Meeting Minutes: January 2, 2018

                        RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:   Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.   Invocation – Jeff Long   Pledge of Allegiance   MAYOR JOSEPH GAVE OATH OF OFFICE TO NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS:   STEVE GEHLE, SHANE YOUNG, BRAD NOW, CHRIS HEITKAMP   Thank you for being willing to serve the community.   Those present: Gehle, Young, Now, Heitkamp Fox and Pontsler – absent   Also attending: Chief May, Tom Stankard of the Daily Standard, and Judy Koesters.   Motion Gehle. Second Heitkamp to accept the agenda as orders of the day. Now called for the question. Gehle = y, Heitkamp = y, Now = y, Young = y. Passed 4 yes.   Motion Gehle. Second Now to accept the minutes from the December 19, 2017 council meeting as presented. Heitkamp called for the question. Gehle = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 4 yes.   Open nominations for Council President. Heitkamp nominated Gehle with Now making a second motion. No other nominations were presented.   Motion Young, Second Gehle. Heitkamp called for the question. Young = y, Gehle = ab, Heitkamp = y, Now = y. Passed 3 yes.   Congratulations Steve – 2018 Council President.   Visitors to Address Council:   Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:   Thank you letter from Mark Wulfhorst.   2018 Council committees will remain the same with Shane Young replacing Rob Rutledge.     Community Announcements and events:   Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long   It’s very cold outside ! Plowing snow question – normally we plow when we get more than 2” of snow with no winds.   Committee Reports   Finance Committee – Steve Gehle   Rockford information on the Ohio checkbook has been updated. Will be getting council log on and password information to review before going live.     Service Committee:   Greg Pontsler – absent   Safety Committee:     Chris Heitkamp – nothing at this time.   Economic Development Committee: Shane Young – nothing at this time     Public Utilities Committee:  Wilbur Fox –absent   RESOLUTION 01-18 A RESOLUTION CREATING AND ACCEPTING THE VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD NATURAL GAS AGGREGATION PROGRAM PLAN OF OPERATION AND GOVERNANCE.   MOTION: Gehle. Second Heitkamp. Now called for the question. Gehle = y, Heitkamp = y, Now = y, Young = y. Passed 4 yes....
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Meeting Minutes: December 19, 2017

                        RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:   Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.   Invocation – Jeff Long   Pledge of Allegiance   Those present: Gehle, Rutledge, Fox, Pontsler, Now, Heitkamp     Also attending: Srgt Stetler, Shane Young and Tom Stankard of the Daily Standard, and Kevin Browning   Motion Fox. Second Pontsler to accept the agenda as orders of the day. Gehle called for the question. Rutledge called for the question. Fox = y, Pontsler =y, Gehle = y, Rutledge = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.   Motion Rutledge. Second Heitkamp to accept the minutes from the December 5, 2017 council meeting as presented. Fox called for the question. Rutledge = y, Heitkamp = y, Fox = y, Gehle = y, Pontsler = y, Now = y. Passed 6 yes.   Visitors to Address Council:   Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:   Mayor noted receipt and review of Mayors Court pay in. bank reconciliation, and bank statement.   Mayor would like to see some goals and projects and plans for 2018 at the January meeting – Village, Police and Radio station.   Community Announcements and events:   December 23 –   RADC to hand out Candy Canes at 4-way stop   December 25 – Together at Christmas – FREE MEAL Rockford Community Building.             Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long   Jeff introduced Resolutions for aggregation program for gas and electric. Council would like to review the information to be voted on at the January meeting.     Committee Reports   Finance Committee – Steve Gehle   Motion Rutledge to pay bills as submitted in the amount of $15,744.54.  Second Now. Pontsler called for the question. Rutledge = y, Now = y, Pontsler = y, Gehle = y, Fox = n, Heitkamp = y. Passed 5 yes.   Motion Fox. Second Pontsler to accept the Mayors Court pay in of $1,581 Rutledge called for the question. Fox = y, Pontsler = y, Rutledge = y , Gehle = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.   Service Committee:   Greg Pontsler   Buildings at the park continue to be in demand for rentals. It’s a good thing.   Safety Committee:     Chris Heitkamp   Economic Development Committee: Rob Rutledge   RESOLUTION 16-17 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING...
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Meeting Minutes: December 5, 2017

