Rockford City Council

City passes regulations regarding carriages and hayrides

June 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA When a carriage company began doing business in downtown Rockford, the City realized they had no regulation in place regarding such operations. Traditional carriage and hayrides included in City celebrations have always fallen under the permitting process of special events applications. On Monday, May 14 during the regular City Council meeting, regulation [...]

Community college bond up for vote Tuesday, May 8

May 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA Lisa Freiberger, vice president of Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), stands with her informational packet in Rockford City Hall. Freiberger presented information about a much-needed bond millage to be voted on Tuesday, May 8. All of Kent County residents may vote on this issue, which will provide GRCC with money to renovate two dated buildings, allow [...]

Cuts have allowed City to maintain strong fund balance

January 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

Audit ‘not what you are seeing in a majority of municipalities’ by BETH ALTENA Peter Haefner of Verdeveld Haefner, LLC, the accounting and consulting firm that provides the City of Rockford with its annual audit, reports to city officials and Rockford City Council on Monday, Nov. 14. He said the strength of the City’s financial report is positive news. The results [...]

Ten Mile expansion to be delayed until 2012

June 23, 2011 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA Members of the Rockford City Council were surprised to learn during their monthly meeting on Monday, June 13 that the Kent County Road Commission (KCRC) has pushed back the timeline on expanding Ten Mile Road from three lanes to five. Because of restrictions on bidding portions of the project mandated by federal regulations, the project will not be started [...]

Water tower paint job comes in $10,000 under budget

June 23, 2011 // 0 Comments

The Rockford water tower is about to be repainted at a final cost of nearly $10,000 under budget. The low bidder on an exterior painting of the North Rockford Middle School water tower asked to withdraw his bid after he learned his Google picture of the structure was out of date, Rockford City Manager Michael Young told Rockford City Council at the Monday, June 13 [...]
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