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MEETING MINUTES

         Bloomer, Wisconsin  

June 25, 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 Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, 1503 Main Street – Mayor Meinen presiding.

Roll call was taken: Mayor Meinen, Alderpersons Hofmann, Steinmetz, Koehler and City Clerk Stoik. Alderperson Meinen and Attorney Thiel were absent.

All present gave pledge to the flag.

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting (June 11, 2014) as presented. Alderperson Steinmetz 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:                 68075 - 68194

                        General Fund:                         $ 74,728.57

                        Electric Fund:                         $ 275,222.02

                        Water Fund:                            $    4,912.08    

                        Sewer Fund:                            $   9,318.82

                        Payroll:                                    $  65,064.18

                        TOTAL                                   $ 429,245.67A

AUDIENCE COMMENTS

David Reischel, 1920 Chippewa Road requested the City to consider some handicapped parking stalls in the downtown area near the intersections.

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve a Certified Survey Map submitted by John Mickesh on behalf of Bloomer School District for property located on 17th Avenue formerly known as the old elementary school with changes as recommended by the Planning Commission. Alderperson Steinmetz seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to approve a Certified Survey Map submitted by Richard Summerfield for property located at 1609 & 1615 Priddy Street in French’s Addition, Lots 6 & 7 as recommended by the Planning Commission. Alderperson Hofmann seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Bryan Cunningham, engineer from Short, Elliott & Hendrickson was present regarding LRIP funding. He recently met with City staff and narrowed down a project for the local roads improvement program. The project is 6th Avenue from Priddy Street to Riggs Street. The City currently has $20,000 of funding from the State for the project. Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to approve designating LRIP funding of $20,000 for 6th Avenue from Priddy Street to Riggs Street as recommended by Michael Meindel, Street, Water & Sewer Administrator. Alderperson Hofmann seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Steve Hilger, Facilities Chairman from Bloomer Schools was present to discuss the bids received for construction of ball fields on the school district property. They are requesting the City to fund construction of one field for approx. $100,000. The City stated they would transfer the funds when the City closes on the property being sold at the old ball field location. Alderperson Koehler stated he had contacted the attorney and are expecting a closing within the next 30 days. At a prior meeting, the City committed to this funding. No action was taken.

Alderperson Koehler spoke on behalf of Alderperson Meinen who was unable to attend the meeting. He had proposed a multi-use field on the property currently owned by the City where the baseball field is located. After speaking with representatives of the Little League organization, they expressed the need for a 13 year old field and not fields for small children. Alderperson Meinen will meet with Michael Meindel to review the possibility and cost estimate for this type of project.

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve IntelliSys – IPMC Scada Software for the WWTP from the replacement fund for $33,373. Alderperson Steinmetz seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to approve hiring Draco Lorenz as a part-time officer for the Police Department at $15.00 per hour as recommended by the Police Commission. Alderperson Koehler seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve an application for a license to serve fermented malt beverages and intoxicating liquors for the following listed as approved by Police Chief Zwiefelhofer. Alderperson Koehler seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Rebecca J. Bohl

Rachael M. Bukovich

Mary B. Edmonson

Samantha M. Frazier

Alan L. Gingras

Scott F. Koehler

Vanessa J. Lee

Haley K. Pierce

Debra K. Rubenzer

Erin E. Taylor

Jeremiah J. Taylor

William H. Schmidt

Alexis C. Thome

Matthew L. Bowe

Heidi R. Morning

Joshua A. Shadick

Joseph B. Lewis

Eric R. Sikora

Jacqueline M. Fetting

Jacki L. Zwiefelhofer

Ryan J. Benson

DEPARTMENT HEADS

Peter Paulson, Electric Administrator - had nothing to report.

Police Chief Jared Zwiefelhofer reported he had met with Pete Paulson and they have located a spot for moving the speed sign on 17th Avenue, near its intersection with Smith Street. They will be proceeding with this soon. He also requested reducing the amount for selling the old squad car. After review, they feel they may have it overpriced. The Council gave him the go ahead to reduce the price.

Tony Rubenzer, Building Inspector/Zoning Administrator – had nothing to report.

Clerk Stoik reported the primary election would be held on August 12, 2014.

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

ALDERPERSON COMMENTS

Alderperson Hofmann – no comments.

Alderperson Steinmetz – no comments.

Alderperson Koehler - no comments.

MAYOR COMMENTS

Mayor Meinen – no comments.

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to go into Closed Session under Wis. Stats. 19.85(1) (e) as read by Mayor Meinen. Alderperson Koehler seconded the motion and roll call vote was taken: Alderperson Hofmann, aye; Steinmetz, aye; Koehler, aye.

Alderperson Koehler made a motion to come out of closed session and report on action taken. Alderperson Steinmetz seconded the motion and all present voted aye. No action was taken in closed session.

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

                                                                        Sue A. Stoik/CMC                                                                                                                              City Clerk

 

 

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