Planning Commission asks public for input on development

The Rockford Planning Commission will be holding a public open house on Thursday, March 17, between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. at the Rockford City Hall. The purpose of the open house will be to review and discuss proposed amendments to the City’s Land Use Master Plan for an identified subarea. The subarea […]

State recognition just latest in long line of policing progress

A shining moment for Rockford—Rockford police and city officials on hand during the awards ceremony at the annual convention of the Crime Prevention Association of Michigan, held October 10 through 15 in Traverse City, Michigan. The entire Rockford Police Department was recognized as top in the state for the department’s community policing programs. Pictured is officer Jason Bradley, City Manager Michael Young, Officer Dave Robinson, Chief Dave Jones, officers Aaron Sawyer, Ian Graham, Mike Miller and Scott Mazur.

Solving parks/property destruction the result of problem-solving efforts “It was Rockford’s shining night,” Police Chief Dave Jones described the evening ceremonies on Tuesday, October 10, when the entire Rockford Police Department earned the distinction of being the Outstanding Unit of all the members of the Crime Prevention Association of Michgan.   Jones made the bold […]

Nonprofits invited to throw in proposal for former court building

The City of Rockford will take proposals for a public use for the former 63rd District Court building, which is located across the parking lot from City Hall in downtown Rockford. “The county would like to have some sort of public use,” said City Manager Michael Young. “If it’s used for commercial, they want to […]

Rescue Practice Trains for Worst-Case Scenarios

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Donation of home allows firefighters to prepare by BETH ALTENA The loss of a Main Street home is the gain of a valuable resource in practice that local firefighters hope they will never need to use. Rockford City Council voted in January to accept a quit-claim deed for the unoccupied home at 138 North Main […]

Tannery Closure/Rate Implications Addressed

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by MICHAEL YOUNG, Rockford City Manager Since Wolverine World Wide’s (WWW) recent announcement that it is closing its downtown tannery facility, the City of Rockford has been working to identify all of the issues related to this decision and its ultimate impact on our residents and ratepayers. As you can imagine, the issues are numerous […]