Meeting Minutes: June 19, 2018

                        RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:   Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.   Invocation – Jeff Long   Pledge of Allegiance   Those present: Gehle, Young, Pontsler, Now, Heitkamp Fox – absent   Also attending: Tom Stankard of the Daily Standard, Srgt Stetler, Robby and Barry Peel, Prosecutor Matt Fox and assistant, Martin Emerine from the Sheriff’s Office and Judy Koesters. Chris Rasbach showed up a little later.   Motion Gehle. Second Now to accept the agenda as orders of the day with addition of Executive Session to discuss litigation. Pontsler called for the question. Gehle = y, Now = y , Pontsler = y, Young = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 5 yes.   Motion Gehle. Second Young to accept the minutes from the June 5, 2018 council meeting as presented. Now called for the question. Gehle = y, Young = y, Now = y, Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 5 yes.     Visitors to Address Council:   Rob Rutledge long time community member approached council to share his views on the possible liquor permit request from Rockford RoadDog. He is against another permit in the Village.   Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:   Mayor noted receipt and review of Mayors Court pay in, bank reconciliation, and bank statement.   Thank you regarding Community Days – working on the Financials.   Community Announcements and events:   Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long   Updated on the Trailer Park clean up.       Committee Reports   Finance Committee – Steve Gehle   Motion Young to pay bills as submitted – $83,170.25.  Second Now.   Heitkamp called for the question. Young = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y, Gehle =y, Pontsler = y. Passed 5 yes.   Motion Pontsler. Second Young to accept the Mayors Court Pay in of $854.00. Heitkamp called for the question. Pontsler = y, Young = y, Heitkamp = y, Gehle = y, now = y. Passed 5 yes.   Finance Committee meeting was held on Tuesday, June 12th at 7 pm – liability insurance, budget and water rates were discussed.   The Finance Committee recommends that we stay with Stolly Insurance for coverage of our liability insurance.   Motion Now to stay with Stolly Insurance. Second Heitkamp. Pontsler called for the question. Now = y, Heitkamp = y,...
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Meeting Minutes: June 5, 2018

                        RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:   Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.   Invocation – Jeff Long   Pledge of Allegiance   Those present: Gehle, Young, Fox, Pontsler, Now, Heitkamp   Also attending: Tom Stankard of the Daily Standard, Srgt Stetler, Chief May, Robby and Barry Peel, Kathryn and Ryan McDaniel, and Nick – operations manager of Rockford Duncan Oil.   Motion Gehle. Second Young to accept the agenda as orders of the day. Pontsler called for the question. Gehle = y, Young = yes, Pontsler = y, Fox = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.   Motion Fox. Second Heitkamp to accept the minutes from the May 15, 2018 council meeting as presented. Gehle called for the question. Fox = yes, Heitkamp = y, Gehle = y, Young = y, Pontsler = y, Now = y. Passed 6 yes.   Visitors to Address Council:   Ryan and Kathryn McDaniel introduced themselves and their operation manager Nick. They are the new owners of TJ’s. They shared some of their vision and some changes that may be coming. They will be called Rockford RoadDog and will be getting the signage installed soon.   Council thanked them for coming to introduce themselves.   Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:     Community Announcements and events:   Rockford Community Days ~~ Art and Music Festival – June 15 & 16   24th Annual Car Show – June 15th – West Market St.   Lake Area Arts Group –   Exhibits with local artists featuring Todd Buschur – Friday – June 15th from 6 – 9 pm   Other Friday Community Days events: Van Wert Community Band, Mix101.3 WRKD, fireworks   Saturday events – Fox Family Ride, Lake Area Arts Group – Featuring Todd Buschur, Quarter auction, Parkway Choir – mini musical, George Moore, parade, THE GREAT ESCAPE ROOM, and The Muddsocks.   Full schedule of events and details can be found on the Rockford Community Days – Facebook page.     Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long   Working with Tammy Cheek on some marketing ideas for the Subdivision as we are about ready to begin selling lots.   Dynegy will be the electric supplier for the aggregation beginning in August. Residents will receive a letter – do nothing and you will be enrolled. Additional information to...
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2018 RCD Face Painting Fundraiser

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce is excited to participate in this year’s Community Days Arts & Music Festival. This year’s focus of fine art and music inspired us to do something different this year, and you won’t want to miss out! Marie Miller, social media manager from Brand It Marketing Communications, will have a face painting station Friday June 15 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm and Saturday from 1:00 – 3:00 pm., located near Lake Area Arts member Todd Buschur in Shanes Hall. As a member of the community, you have an exclusive opportunity to support this program. For just $25.00, your business logo will be showcased on the banner and listed in all promotional materials including, but not limited to; press releases, social media advertising, live video on Facebook, etc. What better way to bring yet another fun activity to the youth in our area while directly impacting their future.  All money raised by your donations will go towards the Rockford Chamber of Commerce Scholarship program. Should you wish to donate as an individual community member, and not a business, we will need the full spelling of your name to ensure proper recognition is made. To sign up, please mail check to: Rockford Chamber of Commerce  |  PO Box 175  |   Rockford, OH 45882.  You can contact Marie Miller from Brand It Marketing Communications at marie@branditonline.com with your business logo. We look forward to your participation!   Executive Team Rockford Chamber of Commerce...
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Meeting Minutes: May 15, 2018

            RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:   Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.   Invocation – Jeff Long   Pledge of Allegiance   Those present: Gehle, Young, Fox, Pontsler, Now, Heitkamp   Also attending: Tom Stankard of the Daily Standard, Srgt Stetler, Chief May, Robby Peel, and Nancy Leighner.   Motion Gehle. Second Young to accept the agenda as orders of the day with addition of Resolution 04-18. Fox called for the question. Gehle = y, Young = yes, Fox = y, Pontsler = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.   Motion Now. Second Pontsler to accept the minutes from the May 1, 2018 council meeting as presented. Heitkamp called for the question. Now = y, Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y, Gehle = y, Young = y, Fox = y. Passed 6 yes.   Visitors to Address Council:   Nancy thanked Steve and his son for the sand blasting the wall at the end of Market St.   Mrs. Carpenter and her students at Parkway will be starting a mural to be completed by the bicentennial year. Village will be pouring a color concrete stamped pad that will look like weather plank wood in front of the mural yet this week or early next week.   The project will all come together and be a very nice addition to the area.   Thank you to Tom for the article in the Daily Standard was very good !   Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:   Mayor noted receipt and review of Mayors Court pay in, bank reconciliation, and bank statement.   Community Announcements and events:   Blind Date in Concert at The Rockford Belle – Saturday – May 19th Doors open at 6 pm – show starts at 7 pm.   $7 donation   Parkway Graduation – Sunday – May 20th     Rockford Memories – Monday – May 21st – 1 pm – Village Hall Join the round table discussion and share your Rockford Memories   Tree Committee meeting – Monday – May 21st at 6 pm… if interested in joining the committee – please come to this meeting at the Village Hall.   Shanes Crossing Historical Society meeting – Guest Speaker – Ralph Stuckman from Lake Area Arts Group and several artists – Preview to Rockford Community Days ~~ Art and Music Festival.   Meeting at...
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Meeting Minutes: May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018   The meeting began at 8 am with 5 members present.   Lisa gave the financial report.   We are wanting to have an event at Community Days to replenish our Scholarship fund for next year. Marie Miller of Brand It Marketing has volunteered to do face painting. We will be asking businesses to sponsor our event and scholarship with a donation to the event in the amount of $25. Each sponsor will be listed on the banner to advertise the face painting event.   The face painting will cost $5. The hours will be Friday from 6 – 9 pm and Saturday from 1 – 3 pm — June 15 and 16.   Marie and Lisa will get a letter emailed to the businesses for event sponsorship.   Lisa to contact Amy to get the information on the list of events.   Twyla Hayes of Brand It Marketing has volunteered to plan / organize and facilitate the Chamber Banquet this year.   We will begin by getting a date set.   Nancy gave an update on the Leadership program. Going good !   Mary will present the Chamber Scholarship on May 16th.   Mary has convertible lined up for Barb Pedroza for Community Days parade.   Discussed doing a ribbon cutting on Saturday at the new Rock Solid Performance business..   Will check to see if that is ok with them – may do The Fix at the same time ?   Tentative 1 pm on Saturday.     The next meeting — June 14th – 8 am.       Meeting adjourned – 8:30 am.  ...
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Meeting Minutes: May 1, 2018

                        RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:   Council called to order by Council President Steve Gehle on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.   Invocation – Jeff Long   Pledge of Allegiance   Those present: Gehle, Young, Pontsler, Now Heitkamp & Fox – absent   Also attending: Tom Stankard of the Daily Standard, Srgt Stetler, Robby Peel, Nancy Leighner, and Mike Maharg.   Motion Now. Second Young to accept the agenda as orders of the day. Pontsler called for the question. Now = y, Young = y , Pontsler = y, Gehle = y. Passed 4 yes.   Motion Young. Second Pontsler to accept the minutes from the April 17, 2018 council meeting as presented. Now called for the question. Young = y, Pontsler = y, Now = y, Gehle = y. Passed 4 yes.   Visitors to Address Council:     Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:   Community Announcements and events:   Rockford Memorial Day Services – Monday – May 28th. Parade start – 11 am Guest speaker – Pastor Chip Steffy from the Rockford UMC   Chicken dinner tickets $7 each. Prepared by the Rockford Carry Out. Pre sale tickets can be purchased at: Rockford Carry Out, Barrys’ Family Market or the Rockford American Legion Post 508. Chicken dinners will be ready for pick up on the 28th at 11:30 am.   Remember and Honor our Veterans!   Rockford Community Days ~~ Art and Music Festival – June 15 & 16   24th Annual Car Show – June 15th – West Market St.     Lake Area Arts Group –   Exhibits with local artists featuring Todd Buschur – Friday – June 15th from 6 – 9 pm   Other Friday Community Days events: Van Wert Community Band, Mix101.3 WRKD, fireworks   Saturday events – Fox Family Ride, Lake Area Arts Group – Featuring Todd Buschur, Quarter auction, Parkway Choir – mini musical, George Moore, parade, THE GREAT ESCAPE ROOM, and The Muddsocks.     Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long   Discussion on the Verizon small cell towers.     Committee Reports   Finance Committee – Steve Gehle   Motion Pontsler to pay bills as submitted – $9023.07. Second Now. Young called for the question. Pontsler = y, Now = y, Young = y, Gehle = y. Passed 4 yes.   Motion Young to approve the monthly financial reports – Cash Summary by Fund,...
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