Meeting Minutes: December 4, 2018

                        RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:   Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.   Invocation – Jeff Long and Council – The Lord’s Prayer   Pledge of Allegiance   Those present: Gehle, Young, Fox, Now, Pontsler, Heitkamp   Also attending: Tom Stankard – Daily Standard, Jeff Long, Robby Peel, Brett Peel, Judy Koesters, Srgt. Stetler and Randy Schallenberg   Motion Young. Second Fox to accept the agenda as orders of the day with addition of Resolution 10-18 and Resolution 11-18. Gehle called for the question. Young = y, Fox = y, Gehle = y, Pontsler = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.   Motion Gehle. Second Pontsler to accept the minutes from the November 20, 2018 council meeting as presented. Heitkamp called for the question.  Gehle = y, Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y, Young = y, Fox = y, Now = y. Passed 6 yes.     Visitors to Address Council:   Randy Schallenberg questioned council with regards to water bills. He currently doesn’t have water services, but is still getting charged $22.50.   Jeff responded that this is how the Ordinance is set up and that every property pays the $22.50 even when there is no water services. The new ordinances that goes into effect January 1 will be changing that.   Council thanked Randy for attending the meeting and voicing concerns.     Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:   Christmas at the Park – successful! Thanks again to volunteers!   Best decorated house in Rockford contest will be judged on December 23rd – let’s light up the town for the Christmas season!   Thank you for Shopping Small Business Saturday!     Community Announcements and events:   December 16th – Christmas at The Belle – 2 pm Free Admission *Donations of non-perishable foods to local food pantry will be accepted Visit Santa and enjoy refreshments!   December 25th – Together at Christmas – Free Meal – Community Building   Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long   WWTP project is about 50% complete with working continuing into January and finishing up projected by summer.   Committee Reports   Finance Committee – Steve Gehle   Motion Now to pay bills as submitted – $892,547.42. Approving Shinn Brothers payment that will be made later in the month as to not hold up project. Second...
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Meeting Minutes: November 20, 2018

                        RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:   Council called to order by Council President Steve Gehle on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.   Invocation – Jeff Long   Pledge of Allegiance   Those present: Gehle, Young, Now, Pontsler Fox and Heitkamp- absent   Also attending: Tom Stankard – Daily Standard, Jeff Long, Robby Peel, Francis and Sandy Schaffner, Srgt. Stetler.   Motion Pontsler. Second Gehle to accept the agenda as orders of the day. Now called for the question. Pontsler = y, Gehle = y, Now = y, Young = y. Passed 4 yes.   Motion Young. Second Now to accept the minutes from the November 6, 2018 council meeting as presented. Pontsler called for the question. Young = y, Now = y, Pontsler = y, Gehle = y. Passed 4 yes.   Visitors to Address Council:   Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:   Mayor to noted receipt and review of Mayors Court pay in, bank reconciliation, and bank statement.   THANKS to the Rockford voters for passing the Village of Rockford renewal of the General expense levy. (251 yes / 103 no). Jeff would like to extent an invitation to those that voted ‘no’ to call or stop by the Village office to discuss reasons for voting as such.   We would appreciate your input in making improvements.   THANKS for your Service. Retirement Party Planned for Mike Schaffner, S. Naval Chief Petty Officer If you Know Mike, Come and Celebrate with him and his family! “Chief Petty Officer Mike Schaffner, son of Francis (Moose) & Sandy Schaffner, Parkway class of 93, will retire from US Navy on November 30th. He cordially invites those who know him to an informal celebration of 24 years of service. Please join us on November 24th, 1~3 pm at Rockford community building. Mike requests no gifts, just come for a fun time. Refreshments provided. ”   Mayor to signed a certificate of thanks from the Village of Rockford that was presented to Francis and Sandy Schaffner on behalf of Mike.   Community Announcements and events:   November 24th –         Small Business Saturday   November 25th – Christmas at Shanes Park – 6 – 8 pm   December 25th – Together at Christmas – Free Meal – Community Building     Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long   WWTP project going good and on schedule for now.   Leaves...
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2019 Waste Water Ordinance

