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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Meeting Minutes: December 18, 2018

                        RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:   Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on Tuesday, December 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 – Daily Standard, Jeff Long, Srgt. Stetler   Motion Pontsler. Second Now to accept the agenda as orders. Heitkamp called for the question. Pontsler = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y, Gehle = y, Young = y. Passed 5 yes.   Motion Gehle. Second Young to accept the minutes from the December 4, 2018 council meeting as presented. Now called for the question.  Gehle = y, Young = y, Now = y, Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y, Passed 5 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 will be judged on December 23rd – let’s light up the town for the Christmas season!   Thank you Tom Beahrs for your service and dedication to the Village of Rockford. We congratulate you on your retirement.     Community Announcements and events:   December 25th – Together at Christmas – Free Meal – Community Building 10:30 am – 1 pm.         Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long   Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!     Committee Reports   Finance Committee – Steve Gehle   The radio station will be supported by underwriting and donations even though the line items are located in the General Fund.   Motion Pontsler to pay bills as submitted – $ 391,359.57. Second Heitkamp. Young called for the question. Pontsler = y , Heitkamp = y, Young = y, Gehle = y, Now = y, Passed 5 yes.   Motion Pontsler to accept the Mayors Court pay in of $681.00. Second Heitkamp. Now called for the question. Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y, Now = y, Gehle = y, Young = y. Passed 5 yes.     Service Committee:   Greg Pontsler   Park project – paint interior of restrooms before opening next spring.     Safety Committee:     Chris Heitkamp   Still looking for part time patrol officers.   Economic Development Committee: Shane Young   RADC will be handing out Christmas candy...
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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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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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