CITY STREETS OPEN TO ATVs/UTVs

All signage is in place, so effective immediately, ATVs/UTVs are officially allowed on certain city streets as outlined in Ordinance #865.

On August 3, 2021, the Black River Falls Common Council approved Ordinance #865 which designates all city-maintained roads, streets, alleys, and highways, including any city-maintained parking lots, except connecting highways, as open to all-terrain vehicle (“ATV”) or utility terrain vehicle (“UTV”) routes, except as otherwise posted, and authorizes the operation of ATVs or UTVs on all state, connecting and county highways with a posted speed limit of 35 MPH or less within the territorial boundaries of the City, except as otherwise posted.

  • The hours of operation are 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM.
  • All ATV/UTV operators are required to ride single file.
  • Operators MUST be at least 16 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Operators are required to have liability insurance and be able to provide proof of insurance.
  • Operators of any ATV/UTV are prohibited from possessing any form of open alcoholic beverage.
  • The Black River Falls Police Department has the authority to temporarily close any ATV/UTV route whenever conditions warrant closure.
  • Violators are subject to a citation and fines of not less than $100 or more than $250.

TAXI DRIVERS WANTED

Drivers Wanted!
 
Black River Falls Public Transit is looking for dependable drivers. Successful candidates for the shared-ride taxi service must pass a background check and drug screen.
 
Apply today by calling 715-284-4511 and talking to Randi
Or applying in person at 325 Woodlawn Avenue.

ATV/UTV ORDINANCE CLARIFIED

On August 3, 2021, the Black River Falls Common Council approved Ordinance #865 which designates all city-maintained roads, streets, alleys, and highways, including any city-maintained parking lots, except connecting highways, as open to all-terrain vehicle (“ATV”) or utility terrain vehicle (“UTV”) routes, except as otherwise posted, and authorizes the operation of ATVs or UTVs on all state, connecting and county highways with a posted speed limit of 35 MPH or less within the territorial boundaries of the City, except as otherwise posted.

However, ATVs/UTVs will NOT be allowed on city streets until such time as all required ATV/UTV signs are installed in accordance with Wisconsin Administrative Code NR 64.12 (7) and all applicable statutes and administrative code provisions.  The City anticipates it could take 60 days or longer to get all the required signs in place, depending on the availability of signs and materials.

A news release will be provided at a later date when all signage is in place and ATVs and UTVs are allowed on certain city streets as outlined in Ordinance #865.

Until then, ATVs/UTVs are NOT allowed on city streets.


TAXI SERVICE SCHEDULE MODIFIED

Date: August 6, 2021

RE: Temporary Modified Taxi Schedule

Due to staffing levels, Black River Falls Public Transit, the City’s shared ride taxi service, is anticipated to operate under the following modified schedule until further notice:

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EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

  Monday                        6:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Tuesday                       6:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Wednesday                  6:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Thursday                      6:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Friday                           6:00 AM –   9:00 PM

Saturday                      9:00 AM –   9:00 PM

Sunday                        9:00 AM –   9:00 PM

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taxi #1            Monday – Thursday    6:00 am to 11:00 pm

Friday                             6:00 am to 9:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday      9:00 am to 9:00 pm

 

Taxi #2         Monday – Thursday    8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Friday                             6:00 am to 12:00 pm

 

Taxi # 3           The 3rd taxi that usually runs Wednesdays 9a-3p and Fridays 10a-3p will not be available

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Unfortunately, this modified schedule is likely to cause increased wait times and inconveniences for many residents and businesses that rely on this valuable service.  FDS Enterprises will continue to work diligently to fill vacant positions so we can resume our regular schedule for shared ride taxi service as soon as possible.

Updates will be provided on our Facebook page and on our website at: www.blackriverfalls.us.


CITY BRUSH PILE NOW OPEN

Due to the severe weather we experienced last night and early this morning, the ban on dumping brush behind the fairgrounds this week during the Jackson County Fair has been lifted.

