The City of Black River Falls’ Committee of the Whole met Wednesday night, though were unable to take action on any items due to the lack of a quorum. Along with Mayor Jay Eddy, Alderpersons present included Gary Ammann, Pete Olson, Joel Busse, and Desiree Gearing-Lancaster. Michael Rave attended remotely. The Common Council was able to hear Department Head reports. Mayor Eddy congratulated Library Director, Cara Hart, and her staff on receiving a Certificate of Commendation from Governor Tony Evers for the fine work they are doing. Fire Chief Jody Stoker noted that August 20th will be the department’s 150th anniversary celebration at the Lunda Park. The Chief also discussed the replacement of Engine 3, noting pricing increases, the reasons for replacing the truck, and the importance this truck plays in the community’s ISO (insurance) rating. Street Superintendent Greg Rush told members that bids for street work will be advertised soon. Streets on the list for improvements include North First, North Second, North 11th, and Rye Bluff. Chad Duerkop, the Parks & Recreation Director said he’s working on an agreement with the Corner Store to lease and operate concessions at the aquatic center this summer. The next Black River Falls Common Council meeting will be Wednesday, April 6th.
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