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 = y, Now = y. Passed 6 yes.

 

Motion Gehle to approve additional 2019 purchase orders. Second Pontsler. Now called for the question. Gehle = y, Pontsler = y, Now = y, Young = y, Fox = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.

 

Already finding it would be easier (like Tree City) to have a special revenue fund established for the radio station.

 

Motion Now to create Fund 2905 – Radio Communications. Second Heitkamp. Young called for the question. Now = y, Heitkamp = y, Young = y, Gehle = y, Fox = y, Pontsler = y. Passed 6 yes.

 

Motion Fox to transfer funds from the General Fund to Fund 2905 in the amount of $4115.18 – December 31,2018 balance. Second Heitkamp. Young called for the question. Fox = y, Heitkamp = y, Young = y, Gehle = y, Pontsler = y, Now = y. Passed 6 yes.

 

Motion Young to approve the 2019 WRKD Radio Station Board of Directors –

 

Steve Gehle ,Todd Henkle, Chris Rasbach, Kevin Browning

 

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

 

Steve updated Council regarding the recent radio station news in the paper.

Several comments not true.   Attorney General’s office working on the case.

 

 

Service Committee:   Greg Pontsler

 

Jeff not here and will discuss several items (4) tomorrow.

 

Motion Fox to approve Joyce Emans working at the park with the same agreement as last year. The wage will be $8.55 per hour. Second Young. Pontsler called for the question. Fox = y, Young = y, Pontsler = y, Gehle = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y. Passed 6 yes.

 

Safety Committee:     Chris Heitkamp

 

Several items to discuss with Jeff (2) – will contact tomorrow.

 

Economic Development Committee: Shane Young

 

The RADC will be donating $3,000 toward the fireworks for the Grand Ball on December 31, 2019 that will be held to ring in the Bicentennial Year!   We are looking at also having a ball drop.

 

Thank you!

 

Meeting with Economic Development committee and Tammy Cheek scheduled for Monday – February 11th at 7 pm. We will be discussing sub division and possible spec house.

 

Happy Anniversary to Barrys Family Market – 31 years!   Thank you.

 

 

Public Utilities Committee:  Wilbur Fox

 

Will contact Jeff regarding the water meters.

 

Rules Committee:   Brad Now

 

 

Old Business:

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Business:

 

Greg received a call from someone claiming to be taking donations for the Rockford Police Department – if you get a call – it’s a scam. We don’t make calls requesting donations!

 

 

Steve – Shout out to Jeff – a lot of water problems on Saturday with weather conditions going from extreme cold then turning warm. Was a full day working on problems.

 

 

 

 

 

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Mayor                                                              Fiscal officer.

 

 

 

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:51pm