If you are a city resident, have brush to clean up after the storm, and have the means, please haul brush to the brush pile at 401 County Road R.

The City WILL NOT accept brush that is more than 6 inches in diameter or 6 feet long.

The City brush pile located behind the fairgrounds is for CITY RESIDENTS ONLY.


STORM DAMAGE CLEAN UP

After severe weather moved through the area last night, wind and heavy rain related damage is being reported city wide.  City crews are working diligently to restore power, clear streets, and address multiple locations with downed trees.

Residents can place brush from storm damage at the curb and the City Street Department will work on picking up brush over the next couple of weeks. The City can only accept brush that is 6 inches in diameter or less and 6 feet in length or shorter.  Residents will need to find other means of disposing of larger debris.

If you believe downed trees in your area are from the right of way or from city property, please report this damage by calling City Hall at 715-284-2315 or emailing rhonda.ammann@blackriverfalls.us .  If emailing, please include your name, address, contact phone number, a description of the damage, and photos if available.


NATIONAL NIGHT OUT – AUGUST 3RD

The Black River Falls Police Department is hoping that you can join them on Tuesday, August 3rd for a fun night of games and camaraderie at the Lunda Park! They’ll have K9 demonstrations and you’ll have a chance to meet and greet your local law enforcement personnel. Kids, bring your bicycles and helmets to ride through the bike safety course and get a free bike light courtesy of Jackson in Action! There will be a whole lot more….too much to list! This event is totally free and everyone is welcome!

May be an image of text that says '1 D NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 2021 POLICE-COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS Lunda Park Tuesday, August 3rd 5 p.m. -7 p.m. NATION JACKSON GOUNT SHERIFES OFFICE ACKSON COUNTY CRIME ST PPERS POLICE POLICE POLICE Bike Safety Course Kids Activities WWIS Live Broadcast Child Safety Seat Checks K9 Demos Refreshments Prizes National Night Out is community event that brings citizens together to get to know our neighbors and local police while celebrating the united stand we take as partners against crime and disorder in our communities.'

 


MUSIC IN THE PARK TUESDAY NIGHTS

Make plans now to visit Lunda Community Park every Tuesday night to enjoy local bands!  Music in the park is FREE and open to the public so come on out!

2021
Tuesday Evening Music in the Park Schedule
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Lunda Community Park – 1400 Tyler Street, BRF

August 3               Skipping Stones

August 10            Aaron Kaplan

August 17            Black River Falls High School Marching Band

August 24            Community Band


NEW HOMES COMING TO BRF!

S.C. Swiderski Homes officially closed on 5 resdiential lots in Lalapalooza Estates and are excited to bring 5 new construction homes to the Lallapalooza Subdivision in Black River Falls this year!

S.C. Swiderski Homes is a residential home builder that operates throughout the state of Wisconsin bringing single family housing options to communities. Each of their homes is specially designed and built by SCS Construction.

Stay tuned for more updates on this project!

Follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/scshomes

#scshomes #newconstruction #blackriverfalls #lallapalooza #homesweethome

 

 


HOFFMAN AQUATIC CENTER IS OPEN!

Come cool off at the Hoffman Aquatic Center all summer long!!

Due to the nationwide lifeguard shortage, Hoffman Aquatic Center will use a slightly modified schedule, and on occasion, may close off certain sections of the pool.  These steps are necessary to create the safest possible swimming environment for the community.

Schedule

Monday & Tuesdays               12pm-6pm

Wednesdays                             12pm-4pm

Thursday – Sunday                 12pm-6pm

Daily Admission

Youth                                      $4

Adult                                       $5

Season Pass

Family                                     Resident $150             Non-Resident $200

Adult                                       Resident $60               Non-Resident $90

Youth                                      Resident $40               Non-Resident $60

 

Black River Falls Parks and Recreation will continue to recruit and train lifeguards to minimize inconveniences and maximize safety.  If there are questions, patrons should contact the Black River Falls Parks and Recreation Department at (715) 284-9246.