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MEETING MINUTES

                                                                         Bloomer, Wisconsin

                                                                         June 20, 2012

 

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 20, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall – Mayor Summerfield presiding.

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 meetings (May 23, 2012 & June 7, 2012) as presented.  Alderperson Hofmann 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 Koehler seconded the motion and all present voted aye. The claims were in the amounts listed below:

                        Checks Numbered:                 60599 - 60867

                        General Fund:                         $   142,862.30

                        Electric Fund:                          $   302,230.76

                        Water Fund:                           $      5,761.54

                        Sewer Fund:                           $     11,027.95

                        Payroll:                                  $   131,187.54

                        TOTAL                                  $   593,070.09

AUDIENCE COMMENTS

There were no audience comments.

Alderperson Koehler made a motion to approve the purchase of transformers from the low bidder of which will be opened on June 26, 2012 and allow delegation of authority as recommended by Krause Engineering.  Alderperson Steinmetz seconded the motion. Discussion:  Alderperson Meinen questioned how the low bidder would be picked and how they can guarantee the integrity of the award.  It was suggested that if the low bidder isn’t picked, the Common Council would hold an emergency meeting prior to finalizing the bid.  Alderperson Koehler amended his motion to approve the low bidder and have an emergency meeting if there are any discrepancies in the bid. Alderperson Steinmetz seconded his amended motion.   A roll call vote was taken:  Alderperson Meinen, aye; Hofmann, aye; Steinmetz, aye; Koehler, aye.

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve Pete Paulson, City Clerk Stoik and Mayor Summerfield the authority to sign a “Purchase of assets for the Substation” as recommended by Boardman contracts.  Alderperson Steinmetz seconded the motion.  Discussion:  Alderperson Meinen questioned the process of the bidding.  It was determined no bidding would take place.  A roll call vote was taken:  Meinen, aye; Hofmann, aye; Steinmetz, aye; Koehler, aye.

No action was taken to approve a preliminary resolution for the Electric System Revenue Bonds.  This will be on the July 11, 2012 agenda for approval.

Alderperson Koehler made a motion to approve the sale of Lot 17 in the Iron Horse Subdivision to Michael Poirier for $16,000 and any other fees (closing, attorney & title fees).  Alderperson Steinmetz seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve a Street Use Permit & Live Music license outside for Happy Hour Bar, 1318 Main Street on July 28, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – area to be blocked off 14th Avenue from Main Street east to the alley and to provide the City with a certificate of insurance from his provider.  Alderperson Koehler seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Meinen made a motion to approve a Confined Space Program for City Employees.  Alderperson Koehler seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to approve purchase of a D.O. & Ph equipment for the oxidation ditch at the WWTP from the Equipment Replacement Fund - $16,000.  Alderperson Hofmann seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Discussion was held regarding the roof for the clubhouse at the golf course. Mayor Summerfield stated he had contacted Attorney Thiel and he is recommending the City to bid out the replacement roofing.  It was decided to use steel roofing as recommended by Michael Meindel, Street, Water & Sewer Administrator.  Mr. Meindel will complete the bidding process and will place this on a future agenda for approval.

Alderperson Meinen made a motion to approve testing and repairs of the Herst tools for the Fire Department - $2,500 as recommended by Fire Chief Bleskacek.  Alderperson Hofmann seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to accept the resignation of Karen Herman from the Police Commission effective immediately. Her term expires April 30, 2014. Alderperson Meinen seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to appoint Dave Woodruff as a Police Commission member to fulfill Ms. Herman’s position expiring April 30, 2014.  Alderperson Koehler seconded the motion all present voted aye.

Alderperson Meinen made a motion to approve Live Music license and to waive the fee for the GE Bleskacek Family Memorial Library on August 10, 2012 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in their parking lot.  Alderperson Steinmetz seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Meinen made a motion to approve applications for Cigarette Licenses for July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 as listed below as approved by Police Chief Zwiefelhofer. Alderperson Koehler seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Kwik Trip, Inc.

SSG Corp. – Holiday Station

Badger Hole

Xpeditions

Shadick’s Price Rite

Joe’s Family Market

Bridge Stop, LLC

The Next Place Bar & Grill

Junior’s Bar, Inc.

River Country Co-op

Alderperson Meinen made a motion to cancel the regular Council meeting on Wednesday, June 27, 2012.  Alderperson Hofmann seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Hofmann 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 Koehler seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Amanda R. Sarauer

John E. Johnson

Mary M. Greger

Veronica A. LaGesse

Lisa K. Warren

Rochelle E. North

Alexis C. Thome

Tanya R. Perry

Jennifer L. Reischel

Derek S. Decker

Darci A. Elmer

Mary B. Edmondson

Aimee R. Wagner

Roxanne E. Zwiefelhofer

Laura B. Prince

Amanda P. Curtis

Kathryn E. Nevin

DEPARTMENT HEADS

Police Chief Jared Zwiefelhofer reported the new squad should be in next week and they should have it operational in two weeks.

Michael Meindel, Street, Water & Sewer Administrator reported he has been working with Progressive Rail to make repairs to the 13th Avenue crossing.  He has been very happy with their response.

Brian Bleskacek, Fire Chief reported that a few firemen were able to tour the plant where the new truck is being built.  They should be taking delivery on July 13th.

Peter Paulson, Electric Administrator - was not present due to storms and electrical outages.

ALDERPERSON COMMENTS

Alderperson Meinen – no comments.

Alderperson Hofmann questioned the sidewalk issue by the hospital.  The Planning Commission was meeting after the Common Council meeting and he would like them to address this issue.

Alderperson Steinmetz – no comments.

Alderperson Koehler – no comments.

MAYOR COMMENTS

Mayor Summerfield stated Mary Randall, Superintendent of Bloomer Schools would like to raise funds for baseball and softball fields by selling sponsorship signs promoting local businesses placed on the fence.  She wanted to make sure the City had no objections to placing the signs on the city owned fields.  No one from the Council objected.  Mayor Summerfield reminded her that she would need sign permits from the City.  She should contact Tony Rubenzer, Building Inspector.  He also met with her regarding the proposed layout for the new elementary school.  He also attended a meeting at the Avalon regarding the wholesale agreements with the City for electricity.  The meeting went well and prices are being worked on for locking in rates up to 2017.  He also stated that Dennis Schwab had contacted him and they would be breaking ground soon for the new McDonalds.

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

                                                                        Sue A. Stoik, CMC/WCMC

                                                                        City Clerk

 
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