Meeting Minutes: October 16, 2018

                        RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS:

 

Council called to order by Mayor Amy Joseph on

Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at 7:30 pm at the Rockford Village Hall.

 

Invocation – The Lord’s Prayer

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

Those present: Gehle, Young, Now, Pontsler, Heitkamp

Fox – absent

 

Also attending: Tom Stankard of the Daily Standard, Robby Peel, Brett Peel,

Srgt. Stetler.

 

Motion Young. Second Now to accept the agenda as orders of the day. Heitkamp called for the question. Young = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y, Gehle = y, Pontsler = y. Passed 5 yes.

 

Motion Pontsler. Second Heitkamp to accept the minutes from the

October 2, 2018 council meeting as presented. Gehle called for the question.

Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = , Gehle = y, Young = y, Now = y. Passed 5 yes..

 

Visitors to Address Council:

 

Mayor’s Report and Correspondence:

 

Noted and reviewed Mayors Court pay in, bank reconciliation and bank statement.

 

Thank you to Kids Kastle for the thank you letters we received. They appreciated coming to Shanes Park and enjoyed the splash pad.

 

Community Announcements and events:

 

Wednesdays each week – Community Meal at the Rockford United Methodist Church at 5:02 pm. – after Kids Club – no school/no meal.

 

October 17th – Community Days Meeting – 7 pm – Village Hall

 

October 20th – The Bulldogs – Community Dance – a fundraiser for the Bicentennial. Doors open at 6 pm. Dance starts at 7 pm. – $10 per person

Giveaways, Hoola Hoop Contest, Concessions include – Fried Bologna, Corn Dogs, Big Dill Pickles, Coney Dogs, Root Beer Floats and Sundaes !

 

 

October – 27 – Trick or Treat 5-6:30 pm

Judging at the Firehouse at 7 pm.   * PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGES ! 

 

  • Laura Putman Photography will be at Shanes Park from 4 -5 pm before Trick or Treating taking FREE photos of your children in costume.     Thanks for this public service!

 

October 28th – Leota Bruan – Annual Harvest Celebration – noon

 

November 3rd – Lions Club Fish Fry – Tickets on sale now !

 

November 10th – Night at the Races – Community Building

 

Village Administrator’s Report – Jeff Long – absent

 

Committee Reports

 

Finance Committee – Steve Gehle

 

Motion Pontsler to pay bills as submitted – $ 6,714.24. Second Now. Heitkamp called for the question. Pontsler = y, Now = y, Heitkamp = y, Gehle = y, Young = y. Passed 5 yes.

 

Motion Young. to accept the Mayors Court pay in – $904.00. Second Pontsler. Heitkamp called for the question. Young = y, Pontsler = y, Heitkamp = y, Gehle = y, Now = y. Passed 5 yes.

 

Finance meeting was held on October 9th. Items discussed were 2019 budget, Police protection and possible levy on the ballot in May, full-time village wage increase of 3%.   Will have another meeting on October 30th to review levy information and water / sewer rate structure.   Will need to update job description for replacement maintenance person in the spring.

 

 

Motion Young to Approve the 2019 Pay Schedule. Second Heitkamp. Now called for the question. Young = y, Heitkamp = y, Now = y, Gehle = y, Pontsler = y. Passed 5 yes.

 

ORDINANCE 01-18

AN ORDINANCE TO MAKE APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE CURRENT EXPENSES AND OTHER EXPENDITURES OF THE VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD, STATE OF OHIO, DURING FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31,2019.

 

1st reading – 10/16/18

 

Read letter of intent to retire from Tom Beahrs.

 

Motion Heitkamp to approve the retirement of Tom Beahrs on January 4th, 2019. Second Pontsler. Now called for the question. Heitkamp = y, Pontsler = y, Now = y, Gehle = y, Young = y. Passed 5 yes.

 

Rockford Village tax levy will be on the November ballot – no new taxes

 

 

Service Committee:   Greg Pontsler

 

Some questions regarding the Rec board came up. Greg will contact to get some information. (flag football)

 

Safety Committee:     Chris Heitkamp

 

Economic Development Committee: Shane Young

 

There is a Community Dance October 20th featuring live music by The Bulldogs. THIS Weekend at the Community Building at Shanes park.

 

Fremont build coming along – exciting to see the improvements.

 

Public Utilities Committee:  Wilbur Fox – absent

 

 

Rules Committee:      Brad Now

 

Motion Gehle to approve Road Closure – October 27th – 7 am – noon

Rock Solid Performance – Charity event. Main to West Pearl St. to Franklin St.

Second Pontsler. Heitkamp called for the question. Gehle = y, Pontsler = y, Heiktamp = y, Young = y, Now = y. Passed 5 yes.

 

 

Old Business

 

New Business

 

 

 

 

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Mayor                                                              Fiscal Officer

 

Meeting adjourned 7:48 pm