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.

 

RESOLUTION 02-18

A RESOLUTION CREATING AND ACCEPTING THE VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD ELECTRIC AGGREGATION PROGRAM PLAN OF OPERATION AND GOVERNANCE.

 

MOTION: Now. Second Heitkamp. Young called for the question. Now = y, Heitkamp = y, Young = y, Gehle = y. Passed 4 yes.

 

 

Rules Committee:      Brad Now – nothing at this time

 

 

Old Business

 

Rockford Radio Station WRKD – License holder Village of Rockford.

 

Motion: Gehle. Second Heitkamp – Village of Rockford requires the following steps be taken by January 9th at 7 pm. Now called for the question.

Gehle = y, Heitkamp = y, Now = y, Young = y. Passed 4 yes.

 

  • New Account dba – WRKD – be closed and funds returned to the Village of Rockford / WRKD account.

 

  • Bank Statements from account dba WRKD – October, November and December by January 9th meeting and January statement by February 10th. All statements turned into the Village of Rockford Fiscal Officer – to determine the total of funds to be returned to the Village of Rockford / WRKD account.

 

  • Verification from bank that the dba WRKD has been closed.

 

  • Jim Crocker to be removed from the Village of Rockford/WRKD account as a signatory.

 

  • Any reference to Crocker Media Communications address needs to be changed to personal address.

 

  • PO Box at the Post Office should not be referencing WRKD.

 

  • Need to disclose any references to other accounts that may contain WRKD and or dba WRKD.

 

 

Council established and approved the Board of Directors for WRKD –

 

Todd Henkle

Kevin Browning

Chris Rasbach

Steve Gehle – Financial Committee – Council representative

 

 

Motion Gehle. Second Heitkamp. Young called for the question. Gehle = y, Heitkamp = y, Young = y. Now = y. Passed 4 yes.

 

 

Radio station Board members and council members to have a meeting on January 9th at 7 pm.   Meeting will begin by verifying financial steps listed above have been done. . Review and finalize the by-laws.

 

By motion at the next Council meeting to be held on January 16th – need to have WRKD By-Laws approved.

 

 

 

 

New Business

 

 

 

___________________________                  _____________________________

Mayor                                                              Fiscal Officer

 

Meeting adjourned 8:13 pm