Meeting Minutes: May 1, 2018

                        RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:


Council called to order by Council President Steve Gehle on

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 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 of the Daily Standard, Srgt Stetler,

Robby Peel, Nancy Leighner, and Mike Maharg.


Motion Now. Second Young to accept the agenda as orders of the day. Pontsler called for the question. Now = y, Young = y , Pontsler = y, Gehle = y. Passed 4 yes.


Motion Young. Second Pontsler to accept the minutes from the

April 17, 2018 council meeting as presented. Now called for the question.

Young = y, Pontsler = y, Now = y, Gehle = y. Passed 4 yes.


Visitors to Address Council:



Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:


Community Announcements and events:


Rockford Memorial Day Services – Monday – May 28th.

Parade start – 11 am

Guest speaker – Pastor Chip Steffy from the Rockford UMC


Chicken dinner tickets $7 each. Prepared by the Rockford Carry Out. Pre sale tickets can be purchased at: Rockford Carry Out, Barrys’ Family Market or the Rockford American Legion Post 508. Chicken dinners will be ready for pick up on the 28th at 11:30 am.


Remember and Honor our Veterans!


Rockford Community Days ~~ Art and Music Festival – June 15 & 16


24th Annual Car Show – June 15th – West Market St.



Lake Area Arts Group –   Exhibits with local artists featuring

Todd Buschur – Friday – June 15th from 6 – 9 pm


Other Friday Community Days events: Van Wert Community Band, Mix101.3 WRKD, fireworks


Saturday events – Fox Family Ride, Lake Area Arts Group – Featuring Todd Buschur, Quarter auction, Parkway Choir – mini musical, George Moore, parade, THE GREAT ESCAPE ROOM, and The Muddsocks.



Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long


Discussion on the Verizon small cell towers.



Committee Reports


Finance Committee – Steve Gehle


Motion Pontsler to pay bills as submitted – $9023.07. Second Now. Young called for the question. Pontsler = y, Now = y, Young = y, Gehle = y. Passed 4 yes.


Motion Young 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. Young = y, Now = y, Pontsler = y, Gehle = y. Passed 4 yes.


Motion Now to approve monthly transfers, supplemental appropriations to date and Purchase orders. Second Pontsler. Young called for the question.

Now = y, Pontsler = y, Young = y, Gehle = y. Passed 4 yes.


Renewal Levy – review updated information from the Board of Elections.

Council approved moving forward towards November ballot.


2019 – Budget to auditor’s office by July 20th.


Service Committee:   Greg Pontsler


Park police protection.


Safety Committee:     Chris Heitkamp – absent



Economic Development Committee: Shane Young


The RADC meeting guest speaker was Andrew Peel owner of Rock Solid Performance. Discussed some of the details – goals, key fob system, personal trainer access, fitness classes, $30 per month.



Public Utilities Committee:  Wilbur Fox – absent



Rules Committee:      Brad Now



Old Business


Motion Pontsler to agree to terms of deal for Jeff to have papers and designated signatory official for the clean up of the trailer park. Second Now. Young called for the question. Pontsler = y, Now = y, Young = y, Gehle = y. Passed 4 yes.



New Business


Pontsler – brought up issues regarding parking, sidewalks, and trees.



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Mayor                                                              Fiscal Officer


Meeting adjourned 7:54 pm