Meeting Minutes: November 3, 2015
RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:
Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.
Invocation was given by Jeff Long
Pledge of Allegiance
Those present: Gehle, Rutledge, Fox, Pontsler, Dooley, Heitkamp
Also attending: Srgt Stetler, Jeff Long, Larry Seibert
Motion Gehle. Second Pontsler to accept the agenda as orders of the day. Fox called for the question. Gehle = y, Pontsler = y, Fox = y, Rutledge = y, Dooley = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.
Motion Fox. Second Dooley to accept the minutes from the
October 20, 2015 council meetings as presented. Gehle called for the question. Fox = y, Dooley = y, Gehle = y, Rutledge = y, Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.
Visitors to Address Council:
Larry Siebert presented information about the Lima Concert Band. A 70 piece band. Fees are $1,000. Concerts usually last 1 hour. Last weekend in July and all of August.
Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:
Motion Pontsler. Second Fox to approve Mike Langenkamp and Steve Thompson on the Zoning Board. Dooley called for the question. Pontsler = y, Fox = y, Dooley = y, Gehle = y, Rutledge = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.
We have still have several other areas we are looking for volunteers to serve:
We need 2 volunteers to serve on the tax board.
We need 1 volunteer for the records commission.
Please call the village office at 419-363-3032 ext 1 if you are interested in serving on these boards.
Public Hearing on November 17th – 7 pm regarding re-zoning a property from residential to commercial.
Upcoming November events:
Need volunteers to help decorate Shanes Park – Saturdays at 9 am
Christmas at the Park – November 29th – 7 pm * Shanes Park
Lighting of the park with local musical talent. Cookies / hot chocolate !
Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long
Finance Committee – Gary Fox
Motion Rutledge. Second Gehle to pay the bills in the amount of $4616.57. Dooley called for the question. Rutledge = y, Gehle = y, Dooley = y, Fox = y, Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.
Motion Gehle. Second Dooley to approve the October bank reconciliation. Fox called for the question. Gehle = y, Dooley = y, Fox = y, Rutledge = y, Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.
Motion Gehle. Second Dooley to approve the October monthly finance reports –
Cash Summary by Fund, Appropriations report, Revenue report and budget vs actual activity report. Heitkamp called for the question. Gehle = y, Dooley = y, Heitkamp = y, Rutledge = y, Fox = y, Pontsler = y. Passed 6 yes.
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE “VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD INCOME TAX ORDINANCE NO. 10-19-2004” TO ACHIEVE COMPLIANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF AMENDED SUBSTITUTED HOUSE BILL 5 PASSED BY THE 130TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND SIGNED INTO LAW BY GOVERNOR KASICH AND TO DECLARE AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
1st reading – 10/20/15
2nd reading – 11/03/15
Service Committee: Greg Pontsler
Flag football and soccer all done for the season. Both programs very successful.
Safety Committee: Chris Heitkamp
Disaster Recovery plan. Jeff to look into getting a sample ordinance to begin the process.
Economic Development Committee: Rob Rutledge
Scheduled a meeting for Monday – November 9th at 3 pm. Jeff to have information packet ready with subdivision information.
Public Utilities Committee: Steve Gehle
Judy gave update as to the water deposit ordinance. We can go along the way we are, we are not breaking the law. Judy will be giving us a memo.
Rules Committee: John Dooley
Nothing at this time.
Thank you to the Village crew for planting new trees for the Rockford Tree Commission. Reminder to residents that received new trees – please keep new trees watered !
Motion Dooley, Second Fox to reappoint Bob Ransbottom, Ed Long to the Tree Committee. Gehle called for the question. Dooley = y, Fox = y, Gehle = y, Rutledge = y, Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.
Motion Pontsler. Second Fox to approve the Tree Commission officers – Bob Ransbottom – President, Tom Williams as Vice President, and Karen Long as
Secretary. Dooley called for the question. Pontsler = y, Fox = y, Dooley = y, Gehle = y, Rutledge = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 5 yes.
Police cruiser has been ordered and will be ready by 1st of year. 4-wheel drive Explorer.
Meeting adjourned 8:42.
Mayor Fiscal Officer