City Hall

First a little information about our city:

Rockland was originally founded in 1879, 11 years before Idaho statehood.  The Rockland Valley was traveled by trappers before its founding, but its first permanent settlers entered the valley in 1878. At that time, Hildalgo Guadelupe Valdez herded his cattle into the valley and chose the valley as his home.  The village became a “city” by Resolution #38, dated March 4, 1968 following new state regulations making all villages into cities.

Geography: Rockland is located at 42°34′24″N 112°52′35″W (42.573469, -112.876344).  Rockland is named after Rock Creek which flows north west into the Snake River.  According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.30 square miles and a population of  approximately 300.

Demographics: As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 295 people, 97 households, and 76 families residing in the city. The population density was 983.3 inhabitants per square mile (379.7/km2). There were 114 housing units at an average density of 380.0 per square mile (146.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.7% White and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 97 households of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.1% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 21.6% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.43.

The median age in the city was 34.9 years. 32.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21% were from 25 to 44; 23.2% were from 45 to 64; and 16.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.

Rockland City Hall is located at 135 South Main Street.

The City Office is open Monday and Wednesday 9am to 1pm.  Office phone:  (208)548-2489

Utilities:  Electricity is supplied by Idaho Power Co. that has held a franchise since 1927 (208-388-2200).  Telephone service and internet are provided by Direct Communications (150 S. Main, Rockland, ID  208-548-2345).  Water and sewer service are provided by the city, with current rates as follows: sewer is $43.00 per month, and water service is $31.50 per month including 5,000 gallons with additional water at $.5249 per 1,000 gallons.  Curbside garbage pick-up is available by PSI Environmental at (208-529-8084).  US Postal Service provides the mail service with the Post Office located on South Main Street, right next to the City Hall.

City Clerk is Denise Ralphs.  In an emergency, after hours, she can be reached at (208)221-2421.

Deputy City Clerk is Kristie Tomkinson. In an emergency, after hours, she can be reached at (208)760-0319

Mayor Austin Turley can be reached after hours at (208)548-2823

City Maintenance: Mike Mathews     (208)241-5082

The City Hall was constructed in 1998.  Prior to November of 1998, city council meetings were held in the American Legion Hall, and the City Clerk’s office was located in the basement of the “Annex”, of the old brick church.  An interesting note: the clerk had to go upstairs to use a telephone in the hall to make or receive phone calls.  Prior to the office in the “Annex”, the clerk’s office was located in the clerk’s home!  We are very glad to have the more modern City Hall and Clerk’s Office, as well as City Shop, all under one roof and centrally located in our community at 135 South Main Street..