City of Black River Falls - Government

City of Black River Falls - Government The City of Black River Falls has a population of 3,622 and is in Jackson County, WI.
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Winding Rivers Library System
03/25/2020

Winding Rivers Library System

Notice of Parks Use for City of Black River Falls:In these days of health protection safety, we need to be very careful ...
03/25/2020

Notice of Parks Use for City of Black River Falls:

In these days of health protection safety, we need to be very careful of where we play. With that in mind, I would like to remind people of just what the City Parks & Recreation Department is doing. We will have the Parks open for public use in a limited fashion. They will be open for walking and open ground area playing. Even though the Parks are open, the Playground Area and the Equipment is closed to the public. This includes swings, slides, seesaws, twirls, bouncing toys and play structures and any other usable playground pieces not mentioned.

It is not possible for us to protect everyone from germs on playground equipment. That would require someone to be there all daylight hours watching for someone to touch them and then we try to clean up with some type of spray that we aren’t sure works. This isn’t a realistic option.

Until further notice our parks bathrooms that normally open up in early April will also be closed until we get an okay from the State Health Department. We are removing the portable toilets that are located in several parks for health safety reasons. I don’t like to do this anymore than you like to see it done. However, these are trying times and we all need to do what we can to keep our friends and neighbors safe.

Please enjoy the Parks in the limited ways that we can offer. We hope to be open for your full enjoyment as soon as possible.

Steven Peterson
City of BRF Parks & Recreation Department

Marshfield Police Department
03/25/2020

Marshfield Police Department

Quashing some rumors going around the community...

NO---we will not be kicking in doors if we think you are open for business and should not be

NO---we are not requiring you to carry a permit or letter from your employer telling us you are an essential worker (I can only speak on behalf of Marathon and Wood County law enforcment agencies)

NO---Just because you have a piece of paper saying you are essential does not mean you are an essential worker

NO---we will not be making random traffic stops to learn your business or travel destination.

NO---It is not our goal to arrest people and take them to jail if in violation of the #Saferathome order. Our goal is voluntary compliance and education should we have contact with you...but you could be arrested if you choose to not abide by our efforts to encourage and educate.

YES---it is DUMB to be out and about if unnecessary, unless you desire COVID-19 community spread, which could be catastrophic to your friends and family and long lasting in our community.

NO---it is not suggested by local health officials to have all the young people contract COVID-19 to build immunity while forcing only the vulnerable to take shelter

YES---we are begging you to take this serious

Please ask other COVID-19 related questions or rumors you are hearing and we will do our best to answer them. Thank you and be safe!!!

TMJ4 News
03/25/2020

TMJ4 News

Gov. Evers' new "Safer at Home" order is in effect for an entire month - until April 24. Here's what you need to know. DETAILS: https://on.tmj4.com/33K9k1G

Pine View Care Center
03/24/2020

Pine View Care Center

A lot of excitement going on at Pine View Care Center! Volunteers are dropping off handmade face masks and families are stopping by to make a COVID-proof window visit!

Here it is - the SAFER AT HOME ORDER ....https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/WIGOV/2020/03/24/file_attachments/1...
03/24/2020

Here it is - the SAFER AT HOME ORDER ....
https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/WIGOV/2020/03/24/file_attachments/1409408/Health%20Order%20%2312%20Safer%20At%20Home.pdf

As we all patiently await the next COVID-19 related Executive Order from Governor Evers, we thought we would share the l...
03/24/2020

As we all patiently await the next COVID-19 related Executive Order from Governor Evers, we thought we would share the link to the Governor's executive order web page so you can read the details of every order issued.....
https://evers.wi.gov/Pages/Newsroom/Executive-Orders.aspx

From Kiva.org:Small businesses are suffering under the impact of Coronavirus COVID-19. But we believe the Kiva community...
03/23/2020
Kiva - Loans that change lives

From Kiva.org:

Small businesses are suffering under the impact of Coronavirus COVID-19. But we believe the Kiva community can help, which is why we’re expanding our Kiva U.S. program to make loans more available than ever for small business owners during tough economic times.

In addition to 0% interest and no fees, U.S. applicants for a Kiva loan will have access to the following:
• Expanded eligibility: More businesses in the US will be eligible for a Kiva loan.
• Larger loans: The maximum loan on the Kiva platform will increase from $10,000 to $15,000.
Grace period: New borrowers may access a grace period of up to 6 months for greater financial flexibility.

