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MEETING MINUTES

Bloomer, Wisconsin

                                                                               November 13, 2013

 

Pursuant to due call and notice thereof a public hearing of the Common Council of the City of Bloomer was called to order on November 13, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. to hear evidence concerning the correctness of amounts due for delinquent electric, water, sewer, refuse and accounts receivable – unpaid accounts to be placed on the tax roll.  No one appeared at the hearing.  The hearing was closed.

Pursuant to due call and notice thereof a regular meeting of the Common Council of the City of Bloomer was called to order on the above date at 6:01 p.m. at City Hall, 1503 Main Street – Mayor Summerfield presiding.

Roll call was taken:  Mayor Summerfield, Alderpersons Meinen, Hofmann, Steinmetz and City Clerk Stoik.  Alderperson Koehler was present by speaker phone. Attorney Thiel was absent.

All present gave pledge to the flag.

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting (October 23, 2013& October 31, 2013) as presented.  Alderperson Hofmann seconded the motion and all present voted aye. 

Alderperson Meinen 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:                 65724 - 65980

                        General Fund:                        $   106,564.79

                        Electric Fund:                         $   262,316.71

                        Water Fund:                          $       5,112.94

                        Sewer Fund:                          $     34,562.44

                        Payroll:                                 $   135,457.06

                        TOTAL                                  $   544,013.94

                        Housing Rehab:                     $       4,530.00

                       

AUDIENCE COMMENTS

There were no audience comments.

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve the delinquent amounts for unpaid electric, water, sewer, refuse and accounts receivable for tax roll in the amount of $2,202.32.  Alderperson Steinmetz seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Koehler made a motion to approve Ordinance 13-06 – To Amend Section 7-1-9 of the City Code and Other Dangerous Animals.  Alderperson Hofmann seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve repairs to the roof at the Police Station from the low bidder Northwest Roofing for $15,125 with a 15 year warranty.  Alderperson Meinen seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Meinen made a motion to approve Resolution 1113 – To Withdraw from Great Lakes Utilities, A Municipal Electric Utility.  Alderperson Steinmetz seconded the motion.  Peter Paulson, Electric Administrator stated he needed to meet with the group to have a consensus vote from the majority.  The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 19, 2013.  The council approved the resolution with the stipulation that the group will approve and to allow Peter Paulson, Randy Summerfield and Sue Stoik to proceed with the withdrawal. All present voted aye.

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to approve the Hazardous Energy Control Program as presented.  Alderperson Meinen seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Discussion was held regarding the golf course lease agreement with Elmer Erickson. The council reviewed a letter received from Mr. Erickson describing complaints, irrigation system and walk-in cooler problems.  The council discussed the role of the Golf Course committee and their purpose.  They also discussed what the current lease is and who is responsible for certain items.  After much discussion, the council decided to table this issue to allow the committee and the council time to review the issues and meet on December 18th Council meeting with Mr. Erickson.

Alderperson Meinen made a motion to approve changing the November 27, 2013 meeting to December 4, 2013 and the December 25, 2013 meeting to December 18, 2013.  Alderperson Hofmann seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to approve a license to serve fermented malt beverages and intoxicating liquors for Morgan E. Martino and Shannon N. Mitchell as approved by Police Chief Zwiefelhofer. Police Chief Zwiefelhofer recommended denying Sachel M. Rude do to violations and too many points per policy of the city. Alderperson Meinen seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

DEPARTMENT HEADS

Police Chief Jared Zwiefelhofer – had nothing to report.

Mike Meindel, Street, Water & Sewer Administrator reported he was reviewing options for purchase of an end loader for the street dept.  He has a lead on a used one and would like to follow up on possible purchase.  There is money designated for equipment purchases in the budget. 

Peter Paulson, Electric Administrator reported work is continuing at the substation.  The transformer has been set.  He also invited members to the meeting on Tuesday with AEP.

Clerk Stoik reported she had met with MaryAnn Lippert, Director, Northern Office – Division of Intergovernmental Relations from the Wisconsin Dept. of Administration.

ALDERPERSON COMMENTS

Alderperson Koehler – no comments.

Alderperson Steinmetz reported he had reserved the location and cooks for the Christmas party.

Alderperson Meinen - no comments.

Alderperson Hofmann - no comments.

MAYOR COMMENTS

Mayor Summerfield reported he may attend the annual Christmas party of Governor Walker’s in Madison.

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

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to come out of closed session and report on action taken.  Alderperson Meinen seconded the motion and all present voted aye. 

Alderperson Meinen made a motion to approve a contract with Gary Hill for Leadperson –Sewer Plant for 3 years with corrections to the contract.  Alderperson Koehler seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

The council reviewed the preliminary documents for the 2014 budget.  Mayor Summerfield stated he had received a request for blacktop at the old golf course club house.  The hearing was set for December 4, 2013 at 6:45 and the total levy at $938,400.  The council directed the clerk to proceed with the publication as presented.

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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Bloomer, WI 54724
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