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Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Bloomer, Wisconsin
APRIL 26, 2010

Pursuant to due call and notice thereof a regular meeting of the Common Council of the City of Bloomer was called to order on Monday, April 26, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall – Mayor Summerfield presiding.   Roll call was taken:  Mayor Summerfield, Alderpersons Hofmann, Steinmetz, Koehler and Clerk Stoik.

All present gave pledge to the flag.

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting (April 14, 2010 & April 21, 2010) as presented.  Alderperson Hofmann seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

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

Checks Numbered: 52684 - 52829
General Fund $ 142,715.39
Electric Fund $ 259,593.20
Water Fund $ 2,603.73
Sewer Fund $ 3,420.14
Payroll $ 69,938.98
TOTAL $ 478,271.44

AUDIENCE COMMENTS

There were no audience comments.

No action was taken regarding a Certified Survey Map submitted by Cooper Engineering for Progressive Rail, Inc. for property located on the east end of Industrial Boulevard.  This had been previously reviewed as a preliminary draft.  A formal copy needs to be submitted to the Planning Commission for formal action and then will be on the agenda for the May 12, 2010 Common Council meeting.

Discussion was held with Mike Vaughn to approve a Managed Service Agreement with DCS Netlink.  Chief Carr reviewed their proposal from the last meeting and is recommending the revised proposal.  Questions were asked regarding the on-site vs. off-site monitoring and the preventive maintenance.  It was also proposed to only proceed with a one-year contract without an automatic renewal.  Mr. Vaughn was in agreement to the changes.  Alderperson Koehler made a motion to approve a Managed Service Agreement with DCS Netlink for a 1 year agreement with the changes as proposed.  Alderperson Hofmann seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to approve transfer of $4,500 from the Dispatcher account to the Softball account (athletic field) to cover the overages for the extension of the fence.  Alderperson Hofmann seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve changing the May 26, 2010 meeting to Thursday, May 27, 2010 @ 6:00 p.m.  Alderperson Steinmetz seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve an application for a license to serve fermented malt beverages & intoxicating liquors for Kathryn E. Nevin as approved by Police Chief Carr.  Alderperson Koehler seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

DEPARTMENT HEADS

Peter Paulson, Electric Administrator reported that the contractor was finishing up the final punch list for the electric shop.  He hoped to have the issues resolved soon. He also reported a situation regarding the power at the softball field.  The current Electrical building is in very poor condition.  He will get an estimate together for future consideration.

Police Chief Rick Carr reported the Crown Vic police car broke down on Monday.  They will be looking into repair costs.  He will keep the Council informed.  He also reported that the speed board is in that he purchased with grant money.  He is working with the Electric Dept. to have it installed soon.  He also is continuing to work on surveys for the 17th Avenue traffic situation.  He hoped to have the results soon for public inspection.  The new squad is in.  Detailing has been completed.  He is waiting for the delivery of a new counsel.  This should be in within a week.  He hoped to have the new squad on the road soon.

Michael Meindel, Street, Water & Sewer Administrator was not present.

Tony Rubenzer, Building Inspector – had nothing to report.

ALDERPERSON COMMENTS

Alderperson Hofmann questioned a letter received from DOT regarding repairs to State Highway 40 between Bloomer and Colfax.  Most of the work will be culvert repairs.

Alderperson Steinmetz – no comments.

Alderperson Koehler – no comments.

MAYOR COMMENTS

Mayor Summerfield – no comments.

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

Sue A. Stoik, CMC/WCMC
City Clerk



 
 
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Bloomer, WI 54724
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