Small businesses are suffering under the impact of Coronavirus COVID-19. But we believe the Kiva community can help, which is why we’re expanding our Kiva U.S. program to make loans more available than ever for small business owners during tough economic times.

In addition to 0% interest and no fees, U.S. applicants for a Kiva loan will have access to the following:
• Expanded eligibility: More businesses in the US will be eligible for a Kiva loan.
• Larger loans: The maximum loan on the Kiva platform will increase from $10,000 to $15,000.
• Grace period: New borrowers may access a grace period of up to 6 months for greater financial flexibility.

“A zero-interest loan is a fantastic opportunity to be able to finance something that we might not otherwise qualify for immediately,” said Jared Gardner of Nehalem River Ranch in Oregon. “To have that flexibility of crowdfunding our own financing was huge. Made a big difference.”

We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic has global impact, and we'll continue to explore ways to help as many people affected by this crisis as possible. Currently, the U.S. market is the place we have the most agility to deploy financial assistance.

For many small businesses, a Kiva loan may be the difference between shutting down and keeping the doors open. That’s why we’re encouraging all small businesses who need a helping hand to apply for a 0% interest loan today.

If you know a small business in your community struggling right now, spread the word and lend to U.S. businesses! A small loan makes a world of difference and we have businesses impacted by COVID-19 available right now for funding on Kiva.org.

Support women, entrepreneurs, students and refugees around the world with as little as $25 on Kiva. 100% of your loans go to support borrowers.

Chicago Doctor’s Blunt Speech About COVID-19 Hits Home Across the Country
03/22/2020
Chicago Doctor’s Blunt Speech About COVID-19 Hits Home Across the Country

Chicago Doctor’s Blunt Speech About COVID-19 Hits Home Across the Country

Dr. Emily Landon is the chief infectious disease epidemiologist at the University of Chicago Medicine, who moments after Pritzker issued the ordinance to take effect Saturday evening, took to the stand with a 7-minute-long speech that went viral after striking a chord for many individuals.

Hansen's IGA Market - Black River Falls
03/21/2020

Hansen's IGA Market - Black River Falls

Beginning tomorrow, March 20, Hansen's IGA stores will close at 7 p.m. each day. Our new store hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice. These shortened hours will allow our team members additional time to clean and sanitize all areas of the store as well as restock items. Operating with shorter store hours will also allow our team members additional time to care for their families and loved ones during this time. We appreciate your understanding.
We are asking all customers to respect our request of having the opening hour of 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. each day reserved for those shoppers who are at a higher risk of severe illness by COVID-19, which includes older adults and those who have compromised immune systems. This is to provide an opportunity for those individuals to be the first to shop after our overnight cleaning and reduced traffic in our stores.

Here are answers to questions some people are having about their drinking water in light of the COVID 19 situation ........
03/19/2020
Water, sanitation, hygiene and waste management for COVID-19

Here are answers to questions some people are having about their drinking water in light of the COVID 19 situation .......

IS DRINKING TAP WATER SAFE?

EPA recommends that Americans continue to use and drink tap water as usual. The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that the, “presence of the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies and based on current evidence the risk to water supplies is low.” Additionally, according to the CDC, COVID-19 is mainly thought to spread between people who are in close contact with one another. Further, EPA’s drinking water regulations require treatment at public water systems to remove or kill pathogens, including viruses.

DO I NEED TO BOIL MY DRINKING WATER?

Boiling your water is not required as a precaution against COVID-19.

IS TAP WATER SAFE TO USE FOR HAND WASHING?

EPA recommends that Americans continue to use and drink tap water as usual. According to the CDC, washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds helps prevent the spread of COVID-19.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I AM CONCERNED ABOUT MY DRINKING WATER?

WHO has stated that the, “presence of the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies and based on current evidence the risk to water supplies is low.”

Homeowners that receive their water from a public water utility may contact their provider to learn more about treatments being used. Treatments could include filtration and disinfectants such as chlorine that remove or kill pathogens before they reach the tap. The city of Black River Falls' water supply is disinfected through chlorination.

Homeowners with private wells who are concerned about pathogens such as viruses in drinking water may consider approaches that remove bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens, including certified home treatment devices.

