Seeking Nominations for the 2016 Volunteer of the Year

Every year the city awards a deserving individual or group the “Volunteer of the Year” award.  National Volunteer Week is April 23, 2017 to April 29, 2017.

The City asks residents to submit candidates that they feel are worthy for the award and to list the reason why they should be Volunteer of the Year.  The deadline for submittal will be 4pm on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.  The City Council will vote on March 28th.  The Volunteer will be recognized at the City Council meeting on April 11th or April 25th, depending on the recipient’s availability.

2016 Nominee Form

2017 Water Rate Increase

Commencing January 1, 2017, the Water Utility Rate shall be increased $.40, from $4.54 per 1,000 gallons of use to $4.94 per 1,000 gallons of use, an increase of approximately 8.4%


Public Safety Notice UPDATE (4:20pm) for Tuesday, January 24, 2017

UPDATE (4:20pm) Public Safety just reported that the CenterPoint gas leak has been repaired and Highway 55 is open and cleared for traffic. It may be slower going for a bit as traffic starts moving again. Thank you.


Public Safety has reported a natural gas leak off of Highway 55 located between County Road 92 and County Road 50 in the City of Greenfield, Minnesota. As a result, Highway 55 is closed to traffic between these two intersections. Public Safety and CenterPoint Energy Repair Crews have been on scene addressing this on-going repair. These repairs are currently anticipated to be completed by 6:00 p.m. this evening. Please respect the road closures and plan alternate routes. With service questions, please contact CenterPoint Energy for residential service at 612-372-4727; or for commercial service at 612-321-4939.

Warming House Attendants POSITIONS FILLED

The City of Rockford is still looking for warming house attendants for our two skating rinks. Hours of operation will vary and will be weather dependent, but will generally run Thursday and Friday from 4 until 9; and Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. We currently have four open positions and will have various shifts available to work during these hours of operation. The starting wage is $10 per hour. Applicants must be 16 years of age or older. If interested, please stop by or contact City Hall for an application. (763) 477-6565.

Christmas Tree Pick-Up – Wednesday, January 18, 2017

If you would like to have your tree picked-up, you MUST call City Hall by noon on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 to sign-up. If there are not a minimum of 10 participants, Waste Management will not be able to facilitate the collection of trees!

The cost is $10 and will be billed to your account.

Call Audra at 763-634-8770 to be added to the list. We will need your name, address and daytime phone number.