Meeting Minutes: June 6, 2017
RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:
Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.
Invocation by Village Council – The Lord’s Prayer
Pledge of Allegiance
Those present: Gehle, Rutledge, Fox, Pontsler, Now, Heitkamp
Also attending: Judy Koesters, Srgt Stetler, Tom Stankard of the Daily Standard.
Motion Gehle. Second Fox to accept the agenda as orders of the day. Rutledge called for the question. Gehle = y, Fox = y, Rutledge = y, Pontsler = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.
Motion Fox. Second Pontsler to accept the minutes from the
May 16, 2017 council meetings as presented. Now called for the question. Fox = y, Pontsler = y, Now = y, Gehle = y, Rutledge = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.
Visitors to Address Council:
Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:
Community Announcements and events:
The Mobile Pantry -will be in Rockford the 1st and 3rd Tuesday afternoons
In the parking lot beside the Rockford Fire Department – 12:30 – 3 pm.
service will be Mike Pontius.
Rockford Community Bible School – June 5th – 9th – 9 am – 11:30 am
New Horizons Community Church – Maker Fun Factory
Parkway Ministerial sponsoring – Summer Lunch in the Parks – Rockford and Mendon – beginning Wednesday June 14th and each consecutive Wednesdays through August 16th. Summer lunches provided by servants from various churches and held rain or shine. This is NOT a babysitting service.
Rockford Community Days – June 16 & 17
* New Events – Racing for Relief, Pageants with a Purpose, and Cake Walk / grocery game– and annual events such as Car Show, Community Garage Sales, Parade, Fireworks, Fox Family Ride for Autism. Music entertainment includes: Friday night is Brother Believe Me and Saturday night is Karmas Pawn.
June 24th – Value Life – Benefit Ride – Addiction Rehabilitation Resources fundraiser. Shanes Park – Registration begins at 11 am – First bike out at noon. Live music, guest speakers – Family Friendly with something for everyone.
Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long – absent
Finance Committee – Steve Gehle
Motion Rutledge to pay bills as submitted in the amount of $19,427.78. Second Now. Pontsler called for the question. Rutledge = y, Now = y, Pontsler = y, Gehle = y, Fox =y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.
Motion Fox to approve the monthly financial reports –
Cash Summary by Fund, Appropriations report, Revenue Report,
Budget vs Actual activity report and Bank reconciliation. Second Heitkamp. Now called for the question. Fox = y, Heitkamp = y, Now = y, Gehle = y, Rutledge = y, Pontsler = y. Passed 6 yes.
Motion Pontsler to approve monthly transfer, supplemental appropriations to date and additional purchase orders. Second Now. Heitkamp called for the question. Pontsler = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y, Gehle = y, Rutledge = y, Fox = y. Passed 6 yes.
* 2018 Annual Budget to County Auditor by July 15th.
* Budget hearing – June 20th – 7:15 pm
* July 4th – Holiday – no meeting. 1 meeting in July on the 18th.
Called the State — Audit for 2015 / 2016 hasn’t started yet.
Service Committee: Greg Pontsler
Through the Mercer County Job and Family service program we have an additional park employee 20 hours per week.
Jeff – New Building – anything done with floor ? – winter time there was condensation and floor became slick.
Park Board meeting this Thursday –
Safety Committee: Chris Heitkamp
Need to set up meeting with Jeff on some signs.
Economic Development Committee: Rob Rutledge
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF REAL ESTATE OWNED BY THE VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD, OHIO AND DECLARING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
1st reading – 06/06/17
Councilman Pontsler requests the lot get cleaned up before we advertise it for sale.
Public Utilities Committee: Wilbur Fox
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD TO PREPARE AND SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RESIDENTIAL PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT PROGRAM, AS ADMINISTERED BY THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM OF THE OHIO DEVELOPMENT SERVICES AGENCY (ODSA) AND TO EXECUTE CONTRACT AS REQUIRED.
Motion: Ponstler. Second Heitkamp. Gehle called for the question. Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y, Gehle = y, Rutledge = y, Fox = y, Now = y. Passed 6 yes.
A RESOLUTION DECLARING THE ANTI-DISPLACEMENT AND RELOCATION ASSISTANCE PLAN FOR THE VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD TO PUT INTO EFFECT ON THE DATE OF THIS RESOLUTION:
Motion: Fox. Second Heitkamp. Now called for the question. Fox = y, Heitkamp = y, Now = y, Gehle = y, Rutledge = y, Pontsler = y. Passed 6 yes.
Rules Committee: Brad Now
AN ORDINANCE VACATING THE ALLEY THAT LIES BETWEEN LOT 165 AND LOT 166 IN THE VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD, OHIO, AND DECLARING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
1st reading – 05/02/17
2nd reading -05-16-17
3rd reading – 06-06-17
Motion Ponstler. Second Rutledge. Heitkamp called for the question. Pontsler = y, Rutledge = y, Heitkamp = y, Gehle = y, Fox = y, Now = Yes. Passed 6 yes.
1 lot has been sold in the subdivision.
Question on 2nd Street parking – used to be a sign that allowed parking on 1 side of the street. It’s too congested with parking on each side of the street. Review the parking issues and possibly signs with no parking on the south side.
While talking about parking on streets – will need to look at Columbia Street also – possibly signs with no parking on the north side.
Stet working on the Junk/rubbish warnings and tickets.
Village residents – We will have 4 council seats on the ballot in November. If you would like to run for a seat. Information needs to be submitted to the Board of Elections by August 9th at 4 pm.
Meeting ended 7:54 pm
Mayor Fiscal Officer