Meeting Minutes: June 20, 2017

                        RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:   Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.   Invocation by Jeff Long   Pledge of Allegiance   Those present: Gehle, Rutledge, Fox,  Pontsler, Now Heitkamp absent.     Also attending: Jeff Long, Srgt Stetler, Tom Stankard of the Daily Standard.   Motion Fox Second Gehle  to accept the agenda as orders of the day. Pontsler called for the question.  Fox = y, Gehle = y, Pontsler = y, Rutledge = y, Now = y.  Passed 5 yes.   Motion Gehle Second Pontsler to accept the minutes from the June 6, 2017 council meetings as presented.  Fox called for the question.  Gehle = y, Pontsler = y, Fox = y, Rutledge = y, Now = y.  Passed 5 yes.   Visitors to Address Council:   Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:   Mayor Joseph –  noted receipt and review of Mayors Court pay in, bank reconciliation, and bank statement .   Mayor Joseph reported on attending the Lots for Soldiers Home Dedication that was held last Sunday. Very nice young family.   The ceremony was very good. Congratulations !     Community Announcements and events:   Parkway Ministerial sponsoring – Summer Lunch in the Parks – Rockford and Mendon – beginning Wednesday June 14th and each consecutive Wednesdays through August 16th.   Summer lunches provided by servants from various churches and held rain or shine. This is NOT a babysitting service.   June 24th – Value Life – Benefit Ride – Addiction Rehabilitation Resources fundraiser. Shanes Park – Registration begins at 11 am – First bike out at noon.   Live music, guest speakers – Family Friendly with something for everyone.     Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long   The Rockford American Legion is working on attaining and Army Asset to be displayed at Hedges Park that will go along with our development of a Veterans Memorial. Since the land is owned by the Village, we will need a motion to approve this process.   Motion Fox, Second Pontsler. Gehle called for the question.  Fox = y, Pontsler = y, Gehle = y, Rutledge = y, Now = y.  Passed 5 yes.   Gehle and Fox both volunteered to help with this project.   Randy Thompson of TWT Farms is wanting to purchase .834 acres of land from the Aglers to join both sides of...
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Village of Rockford Council – June 20, 2017 – Budget hearing minutes

2018 Budget Hearing called to order by Steve Gehle Chair of the Finance Committe on  Tuesday,  June 20, 2017 at 7:15 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.   Present: Steve Gehle, Rob Rutledge, Jeff Long, Greg Pontsler, Brad Now, Amy Joseph, Wilbur Fox and Lisa Kuhn   Budget presented as a prelimary budget that is basically the same as last year. We will begin with 3rd quarter numbers to project the final 2018 Budget.   Things are looking ok.   Radio station looking into getting the internet free and increase speed with a trade for some one liners.   We had the last payment on one of the loans for the WWTP – which is good since we are looking at finishing our new upgrades by the end of the year. Money collected now will go into the new debt retirement fund.   We continue to strive for 3 main goals with water and sewer services:   Good Service Promote environmental responsibility Keep rates as low as we can   We will be able to keep up with Fremont expansion and if other economic development occurs we are ready to expand.         Meeting adjourned at 7:22 PM    ...
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Meeting Minutes: June 8 , 2017

June 8, 2017   Mary Beoughter opened the meeting at  8 am  with 5 members present.   THANK YOU to our newest business owner, Amy Lyons of Tasty Blessings, for the complimentary samples this morning.    We are working on setting up a date and time for a Ribbon Cutting – July or August.   We welcomed Kim Heitkamp from Community Health Professionals to the meeting. They will be joining the chamber.   May meeting and finances were discussed.   The Parkway Music Boosters requested a donation towards The Larry Seibert Memorial Concert featuring the Lima Area Concert Band.  This will help with advertising the event scheduled for August 27th at the Parkway High School Auditorium at 3 pm.   Discussed several ways the Chamber can help promote event.   We will be finalizing the Chamber membership directory and going to print in July.   We discussed upcoming events:   “Soup”er Concert in the Park – October 8th with Triad and the Parkway High School  Musical for entertainment.  We will be working with some locals business for soup donations.    New Horizons will be having a food stand.   Need to start working out details at the next meeting.   * Need volunteers  – set up, clean up, serve soups *   Chamber Banquet – to be held on October 23rd – another event that needs volunteers for set up, clean up and organization.   Mercer County Leadership program application due in August.   Murder/mystery Dinner Theatre – will be held February 10th of next year.  Jamie is working on the event with Mrs. Wagnor and other volunteers.   Welcome Sign question – when will it be completed ??   The next Chamber meeting – July 13th at 8 am – Village Hall.     Meeting adjourned 9 am....
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Meeting Minutes: June 6, 2017

