Meeting Minutes: June 19, 2018
RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:
Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on
Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.
Invocation – Jeff Long
Pledge of Allegiance
Those present: Gehle, Young, Pontsler, Now, Heitkamp
Fox – absent
Also attending: Tom Stankard of the Daily Standard, Srgt Stetler,
Robby and Barry Peel, Prosecutor Matt Fox and assistant, Martin Emerine from the Sheriff’s Office and Judy Koesters. Chris Rasbach showed up a little later.
Motion Gehle. Second Now to accept the agenda as orders of the day with addition of Executive Session to discuss litigation. Pontsler called for the question. Gehle = y, Now = y , Pontsler = y, Young = y, Heitkamp = y.
Passed 5 yes.
Motion Gehle. Second Young to accept the minutes from the
June 5, 2018 council meeting as presented. Now called for the question.
Gehle = y, Young = y, Now = y, Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 5 yes.
Visitors to Address Council:
Rob Rutledge long time community member approached council to share his views on the possible liquor permit request from Rockford RoadDog. He is against another permit in the Village.
Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:
Mayor noted receipt and review of Mayors Court pay in,
bank reconciliation, and bank statement.
Thank you regarding Community Days – working on the Financials.
Community Announcements and events:
Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long
Updated on the Trailer Park clean up.
Finance Committee – Steve Gehle
Motion Young to pay bills as submitted – $83,170.25. Second Now. Heitkamp called for the question. Young = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y, Gehle =y, Pontsler = y. Passed 5 yes.
Motion Pontsler. Second Young to accept the Mayors Court Pay in of $854.00. Heitkamp called for the question. Pontsler = y, Young = y, Heitkamp = y, Gehle = y, now = y. Passed 5 yes.
Finance Committee meeting was held on Tuesday, June 12th at 7 pm – liability insurance, budget and water rates were discussed.
The Finance Committee recommends that we stay with Stolly Insurance for coverage of our liability insurance.
Motion Now to stay with Stolly Insurance. Second Heitkamp. Pontsler called for the question. Now = y, Heitkamp = y, Pontsler = y, Gehle = y. Young = y. Passed 5 yes.
We will be doing a water / sewer rate restructure that will begin with the July billing. We passed Resolution 05-17 last year at this time. Some of the numbers have changed with our financing of the WWTP.
Budget Hearing – was held this evening at 7:15pm. The information above was discussed.
A RESOLUTION DECLARING THE VILLAGE’S INTENT TO PROCEED TO PLACE ON THE NOVEMBER 2018 GENERAL ELECTION BALLOTT A 2.8 MILL RENEWAL LEVY FOR GENERAL FUND EXPENSES FOR THE VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD.
Motion: Young. Second Pontsler. Now called for the question. Young = y, Pontsler = y , Now = y, Gehle = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 5 yes.
Service Committee: Greg Pontsler
Safety Committee: Chris Heitkamp –
Economic Development Committee: Shane Young
Fremont Company had presence at Community Days – working on getting hiring event to the public. The next RADC meeting – June 25th at 7 pm.
Public Utilities Committee: Wilbur Fox
Will be sending out information for salt bids – open bid date will be July 13th at 1 pm.
AN ORDINANCE LEVYING ASSESSMENTS FOR DELINQUENT WATER BILLS, AND DECLARING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
1ST reading – 06/19/18
Rules Committee: Brad Now
Grass clippings in the streets and tall weeds – list to Stet.
Motion Gehle. Second Young to go into “Executive Session” to discuss litigation at 7:51pm. Chris Rasbach invited to attend the session. Pontsler called for the question. Gehle = y, Young = y, Pontsler = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 5 yes.
Motion Young to come out of Executive Session at 8:22. Second Gehle. Pontsler called for the question. Young = y, Gehle = y, Pontsler =y, Now =y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 5 yes.
No action taken.
Mayor Fiscal Officer
Meeting adjourned 8:22 pm