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MEETING MINUTES

Bloomer, Wisconsin

                                                                               February 26, 2014

Pursuant to due call and notice thereof a regular meeting of the Common Council of the City of Bloomer was called to order on February 26, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, 1503 Main Street – Mayor Summerfield presiding.

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

All present gave pledge to the flag.

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting (February 12, 2014) as presented.  Alderperson Meinen 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:                 66863 - 66992

                        General Fund:                        $ 1,220,384.79

                        Electric Fund:                        $    355,284.56

                        Water Fund:                          $        6,901.02

                        Sewer Fund:                          $       4,666.37

                        Payroll:                                 $      77,135.48

                        TOTAL                                   $ 1,664,372.22

AUDIENCE COMMENTS

There were no audience comments.

Alderperson Meinen made a motion to approve a trickle credit for water and sewer utility customers due to winter freeze-ups to the customer’s normal average. Alderperson Koehler seconded the motion and all present voted aye.  Michael Meindel, Street, Water & Sewer Administrator reported that since they started the run water advisory, it seems to be working.  They have had fewer freeze-ups.  He stated they have seen an increase of 100,000 to 120,000 gallons at the wastewater treatment plant.

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve the Third Amendment to Market Based Rate Full Requirements Agreement with AEP Energy Partners for 2020.  Alderperson Steinmetz seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to approve expenses to service for the Hurst Tools (Jaws of Life) for $1,263 and turnout gear and boots for $1,148 for the Fire Department.  Alderperson Meinen seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Koehler made a motion to approve the building permit report for 2013 as submitted.  Alderperson Hofmann seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

No action was needed for Mayor Summerfield to attend a Union Negotiations meeting in Spooner.  The meeting has been cancelled.

Alderperson Koehler made a motion to approve application for a license to serve fermented malt beverages and intoxicating liquors for Staci M. Snyder as approved by Police Chief Zwiefelhofer.  Alderperson Steinmetz seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

DEPARTMENT HEADS

Peter Paulson, Electric Administrator reported AEP is working on a rate for 2021. 

Police Chief Jared Zwiefelhofer reported the County went on line with the new RMS (records management system) and is working on corrections.

Michael Meindel, Street, Water & Sewer Administrator reported he would be looking into purchasing a welder for the water department.  The welder they are using now is a 1985 rebuilt and may not last much longer.  The welder is used for thawing pipes.

Brian Bleskacek, Fire Chief reported he had contacted another plumber regarding his cross connection repairs at the fire station and had not been able to meet with them yet.  He requested this to be placed on the next agenda.  The brush truck will be finished soon and delivery of the snorkel truck from Chippewa Falls would happen in the next week. They also will be having a party at the skating rink on Friday with all the kids and donations from area businesses.  Alderperson Steinmetz thanked the Fire Department for their efforts at the skating rink.  He has heard a lot of good comments.

Tony Rubenzer, Zoning Administrator/Building Inspector – had nothing to report.

Clerk Stoik – had nothing to report.

ALDERPERSON COMMENTS

Alderperson Meinen – no comments.

Alderperson Hofmann – no comments.

Alderperson Steinmetz – no comments.

Alderperson Koehler thanked the Street Department and city employees for their efforts with snow removal this year.

MAYOR COMMENTS 

Mayor Summerfield reported he had attended the League of Municipalities Lobbying Corp and it was very informational.  He also was going to be working on review of TIF#4 and looking into ways for relief through the state.  He also reported he would be monitoring an open forum for Sean Duffy on Saturday, March 1, 2014 – 2:00 p.m. at the Vet’s Memorial Clubhouse.

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to go into Closed Session under Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(e) as read by Mayor Summerfield.  Alderperson Koehler seconded the motion and 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. No action was taken in closed session.

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

                                                                         Sue A. Stoik/CMC

                                                                         City Clerk

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