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Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Bloomer, Wisconsin
JUNE 23, 2010

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 23, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall – Mayor Summerfield presiding.   Roll call was taken:  Mayor Summerfield, Alderpersons Meinen, Hofmann, Steinmetz, Koehler, Clerk Stoik and Attorney Thiel.

All present gave pledge to the flag.

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting (June 7, 2010) as presented.  Alderperson Steinmetz seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to approve all claims against the City & Utilities as presented.  Alderperson Koehler seconded the motion and all present voted aye.  The claims were in the amounts listed below:

Checks Numbered: 53288 - 53422
General Fund $ 58,449.91
Electric Fund $ 218,971.95
Water Fund $ 3,172.70
Sewer Fund $ 3,828.53
Payroll $ 68,041.66
TOTAL $ 352,464.75

AUDIENCE COMMENTS

There were no audience comments.

Discussion was held regarding Ordinance 10-01-40 – 48-hour parking on streets. Chief Carr is recommending changing from 48 hours to 96 hours.  He also recommends only one unit to be placed in front of each owned property.  Nothing would be allowed in winter.  Alderperson Steinmetz stated that he had driven around some areas of the city prior to the meeting and found over 50 campers, boats or utility trailers. He questioned where the complaints were coming from.  Discussion was held on the amount of time that would be acceptable.  Chief Carr also suggested a permit process.  Mayor Summerfield stated that ordinances protect the neighbor and not the violator. Visibility was discussed.  No matter what the council decides, it is not going to make everyone happy.  Whatever decision is made, the police need to enforce the ordinance.  It was proposed to hold a public hearing prior to the next Council meeting on July 14, 2010. 

Discussion was held regarding golf course club house improvements. Alderperson Koehler reported he had attended a recent committee meeting.  Improvements are needed at the clubhouse.  Carpet is worn out and there is a problem with a concrete slab on the south side of the building heaving.  Alderperson Koehler presented a quote for replacement of the carpet or installation of tile.  Questions were asked about the noise issue.  Some members felt that placing tile on the floor will only add to the sound problems.  Questions were asked if any money had been budgeted for clubhouse expenses.  There is a fund for the replacement of the irrigation system.  He also reported that there is a problem with citizens parking along the driveway leading into the old clubhouse.  The fairway goes over this driveway.  Golfers are not able to get through.  He suggests placing fencing with no parking along this area.  He estimates the costs to be around $1,500.  Alderperson Koehler made a motion to approve a maximum of $1,500 for split rail fencing to be placed along the driveway with the funds to be transferred from the irrigation fund and budgeted in 2011 to replace the monies.  Alderperson Meinen seconded the motion and all present voted aye.  The other requests will be considered at budget time for 2011. 

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to approve a live music license for the Library on July 26, 2010 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the parking lot and to waive the $15 fee.  Alderperson Hofmann seconded the motion and all present voted aye.  Mayor Summerfield thought this was a good idea as it was for the kids and collectively the council could waive the fee.

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to approve repairs to the grader for approx. $4,000 from the Machinery & Equipment designated funds.  Alderperson Hofmann seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Meinen stated there would be no discussion regarding ALS monies. There was no discussion or action taken by the Common Council.

Alderperson Koehler made a motion to approve changing the life insurance carrier for the city employees to Mutual of Omaha.  Alderperson Steinmetz seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Koehler made a motion to approve appointing Patricia Schriver to the Library board to fill the term of Linda Wankel.  Alderperson Steinmetz seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to accept the resignation of Todd LaGesse from the Planning Commission.  Alderperson Koehler seconded the motion and all present voted aye. Mayor Summerfield stated he did not have a citizen to replace the open position.  He will have this on the agenda for consideration at the next meeting.

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to approve a temporary Class “B” picnic license for the Bloomer City Baseball team on July 3, 2010 at the city baseball field as approved by Police Chief Carr.  Alderperson Meinen seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Police Chief Carr stated that he still had not had contact with Alia M. Hanson and recommends not approving her license. Alderperson Koehler made a motion to approve an application for a license to serve fermented malt beverages & intoxicating liquors for Alexa C. Thome as approved by Chief Carr. Alderperson Hofmann seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

DEPARTMENT HEADS

Police Chief Carr reported that they received a grant to place a radio in the squad for $3,400. 

Tony Rubenzer, Building Inspectors – had nothing to report.

Peter Paulson, Electric Administrator stated that they would be fixing the floor at the shop in the next week.  He will keep the Council posted.

Tom Muhlenback – had nothing to report.

Michael Meindel, Street, Water & Sewer Administrator – was not present.

ALDERPERSON COMMENTS

Alderperson Meinen  - no comments.

Alderperson Hofmann – no comments.

Alderperson Steinmetz – no comments.

Alderperson Koehler – no comments.

MAYOR COMMENTS

Mayor Summerfield questioned Attorney Thiel regarding the SMART contract with the police department.  He requested it to be placed in closed session for consideration at the next meeting.  He also met with an organization called SCORE.  They are retired citizens willing to help businesses with advice and start-up help.  They also will assist the completion of SBA loans.  They are a good organization and are willing to help businesses.  He also has had some contacts with a business interested in the North Industrial Park.  He will continue to work with them and keep the Council informed when he had more information.

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

Sue A. Stoik, CMC/WCMC
City Clerk



 
 
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