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Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Bloomer, Wisconsin
January 13, 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 Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall – Mayor Thur presiding. Roll call was taken: Mayor Thur, Alderpersons Young, Hofmann, Steinmetz, Koehler, Clerk Stoik and Attorney Thiel.

All present gave pledge to the flag.
Mayor Thur welcomed high school students to the meeting.
Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting (December 22, 2009) as presented. Alderperson Hofmann seconded the motion and all present voted aye.
Alderperson Koehler made a motion to approve all claims against the City & Utilities as presented. Alderperson Young seconded the motion and all present voted aye. The claims were in the amounts listed below:

Checks Numbered: 51476 - 51787
General Fund $ 964,001.31
Electric Fund $ 34,908.81
Water Fund $ 38,058.80
Sewer Fund $ 23,936.47
Payroll $ 153,917.17
TOTAL $ 1,214,822.56

AUDIENCE COMMENTS

There were no audience comments.

Alderperson Young made a motion to approve purchasing a new police squad vehicle from Bloomer Ford for $23,950 for a Ford Explorer. Alderperson Steinmetz seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve Chief Rick Carr to attend the Winter Chief’s Training conference in Wis. Dells. Alderperson Koehler seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Police Chief Carr stated that after a recent article in the League of Municipalities, he would like to review some issues regarding cell phone usage by Police Officers. He will put this on a future agenda for consideration.

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve final payment for purchase on the 1997 pick-up truck for the Fire Department for $4,000. Alderperson Young seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to approve purchase of new tires for the Fire Department - $3,500 for three vehicles. Alderperson Koehler seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve replacement of an air compressor for the Fire Department for $800. Alderperson Koehler seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve the annual fire incident report and the 2009 breakdowns of runs by the municipality as presented by Fire Chief Bleskacek. Alderperson Koehler seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Discussion was held regarding covenants on residential lots in Iron Horse Industrial Park. Alderperson Hofmann stated he had been contacted by a person interested in purchasing a residential lot in the Iron Horse Industrial Park. In the covenants it states no camper trailers shall be parked in the yard. He asked Council to reconsider this, because he has no other location to store his camper. The Council reviewed other covenants in the subdivision. They will continue to review, but took no action at the meeting.

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to approve 2009 building permit report as presented. Alderperson Koehler seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Young made a motion to approve the job description and to post for a Shop Mechanic in the Street Department as described by Administrator Meindel. Alderperson Steinmetz seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Koehler made a motion to approve the Class “B” picnic licenses as described below and approved by Police Chief Carr. Alderperson Steinmetz seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

  • St. Paul’s Booster Club – 1210 Main Street – February 6, 2010
  • Bloomer Community Visitors Center Inc. – 9th Avenue Fairgrounds – Beer Garden building – September 11 & 12, 2010
  • Bloomer Chamber of Commerce – 9th Avenue Fairgrounds – Chamber Appreciation Picnic – Beer Garden building – June 3 & 4, 2010
  • Bloomer Community Club – 9th Avenue Fairgrounds – Beer Garden Building and Grandstands – Annual Fair – July 28-Aug. 2, 2010

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve Mayor Thur to attend Ehlers Public Finance Seminar on Feb. 11 & 12, 2010. Alderperson Young seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to approve attendance at the Joint Area Meeting hosted by Bloomer on January 28, 2010. Alderperson Hofmann seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

DEPARTMENT HEADS

Peter Paulson, Electric Administrator – had nothing to report.

Michael Meindel, Street, Water & Sewer Administrator – had nothing to report.

Police Chief Rick Carr explained that they recently had a meeting of the committee concerning the parking issues, etc. in the school area on 17th Avenue. He felt it was a good committee and will keep the Council informed of their progress.

ALDERPERSON COMMENTS

Alderperson Young – no comments.

Alderperson Hofmann – no comments.

Alderperson Steinmetz stated that the city Christmas Party was a good event. He hoped the City continued to have it at the old clubhouse.

Alderperson Koehler – no comments.

MAYOR COMMENTS

Mayor Thur had no comments.

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to go into closed session under Wis. Stats. 19.85 (c) as read by Mayor Thur. Alderperson Koehler seconded the motion and a roll call vote was taken: Alderperson Young, aye; Hofmann, aye; Steinmetz, aye; Koehler, aye.

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to come out of closed session and report on action taken. Alderperson Koehler seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to approve rehiring skating rink attendants Sharon Young at $9.75 per hour and Katie Young at $7.75 per hour for the 2009-2010 season. Alderperson Hofmann seconded the motion and Alderperson Hofmann, Steinmetz and Koehler voted aye. Alderperson Young – abstained.

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve 2010 salaries for Michael Meindel, Street, Water & Sewer Administrator at $60,700; Peter Paulson, Electric Administrator at $57,700; Richard Carr, Chief of Police at $57,100; Sue Stoik, Clerk-Treasurer at $56,600; and Debora LaGesse, Deputy Clerk-Treasurer at $42,300 per year. Alderperson Steinmetz seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

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

Sue A. Stoik, CMC/WCMC
City Clerk




 
 
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