Please take notice that a public hearing will be held before the Common Council of the City of Black River Falls on December 4th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the City Hall for the City of Black River Falls to consider City of Black River Falls Resolution 2018-10A, a resolution to discontinue an unpaved alley originally laid out in the Plat of Rozmenoski’s Subdivision in the City of Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wisconsin.
The public ways sought to be discontinued are described as follows:
The entire 16 foot wide alley marked as “ALLEY” and which runs north and south and lies between “ROSE STREET” and “FRANKLIN STREET” on the Plat of Rozmenoski’s Subdivision which is attached hereto.
A scale map of affected properties is available at the City Hall and is incorporated by reference. Resolution 2018-10A has been introduced to discontinue the public way described above and shall be acted on at 6:00p.m. on December 4th, 2018, or as soon thereafter as the Public Hearing is adjourned, during the Common Council meeting at the City Hall for the City of Black River Falls located at 101 S. 2nd St, Black River Falls, WI 54615.
At the October 2, 2018 Common Council meeting, Ordinance #844 was approved setting new compensation rates for the Mayor and City Council members. The change represents an increase of $75 per month ($900/year) for the Mayor and each Alderperson. These figures are based on attendance at 12 Common Council meetings which are held on the first Tuesday of the month and 12 Committee of the Whole meetings which are held on the third Wednesday of the month. Individuals currently in these positions will not see an increase in their monthly compensation unless they are re-elected. The Mayor’s compensation will be implemented after the upcoming Mayorial election on November 6, 2018, The new compensation for Council members will take affect following the April 2019 election for the four open seats available, and following the April 2020 election for the four open seats available. Anyone interested in serving as Mayor or as an Alderperson are encouraged to file nomination papers as these seats come up for election. For more information on this ordinance or elections, feel free to contact City Hall by calling 715-284-5514.
CITY OF BLACK RIVER FALLS, JACKSON COUNTY, WISCONSIN
AN ORDINANCE CREATING SECTION 2.06 TO SET THE COMPENSATION FOR MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS.
THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BLACK RIVER FALLS, JACKSON COUNTY, WISCONSIN, DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION I. Creation of Section 2.06 of the Code of Ordinances. Section 2.06 of the Ordinances of the City of Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wisconsin, is hereby created to read as follows:
2.06 Salaries of Mayor and City Council.
A. The salary of the mayor shall be seven hundred dollars ($700.00) per month commencing with the mayor whose term begins on or after the November 6, 2018 election, upon his or her taking and filing the oath required by Wis. Stat. 62.09(4).
B. The salaries of the members of the city council shall be as follows:
1. A council member shall be paid one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each common council meeting held each year. A council member will not be so compensated for such meetings that they do not attend in excess of one (1) per calendar year.
2. A council member shall be paid one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each committee of the whole meeting held each year. A council member will not be so compensated for such meetings that they do not attend in excess of one (1) per calendar year.
3. A council member shall be paid one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each special meeting held to which they attend.
The above-referenced salaries for city council members shall commence with those council members whose terms begin on or after the third Tuesday in April, 2019, and with those council members whose terms begin on or after the third Tuesday in April, 2020, upon his or her taking and filing the oath required by Wis. Stat. 62.09(4).
C. Conflicting Ordinances: Ordinances or parts of ordinances in direct conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.
D. Effective Date: This ordinance shall take effect and be enforced upon passage and publication as provided by law.
Black River Falls Parks & Recreation Director Steve “Petey” Peterson was named Wisconsin Parks & Recreation Association’s (WPRA) “2018 Outstanding Professional of the Year”!
Steve Peterson’s Story:
I got started in the business of Parks & Recreation in 1987. I needed a resume for the Parks & Recreation Director position being offered by the City of Black River Falls. Never having done a resume before, my wife created one for me. She made me look pretty good. The advertisement stated that it was going to be just a part time job. The small amount of income I would receive would provide us the extra revenue needed to purchase seed and fertilizer for my farming career. I was lucky enough to receive an invite to interview. I was lucky enough to be offered the position. But they created a hitch for me. The job was going to become a full-time job and I would need to move to the City. Long story short, we decided to do just that. Little did I know that it was to be one of the best decisions of my life.
I joined the WPRA right away looking for information that they could provide to help me in my new career. They sent me information as to where and when Region 1 meetings were being held. I went to some of the early meetings like a mouse in the corner watching and learning. Region 1 members convinced me to come to the Annual WPRA conference. Again, this was a great decision, as it opened my eyes to the benefits of membership in the WPRA. At the conference I met many vendors that would assist me in making decisions to benefit my new career.
It took a couple of years to feel ready to be involved with the WPRA. To help me get involved, I was asked to assist with the socials at the WPRA Conference when it was held in La Crosse. Next up, I was at a President’s Reception in Lake Geneva and I was volunteered/nominated to be the Region 1 Rep. Once that happened, the rest is history as they say. I attended all of our Region 1 meetings and all of the WPRA Board meetings. I attended the Spring Workshops and got involved with the Aquatics section. I went to quite a few Summer Park Tours. The socializing at this type of event is unbelievable. Along with serving on the WPRA Board I have served as an Aquatics Section Rep and currently as a Parks Section Rep. I have also attended the Leadership Academy, levels I and II. What an unbelievable experience that was. It was another step in my professional growth. I have served on several conference committees. I have assisted wherever I was asked by the WPRA. I have utilized my membership to generate information to assist in making my community better. I owe so many of you a heartful thanks for helping me grow in this business. Because of this growth, I am either chairperson or a member of 10 different community groups that benefit our community. Our community has really grown over the years and I look forward to its continued growth.
Get involved, don’t be afraid, this profession is a fantastic way to live. The people you meet along your path in the WPRA will assist and mentor you into great things. All of the socials, meetings, conferences and events you attend will give you little crumbs. These little crumbs will feed the little mouse in the corner to become a potential 30 plus year member. Wow, who knew that would happen?
Thanks to all of you for recognizing me with this award. There are a lot of great deserving people out there. This is really awesome and it is truly an honor to be selected.
The Transitional Jobs (TJ) program is an employment program that offers unemployed residents immediate work. TJ is a program of Wisconsin’s Department of Children and Families. the purpose of TJ is to enhance employment opportunities for people who have difficulty entering and succeeding in the workforce. The TJ employment strategy helps individuals overcome employment barriers and transition into work by using wage-paid, short-term employment that combines real work, skills training, education and supportive services. TJ also offers job coaching, employability planning, life skills development, and limited vocational training, as well as job search assistance.
TJ promotes self-sufficiency by providing time-limited, public funded, wage-based jobs in public, non-profit, or for profit settings. The goal is to help eligible residents gain a foothold in the labor market with jobs that are available in the public and private sectors. TJ’s combination of training, work experience, case management, and supportive services will produce positive results for Central Wisconsin’s job seekers and the employers who “hire” program participants.