Meeting Minutes: April 16 ,2019

                        RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:   Council called to order by Mayor Joseph on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 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 – Daily Standard, Srgt. Stetler, Robby Peel and Dr. Means.   Motion Young. Second Gehle to accept the agenda as orders. Pontsler called for the question.    Young = y, Gehle = y, Pontsler = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y, Passed 5 yes.   Motion Gehle.  Second Heitkamp to accept the minutes from the April 2, 2019 council meeting as presented. Now called for the question.  Gehle = y, Heitkamp = y, Now = y, Young = y, Pontsler = y . Passed 5 yes.     Visitors to Address Council:   Dr. Means addressed council with some concerns regarding the library and the gun free zone / no firearms signs. The library is actually run under the School Board administration. We will contact the library with his concerns.   Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:   Mayor Joseph noted the receipt of the Mayors Court reports and pay in.   Community Announcements and events:   Friday – April 19th – Village Office closed for Good Friday   Saturday am – April 20 – New Horizons Student Ministries – bottle cap collection to benefit the Veterans Memorial (Will be 3rd Saturday of each month)   Saturday – April 27 – Mom to Mom sale – Community Building   Sunday – April 28 – Heartbeats for Andrea – Community Building Benefit to help with medical expenses   Monday – May 6 – Bicentennial Meeting   Thursday/ Friday – May 9 and 10 – Parkway 3rd graders visit log cabin and museum.   Tuesday – May 14 – Brush pick up   Monday – May 27 – Memorial Day Celebration     Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long   Weather has been working with us and we are very busy.   WWTP – all equipment has been installed and is running. We have some tidy up jobs to complete.   Understand that we did no treatment for 3 months and that is why we are having some odor issues.   This will get better. Fremont is ramping up production.   We have 16 applications to date for the general labor position. We are looking for someone...
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Meeting Minutes: April 2 ,2019

                        RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:   Council called to order by Mayor Joseph on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 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 – Daily Standard, Srgt. Stetler, Judy Koesters and Robby Peel.   Motion Young. Second Now to accept the agenda as orders. Gehle called for the question.   Young = y, Now = y, Gehle = y, Pontsler = y , Heitkamp = y. Passed 5 yes.   Motion Pontsler.  Second Gehle to accept the minutes from the March 19, 2019 council meeting as presented. Now called for the question.  Pontsler = y, Gehle = y, Now = y, Young = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 5 yes.     Visitors to Address Council:   Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:   Mayor Joseph read proclamation setting – April 26th as Arbor Day in the Village.     Parkway School will have presentation on April 11th.   Urging all citizens to support efforts to protect our trees and woodlands and urge all citizens to plant trees to gladden the heart and promote the well-being of this and future generations.   Community Announcements and events:   Tuesday – April 9 – Brush pick up   Thursday – April 11 – Parkway Arbor Day presentation 1:45   Saturday – April 13 – Pancake / Sausage breakfast – Rockford Fire Dept   *** NOTE — Date change —–Saturday – April 13 – Easter Egg Hunt –   Shanes Park – 1 pm   Saturday – April 13 – Parkway Prom   Sunday – April 14 – Classic Country & Bluegrass Jam – 1:30 – ?? Note new location – Rockford Community Building Free Public Event Monday – April 15th – Village Tax filing deadline   Friday – April 19th – Village Office closed for Good Friday   Saturday am – April 20 – New Horizons Student Ministries – bottle cap collection to benefit the Veterans Memorial (Will be 3rd Saturday of each month)   Sunday – April 28 – Heartbeats for Andrea – Community Building Benefit to help with medical expenses   Monday – May 27 – Memorial Day Celebration     Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long   WWTP – mechanic portions to be installed this week. We will have start up of equipment beginning on Wednesday.   We will be in...
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Meeting Minutes: March 19 ,2019

            RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:   Council called to order by Mayor Joseph on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.   Invocation – Steve Gehle   Pledge of Allegiance   Those present: Gehle, Pontsler, Now, Heitkamp Young and Fox absent Also attending: Tom Stankard – Daily Standard, Srgt. Stetler, Judy Koesters and Robby Peel.   Motion Gehle. Second Now to accept the agenda as orders. Pontsler called for the question.   Gehle = y, Now = y, Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 4 yes.   Motion Gehle.  Second Heitkamp to accept the minutes from the February 19, 2019 council meeting as presented. Now called for the question.  Gehle = y, Heitkamp = y, Now = y, Pontsler = y. Passed 4 yes.     Visitors to Address Council:   Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:   Mayors court paperwork noted and reviewed.   Community Announcements and events:   Saturday – March 23 – Make Bryan Great Again – Community Building Benefit for kidney transplant   Saturday – March 30 – Lions Club Quarter Auction – Community Building Doors open at 11 am – auction at noon   Tuesday – April 9th – Brush pick up   Saturday – April 13 – Pancake / Sausage breakfast – Rockford Fire Dept   Saturday – April 13 – Parkway Prom   Sunday – April 14 – Classic Country & Bluegrass Jam – 1:30 – ?? Note new location – Rockford Community Building Free Public Event   Saturday am – April 20 – New Horizons Student Ministries – bottle cap collection to benefit the Veterans Memorial (Will be 3rd Saturday of each month)   Saturday – April 20 – Easter Egg Hunt – Shanes Park – 1 pm   Sunday – April 28 – Heartbeats for Andrea – Community Building Benefit to help with medical expenses     Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long – absent     Committee Reports   Finance Committee – Steve Gehle   Motion Pontsler to pay bills as submitted – $ 77,229.33 – of that total $63,427.91 to Shinn Brothers for WWTP project. Second Heitkamp. Gehle called for the question. Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y, Gehle = y, Now = y, Passed 4 yes.   Motion Pontsler to accept Mayors Court pay in – $111. Second Gehle. Heitkamp called for the question. Pontsler = y, Gehle = y, Heitkamp = y, Now =...
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Meeting Minutes: February 19 ,2019

                        RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:   Council called to order by Councilman Young on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.   Invocation – Jeff Long   Pledge of Allegiance   Those present: Gehle – late, Young, Fox, Pontsler, Now Also attending: Tom Stankard – Daily Standard, Srgt. Stetler, and Robby Peel.   Motion Pontsler. Second Fox to accept the agenda as orders. Now called for the question.   Pontsler = y, Fox =y, Now = y, Young = y. Passed 4 yes.   Motion Fox. Second Now to accept the minutes from the February 5, 2019 council meeting as presented. Pontsler called for the question.  Fox = y, Now = y, Pontsler = y, Young = y . Passed 4 yes.   Gehle joins meeting at 7:33   Visitors to Address Council:   Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:   Community Announcements and events:   Saturday – March 9 – Family Fun Night – Community Building   Saturday am – March 16th – New Horizons Student Ministries – bottle cap collection to benefit the Veterans Memorial (Will be 3rd Saturday of each month)   Saturday – March 16 – Parkway Carnival – Parkway High School   Saturday – March 16 – Great Duck Races – Community Building   Saturday – March 23 – Make Bryan Great Again – Community Building Benefit for kidney transplant – has received kidney – doing good.   Saturday – March 30 – Lions Club Quarter Auction – Community Building       Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long   Wastewater treatment plant a little behind schedule as the weather situations are not helping. There will be some odor issues before it’s done – hoping by the end of March.   Water meter situation is slow going. We will be ordering 250 meters and will need to get them installed within 60 days.   Will be waiting until March for this project as we need good weather to get this accomplished.   Alleys will be graded and stoned come spring.   Next meeting will have a $750 expense for an indigent burial as no one will claim the deceased. L     Committee Reports   Finance Committee – Steve Gehle   Motion Fox to pay bills as submitted – $ 19,484.14. Second Now. Young called for the question. Fox = y, Now = y, Young = y, Pontsler = y, Gehle = y. Passed...
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Meeting Minutes: February 5 ,2019

