City of Rockford notes
City completes purchase of Ingersoll Building
The City of Rockford today announced it has closed on the purchase of 4.6 acres of riverfront property formerly owned by Ingersoll International.
The sale was completed for the proposed purchase price of $1.95 million.
Rockford Mayor Doug Scott said, Im thrilled we were able to complete this deal. The MetroCentre Authority is doing a study on its needs for flat exhibition space. Im sure this property will be a great addition to our downtown development plans.
Under the terms of the sale, Ingersoll will complete any needed environmental work and continue to remove its equipment now being stored on the property.
The Rockford City Council recently approved plans to sell bonds to purchase both the Ingersoll property and the Metz Bakery block near Cedar and Winnebago streets.
Mayor appoints new council committees
Mayor Doug Scott has appointed new chairmen for the three standing committees of the Rockford City Council.
Alderman Linda McNeely has been named chairman of the Finance and Personnel Committee. Alderman Nancy Johnson will serve as chair of the Codes and Regulations Committee. Alderman Patrick Curran will continue as chairman of the Planning and Development Committee.
In addition to the new chairmen, Mayor Scott is also making some changes in the makeup of each committee.
Council committees are appointed each year by the mayor.
Appointments to City Council committees and boards are effective beginning the week of June 4, 2002.
Finance and Personnel
Linda McNeely, chair
Bob Greene, vice chair
Codes and Regulations
Nancy Johnson, chair
John Beck, vice-chair
Planning and Development
Pat Curran, chair
Victory Bell, vice chair
Rockford Area Arts Council – Frank Beach
Historic Preservation Commission – Doug Mark
MetroCentre – Dan Conness
RLDC – Bill Timm, Victory Bell
Council of 100 – Nancy Johnson, John Beck
RACVB – Bob Greene, Linda McNeely
Liquor Commission – Lenny Jacobson, Dave Johnson, Dick Goral
Human Services CAP – Pat Curran, Jeff Holt
Mayors public appearances week of June 3-10, 2002
Monday, June 3 – 6 p.m. City Council
Wednesday, June 5 – 5-8 p.m. Rockin Summer Kick-off Concert, Downtown mall, 968-5600.
7 p.m. Senior Night at Rockford East High School
Thursday, June 6 – 10 a.m. Mayors Press Conference at UIC College of Medicine, 1601 Parkview Ave., John Strandin, 967-6779.
11:30 a.m. Founders Day picnic at SwedishAmerican Hospital
7 p.m. Rock Valley College Adult Education graduation ceremony, Rock Valley College PE Center, 3301 N. Mulford Rd., 921-4001.
Friday, June 7 – 9:30 p.m. SwedishAmerican Hospital grand opening, 1401 E. State St., 968-4400.
10:45 a.m. Regional Learning Center graduation, 4151 Samuelson Road, 874-3000.
Saturday, June 8 – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. City of Rockford Fire Dept. Safety Festival, Davis Park, 987-5654.
Sunday, June 9 – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Art on the Lawn, UIC College of Medicine campus lawn, 1601 Parkview Ave., 395-5920.