Rockford City Manager Michael Young

Rockford firefighter graduates from Police Academy

September 13, 2012 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA Double proud—Rockford’s Robert Berkstresser, who has been a firefighter for the city since 1992, has graduated from police training academy. His daughter Holly, a 2004 Rockford High School graduate, also graduated from a police academy this summer. “It was a challenge, especially being older. If I was in my twenties like everyone else in the class, it [...]

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 [...]

Young has full city council support after excellent review

June 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

Rockford City Manager Michael Young Michael Young, Rockford’s city manager for 17 years, had his employment contract extended one year after his recent annual city council evaluation. Young’s contract is a three-year agreement. He asked for and was given a two percent salary increase. Once again this year, the increase is in line with the City of Rockford employee [...]

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 [...]

Two 2012 Parade of Homes showcased in Rockford

June 7, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL A housing industry slowly shaking off the worst economic conditions in decades finds Rockford well positioned for a long awaited turn around in new home construction. Builder Gary Jurkovich, of Pathway Homes, in front of his Rockford Parade of Homes entrant. Yes, it’s already SOLD! Photo by CLIFF HILL New home starts have been flat in Rockford [...]
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