Thursday, July 18th

The Common Council met at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on April 3, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. Alderpersons J. Rave, M. Rave, Olson, Busse, Gearing-Lancaster, Ross, and Brown were present. Alderperson Redbird was absent. Mayor J. Eddy presided.
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It was moved by Alderperson Ross, seconded by Alderperson Olson to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the March 5, 2019 Common Council meeting and approve as presented. Motion carried.
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CITIZENS IN ATTENDANCE
There were 5 citizens in attendance for agenda items.
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COMMITTEE REPORTS
It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster to place on file the minutes of the March 5, 2019 Hiring Committee meeting. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster, seconded by Alderperson Ross to place on file the minutes of the March 6, 2019 Hiring Committee meeting. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Busse, seconded by Alderperson Olson to place on file the minutes of the March 12, 2019 Hiring Committee meeting. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson Busse to place on file the minutes of the March 14, 2019 Airport Commission meeting. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Ross, seconded by Alderperson M. Rave to place on file the minutes of the March 15, 2019 Public Safety Planning Task Force meeting. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson M. Rave to approve the minutes of the March 20, 2019 Committee of the Whole meeting. Motion carried.


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The Committee of the Whole met at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on March 20, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. Alderpersons J. Rave, Olson, Busse, Gearing-Lancaster, Ross, and Brown were present. Alderpersons M. Rave and Redbird were excused. Mayor Jay Eddy presided.
1. Mayor Eddy called the Committee of the Whole to order at 6:00pm.
2. There was one citizen in attendance.
3. The Department Head monthly reports were reviewed. Department heads present were Steve Peterson, Tammy Peasley, Jody Stoker, Adam Engebretson, and Brad Chown. Chief Schreiber was excused.
4. The Parks & Recreation Director advised renting the Sig Peterson Park cabin (aka Girl Scout Cabin) to Living Well Embassy will not move forward until more information is received and it comes back to the committee.
5. The City Administrator distributed and reviewed the bid schedule and construction schedule for the Andrews Road and S. McKinley Street projects in TID #3, reviewed sections of the Retail Market Strategic Plan, and recommended the creation of an Economic Development Committee to oversee the Economic Development Fund and implement the Retail Market Strategic Plan. Committee members agreed that the creation of an Economic Development Committee would be beneficial.
6. The Library Director distributed and reviewed library statistics from the 2018 annual report and encouraged participation in completing the library’s community survey to help with strategic planning.
7. The EMS Division Chief advised the committee the Mercedes ambulance is out of service for recall repairs and their newest ambulance will be in for repairs next week and a loaner ambulance will be brought in to maintain the fleet at four ambulances. The engine type and size of the current ambulances were discussed.
8. The Acting Street Superintendent Adam Engebretson and his crew were thanked for a job well done dealing
with the winter weather events.
9. It was moved by Alderperson Busse, seconded by Alderperson Olson to recommend the Council approve the purchase of a 2019 Larue D40 Snow Blower from Casper’s Truck Equipment for the amount of $128,759.00. Motion carried.
10. There was discussion on whether or not to purchase a new dump truck, box, and wing plow or to use the budgeted funds to purchase the commercial snow blower. The Acting Street Superintendent shared mechanical issues they are having with the dump truck that was going to be replaced.
11. It was moved by Alderperson Busse, seconded by Alderperson Olson to recommend the Council reject all bids for a 2.5 ton truck chassis, dump box, and wing. Motion carried.
12. The City Administrator commended Police Department Administrative Assistant Jennifer Amundson for a job well done compiling the monthly police report in the absence of a Chief of Police. There was discussion on the citizen request for a stop sign or yield sign on Van Buren Street at N 9th Street.
13. It was moved by Alderperson Ross, seconded by Alderperson Busse to recommend the Council approve a stop sign on eastbound Van Buren Street at North 9th Street. Motion carried.
14. It was moved by Alderperson Ross, seconded by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster to approve the vouchers for February 2019 check #65223 - #65309 totaling $1,711,929.15. Motion carried.
15. The City Administrator reviewed additions to the monthly Treasurer’s Report. Under investments, “Other Funds” was expanded to list the individual funds that made up that balance. This includes the Super Fund balance, the Economic Development Fund balance, and Economic Development Loan balances.
16. It was moved by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster, seconded by Alderperson Olson to approve the City Treasurer’s Report for February 2019. Motion carried.
17. It was moved by Alderperson Ross, seconded by Alderperson J. Rave to approve the Revenue and Expense reports for February 2019. Motion carried.

