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The regular meeting of the Common Council was held at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on August 4, 2015 at 6:00 P.M.  Alderpersons Olson, J. Eddy, Gearing-Lancaster, Ross and Erickson were present.  Alderperson Redbird was absent, Alderperson Rahmlow was excused.  Mayor Danielson presided.
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It was moved by Alderperson Ross, seconded by Alderperson Lancaster-Gearing to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the July 7, 2015 Common Council meeting and approve as presented.  Motion carried.
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CITIZENS IN ATTENDANCE
5 citizens were in attendance.  
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COMMITTEE REPORTS
It was moved by Alderperson Ross, seconded by Alderperson J. Eddy to approve the Committee of the Whole minutes of July 22, 2015 with the following two changes: (1) Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster listed as excused and (2) the pursuit policy being presented to the Sheriff’s Department added to #7.  Motion Carried.  

The regular meeting of the Common Council was held at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on July 7, 2015 at 6:02 P.M.  Alderpersons Olson, J. Eddy, Gearing-Lancaster, Ross, Erickson, Redbird and Rahmlow were present.  Alderperson R. Eddy was absent.  Mayor Danielson presided.
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It was moved by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster, seconded by Alderperson Redbird to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the June 17, 2015 Special Common Council meeting and approve as presented.  Motion carried.
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CITIZENS IN ATTENDANCE
Nineteen citizens were in attendance.  Library Director Tammy Peasley invited the Council to the Library Data & Trends presentation on July 21, 2015.
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COMMITTEE REPORTS
It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson J. Eddy to place on file the minutes of the June 29, 2015 Utility Commission meeting.  Motion Carried.  

The regular meeting of the Common Council was held at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on May 5, 2015 at 6:00 P.M. Alderpersons Olson, J. Eddy, Gearing-Lancaster, Ross, Erickson, R. Eddy and Rahmlow were present. Alderperson Redbird was absent. 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 April 21, 2015 Special Common Council (Old) meeting. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson R. Eddy seconded by Alderperson Erickson to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the April 21, 2015 Special Common Council (New) meeting. Motion carried.
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CITIZENS IN ATTENDANCE
Seven citizens were in attendance all regarding items on the agenda.
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COMMITTEE REPORTS
It was moved by Alderperson Ross, seconded by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster to place on file the minutes of April 17, 2015 Board of Canvassers meeting. Motion carried.

The regular meeting of the Common Council was held at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on April 8, 2015 at 6:00 P.M. Alderpersons R. Eddy, Rahmlow, Olson, J. Eddy, Gearing-Lancaster, Johnson and Erickson were present. Mayor Danielson presided.
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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 March 3, 2015 Common Council meeting. Motion carried.
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CITIZENS IN ATTENDANCE
Twelve citizens were in attendance all regarding items on the agenda.
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COMMITTEE REPORTS
It was moved by Alderperson R. Eddy, seconded by Alderperson Olson to approve the minutes of the March 18, 2015 Committee of the Whole meeting. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Johnson, seconded by Alderperson J. Eddy to place on file the Plan Commission minutes from March 18, 2015. Motion Carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Johnson, seconded by Alderperson R. Eddy to place on file the minutes of the March 30, 2015 Utility Commission meeting. Motion Carried.

The regular meeting of the Common Council was held at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on March 3, 2015 at 6:00 P.M. Alderpersons R. Eddy, Rahmlow, Olson, J. Eddy, Gearing-Lancaster, Chojnacki, Johnson and Erickson 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 February 3, 2015 Common Council meeting. 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 February 18, 2015 Special Common Council meeting. Motion carried.
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CITIZENS IN ATTENDANCE
Twenty citizens were in attendance all regarding items on the agenda.

A special meeting of the Common Council was held at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on February 18, 2015 at 6:00 P.M. Alderpersons R. Eddy, Rahmlow, Olson, J. Eddy, Gearing-Lancaster and Johnson were present. Mayor Danielson presided. Alderperson Chojnacki and Erickson were absent.
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CITIZENS IN ATTENDANCE
Nineteen citizens were in attendance all regarding items on the agenda.
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The candidates running for City Attorney, Ken Artis and Lisa Hirschman, introduced themselves to the Council and gave a short speech on their qualifications and legal background.
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It was moved by Alderperson Johnson, seconded by Alderperson J. Eddy to approve the Charter Ordinance Statement and Question that City Attorney Dan Diehn presented. Motion carried.

An Ordinance requiring the City of Black River Falls to maintain the City of Black River Falls Police Department to provide police protection 24 hours per day, 7 days per week that is minimally staffed with 1 Police Chief, 5 full-time Patrol Division Officers, 1 full-time Administrative Assistant and 4 Limited part-time Officers. Should the City of Black River Falls be required to maintain a Department as described?

The regular meeting of the Common Council was held at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on January 6, 2015 at 6:00 P.M. Alderpersons R. Eddy, Rahmlow, Olson, J. Eddy, Gearing-Lancaster, Chojnacki, Johnson and Erickson were present. Mayor Danielson presided.
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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 December 2, 2014 Common Council meeting. Motion carried.
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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 December 17, 2014 Special Common Council meeting. Motion carried.
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CITIZENS IN ATTENDANCE

A special meeting of the Common Council was held at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on December 17, 2014 at 6:02 P.M. Alderpersons R. Eddy, Rahmlow, J. Eddy, Gearing-Lancaster, Johnson, and Erickson were present. Alderpersons Olson and Chojnacki were absent. Mayor Danielson presided.
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CITIZENS IN ATTENDANCE: 11 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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It was moved by Alderperson R. Eddy, seconded by Alderperson Johnson to move agenda item #9(f)(1) up to #8 on the agenda. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Johnson, seconded by Alderperson Erickson to approve the 2015-2016 Share-Ride Taxi Operating Contract with removing item #3(g). Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Johnson, seconded by Alderperson J. Eddy to approve Resolution 2014-14 A RESOLUTION REGARDING SHARED RIDE TAXI PROGRAM AGENCY FARES. Motion carried.

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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