Wednesday, August 23rd

After the storms subsided and moved out of Black River Falls Wednesday, the city's common council held a special meeting to sort through some issues.

One of the most pressing items on the agenda was issuing a state of emergency to help expedite the process of fixing the washed out culvert underneath the Black River bridge near Advanced Chiropractic.

Officials said the culvert needs to be fixed as soon as possible, especially after the recent heavy rains, as every storm washes it out even more.

Todd Gomer, the BRF street supervisor, said he has been having trouble finding a vendor that could do it within the next two weeks. Most companies that have put in bids are not available to complete the project until August of September.