NOW ACCEPTING BIDS FOR CRUSHING RUBBLE PILE

Sealed bids for rubble crushing in the City of Black River Falls will be received by the City of Black River Falls Public Works Dept. 101 S 2nd St. Black River Falls, WI 54615 (Telephone: 715-284-2315) until 10:00 am Friday Sept 9, 2022 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.

Bid specifications and bid requirements for this project will be available on the city’s website  (click here), at City Hall, 101 S 2nd St, Black River Falls WI 54615, or emailed upon request.

Bids shall be directed to the Street Superintendent securely sealed and endorsed upon the outside wrapper “Rubble Crushing”.

The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive irregularities and informalities therein and to award the Contract in the best interests of the City of Black River Falls.

 

Greg Rush
Street Superintendent


NOW ACCEPTING BIDS FOR 2.5 TON TRUCK CHASSIS

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 2023 2 ½ ton truck chassis with trade. Specifications are available online at blackriverfalls.us/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/2023-Dump-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 September 8, 2022 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. To take delivery and make payment after January 1, 2023.

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 2005 GMC C7500 Dump Truck with V-Box sander

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


CITY BRUSH DUMP CLOSED THIS WEEK

The city brush dump located behind the Jackson County Fair Park next to the City Shop will be CLOSED this week due to the Jackson County Fair. Dumping of brush and/or grass clippings will NOT BE ALLWOWED during this time.

Enjoy the 2022 Jackson County Fair !!!


NEW HOMES IN LALLAPALOOZA

S.C. Swiderski Homes is excited to have completed 5 new construction homes in the Lallapalooza Subdivision in Black River Falls this year!

There are accepted offers on two of them already so make plans now to tour one or all of the remaining three and see if one of them is right for you.

Don’t wait!

Schedule your private showing today! 715-846-2000

Follow them on Facbook: https://www.facebook.com/scshomes/


NO PARKING!

There will be no parking allowed on North 1st Street and North 2nd Street from Main Street to Harrison Street the rest of today (July 14th) and ALL DAY TOMORROW (July 15th).

Crews will be working to shape the streets to prepare them for new pavement next week!

Thank you !


CITY BRUSH PILE FOR CITY RESIDENTS ONLY

The City of Black River Falls offers city residents curb side brush pickup April through October.  Brush pickup dates are included on the recycling calendar which is available at City Hall and on the city’s website at https://blackriverfalls.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/2022-Recycling-Calendar.pdfblackriverfalls.us/forms.

As an alternative, city residents may dispose of their brush at their convenience in the designated area at the City Shop behind the fairgrounds.  The brush is processed by city employees using city equipment which are both funded using city tax dollars.  Therefore, the designated area for brush is for city residents only meaning only those that live within the city limits of Black River Falls.  Contractors, and those living in surrounding townships, surrounding villages, and throughout the rest of Jackson County are prohibited from dumping at this site.

The volume of brush showing up at the City’s brush pile has increased substantially over the past five years which indicates much of it is coming from outside of the city limits.  The cost to city taxpayers for processing brush has almost doubled from $46,876 in 2017 to $82,947 in 2021!  This is only the payroll expense and doesn’t include the additional cost for equipment and fuel to process the brush received.

Many individuals may believe they are city residents because they have a Black River Falls mailing address, but this is not always the case.  A Black River Falls, WI mailing address simply means their mail is processed through the Black River Falls post office.  Others may believe the designated site is at the Jackson County fairgrounds and is therefore for all county residents, but this is not the case either.  The Jackson County Fair Park property is owned by the City of Black River Falls and leased to the Jackson County Agricultural Society each year for the Jackson County Fair.

One way for an individual to determine if they are allowed to dump at the city’s brush dump site is by looking at their street address.  Property owners or renters that have a rural address number such as N1500 or W1200 reside outside of the city limits and are prohibited from dumping at the city site.  Many individuals that have a Black River Falls, WI 54615 mailing address that includes a house number such as 100 or 1500 are city residents and can use the brush disposal site.  However, those living in the sanitary district of the Town of Brockway that have a Black River Falls, WI 54615 address with a house number such as 100 or 700 are prohibited from dumping at the city site.

