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City of Bloomer

Regular Meeting of the Common Council

1503 Main Street

Bloomer, WI 54724

March 28, 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, March 28th, 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 present.  Attorney Gustafson was absent. 

All present gave pledge to the flag.

Alderman Koehler made a motion to approve the minutes from the March 14th, 2018 meeting as presented.  Alderman Meinen 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:                       81653 - 81774

                             General Fund:                                $   12,563.21

                             Electric Fund:                                 $     1,699.27

                             Water Fund:                                   $     3,398.44

                             Sewer Fund:                                   $     2,224.07

                             Payroll:                                          $   78,923.74

                             TOTAL                                           $   98,808.73

The beach house roof at Lake Como has been replaced.  Street Department Manager, Tony Burgess, commented that there may be a local business that is interested in the sand that is accumulated from the cleaning of the streets.  This will save the money from having to dispose at the landfill.  Burgess provided an update on the cutting of the emerald ash borer trees.  The biggest issue is notifying those property owners that have the ash trees on their boulevard.  Mayor Steinmetz commented that he thought the best practice would be to tie a ribbon around those trees that are ash and marked for removal and then follow up with a door hanger.   Mayor Steinmetz would like to discuss the possibility of potentially purchasing a stump grinder at a future meeting.

Police Chief Zwiefelhofer stated that he is waiting for a statewide blanket approval on the pedestrian crosswalks like the one that is located at 17th Avenue and Smith St. Once that approval is completed, Zwiefelhofer can move forward with ordering the two other pedestrian crosswalks that were approved by the Council for purchase.  There will be a savings to the City by going with this type of crosswalk sign versus the ones that were approved and this way there is a consistency.

Administrator Frion provided an update on the purchase of property for the Street Department.  She also reminded everyone of the election that will be held on April 3rd.

Alderman Hofmann stated that if a mass mailing is done for notification on the emerald ash borer tree removal,  he would like to see other items included in the mailing.

Mayor Steinmetz commented that the Administrator review will be addressed at the next meeting.  He also stated a draft of the agreement to repeal the ETZ is currently being worked on by Attorney Gustafson and hopefully we will have something to review at the next Council meeting.  Steinmetz wished the employees a Happy Easter.

Discussion took place on the sale price for the old athletic field located at Smith Street and 16th Avenue.  It was consensus of the Council to set the starting sale price at $50,000.

Motion by Alderman Meinen to adjourn.  Alderman Jones 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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