Tuesday, November 21st

A special meeting of the Common Council was held at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on October 18, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. Alderpersons Colloton Chrest, Rave, Erickson, Olson, Busse, Gearing-Lancaster, and Ross were present. Alderperson Redbird was absent. Mayor J. Eddy presided.
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CITIZENS IN ATTENDANCE
There were no citizen in attendance.
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It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster to dispense with the readingof the minutes of the October 3, 2017 Common Council meeting and approve as presented. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Colloton Chrest, seconded by Alderperson Rave to place on file the minutes ofthe October 12, 2017 Business Improvement District (BID) Board. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson Rave to place on file the minutes of the October 12, 2017 Joint Review Board. Motion carried.
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Airport Manager Dale Klevgard gave a presentation on the history of the Black River Falls Area Airport.
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DEPARTMENT REPORTS
The Department Head monthly reports were reviewed. Department heads present were Todd Gomer, Steve Peterson, Steve Schreiber, Kelly Bakken, and Brad Chown.
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It was moved by Alderperson Busse, seconded by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster to approve the 2018 EMS Budget as presented. Motion carried
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It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson Erickson to approve ORDINANCE #839 – and ordinance repealing and recreating Section 3.11(5) of the Codes of Ordinances – Distribution of Room Tax Dollars. Motion carried.
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CITY OF BLACK RIVER FALLS, JACKSON COUNTY, WISCONSIN ORDINANCE NO. 839 AN ORDINANCE REPEALING AND RECREATING SECTION 3.11(5) OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE CITY OF BLACK RIVER FALLS
Section 3.11(5) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Black River Falls is repealed and recreated to read as follows:
SECTION 5. Distribution of Tax. Commencing with the balance of the calendar year 2018, the room tax collection shall be allocated 45 days after the close of each calendar quarter as follows:
A. One percent (1%) or a minimum of ten dollars ($10.00) shall remain with the hotel, motel, or bed & breakfast for the cost of administrations of the tax.
B. The remaining six percent (6%) shall be divided as follows:
1. Thirty percent (30%) to the municipality collecting the tax for the cost of administration. The thirty percent (30%) shall be further divided as follows:
a) Twenty percent 20% to be retained by the municipality
1b) Eighty percent 80% to an account administered by the City as set forth below:
1) Seventy-five percent 75% Jackson County Fair Park Maintenance Fund.
i. Thirty-seven and one-half percent (37.5%), Jackson County Fair Park Association
ii. Thirty-seven and one-half percent (37.5%), Milt Lunda Memorial Arena
2) Twenty-five percent (25%) Lunda Community Park Maintenance Fund.
2. Seventy percent (70%) shall be available to the Commission established herein to allocate funds to the Tourism Entity to perform the function of a tourism entity. A tourism entity is defined as a nonprofit organization providing staff, development or promotional services for the tourism industry within the tourism zone. In support of this quarterly allocation and distribution, the Tourism Entity shall, not later than October 1 st of each year, submit to the Commission a proposed budget setting forth the anticipated programs and expenditures to be funded by this allocation. The Commission shall allocate to the Tourism Entity forty-nine percent (49%) of the funds available to the Commission for the purpose of costs and administrative expenses of the Tourism Entity. The balance of the funds shall be allocated for tourism promotion and development. In addition, the Tourism Entity shall submit to an annual compilation of expenditures. Further, at the request of the Commission a full audit shall be completed.
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It was moved by Alderperson Ross, seconded by Alderperson Olson to approve RESOLUTION 2017-13 – a resolution authorizing Municipal Utilities staff to request advances from the line of credit loan at the Black River Country Bank. Motion carried.
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CITY OF BLACK RIVER FALLS RESOLUTION 2017-13
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING MUNICIPAL UTILITIES STAFF TO REQUEST ADVANCES FROM LINE OF CREDIT LOAN AT BLACK RIVER COUNTRY BANK
WHEREAS, The city established a $1 million line of credit loan at the Black River Country Bank; and
WHEREAS, This loan was established for dam repairs; and
WHEREAS, Municipal Utilities staff will need access to these funds to pay expenses related to the dam repairs;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BLACK RIVER FALLS, JACKSON COUNTY, WISCONSIN AS FOLLOWS:
1. Municipal Utilities General Manager Casey Engebretson is authorized to request advances from the line of credit loan established for dam repairs at the Black River Country Bank.
2. Municipal Utilities Officer Manager Julie Babcock is authorized to request advances from the line of credit loan established for dam repairs at the Black River Country Bank.
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2It was moved by Alderperson Busse, seconded by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster to approve the 2018 proposed city budget for publication only. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Erickson, seconded by Alderperson Colloton Chrest to set November 15, 2017 as the public hearing date for the 2018 city budget. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster, seconded by Alderperson Erickson to approve the vouchers for September 2017 check #63097 - #63212 totaling $320,703.71. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Colloton Chrest, seconded by Alderperson Erickson to approve the City Treasurer’s Report for September 2017. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Ross, seconded by Alderperson Busse to approve the Revenue & Expense
Reports for September 2017. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson Erickson to adjourn. Motion Carried.
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A. Brad Chown
City Administrator