CAREER OPPORTUNITY – POLICE OFFICER

The City of Black River Falls is now accepting applications to fill current part-time police officer vacancies. The department will also be building a 12-month eligibility list.

Responsibilities include working in partnership with the community to prevent crime, solve problems, and enhance the quality of life for the citizens. Duties include patrol, enforcing laws, maintaining public peace, and protection of life and property.

Job Requirements: Must be a U.S. citizen; minimum age – 18; hold a valid driver’s license with a good driving record; be in good physical condition; be eligible for Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board Certification; possess a high school diploma or equivalent; possess 60 college credits in a related field; be able to possess a firearm; have no felony convictions or domestic abuse convictions; vision correctable to 20/20; possess good verbal and written communication skills; ability to react quickly and effectively to stressful situations; able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays; ability to handle several tasks simultaneously; ability to perform essential functions of this position; ability to use all standard law enforcement equipment.

Wage is dependent on qualifications.  Part-time starts at $18.14 per hour.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and a completed copy of the DJ-LE-330 form.

Applications will be accepted until July 23rd at 4:00 p.m.

Applications can be submitted to Chief Jeremy Isensee, Black River Falls Police Department, 101 S. 2nd Street, Black River Falls, WI 54615.

The City of Black River Falls is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


REQUEST FOR BIDS DUMP BOX-PLOW-WING

The City of Black River Falls will be accepting sealed bids for the purchase of a new 11 ft. dump box, 11ft. snow plow and 9ft. snow wing. All equipment to be installed on a new truck chassis with 96” cab to axle. Please submit bids for purchase to City Hall 101 S 2nd Street, Black River Falls, WI. 54615. Specifications are available online at: blackriverfalls.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/2022-Dumpbox-Plow-Wing-specs.pdf or request through City Hall at 715-284-2315 or the Street Department Shop at 715-284 -5612. Bids should be marked“Sealed Bid Dump Box, Plow and Wing”. Bids will be accepted until 10:00 A.M. on July 14, 2021 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. To take delivery and make payment after January 1, 2022.

The City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, to waive any technicality and to accept any bid in the best interest of the City of Black River Falls.

 

Greg Rush
Street Superintendent
City of Black River Falls


REQUEST FOR BIDS – PLOW TRUCK

The City of Black River Falls will be accepting sealed bids for the purchase of a new 2 ½ ton truck chassis. Please submit bids for purchase of 2022, 2 ½ ton truck chassis with trade. Specifications are available online at: blackriverfalls.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/2022-Plow-truck-specs.pdf or request through City Hall at 715-284-2315 or Street Department shop at 715-284-5612. Sealed bids should be marked “Sealed Bid Truck Chassis” and sent to City Hall, 101 S. 2nd Street, Black River Falls, WI. 54615. Bids will be accepted until 10:00 A.M. on July 14, 2021 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. To take delivery and make payment after January 1, 2022.

Truck to be traded can be inspected at the Street Department shop at 401 Pine View Rd. Black River Falls, WI. 54615. Truck is a 2001 Sterling L7500 with plow and wing.

The City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, to waive any technicality and to accept any bid in the best interest of the City of Black River Falls.

 

Greg Rush
Street Superintendent


BRF MUNICIPAL UTILITES RECEIVES NATIONAL SAFETY AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Outstanding Safety Practices Earn Local Utilities National Recognition

Local utilities are being recognized for earning a Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices. Presented by the American Public Power Association (APPA), 19 of WPPI Energy’s member-owners received the award for their 2020 safety performance.

“This award demonstrates the strong commitment these utilities have to keeping their lineworkers safe,” said Chris Chartier, director of distribution services for WPPI Energy. “This work can be dangerous, and the number one goal for utilities is making sure staff get home safely to their family at the end of the day.”

