Meeting Minutes: December 19, 2017

                        RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:


Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on

Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.


Invocation – Jeff Long


Pledge of Allegiance


Those present: Gehle, Rutledge, Fox, Pontsler, Now, Heitkamp



Also attending: Srgt Stetler, Shane Young and Tom Stankard of the Daily Standard, and Kevin Browning


Motion Fox. Second Pontsler to accept the agenda as orders of the day. Gehle called for the question. Rutledge called for the question. Fox = y, Pontsler =y, Gehle = y, Rutledge = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.


Motion Rutledge. Second Heitkamp to accept the minutes from the

December 5, 2017 council meeting as presented. Fox called for the question.

Rutledge = y, Heitkamp = y, Fox = y, Gehle = y, Pontsler = y, Now = y.

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.


Mayor would like to see some goals and projects and plans for 2018 at the January meeting – Village, Police and Radio station.


Community Announcements and events:


December 23 –   RADC to hand out Candy Canes at 4-way stop


December 25 – Together at Christmas – FREE MEAL

Rockford Community Building.







Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long


Jeff introduced Resolutions for aggregation program for gas and electric. Council would like to review the information to be voted on at the January meeting.



Committee Reports


Finance Committee – Steve Gehle


Motion Rutledge to pay bills as submitted in the amount of $15,744.54.  Second Now. Pontsler called for the question. Rutledge = y, Now = y, Pontsler = y, Gehle = y, Fox = n, Heitkamp = y. Passed 5 yes.


Motion Fox. Second Pontsler to accept the Mayors Court pay in of $1,581 Rutledge called for the question. Fox = y, Pontsler = y, Rutledge = y , Gehle = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.


Service Committee:   Greg Pontsler


Buildings at the park continue to be in demand for rentals. It’s a good thing.


Safety Committee:     Chris Heitkamp


Economic Development Committee: Rob Rutledge





Motion: Gehle. Second Pontsler. Now called for the question. Gehle = y, Pontsler = y, Now = y, Rutledge = y, Fox = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.



Public Utilities Committee:  Wilbur Fox



Rules Committee:      Brad Now



Old Business


Radio station update – goals for next year:  Parkway Students getting involved, more sports, some former students have come forward to volunteer to call games, most popular on the radio is the sporting events. Community events can be listed and talked about on the radio, but organizations need to send the information to the station.  Discussed the Board and setting up some guidelines for next year.

There will be a meeting on January 9th at 7 pm.




New Business




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Mayor                                                              Fiscal Officer


Meeting adjourned 8:24 pm