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 nominations will be 4pm on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 4pm on Tuesday, March 28, 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

The Bridge – Volume 128 (03/02/2017)

The Bridge – Volume 128 (03/02/2017)

Memorial Day Parade Route and Activities – Monday, May 29, 2017

Monday, May 29, 2017

Parade starts at 10:00 am in front of the Rockford Middle School on Ash Street.

Navy Memorial at Crow River (Bridge St and Mechanic St) at approximately 10:15am.

Memorial Service at Elmwood Cemetery (Maple Street) at approximately 10:30am.


Lion’s Pork Chop Dinner at Riverside Park – 8220 Elm Street, starting at 11am until sold out!

Historic Stork House Pie & Ice Cream Social – 8131 Bridge Street, 11-2pm.

United Presbyterian Church Open House – 6301 Maple Street, 10am-11:30am


For more information, contact Rick Martinson at 612-875-1356 or rickm@cityofrockford.ort

Memorial Day Parade Route Map

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.