June 19, 2013
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, June 19, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall – Mayor
Roll call was taken: Mayor Summerfield, Alderpersons
Meinen, Hofmann, Steinmetz, Koehler and Clerk Stoik. Attorney
Thiel was absent.
All present gave pledge to the flag.
Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to approve the minutes
from the previous meeting (May 29, 2013) as presented.
Alderperson Hofmann seconded the motion and all present voted
Alderperson Hofmann 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:
64319, 64321 - 64487
Del Zwiefelhofer and Diane Baier were present as owners of
the property located at 1916 17th Avenue and the
installation of a light pole that is in the buffer zone along
their property. They feel this in violation of the
ordinance. They want the light pole removed. They
want to petition the Planning Commission. Mayor
Summerfield explained when the next meetings were
scheduled. He also explained that the Zoning
Administrator could review this with the City Attorney to
determine if this is a violation. They tentatively set a
date for the Planning Commission and Council meeting for July
24, 2013. Ralph Charbonneau, 1910 17th Avenue
also filed a complaint that the fence behind his property was
Representatives reported they are working on starting a
soccer league in the City for 4 to 10 year olds. They
have a lot of interest from participants. They are
looking for green space. They had talked to the Community
Club about the fairgrounds. They would need to have
insurance for liability. They wanted the City to know
they are working on starting this in Bloomer and may be looking
at other locations.
Alderperson Meinen made a motion to approve the Certified
Survey Map submitted by Chris Conard, President of Processed
Metal Innovators, LLC (PMI) for parcels located in the NE ¼ of
the SW ¼ Section 9, T30N, R9W, being part of Lot 11 and all of
Lots 12 and 13, Bloomer Industrial Park and including all of
Lots 1 & 2, CSM No. 3137, V.14/P.207 as approved by the
Planning Commission. Alderperson Steinmetz seconded the
motion and all present voted aye.
Alderperson Meinen made a motion to approve an extension to
a licensed premise for a Class "B” Combination Beer &
Liquor license for Junior’s Bar, 1412 Main Street on June 22
& 23, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. with live music from
8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Alderperson Koehler seconded the
motion and all present voted aye.
Alderperson Meinen stated he placed the next item on the
agenda for discussion. He feels that there is no
regulation how gravel is taken from the City pile. The
City pays $6.06 a yard to have it crushed. When the City
bills, it is billed at $7.50 yard. They are not
weighed. He is not saying anyone is stealing, but feels
the City has no way of regulating what is being taken.
Mr. Meindel stated he and Mr. Lambert have worked this out in
the past. The City may have been taken advantage of in
the past, but most residents are honest. He doesn’t feel
the City is losing anything. It is on the honor
system. He feels the City needs to have a reclaimable
location for residents to get rid of old concrete. He
does sell it, when they have no use for it for City
projects. Alderperson Meinen felt that the loads should
be weighed or the possibility of placing a camera at that
location. Alderperson Steinmetz suggested Alderperson
Meinen should meet with Mr. Meindel to review the
numbers. He feels it will just cost the City and
residents more to try and regulate it.
Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve the quotes for
repairs to the roofs at the fire station, city hall and city
shop with North Central Insulation for $31,346.
Alderperson Steinmetz seconded the motion and Alderpersons
Hofmann, Steinmetz & Koehler voted aye; Alderperson Meinen
Alderperson Koehler made a motion to accept a new storage
shed on city property by the softball field from the softball
club to be used for storage of their equipment.
Alderperson Meinen seconded the motion and all
present voted aye. Clerk Stoik will call the insurance company
Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve the Second
Amendment to the Market Based Rate Full Requirements Agreement
with American Electric Power Service Corp. and to allow Peter
Paulson, Electric Administrator to sign on behalf of the City.
Alderperson Steinmetz seconded the motion and all present voted
Discussion was held regarding setting a date for mediation
with the Labor Association of Wisconsin – Police Union.
Mayor Summerfield suggested after the regular meetings on July
10 or July 24, 2013. The Common Council agreed those
dates would work with their schedules.
Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to approve the
applications for a license to serve fermented malt beverages
and intoxicating liquors for the following listed below as
approved by Police Chief Jared Zwiefelhofer. Alderperson
Hofmann seconded the motion and all present voted aye.
Gene F. Schindler
Justin D. Rihn
Kristine M. Cole
Susan M. Johnson
Joyce L. Palumbo
Matthew G. Swartz
LuAnn M. Oldenberg
Kathi G. Hahner
Betty J. Lauer
Sena M. Utt
Jane M. Rasmussen
Jeff C. Harm
Samantha J. Plakke
Michael Meindel, Street, Water & Sewer Administrator
reported the advertisement for bids for 8th Avenue
by the new elementary school would be posted. He also
stated the concrete floor was poured at the new storage
Peter Paulson, Electric Administrator reported they would be
energizing the second transformer soon.
Police Chief Zwiefelhofer was not present.
Alderperson Meinen stated the reason he voted no regarding
#10 on the agenda is because he feels two bids should have been
submitted for the roof replacements.
Alderperson Hofmann - no comments.
Alderperson Steinmetz – no comments.
Alderperson Koehler also stated he would like to see
competitive bids submitted for City projects.
Mayor Summerfield will be gone August 14 – 21, 2013 and
would like to change the date of the meeting. This will
be on the July 10th meeting for consideration.
He reported he attended a meeting with AEP and the other
Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to adjourn the
meeting. Alderperson Koehler seconded the motion and all
present voted aye.
Sue A. Stoik, CMC/WCMC