Another method of determining city residency is an individual’s polling place.  If they vote at City Hall, then they are a city resident.  If they vote at a Town Hall, a Village Hall, or any location other than City Hall located at 101 S. Second Street in the City of Black River Falls, then they are not a resident and are prohibited from using the designated area at the City Shop for brush disposal.

Finally, if a homeowner pays the first installment of their property taxes at City Hall, then they are a city resident.  Of course, there are hundreds of renters in the area that do not pay taxes, but they can use one or both of the two previous methods to determine residency and whether or not they can use the designated area for brush.

The City’s brush control ordinance provides the following regulations:

NO contractors are allowed to dump brush at the site regardless of where the brush originates

NO lumber

NO stumps or root balls

NO brush greater than 6 feet in length

NO brush greater than 6 inches in diameter.

Any person who violates a provision of this ordinance may be subject to a fine of up to $1,000 for each violation.

Individuals are encouraged to call city hall at 715-284-2315 before they dump if they are unsure if they are allowed to use the city’s brush disposal site.

Those living outside the city limits should contact their town clerk or village clerk to find out what regulations and programs their town or village has in place for brush disposal.


BRUSH PICK UP JUNE 20-24

The City of Black River Falls will be offering curb side brush pick-up for city residents the week of June 20-24, 2022.

All brush must be to the curb before 7:00am on Monday, June 20, 2022 in order to get picked up.

Brush placed at the curb after 7:00am on Monday may not be picked up.

The Street Department will only make one pass through the City for brush throughout the week.

NO brush greater than 6 inches in diameter will be accepted.

NO brush greater than 6 feet long will be accepted.

Brush should be placed parallel to the curb.

DO NOT place brush in the street.

All brush pickup dates are included on the recycling calendar which is available at City Hall and on the city’s website at https://blackriverfalls.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/2022-Recycling-Calendar.pdf


CAREER OPPORTUNITY – DEPUTY CLERK/TREASURER

The City of Black River Falls is seeking a full-time Deputy Clerk/Treasurer.  The Deputy Clerk/Treasurer is the primary public contact at City Hall and performs routine clerical, customer service, administrative, and data processing work in accounts payable/receivable, licensing, election administration, meeting preparation, and tax collections.  The ideal candidate will have the ability to work both individually and cooperatively in a professional, small office environment.  Ability to multi-task along with excellent communication skills, organizational skills and numbers proficiency are essential.  Some evening hours will be required periodically.  Preferred candidates will have obtained a degree in accounting, business/public administration, or a related field.  Prior municipal experience is preferred. Starting wage will be $20.00 – $22.38 per hour DOQ with excellent benefits.  A complete job description is available at blackriverfalls.us/forms.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and at least three (3) professional references to: City of Black River Falls, c/o City Administrator, 101 S. Second Street,
Black River Falls, WI 54615.

Deadline to apply is July 8, 2022.

The City of Black River Falls is an equal opportunity employer.


PUBLIC TRANSIT BACK TO REGULAR SCHEDULE JUNE 6TH

Beginning Monday, June 6, 2022, Black River Falls Public Transit, the City’s shared ride taxi service, will be returning to its regular operating schedule 6:00 am – 10:00 pm every day of the week.

For rides, please call 715-284-4511.


CAREER OPPORTUNITY – PART TIME PATROL OFFICER

The City of Black River Falls is now accepting applications to fill current part-time patrol 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.

Part-time wage starts at $18.59 per hour and is dependent on qualifications.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and a completed copy of the DJ-LE-330 form. (Click on link for form)

Applications will be accepted until July 8th, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. Applications can be submitted to Chief Jeremy Isensee via mail or in person at the Black River Falls Police Department, 101 S. 2nd Street, Black River Falls, WI 54615.  Applications can also be emailed to the administrative assistant at brfpd.admin@blackriverfalls.us.

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