Welcome to the first edition of the Rockford Progress, a monthly operations report designed to provide a monthly update regarding City municipal operations, capital improvement program updates, economic development updates, and other special events and news of note. I hope you will find it informative and comprehensive as to the progress we continue to strive for as an organization and as a community in our journey of achieving our mission of “Excellence Everywhere for Everyone”.
View the report here.
- Jim Ryan, City Administrator
The City of Rockford's Rental Registry system was designed to support the goals of the Residential Quality Support Ordinance (# 2013-024-O). Landlords are required to register their residential rental properties by March 1, 2014. A residential rental property is any property on which one or more dwelling units are located that the owner thereof rents, either entirely or in part, to another person for occupancy as a dwelling unit
By registering your property and providing an email contact, the City will automatically notify you if there is a police incident at one of your properties.
The Rental Registry website is: http://rentalregistry.rockfordil.gov/
For assistance on how to register your property, a step-by-step guide can be found here
More information can be found here: Frequently Asked Questions.
ROCKFORD – The City of Rockford is alerting residents and small businesses to check their mailboxes the remainder of the week for a mailing from the City’s selected electric aggregation supplier, Constellation.
The letter will arrive in an envelope with both the Constellation and City of Rockford logo on the front. The letter provides information on the two-year agreement the City has negotiated on behalf of residents, including pricing, terms and conditions, and instructions on opting out of the program if desired. Residents and small business owners will automatically be switched to Constellation and will receive the aggregation rate unless proactively opting out.
Again, to remind residents and businesses, Constellation will not be calling individual customers to collect personal information, nor will they solicit door-to-door. Any calls or solicitations claiming to be the City’s aggregation program are inaccurate and should be reported to the Illinois Commerce Commission, who licenses and regulates retail suppliers in the State. Complaints can be filed here: http://www.icc.illinois.gov/consumer/complaint/
Please see attached FAQ for additional information.
The City of Rockford Human Services Department announces the availability of cooling sites throughout the Winnebago/Boone County area this summer. Cooling centers offer air conditioned relief during periods of excess heat or when an Excessive Heat Advisory or Warning is issued by the National Weather Service.
See attached media advisory for more information.