ORDINANCE # 03-18 AN ORDINANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD,OHIO FOR THE VILLAGE WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEM, ENACTING NEW RATE PERTAINING TO THE CHARGES AND RULES FOR  WASTEWATER SERVICE PROVIDED BY THE VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD, REPEALING ANY CONFLICTING LEGISLATION, AND DECLARING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WHEREAS, it is necessary to establish charges for wastewater treatment and collection in a fair and consistent manner which collects revenue adequate for the operation, maintenance, debt service, and replacement fund for the operation of the wastewater system. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD, OHIO THAT: SECTION ONE:  The Village Administrator is hereby authorized and directed to manage and control the wastewater system in said Village in a safe, economical, and efficient manner provided by law. SECTION TWO:  The said Administrator is further authorized and directed to make such bylaws and regulations as may be deemed necessary for the safe, economical, and efficient management and protection of said wastewater system, subject to the laws of the State of Ohio and the ordinances and resolutions of the Village of Rockford, OH. SECTION THREE:    Charges for wastewater service shall be charged and paid monthly at the office of the Fiscal Officer at the same time as charges for water services are paid and shall be included on the same invoice as the charge for water services for the same period. SECTION FOUR: Definition of classes of users of the water service of the Village of Rockford: RESIDENTIAL shall include all single or multiple unit residential accounts. COMMERCIAL shall include all non-residential accounts. BULK WATER shall include bulk water customers who fill their tanks with village water. The Village Administrator shall have the authority to determine the class of each user. SECTION FIVE: Charges for wastewater service from the Village of Rockford, Ohio: RESIDENTIAL: Minimum rate of $33.00 for up to first 4,000 gallons and then $3.75 per thousand for each additional 1,000 gallons. COMMERCIAL Minimum rate of $33.00 for up to the first 4,000 gallons and then $5.70 per each additional 1,000 gallons up to 500,000 gallons $6.00 per each additional 1,000 gallons. C. In the event that any condominium or apartments are serviced by one water meter, the monthly wastewater service charge shall be determined by multiplying the number of units by the applicable minimum metered rate.  It is the duty and responsibility of the landlord or owner of such...
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2019 Water Rate Ordinance

ORDINANCE # 02-18 AN ORDINANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD ,OHIO FOR THE VILLAGE WATERWORKS SYSTEM, ENACTING NEW RATE PERTAINING TO THE CHARGES AND RULES FOR WATER AND WATER SERVICE PROVIDED BY THE VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD, REPEALING ANY CONFLICTING LEGISLATION, AND DECLARING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WHEREAS, it is necessary to establish charges for water in a fair and consistent manner which collects revenue adequate for the operation, maintenance, debt service, and replacement fund for the operation of the water system. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD, OHIO THAT: SECTION ONE:  The Village Administrator is hereby authorized and directed to manage and control the waterworks system in said Village in a safe, economical, and efficient manner provided by law. SECTION TWO:  The said Administrator is further authorized and directed to make such bylaws and regulations as may be deemed necessary for the safe, economical, and efficient management and protection of said waterworks system, subject to the laws of the State of Ohio and the ordinances and resolutions of the Village of Rockford, OH. SECTION THREE:    Charges for water and water service shall be charged and paid monthly at the office of the Fiscal Officer at the same time as charges for wastewater services are paid and shall be included on the same invoice as the charge for wastewater services for the same period. SECTION FOUR: Definition of classes of users of the water service of the Village of Rockford: RESIDENTIAL shall include all single or multiple unit residential accounts. COMMERCIAL shall include all non-residential accounts. BULK WATER shall include bulk water customers who fill their tanks with village water. The Village Administrator shall have the authority to determine the class of each user. SECTION FIVE: Charges for water service from the Village of Rockford, Ohio: RESIDENTIAL: Minimum rate of $33.00 for up to first 2,000 gallons and then $3.50 per thousand for each additional 1,000 gallons. COMMERCIAL Minimum rate of $33.00 for up to the first 2,000 gallons and then $3.50 per each additional 1,000 gallons. BULK WATER USERS: The rate shall be $15.00 per thousand gallons. In the event that any condominium or apartments are serviced by one water meter, the monthly water service charge shall be determined by multiplying the number of units by the applicable minimum metered rate.  It is the duty and responsibility of the landlord or owner of...
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Chamber News: November 8, 2018

