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.


COMMUNITY BANNER SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

The promotional street-scape banner campaign is now underway!
 
This program will reinforce our Black River Falls brand, brighten and invigorate our downtown. These banners, designed exclusively for the city of Black River Falls, will showcase our community’s economic vitality and the support of our local businesses.
 
A representative from Community Showcase Banners is now reaching out to local businesses to discuss the street-scape banner campaign. We encourage business owners to consider participating in this program as it provides an exciting new opportunity to showcase community pride and gives business owners the opportunity to market themselves unlike ever before.
 
To learn more about sponsorship opportunities visit the website below, reach out to the community’s program manager directly, or contact the City Administrator.
 
 
Program Manager:
Robert Barto
(585) 645-5986
City Administrator:
A Brad Chown
(715) 284-2315
Here’s a sneak peak at this year’s banners:

2022 ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE AWARD – STATE FINALIST

Short Elliott and Hendrickson (SEH) submitted the extension of Andrews Road for the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Wisconsin’s 2022 Engineering Excellence Award, and the project earned recognition as a state finalist!  

The extension of Andrews Road was an important goal for the City of Black River Falls to provide a vital connection to US Hwy12, increasing access for businesses and tourism. The project was continually delayed by funding and environmental concerns and its completion began to look like a pipe dream.

Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH) designed a solution that moved the project back to reality. The team worked with the city to develop a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District. This is a common funding mechanism that helped pay for the project. SEH also created a flexible construction schedule that would complete the project over a full year. This flexibility reduced costs and still met the city’s goals.

The next challenge was minimizing environmental impacts. The extended Andrews Road crossed wetlands and the locally important Coffee Creek. The design team reviewed a wide range of options to preserve the environment.

In addition to standard stormwater and runoff mitigation techniques, the team hit upon a unique alignment for the roadway. This alignment avoided most wetlands and created the shortest span possible over Coffee Creek.

This project was one of the biggest in the City of Black River Falls’ history. SEH worked with the city throughout the process to overcome all barriers and turn a dream into reality.

Posted By: David Schofield

The awards will be presented in Kohler, WI on April 22, 2022.  ACEC serves as the voice of the engineering industry, continually promoting the profession to a variety of audiences.  The organization serves as a source of ideas, a sounding board and a professional resource for state and city leaders, as well as a fervent promoter of the profession.  Their work involves advocating, education, providing networking opportunities, and enhancing the image of professional engineers.  They keep an eye on the big picture in the engineering industry, allowing their member firms to concentrate on keeping Wisconsin safe, healthy, and moving forward.  

 https://www.acecwi.org/2022-awards-gallery


COMMUNITY BANNER PROGRAM

The City of Black River Falls is dedicated to making our community a great place to live, work, shop, and conduct business. Because of that, we have agreed to participate in a promotional street-scape banner campaign conducted by Community Showcase Banners.
 
This program will reinforce our Black River Falls brand, brighten and invigorate our downtown. These banners, designed exclusively for the city of Black River Falls, will showcase our community’s economic vitality and the support of our local businesses.
 
A representative from Community Showcase Banners will be contacting local businesses to discuss the street-scape banner campaign. We encourage business owners to consider participating in this program as it provides an exciting new opportunity to showcase community pride and gives business owners the opportunity to market themselves unlike ever before.
 
To learn more about sponsorship opportunities visit the website below or reach out to the community’s program manager directly or contact the City Administrator.
 
 
Program Manager:
Robert Barto
(585) 645-5986
City Administrator:
A Brad Chown
(715) 284-2315

NEW HOMES AVAILABLE!

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

Take a look at the virtual tour of their Madeline Design home – this new construction home is ready for its first owner!!

Contact SCS Real Estate for a showing: 715-846-2000

View the full virtual tour: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=qHow9AqveQm

View more about this home: https://www.scsrealestate.com/property/CWBR-22106170

PLUS ……

1019 Spruce Street | Black River Falls
3 Bedrooms | 3 Baths | 1,782 Total Sq. Ft.

Get to know this new construction home! The spacious main floor features a large living room, adjacent kitchen and dining space with walk-in pantry, a full Primary Suite, and a main floor laundry and powder room. The second floor offers two additional bedrooms and a full bathroom!  Don’t wait! Schedule your private showing today! 715-846-2000

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

 


STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS

Serving Your Community With a Small Business

While “big box” stores offer convenience, many people prefer homegrown goods and services. This sentiment works to your advantage if you open a local business that supports your community. From deciding what to offer to maximize engagement, here’s how to get your local operation successfully off the ground in the City of Black River Falls.

Choosing Your Endeavor

Generating business ideas is as easy as identifying what’s lacking in your area. When you fill a niche, you’ll face minimal competition and will develop customer loyalty quicker than you would by starting an enterprise that casts a wide net and gets lost in a sea of similar companies.

Maybe the local population is aging, yet there’s no daycare center nearby. Situations like these all represent opportunities to start a successful enterprise. By avoiding concepts that have already saturated your community, you’ll profitably tap into a unique and dedicated customer base that’s being overlooked.

