Meeting Minutes: October 19, 2010
RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:
Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.
Invocation was given by Gene Steiner Pledge of Allegiance
Those present: Gehle, Steiner, McKee, Pontsler, Heitkamp. Searight – absent
Also attending: Judy Koesters, Jeff Long, Sergeant Stetler, Joe Dellinger, Andy Grunden
Motion Steiner. Second McKee to accept Agenda as orders of the day. Gehle called for the question. Steiner = y, McKee = y, Gehle = y, Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 5 yes.
Motion: Gehle. Second Heitkamp to accept the minutes from the October 5, 2010 meeting as presented. Pontsler called for the question. Gehle = y, Heitkamp = y, Pontsler = y, Steiner = y, McKee = y. Passed 5 yes.
Visitors to Address Council:
Welcome to our visitors – they are observing the meeting tonight for a college paper.
Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:
Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long
Water Treatment Plant: The State inspector will be conducting the Water Treatment Plant final inspection on Wednesday October 20th. I believe everything is in order and it should pass inspection. The plant is producing quality water and able to meet our demands. We are consistently producing water about 120mg/l (7 grains) hardness, iron has been reduced by 2mg/l and is now around .5mg/l leaving the plant. The electric cost is down as well as the amount of salt used for softening.
- Distribution Lines: We have heard from the OEPA and will be able to use the rest of the stimulus funds to install water lines. We will run a 12 inch line from Market Street to the water tower at Columbia Street as well as a six inch line from Front Street down West Street to Bridge Street and a 12 inch line going west on Bridge Street this fall. The rest of the water lines will then be installed next year.
- Lift Station: The repairs and improvements have been made at the lift station. Preliminary data show that the electric cost of the lift station will lower approximately 25-30%.
- West Market Street: Work is progressing nicely on West Market Street. Curbs have been poured as well as much of the sidewalk and drive approaches. It is projected for the paving to be done next week and the concrete completed shortly thereafter. Seeding will be completed in the spring.
Old water plant tear down — will work on it this winter. We will save money if we do the majority of the work.
Finance Committee – Todd McKee
Motion Pontsler. Second Gehle to pay the bills as submitted by the
Fiscal Officer in the amount of $12,667.06. Heitkamp called for the question. Pontsler = y, Gehle = y, Heitkamp = y, Steiner = y, McKee = y.
Held finance committee meeting before Council tonight – Began reviewing the 2011 Budget. Looks like we are in good shape. We will meet again before the next Council meeting. We will have the 1st reading at the next meeting. Thanks to those in attendance.
Now that we are in leaf season – we will make every effort to go around the Village every Friday. We will continue using the leave machine. It is a 1970, but still works. Had a couple of repairs on it this week.
Safety Committee: Ron Searight
Committee meeting scheduled for November 9th at 7 pm.
Economic Development Committee: Eugene Steiner
Committee meeting scheduled for November 9th at 6:30 pm – will discuss some issues regarding the Splash Pad. Will need some decisions and it looks like it could be a go for Spring.
Public Utilities Committee: Greg Pontsler
Mike Maharg brought in a sample ticket for the tag system for bigger pick up items. We will need to contact Maharg’s and get some ticket’s made up.
If you have an item that is not listed on the ticket, you need to contact Maharg’s for the pick up price. The issues with the trash have been resolved and trash pick up is going smoothly.
Next committee meeting on November 9th at 7:15 pm.
- ORDINANCE 05-10
AN ORDINANCE GRANTING TO THE DAYTON POWER AND LIGHT COMPANY, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, AND ELECTRIC FRANCHISE IN THE VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD, STATE OF OHIO, FOR A PERIOD OF FIVE (5) YEARS, AUTOMATICALLY RENEWING FOR AN ADDITIONAL PERIOD OF TWO (2) YEARS UNLESS NOTICE IS GIVEN, COMMENCING ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ORDINANCE.
- 1ST reading – 10/05/10
- 2nd reading – 10/19/10
Rules Committee: Chris Heitkamp
Committee meeting schedule tonight after Council.
Meeting adjourned 7:50 pm.