City of Bloomer
Regular Meeting of the Common Council
1503 Main Street
Bloomer, WI 54724
July 25th, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
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, July 25th, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, 1503 Main Street – Mayor Steinmetz presiding.
Roll call was taken: Mayor Steinmetz, Aldermen Meinen, Hofmann, Jones, Koehler and Administrator Frion were all present. Attorney Gustafson was absent.
All present gave pledge to the flag.
Alderman Hofmann made a motion to approve the minutes from the July 11th, 2018 regular meeting as presented. Alderman Jones seconded the motion and all present voted aye.
Alderman Koehler made a motion to approve all claims against the City and Utilities as presented. Alderman Meinen seconded the motion and all present voted aye. The claims were in the amounts listed below:
Checks Numbered: 82557 - 82606
General Fund: $ 25,478.53
Electric Fund: $ 349,910.79
Water Fund: $ 34,961.50
Sewer Fund: $ 6,143.15
TOTAL $ 416,493.97
Police Chief Zwiefelhofer stated that they are still waiting for some pieces for the pedestrian crosswalks. Once all the pieces are here, they will install the one in front of the library first.
Administrator Frion gave an update on where the City was at with implementing an electric rate increase. The application still needs to be submitted to the Public Service Commission for approval and then the City will need to hold a public hearing before it can be put into place. Anticipated implementation would take place sometime in the second half of 2019. The City has received notice that the Bloomer Professional Police Association would like to start negotiating for a successor agreement. Attorney Weld has put them on notice that we will start meeting sometime around the November/December timeframe.
Alderman Meinen provided an update on the parks. Meinen is working with the Archie Pecha family to coordinate a donation of play equipment at the North Park. Action will be taken at the next Park Board meeting and then brought to the Council for final approval. Meinen would also like to see our ordinance book updated.
Motion by Alderman Jones to approve Ordinance #06-18 – Creating Sec. 10-1-49(d) – Limited Time Parking on Jackson Street. Alderman Hofmann seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Section One: That § 10-1-49(d) be created to read:
(d) On the east side of Jackson Street from its intersection with Veterans Memorial Drive southerly three-hundred seventy one (371) feet on school days from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. when school is in session.
Discussion took place pertaining to the recently annexed property owned by Burton Development located to the east of 82nd Street. There were concerns that the lots platted along 82nd Street would be allowed to have well and septic and could cause issues down the road. The City would like to see a preliminary plat of how the developer intends to develop the land before assuring that well and septic would be allowed for those lots.
Motion by Alderman Koehler to approve a temporary Class “B” & “Class B” license for the Bloomer Community Club during the Bloomer Community Fair August 2nd – August 5th, 2018. Alderman Jones seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Motion by Alderman Meinen to approve a live music application for the Bloomer Community Club at the Bloomer Community Fair August 2nd – August 5th, 2018. Alderman Hofmann seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Motion by Alderman Meinen to approve a street use permit submitted by the Bloomer Police Department for a 5k run/walk being held August 4th. Alderman Hofmann seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Motion by Alderman Koehler to approve a license to serve fermented malt beverages and intoxicated liquors for Staci Poirier, Lori Rubenzer, Susan Johnson, Kristine Cole and Michael Schirmacher. Seconded by Alderman Jones. Motion carried.
Motion by Alderman Hofmann to adjourn. Alderman Meinen seconded the motion. Motion carried.