Congratulations to the following utilities:

  • Black River Falls Municipal Electric & Water Utilities
  • Brodhead Water & Light
  • Columbus Water & Light
  • Evansville Water & Light Dept.
  • Independence Light & Power
  • Lodi Municipal Light & Water Utility
  • Menasha Utilities
  • Muscoda Utilities
  • New Richmond City Utilities
  • Oconomowoc Utilities
  • Plymouth Utilities
  • Prairie du Sac Electric Department
  • Reedsburg Utility Commission
  • City Utilities of Richland Center
  • Sturgeon Bay Utilities
  • Sun Prairie Utilities
  • Waunakee Utilities
  • Waupun Utilities
  • Whitehall Municipal Electric Utility

Across the nation, there were 329 utilities who entered the Safety Awards, which have been held annually for 65 years. Entrants were judged by their incidence rate, which is based on the number of work-related reportable injuries or illnesses and the number of worker-hours during 2020, as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

“Utilities that receive an APPA Safety Award have demonstrated that they have made the health and safety of their employees a core value,” said Brandon Wylie, Chair of APPA’s Safety Committee and Director of Training & Safety at Electric Cities of Georgia. “Designing and maintaining a top-notch utility safety program takes a lot of hard work and commitment. These utilities and their communities should be very proud.”


ALDERPERSON NEEDED – THIRD WARD

City of Black River Falls Third Ward Alderperson John Ross will be moving out of the Third Ward and has therefore resigned his position on the Common Council effective June 18, 2021.

The City of Black River Falls will be accepting letters from Third Ward residents interested in serving as an Alderperson on the Common Council.  Letters of interest need to be submitted to the City Administrator no later than July 16, 2021.  All eligible applicants will be invited to address the Common Council on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at which meeting the Common Council may vote on appointing an applicant to fill the vacant position.

 

Letters of interest should be delivered in person or mailed to:

City of Black River Falls
101 South Second Street
Black River Falls, WI 54615
Attention: A. Brad Chown, City Administrator

 


ROAD CONSTRUCTION – HARRISON STREET

Crews will be working on Harrison Street between N 8th Street and N 11th Street beginning tomorrow, June 11th. Weather permitting, work should be complete by the middle of next week. Please avoid this area while this micro-surfacing work is being done.


NOTICE OF ADJOURNED MEETING OF THE BOARD OF REVIEW

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review for the City of Black River Falls will meet on June 30, 2021 from 9:00 A.M. to at least 11:00 A.M. at City Hall, 101 S. 2nd Street, Black River Falls, WI.

Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review:

  1. No person shall be allowed to appear before the Board of Review, to testify to the Board by telephone or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the assessor to view such property.

2. After the first meeting of the Board of Review and before the Board’s final adjournment, no person             who is scheduled to appear before the Board of Review may contact, or provide information to, a               member of the Board about the person’s objection except at a session of the Board.

3.  No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or contest                    the amount of any assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the Board or at              least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed under sub. (3) (a), that                      person provides to the clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for                    removal under sub. (6m) and if so which member will be removed and the person’s reasonable                    estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take.

4.  When appearing before the Board, the person shall specify, in writing, the person’s estimate of                     the value of the land and of the improvements that are subject of the person’s objection and                         specify the information that the person used to arrive at that estimate.

5.  No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or object to a              valuation if that valuation was made by the assessor or the objector using the income method,                    unless the person supplies to the assessor all of the information about income and expenses, as                  specified in the Assessor’s manual under s. 73.03 (2a) of Wis. Statutes, that the assessor requests.              The City of Black River Falls has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income              and expenses that is provided to the assessor under this paragraph and shall provide exceptions                  for persons using the information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or of the duties of                    their office or by order of a court.  The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless                a  court determines that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying                        under  s. 19.35 (1).

 NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that pursuant to s. 70.45, Wis. Stats., the assessment roll for the 2021 assessment year will be open for examination starting June 23, 2021. Due to COVID-19, OPEN BOOK sessions for informal talks with the City Assessor and to file written objections will be conducted by phone. If you would like to set up a phone appointment, please contact Bowmar Appraisal, Inc. at (715) 835-1141 during regular business hours (M-F, 8:30-4:30) no later than 3 days prior to the Board of Review. The 2021 assessment roll, instructional information, and objection forms will be made available. These documents will assist with scheduling a hearing before the Board of Review. Keep in mind that objection forms must be filed with the clerk of the Board of Review at least 48 hours before the Board of Review is conducted unless the Board of Review chooses to waive this requirement.

Alex B. Chown, City Clerk – City of Black River Falls

This Notice is hereby posted at the following locations in the City on the 2nd day of June 2021:

  1. Front Door – City Hall
  2. Black River Falls Public Library
  3. Jackson County Court House
  4. S. Post Office
  5. City of Black River Falls website: blackriverfalls.us