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MEETING MINUTES

 

Bloomer,Wisconsin                                                                                                                                                       December 14, 2011

                                                                                                                                                          

Pursuant to due call and notice thereof a regular meeting of the Common Council of the City of Bloomer was called to order on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall – Mayor Summerfield presiding.

Roll call was taken:  Mayor Summerfield, Alderpersons Meinen, Hofmann, Steinmetz, Koehler and Clerk Stoik.  Attorney Thiel was not present.

All present gave pledge to the flag.

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting (November 30, 2011) as presented.  Alderperson Hofmann seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve all claims against the City and Utilities as presented.  Alderperson Steinmetz seconded the motion and all present voted aye. The claims were in the amounts listed below:

Checks Numbered: 58850 - 59028
General Fund $ 80,774.49
Electric Fund $ 14,562.92
Water Fund $   7,361.92
Sewer Fund $   7,448.65
Payroll $ 65,660.36
TOTAL $ 175,808.34

                       

AUDIENCE COMMENTS

There were no audience comments.

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to approve the 2012 service contract with IntelliSys for the Wastewater Treatment Plant for $2,250 as recommended by Mike Meindel.  Alderperson Hofmann seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Meinen made a motion to approve purchase of a replacement hose for Engine #1 for $2,025 for the Fire Department.  Alderperson Steinmetz seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve the contract with Pierce Manufacturing for the new fire engine for $380,385 on 01-04-12 which had been approved for purchase at the fall joint area meeting with the towns and village.  Alderperson Meinen seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve a subordination request for Keith & Jeanie Chovan for an existing Housing Rehab Loan as approved by the committee.  Alderperson Steinmetz seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to approve an application to serve fermented malt beverages and intoxicating liquors for the following listed below as approved by Police Chief Zwiefelhofer.  Alderperson Meinen seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

                                                                     Kathleen M. Doorn

DEPARTMENT HEADS

Fire Chief Brian Bleskacek was given verbal approval to order a new computer at the fire hall for approx. $1,500 which had been budgeted for in 2012.

Police Chief Jared Zwiefelhofer reported the squad car windows had been broken transporting a prisoner to jail.  Repairs have been made and Chippewa County allowed the use of a squad car from their department while repairs were being made to Bloomer’s squads.

Michael Meindel, Street, Water & Sewer Administrator – had nothing to report.

Peter Paulson, Electric Administrator – was not present.

ALDERPERSON COMMENTS

Alderperson Meinen – no comments.

Alderperson Hofmann – no comments.

Alderperson Steinmetz – no comments.

Alderperson Koehler – no comments.

MAYOR COMMENTS

Mayor Summerfield reported he had met with officials from Bloomer School District and reviewed their plans for construction of an elementary school.  They reviewed plans to service the property with electric, water & sewer.  He also reported he and his wife would be attending the Governor’s reception at his home on Sunday.  He also reported the City had received the $400 invoice for the mediation to settle the grievance in the police dept. for $393.

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to go into Closed Session under Wis. Stats. 19.85(1) (c) & (e) as read by Mayor Summerfield. Mayor Summerfield stated that there was no information for the first two items listed for closed session, therefore there will be no discussion regarding those issues.  Alderperson Hofmann seconded the motion and a roll call vote was taken:  Alderperson Meinen, aye; Hofmann, aye; Steinmetz, aye; Koehler, aye.

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to come out of closed session and report on action taken.  Alderperson Hofmann seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to approve rehiring Tanya Perry at $8.50 per hour and a fill-in replacement person Shawn Readinger at $8.00 per hour as Skating Rink Attendants for the 2011-2012 season.

Alderperson Koehler made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Alderperson Steinmetz seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

 

Sue A. Stoik, CMC/WCMC
City Clerk

                                                                       

 
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1503 Main Street
Bloomer, WI 54724
Phone: 715-568-3032
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