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BRF Committee of the Whole Minutes, May 16, 2018

  • Written by Brad Chown
  • Published in News

The Committee of the Whole met at City Hall in the City of Black River Falls on May 16, 2018 at

6:00 P.M. Alderpersons M. Rave, Olson, Gearing-Lancaster, Ross, and Brown were present.
Alderpersons J. Rave, Busse, and Redbird were absent. Mayor Jay Eddy presided.
1. Mayor Eddy announced there was not a quorum.
2. There were no citizens in attendance.
3. The Department Head monthly reports were reviewed. Department heads present were Todd
Gomer, Kelly Bakken, Steve Peterson, Tammy Peasley, Steve Schreiber, Jody Stoker, and
Brad Chown.
4. EMS Division Chief Jody Stoker advised the Committee that he had met with the administrator
for Country Terrace and was assured the issue with lift assists would be resolved.

5. Street Superintendent Todd Gomer advised the Committee that his crews would be crack filling
the state highways and will conduct these operations in downtown area in the early morning
hours when there is less traffic.
6. Mayor Eddy expressed concern with property owners not mowing their lawns and others that
are still blowing the lawn clippings in to the street and plugging our sewer system. Chief
Bakken explained the process in place for addressing these concerns and encourages anyone
knowing where this is happening to contact the police department and they will address it.
7. Chief Bakken shared information about a recent fundraiser at Scholze Ace Home Center, an
upcoming comedy show fundraiser event, the upcoming bike rodeo, ongoing efforts to
facilitate a school resource officer, and a presentation she gave at the Law Enforcement
Memorial in Eau Claire.
8. Parks & Recreation Director Steve Peterson thanked the police department for compliments
he has received from parents seeing CSO officers patrolling parks making them feel safer. He
also explained work that needs to be done in the horse barn and complaints may be filed, but
they are trying to schedule a time for the work.
9. City Administrator Bad Chown informed the Committee that plans are still moving ahead to
extend Andrews Road. Initial work should happen this year, but will not put final layer of
blacktop down until probably next Spring.
10. Library Director Tammy Peasley thanked Todd Gomer for his assistance with a water leak in
the ceiling at the library and thankful for the police department’s bike rodeo event which helps
them kick off their summer reading program. New location this year at the fairgrounds.
11. Fire Chief Steve Schreiber informed the Committee that the old Squad 1, 1993 Freightliner did
not reach the reserve amount on GovDeals.com, but it was offered to the highest bidder and
sold for $25,100. The truck was picked up and is now in Pennsylvania. The Chief also advised
he would need to replace tires on the Command Vehicle. The department’s annual Car Show
Fundraiser is this Sunday at Riverside Auto. The Mayor commended the Chief for the work
his department did for local residents and how grateful they are for their service.

12. It was moved by Alderperson Olson, seconded by Alderperson Brown to adjourn. Motion
A. Brad Chown
City Administrator


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