                        RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:   Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.   Invocation – The Lord’s Prayer   Pledge of Allegiance   Those present: Gehle, Young, Fox, Pontsler, Now, Heitkamp Also attending: Tom Stankard – Daily Standard, Srgt. Stetler, Judy Koesters and Robby Peel.   Motion Gehle. Second Pontsler to accept the agenda as orders. Fox called for the question.   Gehle = y, Pontsler = y , Fox = y, Young = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.   Motion Fox. Second Now to accept the minutes from the Janaury 15, 2019 council meeting as presented. Gehle called for the question.  Fox = y, Now = y, Gehle = y, Young = y, Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.     Visitors to Address Council:   Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:   Community Announcements and events:   Saturday am – February 16th – New Horizons Student Ministries – bottle cap collection to benefit the Veterans Memorial (Will be 3rd Saturday of each month)   Saturday – March 9 – Family Fun Night – Community Building   Saturday – March 16 – Parkway Carnival – Parkway High School   Saturday – March 16 – Duck Races – Community Building   Saturday – March 23 – Benefit for Bryan Schoenleben – Community Building   Saturday – March 30 – Lions Club Quarter Auction – Community Building         Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long – absent   Committee Reports   Finance Committee – Steve Gehle   Motion Fox to pay bills as submitted – $ 305,472.08.   Second Young. Heitkamp called for the question. Fox = y, Young = y, Heitkamp = y, Gehle = y, Pontsler = y, Now = Yes.   Motion Now to approve the monthly financial reports – * note additional report. Second Pontsler. Young called for the question. Now = y, Pontsler = y, Young = y , Gehle = y, Fox = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.   Cash Summary by Fund, Appropriations report, Revenue Report, Budget vs Actual activity report, Bank reconciliation and comparison report for the water, sewer, and income tax.   Motion Young to approve supplemental appropriations to date. Second Gehle. Heitkamp called for the question. Young = y, Gehle = y, Heitkamp = y, Fox =y, Pontsler...
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Meeting Minutes: January 15,2019

                        RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:   Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.   Invocation – The Lord’s Prayer   Pledge of Allegiance   Those present: Gehle, Young, Fox, Pontsler, Now, Heitkamp     Also attending: Tom Stankard – Daily Standard, Srgt. Stetler, Chief May, Robby Peel, Brett Peel, Charles Howe, Brenda Howe.   Motion Gehle. Second Young to accept the agenda as orders. Fox called for the question. Gehle = y, Young = y, Fox = y, Pontsler = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.   Motion Now. Second Fox to accept the minutes from the December 18, 2018 council meeting as presented. Gehle called for the question.  Now = y, Fox = y, Gehle = y, Young = y , Pontsler = y. Heitkamp = yes. 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.   Best decorated house in Rockford contest was judged on December 23rd. Congratulations to Chris Heitkamp and family.   Council Assignments will remain the same for 2019.   Pontsler nominated Steve Gehle as the 2019 Council President. Second Fox. Now called for the question.   Pontsler = y, Fox = y, Now = y, Gehle = n, Young = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 5 yes.   Councilman Gehle will remain as the council representative to the Radio station. We will approve the Radio Station Board of Directors at the next meeting.       Community Announcements and events:   Saturday am – January 19th – New Horizons Student Ministries – bottle cap collection to benefit the Veterans Memorial (Will be 3rd Saturday of each month)   Monday – January 21st – – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Village office closed     Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long – absent   Committee Reports   Finance Committee – Steve Gehle   Motion Pontsler to pay bills as submitted – 62,295.05. Second Young.  Fox called for the question. Pontsler = y, Young = y, Fox = y, Gehle = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.   Motion Fox to approve the monthly financial reports – * note additional report. Second Pontsler.   Young called for the question. Fox = y, Pontsler...
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