(11-8-22) The Village of Rockford Council met on Tuesday, November 1, 2022.

Village Administrator’s Report – Aaron Temple  –

It’s possible that the South Water tower rehab will be overlapping with the New Water Tower construction.  We may need to rely on the Old Tower for approx.. 30 days or so.  If so, we will need to have someone on call to do nightly checks so we don’t run into any issues.

Leaf pick up continues – reminder please don’t put leaves around mail boxes, light poles and trees — this makes the pick up take longer than necessary. 

We have noticed some of the mail boxes are leaning towards the street — residents will want to get these fixed before snow comes down and so that our plows don’t take out your mail box. 

This is the last week of deodorizing at the wastewater treatment plant —  We think the odors were considerably less this year and will continue the process beginning again in the Spring. 

Selling 2 more lots at the subdivision gives us only 2 lots available to sell.  While we can’t complete Phase II since estimates came in at 1.5 million – we are going to look at options for the next culdeac.  Will need to have a finance meeting to figure how to move forward with the project.

Safety Committee:     Chris Heitkamp

Safety Committee meeting was held  at 7 pm before council meeting – discussed:  the need for part time patrol – schedule – hours and coverage – and will put that on hold for now.

Steve Gehle has resigned from the Tree Committee — We need volunteers ~~  if no one steps forward we will no longer have need of a tree committee or continue being a Tree City.

Light has been fixed on 118 / 33 – thank you.  Several questions on Pearl Street trees needing trimmed.  Recommended checking it out and getting a quote to see how much it will cost for trimming the branches back so they are not hanging over the street.

Public Utilities Committee:   Luke Stephenson –   

Base water rate increase from $33.00 to $53.00 – Beginning January 2023

Village will no longer be sending monthly shut off letters – if not paid in full by the end of each month water services will get shut off – $25 fee will be assessed to the next billing cycle.

WRKD updates –     had a meeting last Saturday.  We are looking at ways to get more name recognition – mailers, t-shirts, etc.  As has been discussed some improvements to the studio. 

DORA –  previous weekend at Fall Fest was the first event.  Went well.