City of Rockford Clean-Up Day on Saturday, May 2, 2015 (8am-noon)

The City of Rockford will host the annual Clean-Up Day on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 8am-noon at the Public Works Facility – 6551 Utility Drive (look for the signs).

2015 Clean Up Day Flyer

Clean Up Day Map




2014 Volunteer of the Year – Lou Ann Eberspacher

On Tuesday, March 24th the City Council selected Lou Ann Eberspoacher as the 2014 Volunteer of the Year. 

The Council presented Lou Ann with a plaque on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at the City Council meeting (pictured below:  Lou Ann and Mayor Hafften)

2014 Volunteer of the Year Lou Ann

Lou Ann was selected for her community spirit with the Rockford Area Schools, Thousand Hearts Crow River Serve Day, RiverWorks Community and many other volunteer activities.  Her dedication to the community is greatly appreciated.

Thank you to all the volunteers that make Rockford a great community!



Job Opening – Public Works Maintenance Mechanic Position

Public Works Maintenance Mechanic Position

The City of Rockford is accepting applications for a full-time Public Works Maintenance Mechanic Position to perform skilled repairs and maintenance on City vehicles and equipment.  This position will assist with operation of the Street Department, Parks Department and Water and Wastewater Utilities.

Minimum qualifications:  Applicants should have a high school diploma or equivalent degree; valid Minnesota Class B Driver’s License with air brake endorsement; and experience operating and repairing light and heavy equipment, vehicles and tools.  Applicants should also possess basic computer and office skills and be experienced in the safe operation of equipment necessary to complete maintenance activities including;  trucks, loaders, backhoes, pressure washers, and other specialized utility equipment.  Public Works Maintenance Mechanic Position Job Description

The compensation range for this position is $17.50 and $29.57 per hour, depending on qualifications, with excellent benefits.  All offers will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, physical examination and drug testing.

Application materials are available at:  Volunteer & Job (tab) or by contacting City Hall at 6031 Main Street, Rockford, MN  55373.

Application Instructions:  To apply for this position, please submit a Cover Letter, Resume, Veteran’s Preference Form, Complete City Application and three References to City Hall:  6031 Main Street, Rockford, MN  55373 by 4:30pm, Friday, May 8, 2015.

Burning Restrictions


Due to the fast drying of the grass fuels, burning restrictions have been put in place by the MN DNR.

NO BURNING IS ALLOWED. EXCEPT 3′ x 3′ x 3′ recreational fires that are attended. Please be careful!

Weight Restrictions On Roads

The City of Rockford spring weight restrictions will go into effect Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 12:01 a.m.

A map showing the maximum loads for each road are located on the Wright County and Hennepin County websites. The load restrictions may also be posted on County Roads and City Streets and will be enforced.