“WE’RE ALL IN” SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS – COVID19

June 1, 2020

The City of Black River Falls is assisting the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) to make the new We’re All In grant initiative a success.  The program will provide $2,500 grants to 30,000 small businesses.  It is designed to help small businesses get back on their feet amid the COVID-19 pandemic while also encouraging them […]

MUNICIPAL UTILITIES OFFICE TO RE-OPEN JUNE 1ST

May 29, 2020

The Black River Falls Municipal Utilities Office will be re-opening on Monday,  June 1, 2020.  Office Hours will be 8:00 am – 4:30 pm We appreciate the patience and cooperation our customers have shown with our office being closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although we are reopening our office to customers, we all […]

CITY BUILDINGS REOPENING

May 15, 2020

On May 13, 2020, the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down most of Governor Tony Evers’ Safer At Home Order.  As the state and counties work to understand the impact of the ruling, the City of Black River Falls announces the following updates regarding public access to government facilities in the city. Effective Monday, May 18, […]

PUBLIC NOTICE – OPEN BOOK AND BOARD OF REVIEW

April 30, 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to s. 70.45, Wis. Stats., the assessment roll for the 2020 assessment year will be open for examination starting May 28, 2020. Due to COVID-19, OPEN BOOK sessions will be conducted by phone. If you would like to set up a phone appointment, please contact Bowmar Appraisal, Inc. at (715) […]

FIRE CHIEF TO RETIRE MAY 15, 2020

April 22, 2020

From: Steve Schreiber, Fire Chief April 21, 2020 Several months ago, I advised that I would be retiring as the Black River Falls Fire Chief in 2020. After 40 years of working in emergency services of some form, (1st Responder, Volunteer Firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician, Police Officer, Ambulance Service Director and Fire Chief), I will […]

GOVERNMENT BUILDING CLOSURES & MODIFIED SERVICE SCHEDULES AS OF 4/7/2020

April 7, 2020

COVID-19 continues to be top of mind and the City of Black River Falls, like other individuals and businesses, wants to ensure we are doing our due diligence to take precautions and do everything possible to flatten the curve and minimize its impact. Therefore, certain government buildings will be closed and service schedules modified as […]

COURTS RULE ELECTION TO HAPPEN APRIL 7TH / ABSENTEE BALLOTS IN OR POSTMARKED BY APRIL 7TH

April 6, 2020

First, the Wisconsin Supreme Court enjoined the Governor’s Executive Order which had postponed the election, meaning that in-person voting will occur at the polls.  County and municipal clerks and election inspectors should continue their election preparations. Second, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling changing the part of Judge Conley’s decision which stated that ballots […]

ELECTION UPDATE 04.06.2020 2PM

April 6, 2020

The Governor just issued an executive order delaying in-person voting for the April 7, 2020 election until June 9.  While the Governor has called for moving the election, we can be certain there will be very fast-moving litigation. Therefore, we continue making preparation in earnest for tomorrow. If the election is moved to June 9th we will adjust […]

ELECTION UPDATE (04.03.2020)

April 3, 2020

Judge William Conley of the Western District of Wisconsin federal court has issued an order related to absentee ballots for next week’s Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary.  The Court ordered the following: The deadline for requesting an absentee ballot by mail, fax, email or online is extended to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 3, […]

FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR BLACK RIVER FALLS UTILITY CUSTOMERS

April 3, 2020

Concerned About Paying Your Utility Bill? Funding available for Black River Falls Utility customers in need. Black River Falls Municipal Utilities urges electric customers concerned about being able to pay their bill to apply for Energy Assistance before the May 15, 2020 deadline. Funding is available to help income-qualified residential customers pay their electric bills, […]