The Common Council met at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on September 6, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. Alderpersons Gearing-Lancaster, Ross, Redbird, Colloton Chrest, R. Eddy, Simonis, Olson and Busse were present. Mayor J. Eddy presided.

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It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson R. Eddy to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the August 2, 2016 Common Council meeting and approve as presented. Motion carried.

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It was moved by Alderperson R. Eddy, seconded by Alderperson Simonis to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the August 17, 2016 Special Common Council meeting and approve as presented. Motion carried.

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Miss Black River Falls and Karner Blue Princess Courts introduced themselves to the Council.

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CITIZENS IN ATTENDANCE Twelve citizens were in attendance all regarding agenda items.

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COMMITTEE REPORTS It was moved by Alderperson R. Eddy, seconded by Alderperson Olson to place on file the minutes of the August 29, 2016 Utility Commission meeting. Motion Carried.

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It was moved by Alderperson Ross, seconded by Alderperson Busse to place on file the minutes of the August 31, 2016 Industrial Park Commission meeting. Motion Carried.

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It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson Busse to place on file the minutes of the August 31, 2016 Plan Commission meeting. Motion Carried.

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Charter Ordinance #832 A charter ordinance repealing and recreating charter ordinance #693 to appoint the City Attorney was presented for the first reading. Council members voiced their thoughts about making the change from elected to appointed.

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It was moved by Alderperson Redbird, seconded by Alderperson Colloton Chrest to approve Resolution 2016-05 A resolution creating a school zone for the new Red Creek Elementary school. Motion carried.

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It was moved by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster, seconded by Alderperson Busse to approve leasing office space at City Hall to General Engineering Company. Motion carried.

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It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson Simonis to seek financing options for borrowing up to $735,000 for the purpose of financing 2016 street department outlay expense and refinancing Lallapalooza debt. Motion carried.

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It was moved by Alderperson Busse, seconded by Alderperson Ross to host a transportation town hall meeting on Thursday, September 29, 2016. Motion carried.

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It was moved by Alderperson Simonis, seconded by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster to authorize paying certification fee of $13,500 to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) for the certified sites program using funds from the Industrial Park tax increment district. Motion carried.

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It was moved by Alderperson Simonis, seconded by Alderperson Olson to adjourn at 6:47 P.M. Motion Carried.

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Kelly R. Hurst

Deputy Clerk/Treasurer