DO I NEED TO BUY BOTTLED WATER OR STORE DRINKING WATER?

EPA recommends that citizens continue to use and drink tap water as usual. At this time, there are no indications that COVID-19 is in the drinking water supply or will affect the reliable supply of water.

WHAT IS THE EPA'S ROLE IN ENSURING DRINKING WATER REMAINS SAFE?

EPA has established regulations with treatment requirements for public water systems that prevent waterborne pathogens such as viruses from contaminating drinking water. These treatment requirements include filtration and disinfectants such as chlorine that remove or kill pathogens before they reach the tap. Additionally, WHO notes that, “conventional, centralized water treatment methods which utilize filtration and disinfection should inactivate COVID-19 virus.”

CDC
03/19/2020

CDC

Social distancing can help slow the spread of COVID-19 in affected communities. This means avoiding crowded places and maintaining distance from others. More prevention tips: https://bit.ly/2QbLFkW

Minutes from last night's Special Common Council meeting.  Agendas, complete meeting packets, and minutes are also avail...
03/19/2020

Minutes from last night's Special Common Council meeting. Agendas, complete meeting packets, and minutes are also available for download on our website at https://blackriverfalls.us/agenda-minutes/

03/19/2020
Revolution BRF

Revolution BRF

We want to thank the community for giving us your support today! We couldn’t do this without you! The Revolution remains strong, with you!

Alrighty, whose ready for round 2?!

Tomorrow!
*$1 Bakery Items!
*Entire food menu is $5!
*Olive You Salad for $4! Add grilled chicken for $2!

We’re still pickup/delivery only. We want to ask everyone to please be patient with the phone being busy. We’ve been receiving a ton of phone calls, and we really appreciate every single one! Just a friendly reminder, Facebook is not the best option to be placing your order, but we will do the best we can!

Tomorrow, there is just a slight change. We will only be open until 4 tomorrow. This is to help with keeping our staff safe as much as we can. Thank you all so much!

the merchant general store
03/19/2020
the merchant general store

the merchant general store

Take a journey back to yesteryear in our historic store dating to 1912. Classic Candy, Toys, Antiques, Gifts and much more.

03/19/2020
Black River Falls Fire Department

Black River Falls Fire Department

Due to the recent events involving COVID-19, we will be closing the Black River Falls Fire Station to all non-response related business. This will hopefully limit our citizens and our staff to potential exposures. This will not affect our ability to respond to emergency calls. Station tours, car seat checks, CPR classes, and walk-in business will be postponed until further notice.

If you have any questions, call the station at 715-284-2656 and we should be able to assist you as long as we are in the station. As always, if you have an emergency dial 911. If you have any questions regarding COVID-19, our county health department is equipped to provide the most up to date information.

Thank you for your understanding

City of Black River Falls - Government
03/18/2020

City of Black River Falls - Government

Public hours for City facilities and public transportation will be modified as follows:

Shared Ride Taxi: Running 6am-10pm daily

City Hall: Closed to the public beginning March 19, 2020 except for absentee voting. Offices will be staffed so we are still available by phone or email. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND voters request an absentee ballot. There are several ways registered voters can request absentee ballots. If they have internet access, the easiest way is to sign up at MyVote Wisconsin, https://myvote.wi.gov. If assistance is needed call City Hall at 715-284-2315.

Police Department Lobby Window: Closed to the public beginning March 19, 2020. Offices will be staffed so we are still available by phone or email.

Fire Department: Closed to the public beginning March 19, 2020. Offices will be staffed so we are still available by phone or email.

Public Library: Closed to the public beginning March 18, 2020

Municipal Utilities: Closed to the public beginning March 18, 2020. Customers can continue to pay their bills by check using the US mail or the drop box located by our lobby door at 119 N. Water Street. Offices will be staffed so we are still available by phone or email.

At this time, it is our intention to maintain all essential city functions with our employees continuing in their normal capacity while working remotely or within the facilities closed to the public.

We recognize that this is an unprecedented and unique situation and appreciate the public’s flexibility and support. We will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments as needed to effectively respond to this rapidly changing environment. Updates will be provided on our page and on our website at www.blackriverfalls.us .

