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BRF Common Council Minutes

  • Written by Bob Gabrielson
  • Published in News

(11/6/13)

 The regular meeting of the Common Council was held at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on November 5, 2013 at 6:00 P.M.  Alderpersons Johnson, Herman, R. Eddy, Olson, J. Eddy, Gearing-Lancaster and Chojnacki were present.  Alderperson Rahmlow was absent.  Mayor Danielson presided.

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It was moved by Alderperson Chojnacki, seconded by Alderperson Johnson to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the October 1, 2013 Common Council meeting. October 23, 2013 Special Common Council meeting, and the October 29, 2013 Special Common Council meeting.  Motion carried.

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CITIZENS IN ATTENDANCE

Al Powell was in attendance. 

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COMMITTEE REPORTS

It was moved by Alderperson Johnson, seconded by Alderperson Olson to place on file the Plan Commission minutes of October 23, 2013.  Motion carried.

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Alderperson J. Eddy opened discussion on the Municipal Utilities being under billed by WPPI for 9 months due to a faulty meter and how the Utilities plan to pay the amount owed.  Alderperson R. Eddy provided all interested Alderpersons in attendance with a letter from WPPI explaining how the defective meter was discovered and how the amount owed was calculated. 

It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson Chojnacki to place on file the Utility Commission minutes of September 23, 2013 and October 28, 2013.  Motion Carried.

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OLD BUSINESS

City Attorney Dan Diehn explained differences between the original draft of Ordinance 817 Amending the Code of Black River Falls, Jackson County Wisconsin by Repealing and Recreating Section 12.02(4) Safety and Sanitation requirements and the revised version presented at this meeting.  The Council believed the new language met the objectives of the Council and plan to move forward with the new language by bringing it back to the Committee of the Whole meeting on November 21, 2013.

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NEW BUSINESS

City Administrator Brad Chown presented a proposal submitted by Street Superintendent Todd Gomer to add two part-time positions to the Street Department and eliminate the one vacant full-time position in this department.  One part-time garbage laborer would be utilized 20 hours per week and one part-time recycling laborer would be utilized 32 hours every other week. 

It was moved by Alderperson J. Eddy, seconded by Alderperson Johnson to approve two new part-time positions in the Street Department as presented.  Motion Carried with Alderperson Herman Abstaining. 

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A public hearing for the proposed 2014 budget will be November 21, 2013 6:00 PM.

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The next Committee of the Whole meeting will be November 21, 2013 6:15 P.M.

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It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson Chojnacki to adjourn.  Motion carried.

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Alex B. Chown

City Administrator

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