Saturday, April 04th

The Common Council met at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on March 3, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. Alderpersons Olson, Busse, Gearing-Lancaster, Ross, Brown, Ammann, J. Rave Sr., and M. Rave were present. Mayor J. Eddy presided.
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It was moved by Alderperson J. Rave, seconded by Alderperson M. Rave to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the February 4, 2020 Common Council meeting. Motion carried.
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CITIZENS IN ATTENDANCE
There was one citizen in attendance.
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COMMITTEE REPORTS
It was moved by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster, seconded by Alderperson Ross to approve the minutes of the February 19, 2020 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 February 19, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. Alderpersons Busse, Gearing-Lancaster, Ross, Ammann and J. Rave, Sr. were present. Alderpersons Olson, Brown, and M. Rave were excused. Mayor Jay Eddy presided.
1. Mayor Eddy announced to those present that there was no quorum so no action can be taken at this meeting.
2. There were 2 citizens in attendance.
3. The Department Head monthly reports were reviewed. Department heads present were Jody Stoker, Greg Rush, Jeremy Isensee, Steve Peterson, Steve Schreiber and Brad Chown.
4. The EMS Division Chief informed the Committee about a lobby day in Madison that he and two staff members attended. State agencies such as the State Chiefs and WEMSA came together to speak as one voice with the focus being Medicaid reimbursement rates for EMS which have not increased in 12 years. Chief Stoker also provided background on his action items. The proposed purchase of a new utility vehicle from Ewald Automotive Group in the amount of $33,754.00 to replace the 2005 Chevy Tahoe. The vehicle will be used for training and meeting attendance as well as potentially being set up in the future for a rapid response vehicle for Advanced Life Support


(ALS) calls which have a higher reimbursement rate. The proposed updates to the Exposure Control Plan include changes to products used for cleaning. The proposed EMS Employee Handbook changes which include correcting grammar errors and updating position titles. The proposed liquid suspension for the 2014 International ambulance in the amount of $12,850.00. This suspension would replace a leaking air suspension system and the driver could select from different suspension settings to provide a better ride for the crew and the patients. The ambulance is at the shop now and they are tearing it down. There were no objections from the Committee on any of the proposed EMS action items. All EMS action items will be placed on the March Common Council agenda for action.
5. The Street Superintendent advised they have made a lot of repairs to equipment, they are removing snow from the narrower streets to widen them out, and they have one more company out of Baraboo that may be interested in bidding on paving projects. Superintendent Rush will reach out to the Town of Adams to discuss the poor condition of 8th Street that lies in their jurisdiction.
6. The Chief of Police shared topics covered at the new chief’s training he recently attended. Chief Isensee also advised they currently have 3 CSO volunteers, but 2 are out for medical reasons. The program is beneficial and will be continued.
7. The Parks & Recreation Director advised he has met with horse groups to work on purchasing more stalls for larger shows. They would need 400 stalls to reach the goal of hosting a national horse show. Director Peterson also advised outdoor ice rinks are holding on, but a few more warm days and they may be done.
8. The City Administrator provided election results from the February 18th Spring Primary for justice for the Supreme Court. Administrator Chown also presented 2019 budget and statistical data for the shared ride taxi service. It was a good year for fare revenue and the City will most likely be required to refund approximately $10,000 to the grant programs once the audit for 2019 is completed. Chown also reviewed with the Committee the letter from the WIDNR
for continuing obligations on N. Water Street parking lot, what having continuing obligations means, and the language included in the lease between the City and Federation Cooperative (Now Provision Partners Cooperative). The City Attorney and the City Administrator recommend contacting Provision Partners Cooperative to discuss the lease language and the option of Provision purchasing the property to go with the adjacent commercial building they own.
9. Alderperson Joel Busse advised the library had their HVAC system inspected. The library’s former custodian provided recommendations on which repairs should be made which do not include all of the inspector’s recommended repairs.
10. The vouchers, City Treasurer’s Report, and Revenue & Expense Reports for December 2019 will be presented for approval at the March Common Council meeting.
11. Mayor Eddy adjourned the meeting at 6:40pm.
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It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson Ammann to place on file the minutes of the February 24, 2020 Utility Commission meeting. Motion Carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Busse, seconded by Alderperson Ammann to award the Frazier Drive construction bid to Badger Environmental in the amount of $131,137.75 to be expensed out of TID #4. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Ross, seconded by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster to approve Amendment #1 to the Supplemental Letter Agreement with SEH, Inc for the extension of Frazier Drive in the amount of $10,900.00 to be expensed out of TID #4.
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It was moved by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster, seconded by Alderperson Ammann to approve the applications for a Liquor Operator’s License for Lynn M. Bangart, Jonathan M. Arnaud, and Zoe Dal Cerro. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson Ross to approve the EMS request to purchase a 2020 Ford Explorer from Ewald Automotive Group in the amount of $33,754.00. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Ammann, seconded by Alderperson Busse to approve the updated EMS Exposure Plan as presented. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Ross, seconded by Alderperson M. Rave to approve changes to the EMS Employee Handbook as presented. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Ammann, seconded by Alderperson Brown to approve the EMS request to have Posmal Fire Equipment install a liquid spring suspension system on the 2014 International ambulance (R4) at the cost of $12,850.00. Motion carried.
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ORDINANCE #850 – an ordinance to annex Outlot 1 of Jackson County Certified Survey Map #4135 from the Town of Brockway to the City of Black River Falls was presented for first reading. One change was recommended - under Section 2 “rues” should be “rules”.
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It was moved by Alderperson M. Rave, seconded by Alderperson Ammann to approve RESOLUTION 2020-04 – a resolution adding a stop sign on Frazier Drive at the intersection with Commerce Drive. Motion Carried.
