Meeting Minutes: September 18, 2018

                        RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:   Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.   Invocation – Jeff Long   Pledge of Allegiance   Those present: Gehle, Young, Now, Pontsler, Heitkamp Fox – absent   Also attending: Tom Stankard of the Daily Standard, Robby Peel, Srgt Stetler, Chad Miller, Tom Beahrs   Motion Young. Second Gehle to accept the agenda as orders of the day. Now called for the question. Young = y, Gehle = y , Now = y , Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 5 yes.   Motion Heitkamp. Second Pontsler to accept the minutes from the September 4, 2018 council meeting as presented. Young called for the question. Heitkamp = y , Pontsler = y, Young = y, Gehle = y, Now = y. Passed 5 yes.   Visitors to Address Council:   Chad Miller addressed council with questions as to what is going on with the case in his neighborhood?   Several issues have been filed with the municipal court. It is being handled but will take some time within the court system.   Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:   Mayor noted receipt of the Mayors court pay in, bank reconciliation and bank statement.   Community Announcements and events:   Wednesdays each week – Community Meal at the Rockford United Methodist Church at 5:02 pm. – after Kids Club – no school/no meal.   September 22nd – 9th Annual Sock Hop and Cruise in @ The Rockford Belle – 4 – 8 pm   September 22nd – Rockford Fire Department / Open House – Chicken dinner – Reverse Raffle – 5 -7 pm – tickets on sale now!   September 29th – Mercer County Household Hazardous Waste Day and Steel drop off – Mercer County Fairgrounds – 9 – 1 pm     Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long   Nothing at this time – will answer any questions?   Committee Reports   Finance Committee – Steve Gehle   Motion Pontsler to pay bills as submitted – $11,493.51  Second Young.   Heitkamp called for the question. Pontsler = y, Young = y, Heitkamp = y, Gehle = y. Now = y. Passed 5 yes.   Motion Pontsler to accepts Mayors Court pay in – $1064.30. Second Heitkamp. Now called for the question. Pontsler = y , Heitkamp = y, Now = y, Gehle =...
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Meeting Minutes: September 4, 2018

                        RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:   Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.   Invocation – Jeff Long   Pledge of Allegiance   Those present: Gehle, Young, Now, Pontsler, Heitkamp Fox – absent   Also attending: Tom Stankard of the Daily Standard, Robby Peel, Brett Peel, Srgt Stetler, Ken Mote, Wesley Roby, and Caitlin Springer.   Motion Gehle. Second Pontsler to accept the agenda as orders of the day. Young called for the question. Gehle = y, Pontsler = y, Young = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 4 yes.   Motion Young. Second Heitkamp to accept the minutes from the August 21, 2018 council meeting as presented. Gehle called for the question. Young = y, Heitkamp = y, Gehle = y, Pontsler = y. Passed 4 yes.   Visitors to Address Council:   Ken Mote – approximately 3 weeks ago there was a sewer back up and basement flooded.   Wanting to know about reimbursement from the Village. Upon investigation the problem was with a cable company that was doing work in the Village several months ago. The Village doesn’t have liability, but has considered the request and will work with Ken to come to an agreement.   We would like to thank the City of Celina for their help in getting the problem fixed on a Sunday.   Robby Peel – questioned council that there was a meeting in Celina on Tuesday morning with Duncan Oil and the Board of Elections regarding information to be placed on the ballot.   Wondering what is going on?   The Village was not aware of meeting and we will have to find out.   Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:   Community Announcements and events:   September 8th – Fall Craft and Vendor Show – 10 am – 3 pm Community Building     September 9th – The Larry Seibert Memorial Concert featuring the Lima Area Concert Band – $7 donation – Parkway Auditorium – 3 pm Proceed to Parkway Band –   September 22nd – 9th Annual Sock Hop and Cruise in @ The Rockford Belle – 4 – 8 pm   September 22nd – Rockford Fire Department / Open House – Chicken dinner – Reverse Raffle – 5 -7 pm – tickets on sale now !   September 29th – Mercer County Household Hazardous Waste Day and Steel drop off – Mercer...
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Meeting Minutes: August 21, 2018

