Friday, April 26th

The Common Council met at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on March 5, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. Alderpersons J. Rave, Olson, Busse, Gearing-Lancaster, Ross, Redbird, and Brown were present. Alderperson M. Rave was excused. Mayor J. Eddy presided.
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It was moved by Alderperson Ross, seconded by Alderperson Redbird to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the February 5, 2019 Common Council meeting and approve as presented. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster, seconded by Alderperson Ross to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the February 20, 2019 Special Common Council meeting and approve as presented. Motion carried.
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CITIZENS IN ATTENDANCE
There was 1 citizen in attendance.
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COMMITTEE REPORTS
It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster to place on file the minutes of the February 19, 2019 Hiring Committee meeting. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Busse, seconded by Alderperson Olson to place on file the minutes of the February 20, 2019 Plan Commission meeting. Motion carried.


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It was moved by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster, seconded by Alderperson Ross to place on file the minutes of the February 25, 2019 Utility 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 February 27, 2019 Plan Commission meeting. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Redbird, seconded by Alderperson Busse to approve RESOLUTION 2019-01 a resolution petitioning the Secretary of Transportation for airport improvement aid. Motion carried.
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CITY OF BLACK RIVER FALLS RESOLUTION 2019-01 A RESOLUTION PETITIONING THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION FOR AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT AID BY THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BLACK RIVER FALLS, JACKSON COUNTY, WISCONSIN
WHEREAS, the City of Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wisconsin hereinafter referred to as the sponsor, being a municipal body corporate of the State of Wisconsin, is authorized by Wis. Stat. §114.11, to acquire, establish, construct, own, control, lease, equip, improve, maintain, and operate an airport, and
WHEREAS, the sponsor desires to develop or improve the Black River Falls Area Airport, Jackson County, Wisconsin, "PETITION FOR AIRPORT PROJECT"
WHEREAS, the foregoing proposal for airport improvements has been referred to the city plan commission for its consideration and report prior to council action as required by Wis. Stat. §62.23(5), and
WHEREAS, airport users have been consulted in formulation of the improvements included in this resolution, and
WHEREAS, a public hearing was held prior to the adoption of this petition in accordance with Wis. Stat. §114.33(2) as amended, and a transcript of the hearing is transmitted with this petition, and
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the sponsor that a petition for federal and (or) state aid in the following form is hereby approved: The petitioner, desiring to sponsor an airport development project with federal and state aid or state aid only, in accordance with the applicable state and federal laws, respectfully represents and states:
1. That the airport, which it is desired to develop, should generally conform to the requirements for a general aviation type airport as defined by the Federal Aviation Administration.
2. The character, extent, and kind of improvements desired under the project are as follows: Crack seal airport pavements, and any necessary related work.
3. That the airport project, which your petitioner desires to sponsor, is necessary for the following reasons: to meet the existing and future needs of the airport.
WHEREAS, it is recognized that the improvements petitioned for as listed will be funded individually or collectively as funds are available, with specific project costs to be approved as work is authorized, the proportionate cost of the airport development projects described above which are to be paid by the sponsor to the Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (hereinafter referred to as the Secretary) to be held in trust for the purposes of the project; any unneeded and unspent balance after the project is completed is to be returned to the sponsor by the Secretary; the sponsor will make available any additional monies that may be found necessary, upon request of the Secretary, to complete the project as described above; the Secretary shall have the right to suspend or discontinue the project at any time additional monies are found to be necessary by the Secretary, and the sponsor does not provide the same; in the event the sponsor unilaterally terminates the project, all reasonable federal and state expenditures related to the project shall be paid by the sponsor; and
WHEREAS, the sponsor is required by Wis. Stat. §114.32(5) to designate the Secretary as its agent to accept, receive, receipt for and disburse any funds granted by the United States under the Federal Airport and Airway Improvement Act, and is authorized by law to designate the Secretary as its agent for other purposes. "DESIGNATION OF SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION AS SPONSOR'S AGENT"
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the sponsor that the Secretary is hereby designated as its agent and is requested to agree to act as such, in matters relating to the airport development project described above, and is hereby authorized as its agent to make all arrangements for the development and final acceptance of the completed project whether by contract, agreement, force account or otherwise; and particularly, to accept, receive, receipt for and disburse federal monies or other monies, either public or private, for the acquisition, construction, improvement, maintenance and operation of the airport; and, to acquire property or interests in property by purchase, gift, lease, or eminent domain under Wis. Stat. §32 .02; and, to supervise the work of any engineer, appraiser, negotiator, contractor or other person employed by the Secretary; and, to execute any assurances or other documents required or requested by any agency of the federal government and to comply with all federal and state laws, rules, and regulations relating to airport development projects.
FURTHER, the sponsor requests that the Secretary provide, per Wis. Stat. §114.33(8)(a), that the sponsor may acquire certain parts of the required land or interests in land that the Secretary shall find necessary to complete the aforesaid project. "AIRPORT OWNER ASSURANCES"
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the sponsor agrees to maintain and operate the airport in accordance with certain conditions established in Wis. Admin. Code Trans §55, or in accordance with sponsor assurances enumerated in a federal grant agreement.
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Mayor and the City Administrator be authorized to sign and execute the agency agreement and federal block grant owner assurances authorized by this resolution.
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It was moved by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster, seconded by Alderperson Redbird to approve the proposal from Staley Plumbing & Heating, Inc. to replace the original boiler in the mechanical room at City Hall for the sum of $12,943.00. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Busse, seconded by Alderperson Brown to disallow the unlawful tax claim from American Financial Network, Inc. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Busse, seconded by Alderperson Olson to approve the application for a Liquor Operator’s License from Amanda E. Weggen. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson J. Rave to approve the application for a Liquor Operator’s License from Sarah A. Watson. Motion carried (4-3) with Alderperson Ross, Redbird, and Brown voting no.
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It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster to approve the application for a Liquor Operator’s License from Stephanie K. Kuhnke. Motion carried.
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Background information provided by the Chief of Police related to the application for a Liquor Operator’s License from Alayna E. Gazdecki included two pending criminal cases including a Chapter 940 violation – substantial battery-intend bodily harm. In addition, Ms. Gazdecki has pending charges for misdemeanor disorderly conduct, felony 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety, felony possession with intent to deliver THC, felony maintain a drug trafficking place, felony bail-jump, misdemeanor possession of THC, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
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It was moved by Alderperson Ross, seconded by Alderperson Redbird to deny the application for a Liquor Operator’s License from Alayna E. Gazdecki based on the background report submitted by the Chief of Police.
Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Busse, seconded by Alderperson Olson to approve Amendment / Change Order No. 2 to the supplemental letter agreement for professional services from SEH, Inc. for Andrews Road extension project. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Busse, seconded by Alderperson Ross to approve the Certified Survey Map (CSM) submitted on behalf of Peter Hoffman. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Ross, seconded by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster to approve the Engagement Letter with Baker Tilly to perform a closing audit on Tax Incremental District (TID) No, 1. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Busse, seconded by Alderperson Olson to approve the Black River Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Service Agreement First Amendment. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Redbird, seconded by Alderperson Olson to adjourn. Motion Carried at 6:37pm.
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A. Brad Chown
City Administrator