Home
Community Profile
Local Government
Meeting Agendas and Minutes
Bloomer Industrial Park
Chamber of Commerce
Parks and Recreation
Emergency Services
Utilities
History
Photo Gallery
 

MEETING MINUTES

Bloomer, Wisconsin

                                                                          December 26, 2012

 

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 26, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall – Mayor Summerfield presiding.

Roll call was taken:  Mayor Summerfield, Alderpersons Hofmann, Steinmetz, Koehler and Clerk Stoik.  Alderperson Meinen and Attorney Thiel were absent.

All present gave pledge to the flag.

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting (December 12, 2012) as presented.  Alderperson Steinmetz seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

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

                        Checks Numbered:                 62733 - 62858

                        General Fund:                        $   81,738.08

                        Electric Fund:                         $ 387,689.53   

                        Water Fund:                          $     1,324.61   

                        Sewer Fund:                          $     3,033.56

                        Payroll:                                 $   67,298.71

                        TOTAL                                 $ 541,084.49

AUDIENCE COMMENTS

There were no audience comments.

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve a supplemental letter agreement for environmental monitoring services for the landfill with Short, Elliott & Hendrickson for $5900.  Alderperson Steinmetz seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to approve the New Point of Delivery to the NSP Transmission System.  Alderperson Koehler seconded the motion and all present voted aye. 

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve the payment of $10,000 to the railroad for the electric substation agreement.  Alderperson Koehler seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Discussion was held regarding a quote received from MacMan for Ipad2’s for council use.  Alderperson Koehler feels the Council needs to move forward.  In the long run, it will save time, agenda preparation time, ink and paper. Clerk Stoik updated them on the lease agreement for the copier, scanner/printer.  The City is nearing the end of the lease, but would like to look into a color copier machine.  At this time, she doesn’t think it would save anything in the lease arrangement.  Alderperson Koehler feels it will give them more options when working with the public.  They would be able to access ordinances, maps, etc.  Clerk Stoik stated there was $7,002 left in the City Hall equipment fund.  The total cost for the quote was $2,322.18 base price and an extra $570 for AppleCare which would extend the warranty by one year.  Discussion was held whether the extended warranty was worth it and what did it cover.  Discussion then centered on Alderperson Meinen’s absence from the meeting.  It was decided to postpone for two weeks until Alderperson Meinen was available.

DEPARTMENT HEADS

Police Chief Jared Zwiefelhofer – no comments.

Michael Meindel, Street, Water & Sewer Administrator – no comments.

Peter Paulson, Electric Administrator reported that the negotiations with Xcel Energy were finished.  A lot will be going on in the next few weeks.

ALDERPERSON COMMENTS

Alderperson Hofmann – no comments.

Alderperson Steinmetz questioned Clerk Stoik regarding the amount of people signed up for the Christmas party.

Alderperson Koehler – no comments.

Alderperson Meinen – absent.

MAYOR COMMENTS

Mayor Summerfield reported him, Mike Meindel and Bryan Cunningham, SEH Engineer had met regarding the proposed infrastructure in the roadway for the elementary school.  They are protecting the future development in the area.  He didn’t mean to blindside anyone.  Nothing had been decided and they were still working with the school to resolve issues. He will let the Council know when he knows something.

Alderperson Meinen arrived at 6:20 p.m.

Alderperson Koehler requested that since Alderperson Meinen arrived at the meeting, could they go back to item #10 on the agenda.  No one had any objections.  Alderperson Koehler updated him on the quote and sources of funding for possible purchase.  Alderperson Meinen just wanted to make sure that there were funds to cover the purchase.  Alderperson Koehler made a motion to approve the purchase of Ipad2’s from MacMan for $2,322.18.  Alderperson Steinmetz seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

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

                                                                        Sue A. Stoik, CMC/WCMC

                                                                        City Clerk

 
  City of Bloomer
1503 Main Street
Bloomer, WI 54724
Phone: 715-568-3032
Email Us: sstoik@ci.bloomer.wi.us
Home | Links | Photo Gallery | Contact Us

© 2011 All Rights Reserved
Web Design by EZ New Media