Meeting Minutes: January 16, 2018

                        RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:

 

Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on

Tuesday, January 16, 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: Chief May, Tom Stankard of the Daily Standard, and Srgt Stetler.

 

Motion Pontsler. Second Fox to accept the agenda as orders of the day. Gehle called for the question. Pontsler = y, Fox = y, Gehle = y , Young = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.

 

Motion Gehle. Second Young to accept the minutes from the

January 2, 2018 council meeting as presented. Now called for the question. Gehle = y, Young = y, Now = y, Fox = y, Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.

 

 

Visitors to Address Council:

 

Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:

 

Noted receipt and review of Mayors Court pay in, bank reconciliation and the bank statement.

 

Community Announcements and events:

 

RADC Committee Meeting – January 22 – 7 pm – Library basement.

 

Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long

 

Committee Reports

 

Finance Committee – Steve Gehle

 

Ohio checkbook – Council ok to go live.

 

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 Heitkamp. Gehle called for the question. Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y, Gehle = y, Young = y, Fox = y, Now = y. Passed 6 yes.

 

Motion Fox to approve monthly transfers. Second Young. Gehle called for the question. Fox = y, Young = y, Gehle = y, Pontsler = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.

 

Motion Now to approve supplemental appropriations to date. Second Pontsler. Fox called for the question. Now = y, Pontsler = y, Fox = y, Gehle =y, Young = y. Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.

 

 

Motion Fox to approve the 2018 purchase orders and 1st quarter blanket certificates. Second Heitkamp. Young called for the question. Fox = y, Heitkamp = y, Young = y, Gehle = y, Pontsler = y, Now = y. Passed 6 yes.

 

 

Motion Fox to accept the Mayors Court pay in of $714.00. Second Pontsler. Gehle called for the question. Fox = y, Pontsler = y, Gehle = y, Young = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.

 

Motion Pontsler to pay bills submitted in the amount of $52,665.77. Second Young. Fox called for the question. Pontsler = y, Young = y, Fox = y, Gehle = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.

 

Service Committee:   Greg Pontsler

 

Park goals for 2018 – 2 people interested in helping decorate the park for Christmas next year. Looking at purchasing 2 – 3 more play equipment for younger children. The digital sign for the Community Building should be here soon.

 

Need the 2018 Rec Board Members for council approval.

 

Mayor side note – hasn’t received anyone’s goals for 2018. Please have them to her by the next meeting.

 

 

Safety Committee:     Chris Heitkamp

 

Snow removal going ok – request to hit some areas turning on the highway with some salt or grit for traction. (West st on to 33 – incline)

 

 

 

Economic Development Committee: Shane Young

 

Will start attending the RADC meetings to give council update on what they are doing.

 

 

 

Public Utilities Committee:  Wilbur Fox

 

When weather breaks need to grade out allys and fix pot holes. There is also a sink hole that needs attention.

 

 

Rules Committee:      Brad Now – nothing at this time

 

 

Old Business

 

Village information card to be updated. Still waiting on the Pearl St real estate sale paperwork to be done.

 

Motion Fox. Second Pontsler to go into Executive Session at 7:47 regarding security and personnel. Heitkamp called for the question. Fox = y, Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y, Gehle = y, Young = y, Now = y. Passed 6 yes.

 

 

Motion Fox. Second Gehle to come out of Executive Session at 8:24. Pontsler called for the question. Fox = y, Gehle = y, Pontsler = y, Young = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.

 

Action taken – Council approved a Security Audit.

 

Action Taken – Motion Gehle. Second Ponstler because of management issues Jim Crocker and Crocker Media Group LLC will be dismissed as general manager of WRKD radio station.   Now called for the question. Gehle =y, Pontsler = y, Now = y, Young = y, Fox = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.

 

Motion Fox. Second Young that Jim Crocker is not allowed on Village property without an appointment and supervision. Gehle called for the question. Fox = y, Young = y, Gehle = y , Pontsler = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.

 

Motion Fox. Second Gehle for Jim Crocker to return license plates with WRKD radio to Village personnel. Heitkmap called for the question. Fox = y, Gehle = y, Heitkamp – y, Young = y, Pontsler = y , Now = y. Passed 6 yes.

 

 

 

New Business

 

 

 

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Mayor                                                              Fiscal Officer

 

Meeting adjourned 8:34 pm