                        RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:   Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.   Invocation by Village Council – The Lord’s Prayer   Pledge of Allegiance   Those present: Gehle, Rutledge, Fox,  Pontsler, Now, Heitkamp     Also attending: Judy Koesters,  Srgt Stetler, Tom Stankard of the Daily Standard.   Motion Gehle. Second Fox  to accept the agenda as orders of the day. Rutledge called for the question.  Gehle = y, Fox = y, Rutledge = y, Pontsler = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y.  Passed 6 yes.   Motion Fox. Second Pontsler to accept the minutes from the May 16, 2017 council meetings as presented. Now called for the question.  Fox = y, Pontsler = y, Now = y, Gehle = y, Rutledge = y, Heitkamp = y.  Passed 6 yes.   Visitors to Address Council:   Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:   Community Announcements and events:   The Mobile Pantry -will be in Rockford the 1st and 3rd Tuesday afternoons In the parking lot beside the Rockford Fire Department – 12:30 – 3 pm. service will be Mike Pontius.   Rockford Community Bible School – June 5th – 9th – 9 am – 11:30 am New Horizons Community Church – Maker Fun Factory   Parkway Ministerial sponsoring – Summer Lunch in the Parks – Rockford and Mendon – beginning Wednesday June 14th and each consecutive Wednesdays through August 16th.   Summer lunches provided by servants from various churches and held rain or shine. This is NOT a babysitting service.   Rockford Community Days – June 16 & 17 * New Events – Racing for Relief, Pageants with a Purpose, and Cake Walk / grocery game– and annual events such as Car Show, Community Garage Sales, Parade, Fireworks, Fox Family Ride for Autism.   Music entertainment includes:   Friday night is Brother Believe Me and Saturday night is Karmas Pawn.   June 24th – Value Life – Benefit Ride – Addiction Rehabilitation Resources fundraiser. Shanes Park – Registration begins at 11 am – First bike out at noon.   Live music, guest speakers – Family Friendly with something for everyone.     Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long – absent     Committee Reports   Finance Committee – Steve Gehle   Motion Rutledge to pay bills as submitted in the amount of $19,427.78. Second Now. Pontsler called for the...
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Meeting Minutes: May 16, 2017

                        RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:   Council called to order by President Steve Gehle on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.   Invocation by Village Administrator – Jeff Long   Pledge of Allegiance   Those present: Gehle, Rutledge, Fox,  Pontsler, Now Heitkamp absent   Also attending: Judy Koesters,  Srgt Stetler, Tom Stankard of the Daily Standard.   Motion Fox. Second Pontsler to accept the agenda as orders of the day with addition Resolution 05-17.  Gehle called for the question.  Fox = y, Pontsler = y, Gehle = y, Rutledge = y, Now = y.  Passed 5 yes.   Motion Fox. Second Now to accept the minutes from the May 2, 2017 council meetings as presented. Pontsler called for the question. Fox = y, Now = y, Pontsler = y, Gehle = y, Rutledge = y.  Passed 5 yes.     Visitors to Address Council:     Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:   Council President noted receipt and review of Mayors Court pay in, bank reconciliation, and bank statement.     Community Announcements and events:   ** Reminders ** –   Golf cart drivers should be licensed drivers and Golf carts are not allowed to be driven down Main Street.   Warnings are being issued to properties that are not keeping grass mowed.   The Mobile Pantry -will be in Rockford the 1st and 3rd Tuesday afternoons In the parking lot beside the Rockford Fire Department – 12:30 – 3 pm.       May 29th – Rockford Memorial Day: The Rockford American Legion will be having a Chicken Dinner. Tickets are on sale now for $7.  Tickets can be purchased at Barrys Family Market, the Rockford Carry Out and the American Legion.   Chicken dinners will be served beginning at 11 am on May 29th behind the American Legion.   The Memorial Day parade will begin at approximately 10:30 am. The parade route will end at theAmerican Legion. The guest speaker for the service will be Mike Pontius.   Rockford Community Bible School – June 5th – 9th – 9 am – 11:30 am New Horizons Community Church – Maker Fun Factory   Parkway Ministerial sponsoring – Summer Lunch in the Parks – Rockford and Mendon – beginning Wednesday June 14th and each consecutive Wednesdays through August 16th.   Summer lunches provided by servants from various churches and held rain or shine.   This is NOT a babysitting...
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Meeting Minutes: May 2, 2017

                        RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:   Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.   Invocation by Village Administrator – Jeff Long   Pledge of Allegiance   Those present: Gehle, Rutledge, Pontsler, Now Fox and Heitkamp absent   Also attending: Judy Koesters,  Srgt Stetler, Tom Stankard of the Daily Standard,  and Nancy Leighner.   Motion Gehle. Second Pontsler to accept the agenda as orders of the day with addition of Executive Session at the end of the meeting.  Rutledge called for the question.  Gehle = y, Pontsler = y, Rutledge = y, Now = y.  Passed 4 yes.   Motion Rutledge. Second Now to accept the minutes from the April 18, 2017 council meetings as presented. Gehle called for the question. Rutledge = y, Now = y, Gehle = y, Pontsler = y.  Passed 4 yes.     Visitors to Address Council:   Nancy Leighner put weed and feed at the splash pad and around the concrete wall on Market St.   In return she is asking the Village to repair the mud hole near the Splash pad and install a faucet that was talked about a year ago.     Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:   License to Solicit application received from Everdry Waterproofing. Will be reviewed by the police department.  If they ok then it will be approved.       Community Announcements and events:   The Agape’ Mobile Food Pantry -will be in Rockford the 1st and 3rd Tuesday afternoons in the parking lot beside the Rockford Fire Department – 12:30 – 3 pm.   May 29th – Rockford Memorial Day – parade, speaker, chicken dinners – more info to come.   Rockford Community Days – June 16th and 17th.    Look for info on a new event.  We need lots of volunteers – please consider and call the Village Office if interested.     Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long   Projects are coming along although it probably looks like they are moving slow. It all takes time.  Found a problem on Columbia street – some underground storm sewer but wasn’t hooked up to anything and needed filled in with concrete.   Council question – seems to be a big grade change on Columbia Street – plans ? Jeff will be reviewing and get with the contractor on the plan.         Committee Reports...
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