Meeting Minutes: June 4,2019

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Meeting Minutes: June 4,2019

                        RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:


Council called to order by Mayor Joseph on

Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.


Invocation – Jeff Long


Pledge of Allegiance


Those present: Gehle, Fox, Pontsler, Now, Heitkamp

Young- absent

Also attending: Tom Stankard – Daily Standard


Motion Gehle. Second Pontsler to accept the agenda as orders. Heitkamp called for the question. Gehle = y, Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y, Fox = y, Now = y, Passed 5 yes.


Motion Pontsler.  Second Fox to accept the minutes from the

May 21, 2019 council meeting as presented. Gehle called for the question.

Pontsler = y, Fox = y, Gehle = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 5 yes.


Visitors to Address Council:



Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:



Community Announcements and events:


Tuesday – June 11th – Brush pick up


Friday and Saturday – June 14/15 – Rockford Community Days


* See Rockford Community Days Facebook page for complete

schedule of events!



Saturday – June 22nd – Fox Family Ride for Autism



Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long





Committee Reports


Finance Committee – Steve Gehle


Motion Fox to pay bills as submitted – $ 16,254.48 Second Pontsler. Now called for the question. Fox = y, Pontsler = y, Now = y, Gehle = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 5 yes.


Motion Fox to approve supplemental appropriations to date and additional purchase orders. Second Heitkamp. Pontsler called for the question. Fox = y, Heitkamp = y, Pontsler = y, Gehle = y, Now = y. Passed 5 yes.


Finance Meeting scheduled for 06/11/19 – 7 pm – Budget items for 2020


Public Budget hearing – 06/18/19 – 7:15 pm



Service Committee:   Greg Pontsler


New furniture at Shanes Park – looks nice. Includes a picnic table, a bench and a bar table with chairs. Cost – $3,000 paid by the Park Board.


Mayor reported – Jessica Yoder has inquired regarding painting up the bathrooms with sports theme.   She would be donating the paint and her time. Council agreed as long as approved by the Park Board.


Bathrooms and bathroom floors have recently been painted and LED lights installed.


Street between Race and Columbia will be fixed yet this week.


Mayor reported – Jennifer Armstrong would like to work on a project for Veterans banners to be completed by Veterans day.


Jeff reported that our new employee, Joe Roth, started this week.




Safety Committee:     Chris Heitkamp


Approval of – Agreement for Extra Duty Law Enforcement Services for Transportation of behaviorally impaired citizens:


Motion: Fox. Second Pontsler. Gehle called for the question. Fox = y, Pontsler = y, Gehle = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 5 yes.




Economic Development Committee: Shane Young – absent report by Wilbur





Motion Gehle. Second Pontsler. Fox called for the question. Gehle = y, Pontsler = y, Fox = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 5 yes.


Public Utilities Committee:  Wilbur Fox


Track over – nice to see Parkway doing good and several going to District.


Drains – catch basin projects, grate allys and more complaints for grass clippings in the streets.



Rules Committee:   Brad Now



Old Business:


At the November General Election there will be a Mayor Seat and (2) Council seats on the ballot. Residents interested in public service would need to contact the Board of Elections and get paperwork filed by the August 7th at 4 pm deadline.


New Business:           


Would like Paul and Stet to bring awareness to 4-wheeler drivers / scooters – of noise ordinances, speed limits, and checking drivers licenses — also golf carts do not belong on Main Street in the business district nor do they belong going down 33 towards Dollar General.





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Mayor                                                              Fiscal officer.



Meeting adjourned at 7:45 pm