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City of Bloomer

Regular Meeting of the Common Council

1503 Main Street

Bloomer, WI 54724

June 27th, 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, June 27th, 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 Koehler made a motion to approve the minutes from the June 13th, 2018 regular meeting as presented.  Alderman Jones seconded the motion and all present voted aye. 

Alderman Hofmann 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:                         82427 - 82480

                                General Fund:                                $   35,660.50

                                Electric Fund:                                 $     2,229.74

                                Water Fund:                                  $     3,507.82

                                Sewer Fund:                                  $     9,812.54

                                TOTAL                                          $   51,210.60

Lloyd LaGesse wanted to thank the City and Don Stoik for the lawn maintenance and tree trimming at the Historical Museum.  They appreciate that the City took care of it. 

Police Chief Zwiefelhofer commented that the new squad car is marked and the City now has 3 vehicles available for patrol.  The speed sign has been put out and will be moved around the City throughout the summer.

The testing on the substation has been completed.  Both the north and south sides should be up and running properly.  The Electric Department will look at getting the substation on a regular testing schedule in the future. 

The stone pillars at Willis Park have been repaired.  Alderman Koehler reached out to the DNR in reference to the acceptance of waste from septage haulers and the impact that it is having on the City.  The on-going acceptance of rural waste that exceeds the wastewater norms are going to continue costing the City.  The DNR is looking at providing loan paybacks for municipalities to add additional treatments which would then allow these types of wastes to be funneled back into the treatment process.  The DNR realizes that many communities are facing this challenge.

Motion by Alderman Koehler to approve contracting with Don Stoik to remove and replace the shrubbery at the Veteran’s Memorial Park as quoted.  Alderman Hofmann seconded the motion.   Motion carried.

Motion by Alderman Hofmann to approve allowing American Energy Partners to proceed with looking for energy to extend our current contract with AEP through May, 2028.  Alderman Jones seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Motion by Alderman Koehler to approve a license to serve fermented malt beverages and intoxicating liquors for Ashley Faschingbauer and Jenna Storing.  Alderman Hofmann seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Administrator Frion was contacted by the DNR regarding the status of the contamination clean-up at the old Bloomer Feeds property on 190th Street.  In talking with Cedar Corporation, the firm who completed Phase 2 Environmental study of the property, the City has met their obligation in regards to clean-up.  If the City were to ever sell the property, the new owner would need to take care of the remaining clean-up, in which there are grants out that would assist in the funding, that is required by the DNR.  Police Chief Zwiefelhofer commented that the wood building on the back side of the property is in bad shape.  There is an old scale on the property that should also be removed.  The Fire Department would be willing to demolish the building for a training exercise.  There is another metal building in which they could use the inside for further training.

Motion by Alderman Meinen to allow the Fire Department to demolish the wood building as a training exercise.  Alderman Jones seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Motion by Alderman Meinen to adjourn.  Alderman Hofmann seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Sandra Frion

City Administrator/Clerk



  City of Bloomer
1503 Main Street
Bloomer, WI 54724
Phone: 715-568-3032
Email Us: sstoik@ci.bloomer.wi.us
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