Sunday, October 21st

The Committee of the Whole met at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on September 19,
2018 at 6:00 P.M. Alderpersons J. Rave, M. Rave, Olson, Busse, Gearing-Lancaster, Ross,
Redbird, and Brown were present. Mayor Jay Eddy presided.

  1. There were no citizens in attendance.
  2. The City Administrator presented the preliminary 2019 proposed city budget, capital budget, and EMS budget.
  3. The Department Head monthly reports were reviewed. Department heads present were Todd Gomer, Steve Peterson, Tammy Peasley, Steve Schreiber, Jody Stoker, Kelly Bakken and Brad Chown.
  4. The City Administrator advised the council the assignment agreement with Waumandee State Bank was signed and payment was received. As a result, the remaining debt on the Rye Bluff Development will be paid off this Friday, September 21, 2018.
  5. Library Director Tammy Peasley presented results from recent library surveys and how they are using the information to improve operations.
  6. Fire Chief Steve Schreiber thanked the Police Department, the Street Department, citizens, and the community as a whole for helping with the funeral services for firefighter Alec Muth.
  7. Street Superintendent Todd Gomer presented two estimates from Gaier Construction. One estimate in the amount of $42,872.00 to build a post frame lean-to addition on an existing storage building to allow for indoor storage of vehicles and equipment, and one estimate in the amount of $7,700.00 for two new service doors for the city shop building.
  8. Police Chief Kelly Bakken provided corrected totals for the officer activity data in her monthly report. The Chief also reiterated the department is shorting itself by not having an investigator position. The Chief has also met with the school district on a school resource officer but they
    have not made a decision.
  9. Parks & Recreation Director Steve Peterson informed the Committee that he has been working with the county on the runoff issues in the area by the community garden and the FFA plot. They are getting cost estimates together now.
  10. It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson Ross to recommend forwarding an ordinance to increase the compensation for Council Members to the CommonCouncil to discuss and consider taking action. Motion carried.
  11. It was moved by Alderperson Ross, seconded by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster to approve vouchers for August 2018 check #64449 to #64617 totaling $758,765.98. Motion carried.
  12. It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson Gearing-Lancaster to approve the City Treasurer’s Report for August 2018. Motion carried.
  13. It was moved by Alderperson Ross, seconded by Alderperson Brown to approve the Revenue & Expense Reports for August 2018. Motion carried.
  14. It was moved by Alderperson Busse, seconded by Alderperson Olson to adjourn. Motion carried.

A. Brad Chown
City Administrator