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MEETING MINUTES

Bloomer, Wisconsin

January 8, 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 January 8, 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 Meinen made a motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting (December 18, 2013) as presented.  Alderperson Koehler 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 Hofmann seconded the motion and all present voted aye. The claims were in the amounts listed below:

                        Checks Numbered:                 66302 - 66557

                        General Fund:                        $ 1,244,907.31

                        Electric Fund:                        $      96,951.66

                        Water Fund:                          $      26,410.17

                        Sewer Fund:                          $      32,112.42

                        Payroll:                                  $    161,381.90

                        TOTAL                                   $ 1,561,763.46

AUDIENCE COMMENTS

There were no audience comments.

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve the truck purchase from Bloomer Ford of $26,449.50 for the Fire Department.  Alderperson Meinen seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve the Supplemental Letter Agreement with Short, Elliott and Hendrickson for the Bloomer Landfill 2014.  Alderperson Meinen seconded the motion.  Alderperson Koehler questioned Mr. Meindel regarding the tests conducted in the area of the old landfill.  Mr. Meindel stated that the test results have remained constant.  All present voted aye.

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve Ordinance 14-01 – To Annex Real Estate to the City of Bloomer Wis. Stats 66.0217(2) – Kwik Trip, Inc.  Alderperson Koehler seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to approve the 2013 monthly breakdown Fire Report as submitted by Fire Chief Bleskacek.  Alderperson Meinen seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

DEPARTMENT HEADS

Fire Chief Brian Bleskacek reported everything was going well at the skating rink.  They have a large participation attending each day.

Tony Rubenzer, Building Inspector/Zoning Administrator reported he would be temporarily issuing permits to Mayo Clinic Health Systems for temporary trailers for offices which were damaged in a recent fire.  The permits would be for 6 months.

Peter Paulson, Electric Administrator reported the separation from GLU had been completed.  Now they want 5 cents a megawatt hour.  The other municipalities are not going with this proposal.  He would like the committee to review and approve based on the recommendation of the legal counsel.  The Common Council agreed to allow Mr. Paulson and the committee to continue to review the best option for the City.

Michael Meindel, Street, Water & Sewer Administrator reported the new loader should be delivered soon.

Police Chief Zwiefelhofer reported he had reviewed the moving of the speed sign on 17th Avenue to the west.  There aren’t any existing poles to use in the area.  In the spring, they would review and recommend a new location.  They also will be working to place a left turn lane on 17th Avenue turning north on to Smith Street.  This also will be done in the spring.

Clerk Stoik - had nothing to report.

ALDERPERSON COMMENTS

Alderperson Meinen – no comments.

Alderperson Hofmann - no comments.

Alderperson Steinmetz – no comments.

Alderperson Koehler questioned where the old Explorer was stored and could more employees have access to it. It is currently stored at the wastewater treatment plant facility. Discussion followed and it was recommended to store the vehicle at the fire station.  Fire Chief Bleskacek was agreeable to it being stored at the fire station.

MAYOR COMMENTS

Mayor Summerfield reported he had a resignation of Kevin Babbitt from the Golf Course Committee.  He would be recommending a replacement soon. He also had forwarded an email from Attorney Thiel regarding the steps to rescinding the ETZ ordinance.  Each Council member expressed their opinions regarding pro’s/con’s.  This will be on a future agenda for discussion.  Mayor Summerfield stated there are some pending issues in the ETZ area.  He also reported Governor Walker would be at A-1 Excavating on Friday at 1:40 p.m. He hoped the City officials could attend.

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to go into Closed Session under Wis. Stats. 19.85(1) (c) & (e) as read by Mayor Summerfield.  Alderperson Koehler seconded the motion and a 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 Koehler seconded the motion and all present voted aye. 

Alderperson Koehler made a motion to approve hiring Karla Culver as a part time meter reader for the utilities effective 01-15-14 at a rate of .25 per meter read.  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                                                                                                                              City Clerk

 
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