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Meeting Agendas and Minutes

AGENDAS

 

City of Bloomer

Regular Meeting of the Common Council

1503 Main Street

Bloomer, WI 54724

November 14th, 2018, 6:00 p.m.

The Negotiation Committee will meet immediately following the regular Common Council business items.

I.       Call to Order

II.      Roll Call: Mayor Steinmetz; Aldermen Meinen, Hofmann, Jones, Koehler; Administrator Frion; Attorney Gustafson

III.     Pledge of Allegiance

IV.     Approval of minutes from the October 22nd regular Common Council meeting.

V.      Approval of all claims against the City and Utilities

VI.     Public wishing to be heard

          (Comments from the public will be limited to five minutes per speaker.)

VII.    General Reports

  1. Department Managers Reports
  2. Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer Report
  3. Alderperson Comments
  4. Mayor Comments

VIII.   Business Items

  1. Discussion and consideration on a Conditional Use Permit for Allison Knoepke, 1641 19th, to allow for Keeping of Chickens in an (R-1) Single Family Residential zoning as recommended by the Planning Commission.
  2. Discussion and consideration on a Conditional Use Permit for Zachary & Heidi Zakrzewski, 2609 Westbrook Ct, to allow for Keeping of Chickens in an (R-1) Single Family Residential zoning district as recommended by the Planning Commission.
  3. Discussion and consideration on a Conditional Use Permit for Louis Rothbauer, 2310 Freeway Dr., to allow for a pet grooming business to be ran out of a residential garage in an (R-3) Multi-Family Residential zoning district as recommended by the Planning Commission.
  4. Discussion and action to approve the delinquent amounts for unpaid electric, water, sewer, refuse and accounts receivable for tax roll.
  5. Discussion and consideration for early renewal on City’s health insurance.
  6. Discussion and consideration on Ordinance #08-18 to amend official zoning map.
  7. The Common Council will convene in closed session pursuant Wisconsin Statute 19.85(1)(e) – “Considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsiblilty”. (Department Manager’s evaluation and compensation)

          Reconvene in open session to take action, if any and if appropriate, regarding items discussed in closed session. 

  1. Discussion and consideration on preliminary 2019 budget.
  2. Exchange of written initial proposals pursuant to the Union’s request to initiate bargaining with the City's police officers.
  3. The Negotiations Committee will adjourn to closed session pursuant to § 19.85(1)(c) and (e), Wis. Stats., to discuss Bloomer Professional Police Association of the LAW proposals and possibly continue bargaining with the Association for a successor agreement. Continued bargaining, if it occurs, could be conducted in open or closed session.  If either party requests that the sessions be closed, they are.

          Reconvene in open session to take action, if any and if appropriate, regarding items discussed in closed session. 

IX.     Adjournment


 

 

 

 

City of Bloomer

Regular Meeting of the Common Council

1503 Main Street

Bloomer, WI 54724

October 10th, 2018, 6:00 p.m.

Pursuant to due call and notice thereof a public hearing of the Common Council of the City of Bloomer was held on Wednesday, October 10th at 6:00 p.m. to hear public comment regarding a conditional use permit application submitted by Allison Knoepke, 1641 19th Avenue to allow for keeping of chickens in an R-1 Single Family Zoning District.   There was no public to be heard.  The public hearing was closed at 6:01 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, October 10th, at 6:01 p.m. at City Hall, 1503 Main Street – Mayor Steinmetz presiding.

Roll call was taken:  Mayor Steinmetz, Aldermen Meinen, Hofmann, Jones, Koehler, Administrator Frion and Attorney Gustafson were all present.

All present gave pledge to the flag.

Alderman Hofmann made a motion to approve the minutes from the September 26th, 2018, regular Common Council meeting and the September 24th, 2018,  Joint Area meeting as presented.  Alderman Jones seconded the motion and all present voted aye. 

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

 

                                Checks Numbered:                         82872 - 82945

                                General Fund:                                   $   58,629.87

                                Electric Fund:                                    $     8,477.46

                                Water Fund:                                     $   14,775.90

                                Sewer Fund:                                     $   13,605.62

                                Payroll                                              $   67,921.92

                                TOTAL                                             $ 163,410.77

Tae Sapida commented that he was interested in leasing the Veteran’s Memorial Golf Course.  Sapida currently manages Wild Ridge and Mill Run Golf Courses and would hate to see it go away.  Sapida is familiar with the course as he has provided lessons there in the past.

