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MEETING MINUTES

Bloomer, Wisconsin

                                                                               January 25, 2017

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 25, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, 1503 Main Street – Mayor Steinmetz presiding.

Roll call was taken:   Mayor Steinmetz, alderpersons Meinen, Hofmann, Jones, Koehler, Clerk Stoik and Attorney Gustafson. 

All present gave pledge to the flag.

Alderperson Koehler made a motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting (January 11, 2017) as presented.  Alderperson Hofmann seconded the motion and all present voted aye. 

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve all claims against the City and Utilities as presented. Alderperson Jones seconded the motion.  Discussion:  Alderperson Jones questioned a voucher.  Pete Paulson explained the Great Lakes Utilities bill. All present voted aye. The claims were in the amounts listed below:

                        Checks Numbered:                 77504 - 77612

                        General Fund:                         $   18,561.53  

                        Electric Fund:                         $ 351,546.03      

                        Water Fund:                            $     2,789.59                                        

                        Sewer Fund:                            $   14,898.99       

                        Payroll:                                    $   68,371.53       

                        TOTAL                                   $ 456,167.67                         

AUDIENCE COMMENTS

There were no audience comments.

Alderperson Jones made a motion to approve a contract with Keeping Safety Simple, LLC for development and consultant for safety and health issues for the city/utilities departments and employees for $10,420.  Alderperson Hofmann seconded the motion.  Discussion:  Mr. Paulson explained the contract was for one year.  All present voted aye.

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve sale of Lot 2, CSM 4366 to A.J. Manufacturing for $56,000 in the Iron Horse Industrial Park and direct the attorney to prepare the closing documents.  Alderperson Jones seconded the motion. Discussion:  Attorney Gustafson stated he would prepare the conditional report and return to A.J.’s within 10 days. All present voted aye.

Alderperson Koehler made a motion to approve an amendment for professional services with Short, Elliott & Hendrickson for Sanitary Sewer System Map Updates for $1,900.  Alderperson Meinen seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Jones made a motion to approve Chief Zwiefelhofer to attend the Wis. Chief of Police conference – Feb. 13-15, 2017 in Wisconsin Dells.  Alderperson Hofmann seconded the motion and all present voted aye.  Police Chief Zwiefelhofer stated this conference presents new trends in law enforcement.

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve a temporary Class B Picnic license for St. Paul’s Catholic School – 1210 Main Street (church undercroft & school gymnasium) and a live music and dancing license on Feb. 25, 2017.  Alderperson Meinen seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

DEPARTMENT HEADS

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

Peter Paulson, Electric Administrator – no comments.

Kathy Larson, Library Director – no comments.

Tony Rubenzer, Building Inspector/Zoning Administrator – no comments.

Police Chief Jared Zwiefelhofer – no comments.

Dan Gustafson, City Attorney – no comments.

Clerk Stoik – no comments.

ALDERPERSON COMMENTS

Alderperson Koehler – no comments.

Alderperson Jones – no comments.

Alderperson Hofmann reported the library would be having a book sale for the next three days.

Alderperson Koehler – no comments.

MAYOR COMMENTS

Mayor Steinmetz thanked everyone for the phone calls and help during his recent accident.

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to go into closed session as authorized by Wis. Stats. 19.85 (1) (c) (e) (g) as read by Mayor Steinmetz. Wis. Stats. 19.85(1) (c) for considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises authority.

Wis. Stats. 19.85(1) (e) for deliberating or negotiating the purchasing of public properties, the investing of public funds, or conducting other specified public business, whenever competitive or bargaining s reasons require a closed session;  & Wis. Stats. 19.85 (1) (g) for conferring with legal counsel for the governmental body who is rendering oral or written advice regarding strategy to be adopted by the body with respect to litigation in which it is likely to become involved.  Alderperson Meinen seconded the motion and a roll call vote was taken:  Alderperson Meinen, aye; Hofmann, aye; Jones, aye; Koehler, aye;

*Conferring with legal counsel regarding possible settlement of legal action.

& Wis. Stats. 19.85(1) (c) for considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises authority.

*Review of applications for City Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer position.

Alderperson Koehler made a motion to come out of closed session as authorized by Wis. Stats. 19.85 (1)(c) (e) & (g).  Alderperson Hofmann seconded the motion and a roll call vote was taken:  Meinen, aye; Hofmann, aye; Jones, aye; Koehler, aye. No action was taken in closed session.

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

                                                                        Sue A. Stoik

                                                                        City Clerk

 

 

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