Meeting Minutes: November 5, 2013
RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:
Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.
Invocation was given by Gene Steiner
Pledge of Allegiance
Those present: Gehle, Steiner, Pontsler, Searight
Blossom – absent, Heitkamp – absent
Also attending: Jeff Long, Srgt. Stetler, Nancy Leighner, Amy K from the Daily Standard.
Motion Steiner. Second Gehle to accept the agenda as orders of the day with correction to add 1st reading of 2014 Budget and approve the 2014 Membership of the Tree Committee. Ponstler called for the question. Steiner = y, Gehle = y,
Pontsler = y, Searight = y. Passed 4 yes.
Motion: Searight. Second Gehle to accept the minutes from the
October 15 , 2013 council meetings as presented. Steiner called for the question. Searight = y, Gehle = y, Steiner = y. Pontsler = y. Passed 4 yes.
Visitors to Address Council:
Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:
- Invitation to the 40th Rockford Chamber Banquet – November 7th at 6 pm. RSVP to Lisa. Cost is $15.00/person.
- Tentative Date – Ryan Mack from Congressman Lattas office will at the Village Hall on November 13th from 10 – 11:30 am to answer questions regarding Federal Issues.
- Resignation letter from Peggy Blossom
It is with a heavy and saddened heart that I must resign my position as councilwoman for the Village of Rockford, Ohio, effective immediately.
Due to unforeseen personal circumstances, I find it necessary to resign immediately. I feel that I am no longer able to serve the residents of Rockford, Ohio, effectively.
Thanks very much for the opportunity you all bestowed upon me. I truly wish that I had been able to continue.
Motion Steiner to accept the resignation of Peggy Blossom. Second Gehle. Pontsler called for the question. Steiner = y, Gehle = y. Ponstler = y, Searight = y. Passed 4 yes.
Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long
Leaf collections in full force.
Met with a lumber company regarding logging out of the village woods. Recommendations were to not log it out. It would not benefit the village in any way. There are some rare trees that need some management that will be of value in approx. 30 years. We will be working towards developing the woods into some recreation by putting in some walking trails. We will seek some volunteers to help make this possible. We will no longer allow 4-wheelers in the woods.
Finance Committee – Ron Searight
Motion Pontsler to pay the bills in the amount of $10,949.75 . Second Gehle Majority of expenses DP & L, Bulk Salt. Steiner called for the question. Pontsler = y, Gehle = y, Steiner = y, Searight = y. Passed 4 yes.
AN ORDINANCE TO MAKE APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE CURRENT EXPENSES AND OTHER EXPENDITIURES OF THE VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD, STATE OF OHIO, DURING FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31,2014
1st reading 11/05/13
Service Committee: Greg Pontsler
Motion Searight. Second Gehle to approve the 2014 Tree Committee. Bob Ransbottom – President, Karen Long – Secretary. All members will continue to serve for 2014 as for 2013. Pontsler called for the question. Searight = y, Gehle =y, Pontsler = y, Steiner = y. Passed 4 yes.
Safety Committee: Chris Heitkamp – absent
Economic Development Committee: Eugene Steiner
Plans for a new addition to the village have fallen through. We will continue to work on several other options.
Public Utilities Committee: Steve Gehle
Nothing at this time.
Rules Committee: Peggy Blossom – absent
AN ORDINANCE REGULATING PEDDLERS AND SOLICITORS WITHIN THE VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD, OHIO AND DECLARING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
1st reading – 10/15/13
2nd reading – 11/05/13
Trailer on North St. Owner called and stated she had 1 more load to move. Gehle suggests next conversation should be deadline of end of the month.
Need to get with Paul and see what is happening at the West St. property. They are still not in compliance.
We have an open council seat. If anyone is interested in serving on Council , please contact Lisa at the Village Office at 419-363-3032 ext 1.
Meeting adjourned 7:47 pm.