Meeting Agendas and Minutes
City of Bloomer
Annual Organizational and Special Meeting
of the Common Council
1503 Main Street
Bloomer, WI 54724
April 18th, 2018 5:30 p.m.
1. Meeting called to order.
Jeffrey Steinmetz was elected Mayor, James Koehler was elected Alderperson of the First Aldermanic District; Kevin Meinen was elected Alderperson of the Third Aldermanic District in the City of Bloomer, Chippewa County. All have taken their oath of office, therefore are qualified to be seated as Mayor and Alderpersons.
Now, therefore, they have qualified to be seated as Mayor for the First, Second, Third and Fourth Aldermanic District of the City of Bloomer and Alderpersons for the First and Third Aldermanic Districts of the City of Bloomer and may be seated as such officials.
2. Roll call: Mayor Steinmetz, Alderman Meinen, Hofmann, Jones, Koehler and Administrator Frion.
3. Pledge of Allegiance.
4. Election of a Council President.
5. The Members of the Common Council shall make the following appointments:
Health Officer – Sandi Frion
Deputy Health Officer – Debbie LaGesse
City Assessor – Roger Koski, Bowmar Appraisals, Inc.
Fire Chief – Brian Bleskacek
Building Inspector/Zoning Administrator – Tony Rubenzer
6. The Mayor shall appoint Randy Yeakey and Patricia Stuckert to the Library Board for a 3-year term expiring in 2021
7. The Mayor shall appoint Jim Koehler to the Library Board to fulfill the rest of the term of Dick Hofmann ending in 2019.
8. The Mayor shall appoint Patrick Rufledt, Barb Boetcher, and Justin Kunsman (Alternate) to the Zoning Board of Appeals for a three-year term expiring in 2021.
9. The Mayor shall appoint Tony Burgess as Weed Commissioner for the next year.
10. The members of the Common Council, as a whole, act as Board of Health; therefore, the members of the Council shall elect one of its members as a chairperson for the next year.
11. The members of the Common Council shall appoint Sandi Frion as the Clerk of the Board of Health for the next year.
12. The Mayor shall appoint Dave Gunderson to the Planning Commission for a three-year term.
13. The Mayor shall appoint the Common Council, as a whole, to the negotiations committee for the LAW – Police Union.
14. The Mayor shall appoint Randy Jones and Dick Hofmann to the Board of Review for 2018.
15. The Mayor shall appoint Delores Klund to the Police Commission for a 5-year term expiring in 2023.
16. The Mayor shall appoint Teri Smith, Matt Asplund, Jim Koehler and Randy Jones to the Golf Course Committee.
17. The Mayor shall appoint Kevin Meinen, Susan Carlson, Marion Zwiefelhofer, John Kiecker, Dennis Meinen and Tammy Yeakey to the Park Board.
18. The Mayor shall appoint Matt Meinen to the Extraterritorial Zoning Committee and to the ETZ Appeals board.
19. The Mayor shall appoint Greg Loew, Paul Salm, Randy Summerfield, Sandi Frion and Jeff Steinmetz to the Downtown Façade & Micro-Loan Committee.
20. Approval of the Bloomer Advance as the official newspaper for the City of Bloomer.
21. Approval of Security Financial Bank, Dairy State Bank and Bank Mutual as official banks for the City of Bloomer.
22. Approval of the State of Wisconsin’s Local Government Pooled Investment Fund as investment sources for the City of Bloomer.
23. Discussion and action to abolish the Housing Rehab Committee.
24. The Common Council will convene into closed session as authorized by Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c)”Considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility.” – (Performance evaluation and compensation of City Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer)
The Common Council will reconvene to open session to take any necessary action if needed.
25. Meeting to be adjourned.
City of Bloomer
Regular Meeting of the Common Council
1503 Main Street
Bloomer, WI 54724
March 28, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
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, March 28th, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, 1503 Main Street - Mayor Steinmetz presiding.
Roll call was taken: Mayor Steinmetz, Aldermen Meinen, Hofmann, Jones, Koehler, and Administrator Frion were present. Attorney Gustafson was absent.
All present gave pledge to the flag.
Alderman Koehler made a motion to approve the minutes from the March 14th, 2018 meeting as presented. Alderman Meinen seconded the motion and all present voted aye.
Alderman Hofmann made a motion to approve all claims against the City and Utilities as presented. Alderman Meinen seconded the motion and all present voted aye. The claims were in the amounts listed below:
Checks Numbered: 81653 - 81774
General Fund: $ 12,563.21
Electric Fund: $ 1,699.27
Water Fund: $ 3,398.44
Sewer Fund: $ 2,224.07
Payroll: $ 78,923.74
TOTAL $ 98,808.73
The beach house roof at Lake Como has been replaced. Street Department Manager, Tony Burgess, commented that there may be a local business that is interested in the sand that is accumulated from the cleaning of the streets. This will save the money from having to dispose at the landfill. Burgess provided an update on the cutting of the emerald ash borer trees. The biggest issue is notifying those property owners that have the ash trees on their boulevard. Mayor Steinmetz commented that he thought the best practice would be to tie a ribbon around those trees that are ash and marked for removal and then follow up with a door hanger. Mayor Steinmetz would like to discuss the possibility of potentially purchasing a stump grinder at a future meeting.
Police Chief Zwiefelhofer stated that he is waiting for a statewide blanket approval on the pedestrian crosswalks like the one that is located at 17th Avenue and Smith St. Once that approval is completed, Zwiefelhofer can move forward with ordering the two other pedestrian crosswalks that were approved by the Council for purchase. There will be a savings to the City by going with this type of crosswalk sign versus the ones that were approved and this way there is a consistency.
Administrator Frion provided an update on the purchase of property for the Street Department. She also reminded everyone of the election that will be held on April 3rd.
Alderman Hofmann stated that if a mass mailing is done for notification on the emerald ash borer tree removal, he would like to see other items included in the mailing.
Mayor Steinmetz commented that the Administrator review will be addressed at the next meeting. He also stated a draft of the agreement to repeal the ETZ is currently being worked on by Attorney Gustafson and hopefully we will have something to review at the next Council meeting. Steinmetz wished the employees a Happy Easter.
Discussion took place on the sale price for the old athletic field located at Smith Street and 16th Avenue. It was consensus of the Council to set the starting sale price at $50,000.
Motion by Alderman Meinen to adjourn. Alderman Jones seconded the motion. Motion carried.