It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson Busse to adjourn. Motion carried at 7:00pm.
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It was moved by Alderperson M. Rave, seconded by Alderperson Brown to place on file the minutes of the March 25, 2019 Utility Commission meeting. Motion Carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster, seconded by Alderperson Ross to place on file the minutes of the March 26, 2019 Hiring Committee meeting. Motion carried.
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Information on Jackson County’s intent to acquire orthoimagery in 2020 and the City’s option to acquire higher resolution imagery was presented to the Committee by Zach Nienow and Ethan Remus.
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It was moved by Alderperson Ross, seconded by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster to authorize the City Administrator and the City Attorney to work with the County to get a Memorandum of Understanding drafted and brought back to the Council. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson J. Rave to approve the applications for a Liquor Operator’s License from Shayla E. Sisk, Roxanne C. Petterson, JoAnn L. Sweet, Chelsey L. Meinking, and Peter Dehmer. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Ross, seconded by Alderperson Busse to approve the application for a Temporary
Class B Retailers License from the Black River Falls Booster Club for the Great Taste Festival May 4, 2019 at
388 Melrose Street. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Busse, seconded by Alderperson Olson to approve the WisDOT Emergency Vehicle Pre-Emption (EVP) System Agreement for the intersection of US Highway 12 and County Highway A. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson M. Rave, seconded by Alderperson Brown to accept the trade in value of $500 for the 2008 Chevrolet Impala Police Department vehicle. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Ross, seconded by Alderperson M. Rave to fill the full-time Police Department Patrol Officer position. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster, seconded by Alderperson Olson to fill the full-time Street Department General Laborer or Mechanic position. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster, seconded by Alderperson Olson to approve RESOLUTION 2019-03 an introduction of a resolution regarding the discontinuance of a public way. Motion carried.
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CITY OF BLACK RIVER FALLS RESOLUTION 2019-03 INTRODUCTION OF RESOLUTION REGARDING THE DISCONTINUANCE OF A PUBLIC WAY WHEREAS, the Common Council of the City of Black River Falls in Jackson County, Wisconsin, hereby introduces a resolution pursuant to Wis. Stat § 66.1003(4), to discontinue a selected public way originally laid in
the Amended Plat of Outlots, as more particularly described below; and WHEREAS, the public way proposed for discontinuance exists by virtue of a dedicated plat recorded with the Register of Deeds office for Jackson County; and WHEREAS, the final resolution shall contain the following language: “The Common Council of the City of Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wisconsin, by this resolution, adopted by a majority of the Common Council on a roll call vote with a quorum present and voting and proper
notice having been given, resolves and declares as follows: The public way contained in the parcel described below is vacated and discontinued under s. 66.1003 (4), Wis. Stats. It is in the public interest that the public way described below is vacated and discontinued under s. 66.1003 (4), Wis. Stats. The public way to be discontinued is a part of the street (now known as Van Buren Street) lying south of Outlot 4 of the Amended Plat of the Outlots in the Northwest quarter of the Southwest quarter of Section 15 in Township 21 North of Range 4 West, City of Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wisconsin, and north of Block 8 of John Coleman’s Addition to said City, described as follows: Beginning at the Northwest corner of Lot 7 in Block 8 of said John Coleman’s Addition; thence North 0°13’25” West, on the east line of Lots 7 and 1 of Mills’ Addition to the City of Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wisconsin, 53.10 feet; thence South 49°07’29” East 79.61 feet, to a point on the north line of Lot 8 of the aforesaid Block 8 of John Coleman’s Addition which lies North 89°02’45” East 60.00 feet from the point of beginning; thence South 89°02’45” West 60.00 feet, to the point of beginning, and containing approximately 1593 square feet of land. The discontinuance of the above-described public way will not result in a landlocked property and no
owner of property abutting the discontinued public ways will be damaged by the discontinuance. The discontinued public way will be vacated and the land awarded to the following owner or owners of real estate abutting the discontinued ways:
(i) William and Sally Moe
(ii) City of Black River Falls
The City Clerk shall properly post or publish this resolution as required under s. 62.11, Wis. Stats.” WHEREAS, scale maps of the lands that would be affected by the proposed discontinuance are attached hereto, marked as Exhibit “A” and Exhibit “B” and made a part hereof. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BLACK RIVER FALLS, JACKSON COUNTY, WISCONSIN, AS FOLLOWS:
1.That a public hearing shall be held at the City Hall for the City of Black River Falls to determine whether discontinuing the above-described public way is in the public interest. Said meeting shall be held not less than 40 days after this resolution is introduced.
2.That notices of said public hearing required under Wis. Stat. § 66.1003(4)(b) shall be sent. At least 30 days prior to the hearing, said notices shall be served upon all owners of all lots fronting any of the roads proposed for discontinuance and a notice will be published as a class 3 notice under ch. 985. Any objection to the discontinuance by any owner must be made in writing and submitted to the City Clerk for the City of Black River Falls.

Introduced this 3rd day of April, 2019
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It was moved by Alderperson Ross, seconded by Alderperson J. Rave to approve Amendment / Change Order No. 3 to the Supplemental Letter Agreement for Andrews Road Extension adding estimated cost of $5,800 for Certified Survey Maps. Motion Carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson M. Rave, seconded by Alderperson Ross to approve Amendment / Change Order No. 1 to the Supplemental Letter Agreement for McKinley Street Extension adding estimated cost of $8,000 for Certified Survey Maps. Motion Carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson M. Rave, seconded by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster to convene in to closed session for the purpose of considering an Employment Agreement for the City Attorney which is authorized under Section 19.85(1)(c) of the Wisconsin Statutes and for the purpose of deliberating or negotiating the purchase price for public properties regarding Federation Cooperative which is authorized under Section 19.85(1)(e) of the Wisconsin Statutes. Motion Carried at 7:13pm.
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At 7:36pm it was announced to those present that the Common Council was reconvening in to open session.
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It was moved by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster, seconded by Alderperson Olson to approve the Employment Agreement with the City Attorney as presented in closed session. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Ross, seconded by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster to authorize the City Administrator and the City Attorney to negotiate with Federation Cooperative within the parameters discussed in closed session with any tentative agreement to be approved by the Council. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson Brown to adjourn. Motion carried at 7:43pm.
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A. Brad Chown
City Administrator