Friday, December 15th

A special meeting of the Common Council was held at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on January 18, 2017 at 6:00 P.M.  Alderpersons Gearing-Lancaster, Ross, Colloton Chrest, R. Eddy, Olson, Rave, and Busse were present.  Alderperson Redbird was excused.  Mayor J. Eddy presided.
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CITIZENS IN ATTENDANCE
There were 9 citizens in attendance.  
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It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson R. Eddy to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the January 3, 2017 Common Council meeting and approve as presented.  Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson R. Eddy, seconded by Alderperson Ross to place on file the minutes of the January 5, 2017 Airport Commission meeting.  Motion Carried.
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Todd Waller of BRF Capital LLC was in attendance.  He was requesting $180,000 from TID #3 to help with the development of the land he purchased in front of Walmart to build a 7,000 square foot commercial building that will house multiple retailers.  It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson Busse to provide $157,000 in funding from TID #3 to BRF Capital LLC / TDW Brokerage, LLC as recommended by Ehlers and the City Administrator.  Motion carried 6-1 with Alderperson Colloton Chrest voting no.
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DEPARTMENT REPORTS
The Department Head monthly reports were reviewed.  Department heads present were Tammy Peasley, Steve Schreiber, Todd Gomer, Scot Eisenhauer, Steve Peterson, and Brad Chown.
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LTE Patrol Officer Brandon Von Ruden took the oath of office.
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It was moved by Alderperson Ross, seconded by Alderperson Colloton Chrest to approve the Police Department’s Temporary Light Duty Policy as presented.  Motion Carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Rave, seconded by Alderperson Ross to approve the Fire Department’s appointment of 2017 department officers as presented. Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Ross, seconded by Alderperson Colloton Chrest to release a solicitation for proposals for City Attorney as a salaried position not to exceed the current budget.  Motion carried.
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It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson R. Eddy to adjourn.  Motion Carried.
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A. Brad Chown
City Administrator