Setting Up Shop

Once you know what establishment you’re opening, you’ll need to deal with the nuts and bolts of a startup. Follow a checklist so you don’t overlook any critical steps. You’ll have to address everything from getting tax ID numbers to hiring staff to set up an accounting system, and the process can be overwhelming if you’re not organized. Check out these resources.

One decision that requires crucial consideration is your business structure. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, this has an impact on everything from how much taxes you will owe to how much you’re personally at risk. Depending on what you find after checking your state’s regulations, establishing a limited liability company could be your best option. Because this structure limits individual liability and safeguards personal assets, it’s favored by many entrepreneurs.

With an LLC, profits and losses are passed to your personal income, which may lower your tax rate. There’s also less paperwork and more flexibility with this structure. If you’re wondering how to start an LLC in Wisconsin, use a formation service, so you needn’t fret about hefty legal fees eating into your startup funds.

Engaging With the Community

To be successful, your venture must feel like part of the community. Engagement goes beyond providing needed goods and services; it requires outreach and involvement that demonstrate you’re a good corporate citizen. When you back organizations that are important in your neighborhood, you’ll be promoting both your company and your values. Supporting local causes creates unique marketing partnerships that raise your profile, so it should play a big role in your public relations strategy.

Set the tone at your grand opening by contributing a portion of your proceeds to a worthy group. Help a charity fundraise by hosting an after-hours shopping event where a donation buys attendees a discount on their purchases. Sponsor a sports team, offer space for an organization to promote itself, or give your own time to local causes. Well-planned giving has a positive social impact while expanding your exposure.

Starting a local venture can enrich both you and your community. By filling a neglected need, structuring your enterprise properly, and getting involved with good causes from the outset, you’ll be setting yourself up to make money and create a positive impact in your community.


CAREER OPPORTUNITY – POLICE OFFICER- FULL AND PART TIME

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

The City of Black River Falls Police Department offers competitive wages and an excellent benefit package.

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.  Full-time wages are $42,566.00 to $53,202.00 annually. Part-time starts at $18.59 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 March 4th, 2022 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.

 


TAXI DRIVERS NEEDED – APPLY NOW!

Taxi Drivers & Lead Driver/Supervisor Wanted

MTI Transit LLC is seeking responsible and reliable professional drivers focused on customer satisfaction and safety. Drivers will receive ride requests via company software and execute exceptional service from pick-up to drop-off. Drivers will be trained on the advanced technologies of our dispatch software. Drivers must demonstrate exceptional abilities to manage the road, and communications between customers and Black River Falls Taxi. Our drivers must display actively listening, courtesy, professionalism, and offering positive resolutions for customer transportation needs. Company drivers are required to demonstrate remarkable vehicle cleanliness. Drivers will be rated by customer feedback and evaluations in all aspects of service performance. Professional drivers will be asked to work within business, including weekdays and weekend shift work. Drivers must remain undistracted while transporting passengers.

In addition to PT driving duties the Driver Supervisor will be responsible for basic driver accountability and cash handling/bank deposits. As well as training of new drivers along with other supervisory tasks.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $12.00 – $14.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental Pay:

  • Tips

Experience:

  • Driving: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Customer service: 1 year (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Driver’s License (Required)

Shift availability:

  • Day Shift (Preferred)
  • Night Shift (Preferred)

Apply for Driver Positions now at: https://www.indeed.com/job/taxi-driver-23e3f304693816f7

Apply for Lead Driver / Supervisor position now at: https://www.indeed.com/job/lead-driversupervisor-47a7e6c52833dec4

Or email your resume to: drivers@mtitransit.com


UTILITY STAFF MOVING INTO NEW OPERATIONS CENTER ON MONDAY NOVEMBER 15TH

Black River Falls Municipal Utilities (BRFMU) will begin moving into their new facility at 349 South McKinley Street (behind Wal Mart) on Monday November 15 th. Therefore, the Utility office will be closed to the public on Monday November 15th and Tuesday November 16th.

PHONE SERVICE DURING CLOSURE

BRFMU staff anticipates that it will take two (2) days to move the office staff into the new building and ensure all business IT and phone systems are functioning properly. The phone service will be interrupted for the majority of the two (2) day closure. Staff will begin answering phones as soon as possible, however, customers should plan accordingly.

PAYMENT DROP BOX

Beginning November 15th, the Utility is encouraging customers to use the new payment drop box available next to the parking lot in front of the new operations center. The drop box at 119 N. Water Street will be remain available for dropping off payments through Sunday November 21 st. All payments received at the drop box (119 N. Water St.) will be collected on Monday November 22nd and the drop box will be closed in and no longer available for use.

BILLING/COLLECTION SERVICES

Customers may use the drop boxes at both locations beginning November 15. However, payments will not be posted to customer accounts during the closure.

The Utility office will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday November 17th. Normal office business hours will remain 8:00 a.m. — 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

BRFMU appreciates everyone’s cooperation and patience during this transition.


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

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