy Koesters, Sergeant Stetler

Motion Steiner. Second Searight to accept Agenda as Orders of the Day. Pontsler called for the question. Steiner = y, Searight = y, Pontsler = y, Gehle = y, McKee = y. Passed 5 yes.

Motion: Searight. Second Gehle to accept the minutes from the
June 16, 2009 as submitted by the Fiscal Officer. McKee called for the question. Searight = y, Gehle = y, McKee = y, Steiner = y, Pontsler = y.
Passed 5 yes.

Visitors to Address Council:

Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:

Thank you card from the Car Show Committee for sponsoring the Mayor’s Trophy. Nice turn out. 50+ cars were entered in show.

Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long – absent

Committee Reports:

Finance Committee: Todd McKee

Motion Gehle, Second Pontsler to pay the bills in the amount of
$26,431.28 as submitted by the Fiscal Officer. Searight called for the question. Gehle = y, Pontsler = y, Searight = y, Steiner = y, McKee = y.
Passed 5 yes.

Motion Pontsler. Second Searight to accept the Mayor’s Court Pay in of $198.00. Gehle called for the question. Pontsler = y, Searight = y, Gehle = y, Steiner = y, McKee = y. Passed 5 yes.

Next Finance Committee meeting is scheduled for 07/13/09 at 7 pm. Will discuss budget and Tax Ordinance.

Service Committee: Steve Gehle

Safety Committee: Kathy Rutledge

Economic Development Committee: Eugene Steiner

RADC made $1209.98 at Community Days and Laurels donated $444.00 for a total of $1653.98.

Ideas for next year – would like to be involved in the Community Days Committee meetings. Other idea discussed– golf cart parade with trophies.

Checking to see if we can put pool information on ballot in surrounding townships.

Checking on dinner to be served along with Elvis Jr. Pork Chop on a stick and Fried chicken are several options. Tickets will go on sale September 1st for the November 14th concert.

RADC next meeting will be on July 17th. Several issues to be discussed: drawings on Friday nights and sending letters to all fast food restaurants to see if there is any interest.

Searight question – Shouldn’t the businesses be open during the Christmas Walk to advertise their services? Will be brought up to RADC.

Public Utilities Committee: Greg Pontsler

Jeff will be meeting with Fanning/Howey on Thursday to discuss costs of the wastewater treatment plant.

Public Utilities Committee meeting scheduled for July 13th at 7:15 pm to review costs of the wastewater treatment plant.

Rules Committee: Ron Searight

Rules Committee meeting scheduled for July 13th at 7:30 pm to discuss resident status for employees – need to change handbook.

Old Business

Trailer court showing improvements. Will be having another inspection soon.

Gates at wastewater treatment plant. West gate has been closed. East gate has been open. Needs addressed. Have been stressing this issue for over a year.

When is the Front Street retaining wall cap going to be done?

Need to paint lines near stop signs so people don’t park near signs and block views. (yellow paint)

Have we written any tickets on Front Street? Not yet.

New Business:

Congratulations to Aaron Temple – passed his Water License Test.


Meeting adjourned 7:57 pm.