Meeting Minutes: September 18, 2018
RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:
Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on
Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.
Invocation – Jeff Long
Pledge of Allegiance
Those present: Gehle, Young, Now, Pontsler, Heitkamp
Fox – absent
Also attending: Tom Stankard of the Daily Standard, Robby Peel, Srgt Stetler, Chad Miller, Tom Beahrs
Motion Young. Second Gehle to accept the agenda as orders of the day. Now called for the question. Young = y, Gehle = y , Now = y , Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 5 yes.
Motion Heitkamp. Second Pontsler to accept the minutes from the
September 4, 2018 council meeting as presented. Young called for the question.
Heitkamp = y , Pontsler = y, Young = y, Gehle = y, Now = y. Passed 5 yes.
Visitors to Address Council:
Chad Miller addressed council with questions as to what is going on with the case in his neighborhood? Several issues have been filed with the municipal court. It is being handled but will take some time within the court system.
Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:
Mayor noted receipt of the Mayors court pay in, bank reconciliation and bank statement.
Community Announcements and events:
Wednesdays each week – Community Meal at the Rockford United Methodist Church at 5:02 pm. – after Kids Club – no school/no meal.
September 22nd – 9th Annual Sock Hop and Cruise in
@ The Rockford Belle – 4 – 8 pm
September 22nd – Rockford Fire Department / Open House –
Chicken dinner – Reverse Raffle – 5 -7 pm – tickets on sale now!
September 29th – Mercer County Household Hazardous Waste Day and Steel drop off – Mercer County Fairgrounds – 9 – 1 pm
Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long
Nothing at this time – will answer any questions?
Finance Committee – Steve Gehle
Motion Pontsler to pay bills as submitted – $11,493.51 Second Young. Heitkamp called for the question. Pontsler = y, Young = y, Heitkamp = y, Gehle = y. Now = y. Passed 5 yes.
Motion Pontsler to accepts Mayors Court pay in – $1064.30. Second Heitkamp. Now called for the question. Pontsler = y , Heitkamp = y, Now = y, Gehle = y, Young = y. Passed 5 yes.
A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUND FOR YEAR 2019: $29,273 OR $6.63%.
Motion Young. Second Heitkamp. Pontsler called for the question. Young = y, Heitkamp = y, Pontsler = y, Gehle = y, Now = y. Passed 5 yes.
A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE AMOUNTS AND RATES AS DETERMINED BY THE BUDGET COMMISION AND AUTHORIZING THE NECESSARY TAX LEVIES AND CERTIFYING THEM TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR:
General Fund – $24,587 and Current Expense – $37,857
Motion Now. Second Pontsler. Heitkamp called for the question. Now = y, Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y. Gehle = y, Young = y. Passed 5 yes.
Rockford Village tax levy will be on the November ballot – no new taxes.
Radio Station update:
We are finally getting caught up with past due accounts. We have set up a budget for the year and things are looking better. We are happy with the way things are going. Very happy with the board members they are doing a great job!
Motion Pontsler. Second Now to approve updated By-Laws for WRKD. Heitkamp called for the question. Pontsler = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y, Gehle = y, Young = y. Passed 5 yes.
That time of year – Budget 2019. Jeff will have some information at the next meeting.
Service Committee: Greg Pontsler
Columbia Street / Race Street – needs hot mix along with several other areas.
Clean up bushes on Columbia St.
Safety Committee: Chris Heitkamp
Economic Development Committee: Shane Young
Tammy report on Subdivision – would like to see some investors build a spec house. Subdivision will take off once there is a home built.
Next RADC meeting – unknown at this time.
Public Utilities Committee: Wilbur Fox – absent
Rules Committee: Brad Now
Tom Beahrs requested / proposal to Council – wanting to retire and rehire for mowing and leaf pick up. Would be rate of $6,000 – April – October. Would be a savings of $50,000. No benefits included. Contract Labor.
Thank you Tom. Finance committee will discuss – Next Tuesday at 7 pm.
Mayor Fiscal Officer
Meeting adjourned 8:00 pm