Common Council Meeting Minutes of July 1, 2014

 

The regular meeting of the Common Council was held at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on July 1, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. Alderpersons R. Eddy, Hackman, Olson, J. Eddy, Gearing-Lancaster, Chojnacki, Johnson, and Pankowitz were present. Mayor Danielson presided.
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It was moved by Alderperson J. Eddy, seconded by Alderperson Olson to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the June 3, 2014 Special Common Council meeting. Motion carried.
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CITIZENS IN ATTENDANCE
Five citizens were in attendance, a sixth came in at 6:55.
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COMMITTEE REPORTS
It was moved by Alderperson Johnson, seconded by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster to approve the Committee of the Whole minutes from June 25, 2014. Motion carried.

Read more: Common Council Meeting Minutes of July 1, 2014

Common Council Minutes of June 3, 2014

The regular meeting of the Common Council was held at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on June 3, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. Alderpersons R. Eddy, Hackman, J. Eddy, Gearing-Lancaster, Chojnacki, Johnson, and Pankowitz were present. Alderperson Olson was absent. Mayor Danielson presided.
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It was moved by Alderperson Johnson, seconded by Alderperson Chojnacki to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the May 21, 2014 Special Common Council meeting. Motion carried (6-1) with Alderperson Hackman voting no.
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CITIZENS IN ATTENDANCE
Six citizens were in attendance. Al Powell asked the Council if any complaints had been filed for the height of the shrubs on the corner of Pine Street and 8th Street. No complaints have been filed. Two citizens were in attendance for the Peace Pole Presentation, and three citizens were in attendance for the Pledge of Allegiance and the prayer topics on the agenda.

Read more: Common Council Minutes of June 3, 2014

Common Council Minutes of May 21, 2014

The special meeting of the Common Council was held at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on May 21, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. Alderpersons R. Eddy, Hackman, Olson, J. Eddy, Gearing-Lancaster, Chojnacki, Johnson, and Pankowitz were present. Mayor Danielson presided.
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It was moved by Alderperson J. Eddy, seconded by Alderperson Johnson to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the May 6, 2014 Common Council meeting. Motion carried.
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CITIZENS IN ATTENDANCE
None.
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Mayor Danielson gave information about the Peace Pole project that the Black River Falls High School Student Senate would like to do. They were to present the project, but nobody was in attendance so they will need to come back to another meeting to present and move forward with this project.
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The Department Head monthly reports were reviewed. Department heads present were Steve Schreiber, Jody Stoker, Todd Gomer, Dave Frederick, Steve Peterson, Brad Chown and Tammy Peasley.

1.Alderperson Hackman asked Fire Chief Schreiber what kind of counseling is in place for firefighters when they encounter a death. Chief Schreiber said the City doesn’t have an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) in place; however, the Fire Department takes care of it by using Gundersen Lutheran when needed. Alderperson Chojnacki asked for the situation of the fatal crash in the Chief’s report, and Chief Schreiber advised that information would be available by requesting the accident report from the Sheriff’s Department.

Read more: Common Council Minutes of May 21, 2014

Special Common Council -A of April 15, 2014

A special meeting of the Common Council was held at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on April 15, 2014 at 6:25 P.M. Alderpersons R. Eddy, Hackman, Olson, J. Eddy, Gearing-Lancaster, Chojnacki, Johnson, and Pankowitz were present. Mayor Danielson presided.
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NEW BUSINESS
There was discussion on the identifiers and legal liabilities related to the proposed Title VI Plan.
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It was moved by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster, seconded by Alderperson Johnson to approve the Title VI Plan as presented. Motion carried 7-0 with Alderperson Hackman abstaining citing not having enough information.
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It was moved by Alderperson Johnson, seconded by Alderperson J. Eddy to approve the Mayor’s 2014-2015 Appointments.

PLAN COMMISSION (3 Year Term) 
Ron Danielson – Mayor 
Gavin Johnson – Until 2017
Al Powell – Until 2016
Clint Helland – Until 2015 
Bill Moe – Until 2017

Read more: Special Common Council -A of April 15, 2014

Special Common Council of April 15, 2014

A special meeting of the Common Council was held at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on April 15, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. Alderpersons Johnson, Herman, R. Eddy, Olson, J. Eddy, Gearing-Lancaster and Chojnacki were present. Mayor Danielson presided. Alderperson Rahmlow was absent.
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It was moved by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster, seconded by Alderperson Olson to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the April 2, 2014 Common Council meeting. Motion carried.
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CITIZENS IN ATTENDANCE
1 citizen was in attendance along with two new alderpersons, four department heads, and Sean Lentz with Ehler’s & Associates. No items for discussion.
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Read more: Special Common Council of April 15, 2014

Common Council Minutes of April 2, 2014

 

The regular meeting of the Common Council was held at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on April 2, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. Alderpersons Johnson, Herman, R. Eddy, Rahmlow, Olson, J. Eddy, Gearing-Lancaster and Chojnacki were present. Mayor Danielson and Council President Rahmlow presided.
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It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson Johnson to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the March 4, 2014 Common Council meeting. Motion carried.
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CITIZENS IN ATTENDANCE
6 citizens were in attendance. No items for discussion.
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COMMITTEE REPORTS
It was moved by Alderperson R. Eddy, seconded by Alderperson Herman to approve the Committee of the Whole minutes from March 19, 2014. Motion carried.
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Read more: Common Council Minutes of April 2, 2014

