Meeting Minutes: November 17, 2020 – updated omitted Resolution 07-20
RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:
Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph, Tuesday, November 17, 2020,
at 7:30 pm on Zoom and Facebook live.
Invocation – Shane – The Lord’s Prayer
Pledge of Allegiance
Those present: Young, Stephenson, Pontsler, Now, Heitkamp
Yoder – absent
Also attending: Sydney Albert of the Daily Standard, Srgt Stetler, Robbie Peel
Motion Stephenson. Second Heitkamp to accept the agenda as orders of the day. Now called for the question. Stephenson = y, Heitkamp = y, Now = y, Young = y, Pontsler = y. Passed 5 yes.
Motion Stephenson. Second Now to accept the minutes from the November 3, 2020 council meeting as presented. Young called for the question. Stephenson = y, Now = y, Young = y, Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 5 yes.
Visitors to Address Council:
Ryan Thompson – unable to attend.
Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:
Congratulations to Twyla Hayes – 2020 Rockford Citizen of the Year –
Her work and dedication for the promotion of the community and for vision and leadership in historical preservation.
** note new schedule – 2nd & 4th Mondays at 7:30 pm –
The Mayors Corner Radio Show — Rockford news and updates
Upcoming guests – Contact Amy to be on the show !
- Need to get last weeks show on the podcast and posted to Facebook –
Brad and Shane shared good information.
Actually would like this to happen for every show !
With covid concerns – the Village office will be closed to the public. Please use online paying methods or the drop box at the Village office.
If you need to schedule an appointment please call the office at 419-363-3032 ext 1.
Community Announcements and events:
Wednesdays —– Drive-Thru Dinners
Rockford United Methodist Church 4:30 – 6:30 pm
• Note new time — Open to the public
Tuesdays – Second Tuesday of Each Month – Dine at Motor Inn and 10% of your bill will be donated to the Parkway Music Boosters.
• Need flyer to get discount
Thursday and Friday – November 26 & 27 — Village Office closed for Thanksgiving.
Saturday – November 28th – Small Business Saturday — another opportunity to shop local and support our community businesses.
Sunday – November 29th – American Legion – Turkey Shoot – canceled
Rockford’s Best Decorated house contest — 3rd Annual —- The presentation will be on December 13th —- earlier this year !
Monday – December 7 – Bicentennial Committee meeting
Tuesday – December 8 – Brush
Thursday – December 10 – Chamber Board Meeting
Park Board Meeting
Village Administrator’s Report – Aaron Temple
Jeff no longer wanting to go door to door with covid concerns. Moving to Plan B – regarding income surveys. They will be mailed — will be from the Village or from Access Engineering… Please fill out and return ASAP ! We are several weeks behind!
Ordered the new equipment for the wastewater treatment plant – should be here within a week.
LAST DAY FOR LEAF PICK UP — November 30th — we will be going out every other day until then.
Last meeting regarding lights at the subdivision. Should be getting quote by the end of the week. We are working with the post office on the community mailbox.
Comment from the live feed — regarding dead limbs in trees. Not sure what the question is regarding to, but if you have dead limbs in trees and need assistance with removal we can try with bucket truck otherwise may have to hire a company that does such work.
Heitkamp — compliant about low hanging limbs from UPS driver –
Finance Committee – Shane Young
Motion Pontsler. Second Stephenson to pay bills as submitted – $ 106,442.89.. Heitkamp called for the question. Majority is the covid funds payments, police ammo for qualifications and a new router for the village offices. Rest are regular monthly payments. Pontsler = y, Stephenson = y, Heitkamp = y, Young = y, Now = y. Passed 5 yes.
Motion Pontsler. Second Stephenson to accept the Mayors Court pay in $258. Now called for the question. Pontsler = y, Stephenson = y, Now = y, Young = y, Heitkamp = y. Passes 5 yes.
AN ORDINANCE TO MAKE APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE CURRENT EXPENSES AND OTHER EXPENDITURES OF THE VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD, STATE OF OHIO, DURING FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2021.
1st reading – 10/20/2020
2nd reading – 11/03/2020
3rd reading – 11/17/2020
Motion Stephenson. Second Now. Pontsler called for the question. Stephenson = y, Now = y, Pontsler = y, Young = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 5 yes.
AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO THE VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD INCOME TAX ORDINANCE TO RESCIND CREDIT FOR TAX PAID TO ANOTHER MUNICIPALITY OR INDIANA COUNTY, REPEALING ALL INCONSISTENT LEGISLATION, AND DECLARING, AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
1st reading – 10/20/2020
2nd reading – 11/03/2020
3rd reading –
We will have a finance meeting on Tuesday – November 24 at 7 pm to have discussions with Ryan Thompson who has some concerns and unable to make the meeting tonight.
We appreciate information and feedback from the community.
THE VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD STRONGLY OPPOSES SENATE BILL 352 AND HOUSE BILL 754, LEGISLATION PROPOSING THE REPEAL OF SECTION 29 OF 197, WHICH WILL RESULT IN A MYRID OF UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES THROUGH OHIO’S ENTIRE MUNICIPAL INCOME TAX SYSTEM, CAUSE A SUBSTANTIAL LOSS OF REVENUE THAT WILL IMPEDE THE ABILITY OF MUNICIPALITIES TO PROVIDE FOR THE HEALTH, SAFETY, AND WELFARE OF THE MUNICIPAL RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES AND THEREBY JEOPARDIZE THE FUTURE ECONOMIC GROWTH OF THE STATE OF OHIO.
Motion Now. Second Pontsler. Heitkamp called for the question. Now = y, Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y, Stephenson = y – Passed 5 yes.
Service Committee: Greg Pontsler –
Mayor – regarding the Park Board meeting – shared concerns from last park board meeting consisting of members – Amy, Jeremy, Marlene, Crystol, Marge and Greg as the council representative.
Moving some trees at the park — they are in honor of someone but in the area of the gazebo and bridge. We are needing the space to hold outdoor weddings which because of covid are becoming more and more frequent.
Some things to consider regarding when to move and where to move.
Safety Committee: Chris Heitkamp – (Mr. President)
Economic Development Committee: Brad Now –
Shanes Crossing Subdivision – Lots for sale – 20% discount/ build through – December 2021.
WRKD updates – Will be doing Winter sports — accepting underwriting at this time. May have some expenses with the text encoder in the future.
Public Utilities Committee: Luke Stephenson –
Rules Committee: Jessica Yoder
We will be working with Mike Bruns on getting the new equipment installed – we will have to coordinate schedules with rentals.
Meeting adjourned at 8:08 pm
Mayor Fiscal officer.