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Wards and Aldermen

The Rockford Aldermen (City Council) acts in conjunction with the Mayor as the legislative and policy making body of the municipality. There are presently fourteen council members. There are fourteen aldermen, elected by ward, with four year terms all ending in the same year. Council members legislate once a week as a whole and also meet in weekly committee meetings; Finance and Personnel, Planning and Development, and Code and Regulation. Aldermen make decisions, pass ordinances, appropriate funds and present initiatives so as to best represent the needs of both their respective constituents and the City of Rockford as a whole.

The Mayor and Council members meet in open session on each Monday at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 425 East State Street. The Mayor and Council meet on Tuesday whenever there is a Monday holiday.

Pursuant to 5 ILCS 120/2.02 through 120/2.06, public notice of the schedule of the regular meetings is given as follows:

 

CITY COUNCIL: Generally Mondays 6:00 p.m., unless Monday falls on a holiday (in which case the meeting generally falls on Tuesday).  Meetings will be held in the City Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of City Hall, 425 East State Street.

 

For 2014:

 

1/6, 1/13, (Tuesday) 1/21, 1/27               7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28

2/3, 2/10, (Tuesday) 2/18, 2/24               8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25

3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31                      (Tuesday) 9/2, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29

4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28                              10/6, (Tuesday) 10/14, 10/20, 10/27

5/5, 5/12, 5/19, (Tuesday) 5/27               11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 11/24

6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30                       12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22, 12/29

 

CITY COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEES:  In 2013, standing committee meetings will generally be held on the above dates, as follows:

 

Code & Regulation:  Mondays (except as indicated above), 5:15 p.m., Conf. Rm. A, City Hall 2nd floor (north room), or as scheduled.

 

Finance & PersonnelMondays (except as indicated above), 5:15 p.m. Conf. Rm. B, City Hall 2nd floor (south room), or as scheduled

 

Planning & Development:  Mondays (except as indicated above), 5:00 p.m. CD Conf. Rm., City Hall 2nd floor (inside CD Dept.), or as scheduled

 

The clerk of the City of Rockford will have up to date information as to the time and place of meetings.  Information can be obtained from Diane Reed at the offices of the City Legal Department, 425 E. State, 61104, or by calling 967-6797.  Information as to the agendas for the standing committees may be obtained from committee secretaries:  Code & Regulation - Sheila Alexander 987-5549, Planning & Development – Nora Doyle at 987-5540, and Finance & Personnel - Mary B. Johnson at 987-5643, Legislative Lobbying – Troiana Gearns at 987-5542. A listing of additional meetings is as follows:

 

BUILDING BOARD OF APPEALS:   as needed.

 

CITIZENS PARTICIPATION COMMITTEE:  as needed.

 

COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS:  12:00 (noon), 612 North Church Street, 1/23; 2/27; 3/27; 4/24; 5/22; 6/26; 7/24; 8/28; 9/25; 10/23; 11/20

 

DOWNTOWN PARKING GROUP:  5:30 pm, Conf. Rm. A, City Hall 2nd floor (north room), 1/28; 4/22; 7/22; 10/28

 

FAIR HOUSING:  12:30 pm, Conf. Room B, City Hall (south room), 1/9; 2/6; 3/6; 4/3; 5/1; 6/5; 7/17; 9/4; 10/2; 11/6; 12/4.

 

FIRE PENSION FUND:  3:00 pm, Fire Administration Building, 204 S. 1st Street, 2nd floor, 1/21; 2/20; 3/20; 4/17; 5/15; 6/19; 7/17; 8/21; 9/18; 10/16; 11/20; 12/18.

 

HISTORIC PRESERVATION:  6:00 pm, Conf. Room B, City Hall. 1/14; 2/11; 3/11; 4/8; 5/13; 6/10; 7/8; 8/12; 9/9; 10/7; 11/4; 12/9

 

HOMESTEAD BOARD:  8:00 am, Conf. Rm. B, City Hall 2nd floor (south room), 1/9; 3/6; 5/1; 7/10; 9/4; 11/6

 

LIQUOR/TOBACCO ADVISORY BOARD:  6:00 pm, Council Chambers, City Hall 2nd floor, 1/22; 2/19; 3/18; 4/15; 5/20; 6/17; 7/15; 8/19; 9/16; 10/21; 11/18; 12/16

 

LIQUOR COMMISSION:  as needed.

 

MECHANICAL BOARD:  7:30 am, Conf. Rm. A, City Hall 2nd floor (north room), 1/16; 2/20; 3/20; 4/17; 5/15; 6/19; 7/17; 8/21; 9/18; 10/16; 11/20; 12/18

 

POLICE PENSION FUND:  8:00 am, Conf. Rm. B, City Hall 2nd floor (south room), 1/21; 2/12; 3/20; 4/17; 5/15; 6/19; 7/17; 8/21; 9/18; 10/16; 11/20; 12/18

 

TRAFFIC COMMISSION:  6:00 pm, Conf. Rm. A, City Hall 2nd floor (north room), 1/8; 2/12; 3/12; 4/9; 5/14; 6/11; 7/9; 8/13; 9/10; 10/9; 11/12

 

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS:  5:30 pm, Council Chambers, City Hall 2nd floor, 1/22; 2/19; 3/18; 4/15; 5/20; 6/17; 7/15; 8/19; 9/16; 10/21; 11/18; 12/16

 

HOMESTEAD BOARD:  8:00 am, Conf. Room B, City Hall. 1/10; 3/7; 5/2; 7/11; 9/5; 11/7

 

LIQUOR/TOBACCO ADVISORY BOARD: 6:00 pm, Council Chambers, City Hall. 1/15; 2/20; 3/19; 4/16; 5/21; 6/18; 7/16; 8/20; 9/17; 10/16; 11/19; 12/17

 

LIQUOR COMMISSION:  as needed.

 

MECHANICAL BOARD:  7:30 am, Conf. Room A, City Hall. 1/17; 2/21; 3/21; 4/18; 5/16; 6/20; 7/18; 8/15; 9/19; 10/17; 11/21; 12/19

 

POLICE PENSION FUND:  8:00 am, Conf. Room B, City Hall.  1/17; 2/21; 3/21; 4/18; 5/16; 6/20; 7/18; 8/15; 9/19; 10/17; 11/21; 12/19.

 

TRAFFIC COMMISSION:  6:00 pm, Conf. Room A, City Hall.  1/9; 2/13; 3/13; 4/10; 5/8; 6/12; 7/10; 8/14; 9/11; 10/9; 11/13

 

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS: 6:30 pm, Council Chambers, City Hall.  1/15; 2/20; 3/19; 4/16; 5/21; 6/18; 7/16; 8/20; 9/17; 10/16; 11/19; 12/17

 

 

 

 

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