Rockford City Council

Local residents petition falsifies City Ordinance information

August 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Rockford Squire has recently learned that a group of residents are exercising their right to circulate a petition, which if it contains the correct amount of signatures, would require a super majority (4 out of 5 members) to approve an ordinance amendment being considered by the City. Last month, the Rockford Planning Commission recommended an ordinance amendment, [...]

Hate standing in line?

September 20, 2012 // 0 Comments

Consider voting absentee in the November election by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Pictured is Valley View Elementary student Allison Bedford, 9, holding an application for an absentee ballot. Allison tells us, “My mom thinks everyone should vote absentee!” The civic minded Allison is the daughter of Rockford City Clerk, Chris Bedford. “We, the people” (the electorate) of [...]

Promotions a ‘milestone step in merger’

July 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

New leadership role defined for Rockford Safety Department by BETH ALTENA YOUR NEW LEIUTENANTS—Lieutenants Dan Vincent, Dave Robinson, Jamie Davies and Mike Miller are pictured with Public Safety Chief Dave Jones (left) and Rockford City Manager Michael Young (right). The promotions are the most recent step in a move away from traditional emergency response departments [...]

Rockford unanimously approves NKSA agreement

July 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

City joins Cannon Township in agreement that is expected to save money, improve services by BETH ALTENA Rockford City Council discusses the benefits of the new cost-sharing agreement for the North Kent Sewer Authority. Ten years in the works, the agreement covers work formerly outsourced to the Department of Public Works of Kent County, which is no longer willing to [...]

City Council adopts 2012-13 budget

June 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

On May 21, 2012, the Rockford City Council unanimously approved its 2012-13 fiscal year budget. The budget as approved represents a balanced budget and maintains the City’s millage rate at 10.9 mills, the third lowest for a city in Kent County that does not levy an income tax. “Our priority was to adopt a balanced budget and maintain our millage rate. We are very [...]
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