Common Council Meeting Minutes of March 4, 2014

The regular meeting of the Common Council was held at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on March 4, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. Alderpersons Johnson, Herman, Rahmlow, Olson, J. Eddy, Gearing-Lancaster and Chojnacki were present. Alderperson R. Eddy was absent. Mayor Danielson presided.
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It was moved by Alderperson Johnson, seconded by Alderperson Olson to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the February 4, 2014 Common Council meeting. Motion carried.
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CITIZENS IN ATTENDANCE
6 citizens were in attendance. No items for discussion.
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COMMITTEE REPORTS

It was moved by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster, seconded by Alderperson Chojnacki to approve the Committee of the Whole minutes from February 19, 2014. Motion carried.
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Read more: Common Council Meeting Minutes of March 4, 2014

Common Council Meeting Mintutes of February 4, 2014

The regular meeting of the Common Council was held at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on February 4, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. Alderpersons Johnson, Herman, R. Eddy, Rahmlow, Olson, J. Eddy, Gearing-Lancaster and Chojnacki were present. Mayor Danielson presided.
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It was moved by Alderperson Johnson, seconded by Alderperson Chojnacki to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the January 7, 2014 Common Council meeting. Motion carried.
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CITIZENS IN ATTENDANCE
3 citizens were in attendance. No items for discussion.
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COMMITTEE REPORTS

It was moved by Alderperson R. Eddy, seconded by Alderperson Johnson to approve the Committee of the Whole minutes from January 15, 2014. Motion carried.
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The Committee of the Whole met at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on January 15, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. Alderpersons Johnson, Herman, R. Eddy, Rahmlow, J. Eddy, Gearing-Lancaster and Chojnacki were present. Alderperson Olson was absent. Mayor Danielson presided.

Read more: Common Council Meeting Mintutes of February 4, 2014

Common Council Meeting of January 7 2014

 

The regular meeting of the Common Council was held at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on January 7, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. Alderpersons Johnson, Herman, R. Eddy, Olson, J. Eddy, Gearing-Lancaster and Chojnacki were present. Alderperson Rahmlow was absent. Mayor Danielson presided.
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It was moved by Alderperson R. Eddy, seconded by Alderperson Chojnacki to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the December 3, 2013 Common Council meeting. Motion carried.
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CITIZENS IN ATTENDANCE
4 citizens were in attendance.
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COMMITTEE REPORTS

It was moved by Alderperson Johnson, seconded by Alderperson Olson to place on file the Plan Commission minutes of December 9, 2013 and December 16, 2013. Motion carried.
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The Committee of the Whole met at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on December 18, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. Alderpersons Johnson, Herman, R. Eddy, Rahmlow, Olson, J. Eddy, Gearing-Lancaster and Chojnacki were present. Mayor Danielson presided.

Read more: Common Council Meeting of January 7 2014

Common Council Minutes of December 3, 2013

 

The regular meeting of the Common Council was held at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on December 3, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. Alderpersons Johnson, Herman, R. Eddy, Rahmlow, Olson, J. Eddy, Gearing-Lancaster and Chojnacki were present. Mayor Danielson presided.
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It was moved by Alderperson Chojnacki, seconded by Alderperson Johnson to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the November 5, 2013 Common Council meeting and the November 21 23, 2013 Special Common Council meeting. Motion carried.
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CITIZENS IN ATTENDANCE
7 citizens were in attendance.
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COMMITTEE REPORTS

It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson Johnson to place on file the Plan Commission minutes of November 18, 2013. Motion carried.
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Read more: Common Council Minutes of December 3, 2013

Common Council Minutes of November 5, 2013

The regular meeting of the Common Council was held at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on November 5, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. Alderpersons Johnson, Herman, R. Eddy, Olson, J. Eddy, Gearing-Lancaster and Chojnacki were present. Alderperson Rahmlow was absent. Mayor Danielson presided.
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It was moved by Alderperson Chojnacki, seconded by Alderperson Johnson to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the October 1, 2013 Common Council meeting. October 23, 2013 Special Common Council meeting, and the October 29, 2013 Special Common Council meeting. Motion carried.
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CITIZENS IN ATTENDANCE

Al Powell was in attendance.
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COMMITTEE REPORTS

It was moved by Alderperson Johnson, seconded by Alderperson Olson to place on file the Plan Commission minutes of October 23, 2013. Motion carried.
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Alderperson J. Eddy opened discussion on the Municipal Utilities being under billed by WPPI for 9 months due to a faulty meter and how the Utilities plan to pay the amount owed. Alderperson R. Eddy provided all interested Alderpersons in attendance with a letter from WPPI explaining how the defective meter was discovered and how the amount owed was calculated.

It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson Chojnacki to place on file the Utility Commission minutes of September 23, 2013 and October 28, 2013. Motion Carried.
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OLD BUSINESS

City Attorney Dan Diehn explained differences between the original draft of Ordinance 817 Amending the Code of Black River Falls, Jackson County Wisconsin by Repealing and Recreating Section 12.02(4) Safety and Sanitation requirements and the revised version presented at this meeting. The Council believed the new language met the objectives of the Council and plan to move forward with the new language by bringing it back to the Committee of the Whole meeting on November 21, 2013.
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NEW BUSINESS

City Administrator Brad Chown presented a proposal submitted by Street Superintendent Todd Gomer to add two part-time positions to the Street Department and eliminate the one vacant full-time position in this department. One part-time garbage laborer would be utilized 20 hours per week and one part-time recycling laborer would be utilized 32 hours every other week.

It was moved by Alderperson J. Eddy, seconded by Alderperson Johnson to approve two new part-time positions in the Street Department as presented. Motion Carried with Alderperson Herman Abstaining.
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A public hearing for the proposed 2014 budget will be November 21, 2013 6:00 PM.
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The next Committee of the Whole meeting will be November 21, 2013 6:15 P.M.
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It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson Chojnacki to adjourn. Motion carried.
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Alex B. Chown
City Administrator