Jessica Yoder

(10-6-22) The Rockford Village Council is looking to replace another member. At this week’s Council meeting it was announced that Jessica Yoder had resigned effective on October 3rd. Yoder has been a council member since January, the council will have have replaced three members since the start of 2022.

The last time Rockford added a new council member was, Rick Shindeldecker, on September 7th.

The Council is now asking any community member who is interested to village officials.

Village Administrator Aaron Temple commented on new water rates-

Water Tower plans moving as scheduled.  We had some feedback online about water rates increasing.    We have been planning this for several years.  When we did estimates back in 2019 the project cost would have been around $750,000.  We received a grant for $850,000 and that would have covered the cost, but here we are in times of  -high inflation and increased costs so the costs have nearly doubled

In our finance committee meetings we did discuss different rate structures but in the end agreed with a $20 per user fee.   The overage amounts stay the same with no additional cost there. 

The new increase would be $240 per year.

Public Utilities Committee:   Luke Stephenson –   

Base water rate increase from $33 to $53

Ordinance 09-22

AN ORDINANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD, OHIO (VILLAGE WATERWORKS SYSTEM), AND ENACTING NEW RATES TO THE CHARGES FOR WATER AND WATER SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE VILLAGE OF ROCKFORD, REPEALING ANY CONFLICTING LEGISLATION, AND DECLARING AND EFFECTIVE DATE –

(January 1, 2023 – first billing on February 1, 2023 for January services)

  • 1st reading – 09/20/2022
  • 2nd reading – 10/04/2022