|Temporary One Way Traffic Sign - Tuesday, August 22, 2017|
The Rockford Department of Public Safety has put a temporary one way traffic sign near Car Care at 113 N. Main St. directing vehicles to drive behind the post office and come out at Courland St. and Squires St. to allow access to Squires St. while Main St. is closed until the Corner Bar structure is safe. Thank you again for your patience.
|NEWS RELEASE - Council Approves City Manager Contract - Friday, August 04, 2017|
August 2, 2017
NEW CITY MANAGER TO START IN SEPTEMBER
The Rockford City Council unanimously approved a contract between the city and Thad Beard at a special city council meeting held on August 2nd. As part of the agreement, Beard will assume the duties of city manager on September 8, 2017. Beard was one of five finalists selected from a field of 31 applicants for the open manager position. His selection took place in July after a day of public interviews. Chief Dave Jones will continue to serve as interim city manager until Beard’s start date.
|Notice of Special Meeting - Tuesday, August 01, 2017|
CITY OF ROCKFORD
NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
The Rockford City Council will hold a Special Council Meeting Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. for the purpose of selecting a City Manager and entering into an employment agreement with the individual selected.
Persons with special needs, as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act, should contact the City Clerk at 866-1537 or the Michigan Relay Center TDD 1-800-649-3777 for accommodations.
|Paving contractor will be in town August 1, 2017 starting at 8:00 am. - Monday, July 31, 2017|
They will begin on Oak street followed by South Squires, Towers drive and Northland Court. These roads are all complete asphalt removal followed by grading work and paving. Paving will take place starting Wednesday or Thursday depending on how long milling and grading takes. The roads will be shut down for a majority of the day and opened back up for the night. For the most part the roads will be shut down to all traffic. Once crews clear that street it will be passable for residents.
Letters will go out to residents and merchants that will be directly affected.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to make road repairs and improvements!
City of Rockford
|News Release - New City Manager - Friday, July 21, 2017|
July 20, 2017
CITY OF ROCKFORD SELECTS NEW CITY MANAGER
The Rockford City Council has selected Thad M. Beard to be its next city manager. Beard was one of five candidates selected from a field of 31 applicants for the open manager position. Interviews were conducted at a public hearing Wednesday July 19, 2017. After a robust discussion about the qualities of each of the five candidates, Beard was unanimously approved by the city council. The approval was followed by a motion to offer Beard a conditional offer of employment and to instruct the city labor attorney to begin contract discussions. Thad Beard is currently the city manager in Otsego, Michigan a position he has held for seventeen years. Prior to that Beard was the assistant city manager for the city of Wayland, Michigan. Beard lives in Otsego with his wife Tracy. They have two adult children. No time has been set for Beard to take over the city manager duties; it is expected to take several weeks to make the transition.
|CONSTRUCTION NEWS - Friday, July 21, 2017|
Starting Monday, July 24, 2017 and continuing for most of the week, contractors will be milling and paving the following streets: Oak, Gaylord, Gaylord Ct., Gay Ct., Highland View, and Northland Ct. Residents will not be able to park on the road. Streets will remain open with traffic control. There may be delays in traffic flow. Residents affected by the construction will receive flyers stating the same.
|Notice of Special Meeting - Monday, July 17, 2017|
CITY OF ROCKFORD
NOTICE OF A SPECIAL MEETING
The Rockford City Council will hold a special meeting in the Council Chambers of Rockford City Hall, 7 S Monroe Street, Rockford, MI 49341, Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at 8:30 a.m., for the purpose of interviewing candidates for the City Manager position and possibly making a conditional offer.