Rockford City Council

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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The Rockford City Council took action at its June 10 meeting following a lengthy work session that addressed re-establishing a TIF district for recently purchased property, the sale of Water and Sewer Revenue Bonds to fund major improvement projects and adjusting water and sewer rates to meet the needs of those funds. TIF The city [...]

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The Rockford City Council, in previous actions, approved construction contracts for improvements to the city’s wastewater treatment facility, and for water and sanitary sewer replacements and repairs. On hand at the council’s May 13 meeting was the city’s financial advisor, Shannon Sweeney of David Drown Associates. Upon approval of the projects, the council asked Sweeney [...]

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