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RESOLUTION 2020-04
A RESOLUTION ADDING A STOP SIGN TO THE OFFICIAL TRAFFIC MAP OF THE CITY OF BLACK RIVER FALLS, JACKSON COUNTY, WISCONSIN WHEREAS, the Common Council of the City of Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wisconsin, has determined that the current traffic and future traffic projections necessitate traffic control at the intersection of Frazier Drive and Commerce Drive; and WHEREAS, the Common Council of the City of Black River Falls believes that erecting a stop sign for the north bound traffic on Frazier Drive at the intersection with Commerce Drive will increase safety;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BLACK RIVER FALLS, JACKSON COUNTY, WISCONSIN AS FOLLOWS:
1. That a stop sign shall be erected for north bound traffic on Frazier Drive at the intersection with Commerce Drive.
2. That pursuant to the provisions of Section 7.02(2)(b) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Black River Falls, the Chief of Police shall amend the Official Traffic Map of the City of Black River Falls by adding a stop sign stopping north bound traffic on Frazier Drive at the intersection with Commerce Drive.
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It was moved by Alderperson Ross, seconded by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster to approve RESOLUTION 2020-05 – a resolution adding two stop signs on East Lincoln Street at the intersections with South McKinley Street. Motion Carried.
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RESOLUTION 2020-05 A RESOLUTION ADDING A STOP SIGN TO THE OFFICIAL TRAFFIC MAP OF THE CITY OF BLACK RIVER FALLS, JACKSON COUNTY, WISCONSIN
WHEREAS, the Common Council of the City of Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wisconsin, has determined that the current traffic and future traffic projections necessitate traffic control at two intersections of East Lincoln Street and South McKinley Street; and WHEREAS, the Common Council of the City of Black River Falls believes that erecting a stop sign for the west bound traffic on East Lincoln Street at the intersection with South McKinley Street will increase safety; and WHEREAS, the Common Council of the City of Black River Falls believes that erecting a stop sign for the south bound traffic on East Lincoln Street at the intersection with South McKinley Street will increase safety;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BLACK RIVER FALLS, JACKSON COUNTY, WISCONSIN AS FOLLOWS:
1. That a stop sign shall be erected for west bound traffic on East Lincoln Street at the intersection with South McKinley Street.
2. That a stop sign shall be erected for south bound traffic on East Lincoln Street at the intersection with South McKinley Street.
That pursuant to the provisions of Section 7.02(2)(b) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Black River Falls, the Chief of Police shall amend the Official Traffic Map of the City of Black River Falls by adding a stop sign stopping west bound traffic on East Lincoln Street at the intersection with South McKinley Street and by adding a stop sign stopping south bound traffic on East Lincoln Street at the intersection with South McKinley Street.
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It was moved by Alderperson M. Rave, seconded by Alderperson J. Rave to approve RESOLUTION 2020-06 – a resolution adding a stop sign on Andrews Road at the intersection with US Highway 12. Motion Carried.
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RESOLUTION 2020-06 A RESOLUTION ADDING A STOP SIGN TO THE OFFICIAL TRAFFIC MAP OF THE CITY OF BLACK RIVER FALLS, JACKSON COUNTY, WISCONSIN
WHEREAS, the Common Council of the City of Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wisconsin, has determined that the current traffic and future traffic projections necessitate traffic control at the intersection of Andrews Road and US Hwy 12; and WHEREAS, the Common Council of the City of Black River Falls believes that erecting a stop sign for the south bound traffic on Andrews Road at the intersection with US Hwy 12 will increase safety;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BLACK RIVER FALLS, JACKSON COUNTY, WISCONSIN AS FOLLOWS:
1. That a stop sign shall be erected for south bound traffic on Andrews Road at the intersection with US Hwy 12.
2. That pursuant to the provisions of Section 7.02(2)(b) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Black River Falls, the Chief of Police shall amend the Official Traffic Map of the City of Black River Falls by adding a stop sign stopping south bound traffic on Andrews Road at the intersection with US Hwy 12.
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It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster to approve RESOLUTION 2020-07 – a resolution adding a yield sign on South McKinley at the intersection with D&S Drive. Motion Carried.
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RESOLUTION 2020-07
A RESOLUTION ADDING A YIELD SIGN TO THE OFFICIAL TRAFFIC MAP OF THE CITY OF BLACK RIVER FALLS, JACKSON COUNTY, WISCONSIN
WHEREAS, the Common Council of the City of Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wisconsin, has determined that the current traffic and future traffic projections necessitate traffic control at the intersection of South McKinley Street and D&S Drive; and WHEREAS, the Common Council of the City of Black River Falls believes that erecting a yield sign for the south bound traffic on South McKinley Street at the intersection with D&S Drive will increase safety;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BLACK RIVER FALLS, JACKSON COUNTY, WISCONSIN AS FOLLOWS:
1. That a yield sign shall be erected for south bound traffic on South McKinley Street at the intersection with D&S Drive.
2. That pursuant to the provisions of Section 7.02(2)(b) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Black River Falls, the Chief of Police shall amend the Official Traffic Map of the City of Black River Falls by adding a yield sign yielding south bound traffic on South McKinley Street at the intersection with D&S Drive.
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It was moved by Alderperson M. Rave, seconded by Alderperson Ross to approve the vouchers for December 2019 Check #66454 - #66554 totaling $1,046,263.40. Motion Carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson Ammann to approve the City Treasurer’s Report for December 2019. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Ross, seconded by Alderperson J. Rave to approve the Revenue & Expense Reports for December 2019. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson Ammann to adjourn. Motion Carried at 6:25 pm.
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A. Brad Chown
City Administrator