Rockford City Council

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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Decisions regarding bonding by the city of Rockford for purchasing the Rockford Mall included two primary possibilities presented by the city’s financial planner, Shannon Sweeny, of David Drown Associates, at the Rockford City Council’s March 25 meeting. Public hearings regarding bonding have been conducted by the city, and a closing is currently planned for April [...]

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The Rockford City Council discussed a number of topics at its March 11 meeting including a park structure, sanitary sewer project progress, fog seal coating and flood predictions. RIVERSIDE PARK City Administrator Nancy Carswell brought information regarding a grant application for improvements at Riverside Park to the council. The grant, a DNR Recreational Grant, would [...]

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The Rockford Fire Department presented its 2013 Year End Review to the Rockford City Council at its Feb. 25 meeting, as well as a new proposal to cost-effectively increase manpower and pre-qualify, and train, future members of the department. 2013 REVIEW & RESERVES Rockford Fire Department Chief Ben Sanderson reported that the department received 322 [...]

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The City of Rockford on Feb. 11 approved  going out for bids for a large utility improvement project that includes replacement or lining of sanitary sewer mains, possible replacement of private sanitary sewer services, replacement of water mains and services and storm sewer improvements for several areas in the city identified as most in need including [...]

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The Rockford City Council addressed a number of items at its Jan. 28 meeting including the Stork House, a well protection proposal and the Riverside Park picnic shelter. STORK HOUSE AND RAHS The Rockford Area Historical Society has, in recent years, kept on top of identifying improvements needed for the Stork House including its HVAC [...]

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The Rockford City Council, at its Jan. 14 meeting, made some big strides forward on some relatively new business items. NEW CITY ADMINISTRATOR During the consent agenda, the council unanimously approved hiring Dan Madsen as the city’s administrator. Madsen, who is also an attorney, will take on the responsibilities of the city’s administrator and incorporate [...]

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The Rockford City Council held a truth-in-taxation hearing at the beginning of its Dec. 10 meeting. The purpose of the hearing is to allow residents the opportunity to comment on the dollar amount the city proposes to levy taxpayers for the upcoming year before it becomes final. No one came forward during the hearing to [...]

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