The next Sesquicentennial Committee meeting will be held in the Council Chambers on April 11th at 6:00pm.  
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City Administration

Several management departments make up the City of Rock Falls’ Administration. Included are the offices of the City Clerk and the City Administrator, as well as Finance and Human Resources. These departments work together to provide  resources, staffing, coordination and administrative oversight for all City services, including public utilities operations. The Administration department also carries out and enforces City policy and regulations for the safety, health and general welfare of all citizens, customers, City departments and employees.

Blackert_web_smRobbin D. Blackert

City Administrator
815-564-1366
rblackert@rockfalls61071.com

The City Administrator reports directly to the City Council and is responsible for implementing the policy directives of the City Council and for managing day-to-day operations. As the chief administrative officer, she manages the annual budget and supervises the operation of all departments, offices and agencies of the City government, ensuring that the community is served in a responsive and fiscally responsible manner.

Arduini_web_smEric Arduini

City Clerk
815-622-1104
cityclerk@rockfalls61071.com

The City Clerk performs the legal function of the City Clerk’s office as required by state law and the municipal code. The City Clerk is the Custodian of Records for the City of Rock Falls and has custody of the Seal of the City. The Clerk is responsible for coordinating the City Council agenda process and recording the official proceedings of City Council meetings. He serves as official record keeper for the city and maintains the City’s Municipal Code.

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Responsibilities also include indexing and filing ordinances, resolutions, contract, bonds, liens and other official documents and providing research and information services to the public and City personnel. The City Clerk is a registrar of voters and a notary public. 
Account payables are calculated, presented to the City Council for approval and prepared for payment by the Clerk’s office. Payroll for all City employees is calculated and prepared by the Clerk’ office. Up-to-date listings of all city employees and retirees are kept in the Clerk’s office. The Clerk’s Office is the information hub for the City of Rock Falls, including the Rock Falls Administration, staff, and utmost, the citizen’s of Rock Falls. The City Clerk’s office is also a “clearing house” for city records. We receive numerous inquiries about city government and/or city services, we provide information as requested. The office also researches ordinances, and provides copies of ordinances, for a nominal fee, when requested by the public. As such, we strive to take the mystery out of Government by providing timely, customer-oriented and objective service to all the citizens of Rock Falls.

Abner_web_smKay Abner

City Treasurer

The City Treasurer shall perform such duties as may be prescribed for her by statute or by ordinance. She shall receive all money paid in to the city, either directly from the person paying it or from the hands of such other officer as may receive it, and she shall pay out money only on warrants, vouchers or orders properly signed by the mayor and countersigned by the City Clerk.

Reese_web_smJames L. Reese

City Attorney — Ward, Murray, Pace and Johnson, P.C.

The City Attorney is appointed by the mayor and with the consent of the council. It is the Attorney’s responsibility to act as the city’s legal advisor, and shall render advice on all legal questions affecting the city, whenever requested to do so by any city official. Duties also include drafting leases, ordinances and contracts as well as prosecute or defend any and all suits or actions to which the city may be party.

Michelle Conklin

Deputy Clerk

Lori Simon

Accounts Payable/Payroll Clerk

Council and Committee Agendas and Minutes

Listed below are the approved City Council and City Committee meeting agendas and minutes.  Minutes are normally posted after they are approved at the meeting immediately following the meeting they were for, hence there will be a lag of a period of time between the meeting and when minutes are posted. Some minutes are approved at the same meeting they are for, and will be posted the day of the meeting.  Please check back for posted minutes. Please feel free to download any of the sets of minutes for your own perusal.

Visit the Download Library for 2016 and older meeting agendas and minutes.

(For previous year’s agendas and minutes and other documents.)

The regularly scheduled committee meetings schedule can be viewed by clicking the link below.

The regularly scheduled committee meeting schedule can be viewed by clicking the link below ↓

2017 COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE

ADA

2017 Agendas

2017 Minutes

Committee of the Whole

2017 Minutes

Groundwater (Ad Hoc)

2017 Agendas

2017 Minutes

Hennepin Canal / Trails
Industrial Development

2017 Agendas

03-16-17 IDC Agenda

2017 Minutes

Police and Fire Committee

2017 Minutes

RB and W Greenspace Committee

2017 Agendas

2017 Minutes

Social Media (Ad Hoc)

2017 Agendas

2017 Minutes

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

What is FOIA?

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a state statute that provides the public the right to access government documents and records. The premise behind FOIA is that the public has a right to know what the government is doing. The law provides that a person can ask a public body for a copy of its records on a specific subject and the public body must provide those records, unless there is an exemption in the statute that protects those records from disclosure (for example: records containing information concerning trade secrets or personal privacy).

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Rock Falls FOIA

To access public records from the City of Rock Falls, download and complete our FOIA form. Please print and submit your requests with any required payment (see below) to the City Clerk’s office at 603 W. 10th Street. Emailed requests can be sent to cityclerk@rockfalls61071.com. You will need  Adobe Acrobat  to open and use this form.

Records requests for the Freedom of Information Act have the following costs associated with them:

  • Records/maps (8.5″ x 11″): First 50 pages are free, additional pages at $.15 each.
  • Records/maps greater than (8.5″ x 14″) irregular size or color: Actual cost of processing
  • Certified copy of documents: $3.00 each.
  • Accident reports: $5.00 for the first 50 pages, additional pages at $.15 each.
  • Incident reports: $2.00 for the first 50 pages, additional pages at $.15 each.
  • Subpoena: $20.00 for the first 50 pages, additional pages are $.15 each.
  • Photo CD: $5.00 each.
  • Color Photos: Color Photos will be the actual cost of processing.