Public hours for City facilities and public transportation will be modified as follows:Shared Ride Taxi:  Running 6am-10...
03/18/2020

Public hours for City facilities and public transportation will be modified as follows:

Shared Ride Taxi: Running 6am-10pm daily

City Hall: Closed to the public beginning March 19, 2020 except for absentee voting. Offices will be staffed so we are still available by phone or email. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND voters request an absentee ballot. There are several ways registered voters can request absentee ballots. If they have internet access, the easiest way is to sign up at MyVote Wisconsin, https://myvote.wi.gov. If assistance is needed call City Hall at 715-284-2315.

Police Department Lobby Window: Closed to the public beginning March 19, 2020. Offices will be staffed so we are still available by phone or email.

Fire Department: Closed to the public beginning March 19, 2020. Offices will be staffed so we are still available by phone or email.

Public Library: Closed to the public beginning March 18, 2020

Municipal Utilities: Closed to the public beginning March 18, 2020. Customers can continue to pay their bills by check using the US mail or the drop box located by our lobby door at 119 N. Water Street. Offices will be staffed so we are still available by phone or email.

At this time, it is our intention to maintain all essential city functions with our employees continuing in their normal capacity while working remotely or within the facilities closed to the public.

We recognize that this is an unprecedented and unique situation and appreciate the public’s flexibility and support. We will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments as needed to effectively respond to this rapidly changing environment. Updates will be provided on our page and on our website at www.blackriverfalls.us .

Lunda Community Center
03/17/2020

Lunda Community Center

Thank you for your patience as we try to work through the recent COVID-19 developments. It has not been an easy decision and one that might change in the upcoming days or weeks. Please know that we are doing our best to support our community and doing our part in keeping health a top priority.

Revolution BRF
03/17/2020

Revolution BRF

At Revolution, we are taking every step necessary to keep our staff, and customers safe. Sometimes that may mean spending a little less time out of the house. These are temporary hours, and are subject to change at any given time.

We are committed to keeping you guys safe, and to enjoy our shop.

The Wright Place Saloon
03/17/2020

The Wright Place Saloon

Per the State of Wisconsin we must close our doors for dining In by 5pm!

At this time we will continue to do orders for Take out only!!! We are working on getting take out menus! We can email one as well!! We will not be serving breakfast until bans are lifted!

We still have 20 employees to support so please take that into consideration when deciding what to eat for the day! 😁

With that said! GET YOUR CORNED BEEF DINNER FOR TAKE OUT!

Address

101 S 2nd St
Black River Falls, WI
54615

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Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

Telephone

(715) 284-2315

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Comments

Big Thank You! To the people that help me get my car out of the snow bank it the laundry mat on Water St. Today!
Im in Indianapolis In . Im looking for someone I havnt seen in 30 years and I was wondering what ever happened to her . Her name was Rosie Ray and her father was a cattle rancher . My email is [email protected] if anyone knows her or knows what happened to her . Thank You ! Take care
Last call for any businesses who would like to sponsor The Santa Run:) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1n0r9B6EISGlFiOJEd7ySrFbphlSI31IE0E45CscmjGI/edit?usp=sharing Contact: [email protected]
How about $1 and a sense of civic pride?
Your voices were heard! Thank you BRF Citizens!!
1963 photo of where the City Hall sits now.
Constructive suggestion, I know this isn't your first rodeo (snowfall), but you might want to have street crews concentrate on the bottom of hills tonight, unclogging storm sewers. There is a LAKE between 420 and 406 Pine Streets (esp. after the grader came through). Thank you.
Want to send out a huge Thank you, to the City of Black River Falls, Black River Fire Department, AL MUTH Harley Davidson, Jimmy Fingers Tattoo, Donna K's and other businesses and the entire community, for a most wonderful, well planned Red Cross poker ride. This is the first year our group attended and had an amazing time with fun people. Having a paramedic and truck/ trailer for any possible issues, made it a secure, safe ride., along with our volunteer blockers. Wonderful to have them available and on hand. Fantastic food & staff at Donna K's. A great cause and a wonderful job by Jimmy himself and his helpers. Looking forward to coming back next year and will spread the word to others.
Not sure if the city takes care of it but the dog park is disgusting. People are not picking up after their dogs. What can be done to help clean it up?
Could someone help me find an old photo of the Taylor & Jones store, or something with the name on an advertisement? I have fond memories buying fabric there for my 4-H sewing projects in the 60's & 70's. I would like to put that name on a fabric store/ miniature dollhouse someone gave me. Thank you so much.