Rockford City Council

At the most recent Rockford City Council meeting, the council received an update concerning the Rockford Mall facade, approved a fund transfer, discussed a temporary rental space within the Rockford Mall, and heard an update concerning the Stork House grant. MALL FACADE The architect for the Rockford City Center Mall renovation, Tim O’Brien, spoke to [...]

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BY ALYSSA KREKELBERG SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS The Rockford City Council focused its meeting on the high water and wastewater rates, which residents had expressed concern about during a town hall meeting two weeks ago. The council discussed different options they could choose from that would make residents happy and to also lower the deficit in [...]

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ALYSSA KREKELBERG SUN PRESS Newspapers Things got heated at the Rockford Fire Hall during a city-council-hosted town hall meeting that discussed the changes in the water and wastewater rates and the high August utility bills that resulted because of this. “We were blind sighted with these absurd rate hikes,” one man said. The plan to [...]

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Rockford City Council and staff met to discuss the Lions Building demolition project, the updates to the Rockford City Center and reviewed the changes in city wide utility billing. LIONS BUILDING The Parks Shelter Committee and the Parks Board have been working to plan and design a replacement park shelter building. The park board made [...]

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BY ALYSSA KREKELBERG SUN PRESS Newspapers The Rockford City Council met to discuss the updates to the Rockford City Center Mall concerning the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) units within, spoke about the opportunity to provide the residents of Rockford with a cheaper deducted meter, and made a decision concerning the levee grading on [...]

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The Rockford City Council met to discuss the exterior redesign plans of the Rockford City Center, to weigh the benefits and disadvantages of rescheduling city council meeting times and exchange important information regarding National Night Out, Rockford River Days and potential flood damage reimbursement. ROCKFORD CITY CENTER The council heard a presentation regarding the redesign [...]

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As part of his Eagle Project, Rockford resident Joe Van Buskirk told the city council he would like to build four free libraries in Rockford city parks. He is requesting to build these libraries in Lions, Parkwood, Winfield Ponds and Kettenacker Parks. Van Buskirk plans to build the libraries from wood and plexiglass out of [...]

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