                        RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:   Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.   Invocation – Jeff Long   Pledge of Allegiance   Those present: Rutledge, Fox, Pontsler, Now Gehle and Heitkamp absent   Also attending: Srgt Stetler, Shane Young and Tom Stankard of the Daily Standard.   Motion Rutledge. Second Pontsler to accept the agenda as orders of the day. Fox called for the question. Rutledge = y, Pontsler = y, Fox = y, Now = y. Passed 4 yes.   Motion Rutledge. Second Pontsler to accept the minutes from the November 7, 2017 council meeting as presented. Now called for the question. Rutledge = y, Pontsler = y, Now = y, Fox = N. Passed 3 yes.   Visitors to Address Council:   Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:   Christmas greetings from Congressman Latta.   Community Announcements and events:   December 23 –   RADC to hand out Candy Canes at 4-way stop   December 25 – Together at Christmas – FREE MEAL Rockford Community Building.       Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long   Attended a meeting with OML representatives regarding community energy purchasing. We believe with this aggregation for electric may benefit our residents with some savings.       RESOLUTION 15-17 A RESOLUTION ENTERING INTO A PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT REGARDING ENERGY PURCHASING PROGRAMS OF THE OHIO MUNICIPAL LEAGUE AND ASSIGNING A SIGNATORY OFFICIAL.   Motion: Fox. Second Now. Rutledge called for the question. Fox = y, Now = y, Rutledge = y. Passed 4 yes.   Subdivision – pavement and property lines are done. The next step will be us doing some trenching so that DP & L can come in to place electric lines. Once DP & L is finished Dominion will come in to bore gas lines. We will install water meters as each property is sold.   We have had some issues with water meters. We are in the process of switching out meters. These are still under warranty.   Wastewater treatment plant – we have been awarded a grant in the amount of $480,000.   Columbia Street – turned out good.   Main Street repaired area – had paving company patch the area better. Should not be a bump in the road any longer.   Leaf pick up will continue through December 20th. After that date, leaves will need...
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Meeting Minutes: November 21, 2017

  COUNCIL MEETING FOR  NOVEMBER 21, 2017 – CANCELED  ~~   NO QUORUM
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Meeting Minutes: November 7, 2017

                        RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:   Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.   Invocation – Jeff Long   Pledge of Allegiance   Those present: Gehle, Rutledge, Pontsler, Now, Heitkamp Fox – absent   Also attending: Chief May, Srgt Stetler and Tom Stankard of the Daily Standard.   Motion Gehle. Second Now to accept the agenda as orders of the day. Pontsler called for the question. Gehle = y, Now = y, Pontsler = y, Rutledge = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 5 yes.   Motion Pontsler. Second Rutledge to accept the minutes from the October 17, 2017 and October 30, 2017 council meetings as presented. Heitkamp called for the question. Pontsler = y, Rutledge = y, Heitkamp = y, Gehle = y, Now = y. Passed 5 yes.   Visitors to Address Council:   Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:   Community Announcements and events:   Shop and Dine Event – Lasagna Dinner & Craft Show November 19th from 4 – 7pm – Community Building   Village offices closed for Thanksgiving – November 23 & 24th.   Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long   Committee Reports   Finance Committee – Steve Gehle   Motion Rutledge to pay bills as submitted in the amount of $18,353.48  Second Heitkamp. Now called for the question. Rutledge = y, Heitkamp = y, Now = y, Gehle = y, Pontsler = y. Passed 5 yes.   Motion Pontsler to approve the monthly financial reports – Cash Summary by Fund, Appropriations report, Revenue Report, Budget vs Actual activity report and Bank reconciliation. Second Now. Rutledge called for the question. Pontsler = y, Now = y, Rutledge = y, Gehle = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 5 yes.   Motion Rutledge to approve monthly transfers and to approve supplemental appropriations to date. Second Gehle. Heitkamp called for the question. Rutledge = y, Gehle = y. Heitkamp = y, Pontsler = y, Now = y. Passed 5 yes.   Motion Rutledge to work with the State Treasurers office with the Ohio Checkbook for the Village. Second Now. Gehle called for the question. Rutledge = y, Now = y, Gehle = y, Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 5 yes.   Budget 2018 – Will have Finance meeting at 6:45 pm before the next council meeting on November 21st. Discussed employee raises of 3% and...
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Special Meeting Minutes: October 30, 2017

                   RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:   Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on Monday, October 30, 2017, at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall in a Special Meeting of Council.   Invocation – Jeff Long   Pledge of Allegiance   Those present: Gehle, Rutledge, Fox, Pontsler, Now, Heitkamp     Also attending: Srgt Stetler and Tom Stankard of the Daily Standard.   Motion Fox.   Second Gehle to accept the agenda as orders of the day. Heitkamp called for the question. Fox = y, Gehle = y, Heitkamp = y, Rutledge = y, Pontsler = y, Now = y. Passed 6 yes.   Review purchase agreement from SL Meyer Properties to purchase real estate known as 506 W Bridge St., Rockford, OH 45882   Discussion:   Steve Meyer will be sending certified letters.   We will not be collecting rent.   The utilities need to be paid such as water and electric to continue services. Taxes will be pro-rated. Village will have to clean up what is left behind.   RESOLUTION #12-17 A RESOLUTION TO ENTER INTO A PURCHASE AGREEMENT WITH SL MEYER PROPERTIES TO PURCHASE REAL ESTATE KNOWN AS 506 W BRIDGE ST, ROCKFORD, OH 45882, NAMING A SIGNATORY OFFICIAL AND DECLARING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.   Motion Rutledge. Second Now. Gehle called for the question. Rutledge = y, Now = y, Gehle = y, Fox = y, Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.     Meeting adjourned: 7:40 pm  ...
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