Common Council Meeting Of November 5, 2014

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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Special Common Council Meeting Minutes September 17, 2014

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.

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Common Council Minute Of September 2, 2014

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.

Read more: Common Council Minute Of September 2, 2014

Common Council Minutes Of August 5, 2014

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.

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Common Council Meeting Minutes of July 23, 2014

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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Read more: Common Council Meeting Minutes of July 23, 2014

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

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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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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