Saturday, December 16th

The Common Council met at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on September 5, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. Alderpersons Redbird, Colloton Chrest, Rave, Erickson, Olson, Busse, Gearing-Lancaster, and Ross were present. Mayor Jay Eddy presided.

Mayor Eddy asked for a moment of silence preceding the Pledge of Allegiance in memory of Jackson County District Attorney Gerald Fox who passed away unexpectedly.

It was moved by Alderperson Olson seconded by Alderperson Erickson to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the August 16,2017 Special Common Council meeting and approve as presented. Motion carried.

CITIZENS IN ATTENDANCE
There were three citizens in attendance.

Mayor Eddy commended Alderperson Joel Busse for driving a semi load of hurricane relief supplies to Houston, Texas and representing both his employer and the city in his efforts.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
It was moved by Alderperson Erickson, seconded by Alderperson Rave to place on file the minutes of the August 28, 2017 Utility Commission meeting. Motion carried.

It was moved by Alderperson Ross, seconded by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster to place on file the minutes of the August 30, 2017 Board of Review meeting. Motion carried.

Miss Black River Falls 2017-2018 Isabelle Cowles and her 3rd Attendant Jana Decorah introduced themselves to the Council. City Administrator Chown also commended coordinator Chris Stewart for her efforts for the Miss Black River Falls program as well as the Karner Blue Butterfly Princess program.

It was moved by Alderperson Busse, seconded by Alderperson Olson to authorize the Mayor and City Administrator to execute documents granting a transmission line easement for the Badger Coulee Project Tract Number: CDL-BRG70080 for $7,100 only, and to decline the additional requests for permission to apply herbicidal chemicals for weed and brush control in the easement corridor, and decline the request for permission to access to the property outside the easement corridor. Motion carried.

It was moved by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster, seconded by Alderperson Redbird to authorize the Mayor and City Administrator to execute the Road Repair Reimbursement Agreement with American Transmission Company, LLC (ATC) for the Badger Coulee Project. Motion carried.

It was moved by Alderperson Redbird, seconded by Alderperson Colloton Chrest to approve the updated City of Black River Falls Dam/Flood Control System Emergency Action Plan with changes to the date on the cover page, changes to the date on Exhibit H, and change Exhibit E to read Hatfield Dam Emergency Notification Flow Chart. Motion carried.

It was moved by Alderperson Redbird, seconded by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster to approve the application for a Class A Beer and Class A Liquor Alcohol Beverage Retail License for Hansen’s IGA, Inc. located at 449 County Road A contingent on Gordy’s Market surrendering their licenses for this location. Motion carried.

It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson Redbird to adjourn. Motion carried.

A. Brad Chown City Administrator