Chamber Members First of all, on behalf of the Rockford Chamber I would just like to thank you for being a member. Your involvement in the Rockford Chamber, dedication to the Rockford Community and volunteer spirit make being a part of this organization refreshing. We have a special treat coming in the next few months for our members, stay tuned for details! Secondly, thank you to the area businesses that were represented during today’s Chamber meeting. Our organization is developing an Executive Board to best serve our area businesses and meet the needs of our community. Fresh faces were in attendance and new ideas were shared. We are excited about the future of the Chamber and invite you along with us as we fine-tune how we support our business community and grow as an organization. I encourage you to consider being an active member on the Executive Board. It is critical that we have representation from all industries to best address the needs of our businesses. A few interested parties have stepped into leadership roles, and I invite you to consider one of the following open positions; President, Secretary, Treasurer. In addition to those roles, there are 3 open seats as board members. Each role will have defined expectations and responsibilities in addition to working together to strengthen the Chamber as an organization and best servicing our business community. There will still be opportunities for volunteerism outside of our Executive board, and we look forward to hearing from our members to learn of areas we can improve and grow. They say it takes a village, so let’s pull our resources and ideas together to make a difference. Our Mission: The Rockford Chamber of Commerce, Inc., exists to bring together business, government, and civic interests to enhance the economic and social environment of the Rockford, Ohio, area. The Rockford Chamber is to be an advocate of as well as a means for business improvement and economic growth while at the same time providing benefits to its members and to the community at large. Visit the Chamber on the web at www.rockfordalive.org, or on facebook at www.facebook.com/rockfordohiochamberofcommerce/ Thank you for your time and consideration. Marie Miller Interim President, Rockford Chamber of Commerce Social Media Marketing Manager, Brand It Marketing...
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Meeting Minutes: November 6, 2018

                        RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:   Council called to order by Council President Steve Gehle on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.   Invocation – Jeff Long   Pledge of Allegiance   Those present: Gehle, Young, Fox, Now, Pontsler Heitkamp- absent   Also attending: Tom Stankard – Daily Standard, Judy Koesters, Jeff Long, Robby Peel, Dr. Means.   Motion Fox, Second Pontsler to accept the agenda as orders of the day. Now called for the question. Fox = y, Pontsler = y, Now = y, Gehle = y, Young = y. Passed 5 yes.   Motion Young. Second Fox to accept the minutes from the October 16, 2018 council meeting as presented. Now called for the question. Young = y, Fox = y, Now = y, Gehle = y, Pontsler = y. Passed 5 yes.   Visitors to Address Council:   Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:   Community Announcements and events:   November 10th – Night at the Races – Community Building Sponsored by Parkway Athletics   November 11th – Shop and Dine – Community Building 11 – 2 pm Sponsored by Bicentennial Committee Tickets on sale at Henkle Insurance and Village office.   November 16th – Soup and Sandwich Supper – Community Building 4:30 – 7:30 pm                    Sponsored by St. Teresa Church   November 24th –         Small Business Saturday – Chamber will be doing a general ad as invitation to visit Rockford small business.   November 25th – Christmas at Shanes Park – 6 – 8 pm   December 25th – Together at Christmas – Free Meal – Community Building           Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long   Committee Reports   Finance Committee – Steve Gehle   Motion Young to pay bills as submitted – $8,573.2. Second Pontsler. Fox called for the question. Young = y, Pontsler = y, Fox = y, Gehle = y, Now = y. Passed 5 yes.   Motion Fox to approve the monthly financial reports, Cash Summary by Fund, Appropriations report, Revenue Report, Budget vs Actual activity report and Bank reconciliation. Second Now. Pontsler called for the question. Fox = y, Now =y, Pontsler =y, Gehle = y, Young = y. Passed 5 yes.   Motion Fox to approve supplemental appropriations to date and additional Purchase order. Second Young, Now called for question. Fox = y, Young = y, Now = y, Gehle...
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