Meeting Minutes: November 20, 2012
RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:
Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.
Invocation was given by Gene Steiner
Pledge of Allegiance
Those present: Steiner, Pontsler, Searight
Gehle – absent, Hodge – absent, Pontsler – absent
Also attending: Nancy Leighner. Marti Lentz, Sue Barna and Amy K. – Daily Standard,
No quorum but held meeting anyway. No motions to be made.
Visitors to Address Council:
Nancy Leighner reported that at the Leota Braun Banquet, Ryan Sipe gave a report on the park and thanked the Village employees for all the work being done at the park.
Sue Barna reported that she has talked to many people who are in favor of a Dollar General coming to the Village.
Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:
Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long
Paving project came in under budget. We are looking to extend the grant until next year. If approved, we will be paving Pearl St. and Vine St. in the spring.
Catch basins on Pearl St. will be installed over the winter months.
Finance Committee – Steve Gehle – absent
Service Committee: Gary Hodge – absent
Safety Committee: Ron Searight
No report at this time.
Economic Development Committee: Eugene Steiner
Details are coming together for a Dollar General to come to the Village sometime next year.
Public Utilities Committee: Greg Pontsler – absent
Rules Committee: Chris Heitkamp
Nothing at this time
Question about the buildings on Main Street. The demo needs to be done by the 2nd week of December to get all paperwork completed. Jeff has talked with Rob Belna and the project will continue this week.
Thank you to the Rockford Chamber for purchasing the Parkway Panther banners that have been put up in the downtown area. They look very nice. We are lucky to have outside organizations working together for the good of the Village. The Chamber will also be purchasing Merry Christmas and Welcome to Rockford banners. Total cost of the project will be $3,000.
Council approved to give the Village employees Chamber Gift Certificates for Christmas. This way we will be supporting our local businesses.
Frankie Jo’s will be re-opening in the near future. This is good news. Another plus for the Village.
Meeting adjourned 7:48 pm