                        RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:   Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.   Invocation – Steve Gehle   Pledge of Allegiance   Those present: Gehle, Young, Now, Heitkamp Fox and Pontsler – absent   Also attending: Tom Stankard of the Daily Standard, Robby Peel, Chad Miller, Srgt Stetler.   Motion Now. Second Young to accept the agenda as orders of the day. Gehle called for the question. Now = y, Young = y, Gehle = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 4 yes.   Motion Gehle. Second Heitkamp to accept the minutes from the August 7, 2018 council meeting as presented. Young called for the question. Gehle = y, Heitkamp = y, Young = y, Now = y. Passed 4 yes.     Visitors to Address Council:   Chad Miller expressed concerns regarding people living in a camper near his property and the conditions of another property owned by the same person on E. Pearl St.   When is the Village going to take action?   More discussion on the topic.   Paperwork has been served.     Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:   Community Announcements and events:   September 8th – Fall Craft and Vendor Show – 10 am – 3 pm Community Building   September 9th – The Larry Seibert Memorial Concert featuring the Lima Area Concert Band – $7 donation – Parkway Auditorium – 3 pm Proceed to Parkway Band –   September 22nd – 9th Annual Sock Hop and Cruise in @ The Rockford Belle – 4 – 8 pm   September 22nd – Rockford Fire Department / Open House – Chicken dinner – Reverse Raffle – 5 -7 pm – tickets on sale now !   September 29th – Mercer County Household Hazardous Waste Day and Steel drop off – Mercer County Fairgrounds – 9 – 1 pm   Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long – absent   Committee Reports   Finance Committee – Steve Gehle   Motion Young to pay bills as submitted – $165,162.67.  Second Now.   Heitkamp called for the question. Young = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y, Gehle = y. Passed 4 yes.   Bills included 1st pay application for the WWTP project. $83,000 was grant monies rest loan money.   Motion Young. Second Gehle to accept Mayors Court pay in of $580.70. Heitkamp called for the question. Young = y,...
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Bicentennial Fundraising

You are invited to be a special part of our 200th birthday celebration of our Rockford Community.  Rockford, originally founded as Shanesville in 1820, is the oldest village in Mercer County. Rockford was the first town in the county to have a power plant, street lights and an airport.  It is located in the rich agricultural area of west central Ohio. Our village will be celebrating two hundred years in 2020 and our committee is working diligently to put together an impressive and beautiful celebration. One of our many goals to accomplish before the bicentennial is to display a historical mural. Talented artist and historian, Dan Keyes, will design a mural to depict the values and history of our cherished community. Along with the historical mural, there will be a Veteran’s Memorial, Garden Walk, Barn Quilt Trails, Old Time Baseball Games, and a Mosaic Mural designed by Parkway Students, just to name a few. However, none of this can be done without your generosity and support. Our committee has a goal of $75,000 for material costs, artistic fees, and landscaping needs for these projects. As a valued service provider to our area, we are asking your business for a donation to help bring these many projects to fruition. All sponsors’ names will be predominantly displayed, in addition to being marketed and promoted as part of an aggressive marketing strategy. A sponsorship provides tremendous potential for advertising, publicity, and promotion of your philanthropic efforts. Secure your spot in our birthday celebration! Make all donations to: Leota Braun Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization. Send donations to 105 N. Main St., P.O. Box 364, Rockford, OH 45882-0364. In the memo line of a check indicate the contribution: Rockford Bicentennial Projects.  If you have a corporate logo for use in promotional materials, please supply us a high resolution file. We will accept .EPS, .AI, .PDF, .TIF, and .JPG files. Email logos to social@branditonline.com. With your generous donation, you are positively impacting the Rockford Community for generations to come. We cannot wait to celebrate with you!   Warm Regards, The Rockford Ohio Bicentennial Planning...
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Meeting Minutes: August 7, 2018

