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 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.

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


Committee of the Whole Meeting for 7.21.2021 CANCELLED

The Committee of the Whole meeting scheduled for this evening has been CANCELLED.

Action items that appeared on the agenda will be presented to the Common Council on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 and the July Department reports will be added to the August Committee of the Whole agenda.


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