Saturday, December 16th

The Common Council met at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on October 3, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. Alderpersons Redbird, Colloton Chrest, Rave, Erickson, Olson, and Busse were present. Alderpersons Gearing-Lancaster and Ross were excused. Mayor Jay Eddy presided.
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It was moved by Alderperson Olson seconded by Alderperson Erickson to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the September 5, 2017 Common Council meeting and approve as presented. Motion carried.
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CITIZENS IN ATTENDANCE
There were three citizens in attendance.
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COMMITTEE REPORTS
It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson Busse to place on file the minutes of the September 13, 2017 Airport Commission meeting. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Busse, seconded by Alderperson Olson to approve the minutes of the September 20, 2017 Committee of the Whole meeting. Motion carried.
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The Committee of the Whole met at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on September 20, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. Alderpersons Redbird, Colloton Chrest, Erickson, Olson, Busse, Gearing-Lancaster, and Ross were present. Alderperson Rave was excused. Mayor Jay Eddy presided.
1. There were 2 citizens in attendance.
2. The City Administrator presented the proposed 2018 City Budget.
3. The Department Head monthly reports were reviewed. Department heads present were Steve Schreiber, Jody Stoker, Todd Gomer, Kelly Bakken, Steve Peterson, and Brad Chown.
4. Chief Schreiber had the new Squad 1 at city hall prior to the meeting for council members to see.
5. Chief Bakken attended her first week of command school which is a 6 week program spanning 9 months. She thanked the council for allowing her to attend and will bring the training back to utilize in the department. Alderperson Ross inquired about how the street dance event went. Chief Bakken and Administrator Chown will gather that information and share with the council.
6. Parks & Recreation Director Peterson shared the dedication of Marks East in his honor which took place on September 9th . With both fields named in honor of the two individuals that have been involved in Little League since 1953 – Bob Teeples and Steve Peterson – Director Peterson recommended changing the park name from Marks Fields to Marks Parks Home of the Jackson County Little League. This will be placed on the next Common Council agenda.
7. Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster inquired about a presentation to the council on the history of the Black River Falls Area Airport. The City Administrator will get it on the agenda for the next council meeting.
8. It was moved by Alderperson Ross, seconded by Alderperson Redbird to approve vouchers for August 2017 check #62953 to #63096 totaling $401,406.00 Motion carried.
9. It was moved by Alderperson Redbird, seconded by Alderperson Colloton Chrest to approve the City Treasurer’s Report for August 2017. Motion carried.
10. It was moved by Alderperson Busse, seconded by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster to approve the Revenue & Expense Reports for August 2017. Motion carried.
11. It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson Redbird to adjourn. Motion carried.

A. Brad Chown
City Administrator
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It was moved by Alderperson Erickson, seconded by Alderperson Colloton Chrest to place on file the minutes of the September 21, 2017 Plan Commission meeting. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Redbird, seconded by Alderperson Erickson to place on file the minutes of the September 25, 2017 Utility Commission meeting. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson Rave to approve the Mayor’s appointments to the Business Improvement District (BID) Board and the Historical Preservation Commission. Motion carried. BID Board: Laura Colloton Chrest (2018), Deanna Lisota (2019), Lyall White (2019), Bill Moe (2020), Andrea Hoffman
(2020). Historical Preservation Commission: Eric Erickson (2018), Mary Woods (2018), Barb Simonis (2020), Joe Gaier (2020), Darren Durnham (2021), Jim Hoffman (2021), Dana Olson (2021).
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ORDINANCE #839 an ordinance repealing and recreating Section 3.11(5) of the Code of Ordinances- distribution of room tax dollars was introduced. 1 st Reading.
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It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson Redbird to approve RESOLUTION 2017-11 a resolution changing Marks Fields to Marks Park. Motion carried.
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1CITY OF BLACK RIVER FALLS RESOLUTION 2017-11
A RESOLUTION CHANGING MARKS FIELDS TO MARKS PARK
WHEREAS, The city park located at 650 North Tenth Street is currently named Marks Fields; and
WHEREAS, There are two baseball fields in this park; and
WHEREAS, The west field has been dedicated to and named in honor of Bob Teeples; and
WHEREAS, The east field has been dedicated to and named in honor of Steve “Petey” Peterson; and
WHEREAS, The Common Council of the City of Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wisconsin, has
determined that it is appropriate to rename this park;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BLACK
RIVER FALLS, JACKSON COUNTY, WISCONSIN AS FOLLOWS:
1. The city park located at 650 North Tenth Street be renamed Marks Park.
2. A new sign shall be posted in an appropriate location displaying the park name as Marks Park.
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It was moved by Alderperson Erickson, seconded by Alderperson Olson to approve RESOLUTION 2017-12 a resolution
authorizing the establishment of a $1 million line of credit loan on behalf of Municipal Utilities. Motion carried.
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CITY OF BLACK RIVER FALLS RESOLUTION 2017-12
A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING A ONE MILLION DOLLAR LINE OF CREDIT LOAN ON BEHALF OF BLACK RIVER FALLS
MUNICIPAL UTILITIES
WHEREAS, Black River Falls Municipal Utilities (“Municipal Utilities”) and the City of Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wisconsin
(“City”), are presently in need of funds aggregating $1,000,000.00 for the public purpose of Dam Repairs; and
WHEREAS, The city previously secured a one million dollar line of credit loan with the Jackson County Bank for a term of 1 year (“Loan
#78641”) on behalf of Municipal Utilities for this project; and
WHEREAS, Loan #78641 has a balance due on October 27, 2017;
WHEREAS, The Utility Commission recommends the city establish a resolution to close-out the Jackson County Bank $1 million line of
credit and create a new $1 million line of credit at the Black River Country Bank with a term of 3 years at an interest rate of 2.15%, with the transfer
of the payoff balance to the new line of credit; and
WHEREAS, the Council deems it necessary and in the best interest of the City that, pursuant to the provisions of Section 67.12(12),
Wisconsin Statutes, the sum of One Million and 00/100 Dollars ($1,000,000.00) be borrowed for such purpose upon the terms and conditions
hereinafter set forth:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that for the purpose hereinabove set forth, the City, by its Mayor, and Clerk, pursuant to
section 67.12(12), Wisconsin Statutes, borrow from the Black River Country Bank, Black River Falls, WI (“Lender”), the sum of $1,000,000.00,
and, to evidence such indebtedness, said Mayor and City Clerk shall make, execute and deliver to the Lender for and on behalf of the City the
promissory note of the City, in the said principal amount with interest at the rate of Two and Fifteen Hundredths percent (2.15%) per annum.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Loan #78641 at the Jackson County Bank be paid in full.
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It was moved by Alderperson Erickson, seconded by Alderperson Busse to rescind the Police Department General Order
Manual. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Redbird, seconded by Alderperson Colloton Chrest to authorize up to $31,500 to upgrade
street lighting to LED. Motion carried.
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Changes to the proposed 2018 City budget were discussed. Alderperson Redbird expressed his opposition to increasing the
City Attorney’s wage in 2018.
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It was moved by Alderperson Erickson, seconded by Alderperson Olson to approve Gross Motors, Inc.’s request for
$359,000 in Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) assistance to construct a Chrysler dealership in TID #3 pending an approved
Developer’s Agreement to construct the facility. Motion carried.
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City resident Brady Palmer addressed the Council regarding a variety of topics and situations. Questions from the Council
followed.
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It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson Redbird to adjourn. Motion carried.
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A. Brad Chown
City Administrator