Vince Schueller requested assistance from the City to get their sewer lateral issue resolved so they can move into their house.

Street Department Manager, Tony Burgess, stated they will be starting to take down more of the ash trees that are in the boulevards once the leaves are off the trees.   All the wood will be taken to the City’s wood lot.  Citizens can contact the Street Department for access to the wood.  Burgess also reported that a recent testing at the old Hwy SS landfill has detected methane.  He is working with the DNR to see exactly where it is coming from and what course of action needs to be taken.

Alderman Meinen thanked the employees at Security Financial Bank for assisting with painting of the parks picnic tables. 

Mayor Steinmetz recognized National Fire Prevention Week and thanked all the City firefighters for their hard work and dedication.  Steinmetz also received a thank you from Gary Lueck on behalf the Lake Como Association for the utilization of the City’s vacuum truck to assist with cleaning the pond.

Alderman Meinen made a motion to deny the conditional use permit submitted by Allison Knoepke for keeping of chickens as recommended by the Planning Commission due to not having enough footage between adjacent structures or dwelling as required by ordinance and waiving the application fee if Knoepke resubmits the application with another plan.  Alderman Koehler seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Alderman Koehler made a motion to approve a certified survey map submitted by West Town Mall, LLC. to divide parcel #23009-0824-72770001 into two lots in the City of Bloomer as recommended by the Planning Commission.  Alderman Jones seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Alderman Hofmann made a motion to approve a certified survey map submitted by Cynthia Boyle to divide parcel #23009-0823-00020000 into two lots in the City of Bloomer as recommended by the Planning Commission.  Alderman Koehler seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Alderman Koehler made a motion to approve a certified survey map submitted by Mark Schwartz for all of lot 2 of CSM 2612, part of lot 1 of CSM 1093 and part of lot 4 of CSM 565 in the NE ¼ of the SW ¼ of Section 17, T30N, R9W in the Town of Woodmohr as recommended by the Planning Commission.  Alderman Meinen seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Alderman Jones made a motion to accept the resignation of Pat Rufledt from the Zoning Board of Appeals and to appoint Gary Lueck to fulfill the remainder of Rufledt’s term.  Alderman Meinen seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Discussion took place regarding the spring and fall clean-up service the City offers.  It was consensus of the Council to run the fall clean-up again this year.  In the future, Aldermen Meinen and Hofmann would like to see the program be ran one week, rather than two.  The Council recommended reviewing again prior to Spring.

Alderman Koehler made a motion to approve a “Class A” liquor license for Simply Enjoyed Treasurers, LLC.  Alderman Jones seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Alderman Koehler made a motion to schedule the next regular Common Council meeting for October 22nd at 6:00 p.m.  Alderman Hofmann seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Alderman Koehler made a motion to approve Ordinance #07-18 Annexing territory from the Town of Woodmohr.  Alderman Hofmann seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Alderman Hofmann made a motion to convene into closed session as authorized by Wis. Stat. §19.85(1(e) “Deliberating or negotiating the purchasing of public properties, the investing of public funds, or conducting other specified public business, whenever competitive or bargaining reasons require a closed session.” (Discussion pertaining to Veteran’s Memorial Golf Course lease agreement).

Alderman Meinen seconded the motion.  Roll call vote was taken: Meinen – aye, Hofmann – aye, Jones – aye, Koehler – aye.   Motion carried.

Alderman Hofmann made a motion to convene into closed session as authorized by Wis. Stat. §19.85(1)(g) “Conferring with legal counsel for the governmental body who is rendering oral or written advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the body with respect to litigation in which it is or is likely to become involved. (Schueller Notice of Claim).

Alderman Meinen seconded the motion.  Roll call vote was taken: Meinen – aye, Hofmann – aye, Jones – aye, Koehler – aye.  Motion carried.

Alderman Meinen made a motion to reconvene to open session.  Alderman Koehler seconded the motion.  Roll call vote was taken; Meinen – aye. Hofmann – aye. Jones – aye. Koehler – aye.  No action was taken.

Motion by Alderman Meinen to adjourn.  Alderman Hofmann seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Sandra Frion

City Administrator/Clerk

   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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