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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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 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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Meeting Minutes: April 17 , 2018

                        RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:   Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on Tuesday, April 17, 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, Chad Ransbottom – little later.   Motion Pontsler. Second Gehle to accept the agenda as orders of the day. Heitkamp called for the question. Pontsler = y, Gehle = y, Heitkamp = y , Young = y, Now = y. Passed 5 yes.   Motion Young. Second Gehle to accept the minutes from the April 3, 2018 council meeting as presented. Now called for the question. Young = y, Gehle = y, Now = y, Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 5 yes.   Visitors to Address Council:     Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:   Noted receipt and review of Mayors Court pay in, bank reconciliation, and bank statement.   The Parkway Arbor Day presentation was held on April 10th.   Community Announcements and events:     Bicentennial Fundraiser Auction – April 21st – 10 am – Something for everyone – come out and support a good cause! Rockford Community Building – 420 N Holly Lane   24th Annual Car Show – June 15th – West Market St.   Rockford Community Days ~~ Art and Music Festival – June 15 & 16       Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long   We re-fabed a piece of equipment to drag the alleyways.   We should be able to do the work faster and more often.   Pot Hole issues still need addressed once the weather is nice enough for asphalt.   Street sweeper has been fixed and back in operation.   Trailer park clean up – have been made an offer to clean up for land swap. Current estimate to clean up is $30,000 in disposal fees.   Need to post no trespassing signs as people are trying to steal whatever they can get their hands on for scrap. The Finance committee will review information on April 24th at 7 pm.   We will be working with Fremont as they continue to expand. We are looking at putting in a new entrance 33 east to keep semis out of the residential area. We are looking at a grant of $650,000 for this...
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Meeting Minutes: April 3 , 2018

            RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:   Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.   Invocation – Shane Young   Pledge of Allegiance   Those present: Gehle, Young, Fox, Pontsler, Now, Heitkamp   Also attending: Tom Stankard of the Daily Standard, Srgt Stetler, Robby Peel, and Kevin Lutz.   Motion Pontsler. Second Young to accept the agenda as orders of the day. Gehle called for the question. Pontsler = y, Young = y, Gehle = y, Fox = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.   Motion Gehle. Second Heitkamp to accept the minutes from the March 20, 2018 council meeting as presented. Now called for the question. Gehle = y, Heitkamp = y, Now = y, Young = y, Fox = y, Pontsler =y. Passed 6 yes.   Visitors to Address Council:   Kevin Lutz – talked with council members before the meeting regarding a tree in his neighbor’s yard.   Steps will be taken to try to notify the neighbor.   Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:   Mayor Joseph read proclamation setting Friday – April 27th as Arbor Day in the Village. Urging all citizens to celebrate Arbor Day and to support efforts to protect our trees and woodlands and urge all citizens to plant trees to gladden the heart and promote the well-being of this and future generations.   Regarding trees – The Tree Committee is in need of at least 3 volunteers as several of the current members are retiring. The next meeting of the Tree Committee will be held on May 21st at 6 pm. You do not need to be a resident of the Village. Please contact the Village Office – 419-363-3032 ext 1 or come to the next meeting if interested.   The Parkway Arbor Day presentation will be held on April 10th.   Community Announcements and events:     Bicentennial Committee Meetings – 1st Monday each month at 7 pm   Bicentennial Committee Fundraiser Auction in April – ** donations being accepted now.   Rockford Opry Show – April 14th – At the Belle – doors open at 6 pm (135 W Market St.)   Bicentennial Fundraiser Auction – April 21st – 10 am   24th Annual Car Show – June 15th – West Market St.   Rockford Community Days ~~ Art and Music Festival – June 15...
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