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On November 19, 2014, the Black River Falls Common Council voted to contract with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department for police services. This vote came after nearly a year of research, deliberation, and negotiations with the Black River Falls Police Union and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. Through this entire process, providing 24/7 police protection for residents and businesses has always been the top priority, and the Black River Falls Common Council reviewed several options to save tax payer dollars without compromising law enforcement coverage for the City of Black River Falls.

A special meeting of the Common Council was held at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on November 19, 2014 at 6:02 P.M. Alderpersons R. Eddy, Rahmlow, Olson, J. Eddy, Gearing-Lancaster, Chojnacki, Johnson, and Erickson were present. Mayor Danielson presided.
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CITIZENS IN ATTENDANCE: 53 citizens in attendance. No new items were brought up for discussion - all were present for other items already on the agenda.
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There was a public hearing on the 2015 budget. The Lunda Community Park needs a new lawn mower. City Attorney Dan Diehn is not running for City Attorney. The Council discussed lowering the City Attorney’s salary due to newly elected counsel likely inexperienced in Municipal Law. Alderperson R. Eddy suggested that an Ad Hoc Committee of four Council members be created for next year’s budget process.

The regular meeting of the Common Council was held at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on November 5, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. Alderpersons R. Eddy, Olson, J. Eddy, Gearing-Lancaster, Chojnacki, Johnson and Erickson were present. Mayor Danielson presided.
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It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson R. Eddy to appoint Brad Rahmlow to replace Amber Hackman as First Ward Alderperson for the balance of the term. Motion carried. 
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It was moved by Alderperson Johnson, seconded by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the October 7, 2014 Common Council meeting. Motion carried.
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CITIZENS IN ATTENDANCE
Fifteen citizens were in attendance with no concerns other than items listed on the agenda.
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A special meeting of the Common Council was held at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on September 17, 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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CITIZENS IN ATTENDANCE: 61 citizens in attendance. No new items were brought up for discussion - all were present for other items already on the agenda.
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The Council discussed changing Pierce Street (West of S. 11th Street) from one-way to two-way. Officer Tom Cooper stated there would not be any safety issues. City Attorney Dan Diehn will research the procedures for making the change and draft the required documents.

The regular meeting of the Common Council was held at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on September 2, 2014 at 6:04 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 Olson, seconded by Alderperson Johnson to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the August 5, 2014 Common Council meeting. Motion carried.
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CITIZENS IN ATTENDANCE
Fourteen citizens were in attendance.

The regular meeting of the Common Council was held at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on August 5, 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 Johnson, seconded by Alderperson Pankowitz to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the July 23, 2014 Special Common Council meeting. Motion carried.
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CITIZENS IN ATTENDANCE
Four citizens were in attendance.
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COMMITTEE REPORTS
It was moved by Alderperson R. Eddy, seconded by Alderperson Johnson to place on file the Contract Negotiating Committee minutes from July 24, 2014. Motion Carried.

A special meeting of the Common Council was held at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on July 23, 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 Johnson, seconded by Alderperson Chojnacki to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the July 1, 2014 Common Council meeting. Motion carried.
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CITIZENS IN ATTENDANCE: One citizen was in attendance with no concerns. 
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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.