Rockford City Council

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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At its Nov. 26 meeting, the Rockford City Council covered a number of issues, including employee health benefits, utility infrastructure at a new industrial park and sewer line televising. STAFF INSURANCE Rockford City Administrator Nancy Carswell presented a new health insurance benefits plan for city employees. The city was facing a 23 percent increase in [...]

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The Rockford City Council conducted a public hearing on a 2014 utilities improvement project in the Maplewood Manor development. At this meeting, a final draft of the feasibility report -— prepared by the city’s engineer, Jared Ward of Wenck -— was presented, discussed and put to a vote. Residents in the improvement area were notified [...]

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The Rockford City Council received a feasibility study and report regarding 2014 infrastructure improvements for the city including streets, water and sewer services, prepared by City Engineer Jared Ward of Wenck Associates. The purpose of the study was to identify necessary infrastructure improvements, explore options, estimate associated costs and identify a schedule. Ward explained that [...]

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The Rockford City Council, at its Oct. 8 meeting, run by Councilor and Deputy Mayor Jeannette Graner in Mayor Renee Hafften’s absence, discussed several items including the future realignment of an intersection, the approval of a kennel license and the continued cleanup of a commercial site on Highway 55. The city of Rockford is preparing [...]

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