                        RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:   Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on Tuesday, August 7, 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, Robby Peel, Alyssa Joseph, Megan McGeorge, Mary Beougher, Bret Peel, Lowell Beougher, Jane Now, Nancy Leighner, Marti Lentz, Yvonne Patch, Roger Patch, Jennifer Miller, Susie Miller, Ken Kilgore, Shirley Green, Bob Green, Vivian Mohler, Rita Blossom, Brenda Barker, Linda Hart, Amy Noll, Joe Noll, Gary Brehm, Barry Peel, Sr., Chad Miller, Srgt Stetler, Chief May.   Motion Gehle. Second Heitkamp to accept the agenda as orders of the day with addition of those wanting to speak to council – Mary Beougher, Ken Kilgore, Brenda Barker, Yvonne Patch, Barry Peel Sr., Jennifer Miller. Pontsler called for the question. Gehle = y, Heitkamp = y , Pontsler = y, Young = y, Now = y. Passed 5 yes.   Motion Young. Second Now to accept the minutes from the July 10, 2018 council meeting as presented. Heitkamp called for the question. Young = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y, Gehle = y, Pontsler = y. Passed 5 yes.     Visitors to Address Council:   Mary Beougher – Lived here a long time, TJ’s in business a long time without liquor permit and made it fine. We have 4 places that already sell in a 2 block area.   We appreciate the stores we have and want them to remain successful. We don’t need another place to sell liquor in such a small town.   Ken Kilgore of Rockford RoadDog / Duncan Oil – 12 + years. Family owned company with hands on owners purchased TJ’s 3 months ago.   Want to make a lot of improvements to be able to compete in the business. Planning to add a well-known taco/burrito franchise, do renovations inside and outside. Wanting to compete with the truck-stop business where people are looking for one stop shopping. We want to be a part of the community in the future and whether this goes through or not we need community support.   Brenda Barker – Same feelings as Mary. We need businesses that are already here to remain successful. Had problems with the people going around asking for signatures on a petition –...
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Meeting Minutes: July 10, 2018

                        RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:   Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on Tuesday, July 10, 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 and Robby Peel   Motion Young. Second Gehle to accept the agenda as orders of the day. Heitkamp called for the question. Young = y, Gehle = y, Heitkamp = y, Pontsler = y, Now = y.   Passed 5 yes.   Motion Pontsler. Second Young to accept the minutes from the June 19, 2018 council meeting as presented. Heitkamp called for the question. Pontsler = y, Young = y, Heitkamp = y, Gehle = y, Now = y. Passed 5 yes.     Visitors to Address Council:     Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:   Community Announcements and events:   Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long   Committee Reports   Finance Committee – Steve Gehle   Motion Pontsler to pay bills as submitted – $39,870.38.  Second Heitkamp.   Now called for the question. Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y, Now = y, Gehle = y, Young = y, Passed 5 yes.   Motion Young to approve the monthly financial reports – Cash Summary by Fund, Appropriations report, Revenue Report, Budget vs Actual activity report and Bank reconciliation: also the monthly transfers. Second Heitkamp. Now called for the question. Young = y, Heitkamp = y, Now = y, Gehle = y. Pontsler = y. Passed 5 yes.     Motion Heitkamp to approve supplemental appropriations to date and approve 3rd Q blanket purchase orders. Second Pontsler. Young called for the question.   Heitkamp = y. Pontsler= y . Young = y, Gehle = y. Now = y. Passed 5 yes.     Tree Committee meeting – June 24th at 7 pm. Still looking for new members !   Need to look at several trees that need some attention.     Service Committee:   Greg Pontsler   Park board meeting last month – reviewed a list of items that need attention at the park.   Srgt Stetler working on the weeds / rubbish list.     Safety Committee:     Chris Heitkamp –     Motion Gehle   to approve – part time officer Kyle Balthis. Second Pontsler. Now called for the question. Gehle = y, Pontsler = y, Now = y, Young...
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