Town Hall Meeting – Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 6pm at the Rockford Fire Department

Thank you for your calls and visits, we appreciate you voicing your questions, comments and concerns regarding this month’s utility bills. The City would like to hold a Town Hall Meeting at the Rockford Fire Department (6700 Main Street) next Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. We will discuss the current rate structure, reasons for the rate increase and hear our plans and recommendations moving forward. Please help us spread the word on the meeting time, date and location, and we look forward to meeting with you all then.

State Highway 55 Lanes CLOSE Overnight starting Tuesday, September 2nd through Sunday, September 7th DATES CHANGED

Work temporarily suspended, schedule change
Highway 55 lanes close overnight Sept. 2–7
State Highway 55 Lanes CLOSE OvernightSunday, August 24, 2014 –Friday, August 29, 2014 CHANGED TO:  Tuesday, September 2nd throught Sunday, September 7th!
Expect delays up to 20 minutes as flaggers, pilot car direct traffic through work zonel
Motorists will encounter overnight delays on Highway 55 between ROCKFORD and Buffalo as lanes close and flaggers hold traffic for up to 20 minutes at a time beginning at 7pm Sunday, August 24th through Friday, August 29th CHANGED to 7pm Tuesday, September 2nd through Sunday, September 7th.
All lanes of Highway 55 will re-open by 5am the following day.
The closures are needed as crews resurface Highway 55 between Rockford and Buffalo.
Flaggers and pilot care will allow one-way, alternating traffic through each night’s work zone.  Motorist must obey the flagger and follow the pilot car through the work zone.
Also, drivers entering a work zone from roads or driveways that intersect Highway 55 must wait for the pilot car
to pass, then follow it through the work zone.
Motorists should seek alternate routes and plan additional time for travel.
The schedule is weather dependent.  When complete, the project will provide a smoother ride and extend the life of the roadway on eight miles of busy two-lane highway that serves more than 15,000 vehicles per day.

2014 Rockford Utility Improvements – Construction Notice(s)

Maplewood Manor Updates

Update 08/22/2014

Update 08/15/2014

Update 08/08/2014

Update 08/01/2014

Update 07/25/2014

Update 07/18/2014

Update 07/11/2014

Update 07/03/2014

Update 06/27/2014

Update 06/20/2014

Update 06/13/2014

Update 06/06/2014

Update 05/30/2014

Update 05/23/2014

Update 05/16/2014


The 2014 Rockford Utility Improvement Project has been awarded to LaTour Construction, Inc. as the City’s contractor to complete the utility improvements in the Maplewood Manor area and along Highway 55.

Construction Notice Information

Primary Project Contact:  Adam Noreen, Project Inspector (612) 214-5016 / email:

Secondary Project Contact:  Jared Ward, City Engineer (612) 845-9842 / email:

Public Works Supervisor:  Dennis Peterson (612) 490-6506 / email:

In an emergency, call 911.

Water and Wastewater Rates Increase Effective July 15th

Rockford Residents and Members of the Community,

The City of Rockford will implement the following rates and schedule changes which will be reflected in the August 2014 utility bill:

Water usage rates: $5.54 per gallons
Discontinue charging a minimal water use of 3,000 gallons
Base rate for water and wastewater per month of $4.95
Wastewater usage rates: $7.45 per 1,000 gallons
Discontinue the averaging method for calculating wastewater and usage will be on actual gallons used

These changes have been made due to the increase of operating costs,
2014 Utility Bonds and Utility projects.
As always, we are committed to providing you with excellent service.  Any questions, please contact Rockford City Hall at 763-477-6565.

Rockford Community Market – Fridays (3pm-7pm)

Rockford Community Market on Friday’s May 16th – October 17th, 2014

3pm to 7pm (earlier closing September and October)

Rockford Mall – 8900 Walnut Street (north side of State Highway 55) west end parking lot

  • Local fresh farm produce
  • Local products such as honey, maple syrup
  • Local home-crafted jellies, jam, pickles, bread
  • Local crafts including bird houses, soap, and jewelry
  • Non-profit groups welcome to fundaise:  scouts, athletic groups, churches, band, choir, etc…

Fee $5 per date or $30 fee for the entire season

Each entity required to provide their own insurance

Registration and details available at: