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MEETING MINUTES

Bloomer, Wisconsin

November 7, 2012

 

Pursuant to due call and notice thereof a public hearing of the Common Council of the City of Bloomer was held Wednesday, November 7, 2012 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.  No one appeared at the hearing.  The hearing was closed at 6:02 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, November 7, 2012 at 6:03 p.m. at City Hall – Mayor Summerfield presiding.

Roll call was taken:  Mayor Summerfield, Alderpersons Meinen, Hofmann, Steinmetz and Clerk Stoik. Alderperson Koehler arrived at 6:05 p.m. 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 24, 2012) 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 Steinmetz seconded the motion and all present voted aye. The claims were in the amounts listed below:

                        Checks Numbered:                 62161 - 62286

                        General Fund:                        $   409,552.47

                        Electric Fund:                         $    56,824.40

                        Water Fund:                          $     4,798.82

                        Sewer Fund:                          $    19,832.73

                        Payroll:                                 $    63,478.79

                        TOTAL                                 $  554,487.21

AUDIENCE COMMENTS

There were no audience comments.

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to approve delinquent amounts for unpaid electric, water, sewer, refuse and accounts receivable of $4,722.73 for the 2012 tax roll.  Alderperson Hofmann seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to approve construction and location of a storage building for the Street Dept. from the low bidder of Glen Schindler for $44,000.  Alderperson Koehler seconded the motion.  Alderperson Hofmann questioned the start date of construction.  Mr. Meindel stated he wanted the building up before the end of the year.  All present voted aye.

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve a Memorandum of Understanding for the Statewide Voter Registration System with Chippewa County for $800. Alderperson Meinen seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

No action was taken in regards to attendance at the Joint Area Meeting of area mayors and council members in Augusta on November 14, 2012.  No members will be able to attend.

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to approve applications for licenses to serve fermented malt beverages and intoxicating liquors for the following:  Valerie R. Miller, Stephanie K. Bower and Alicia M. Boggess as approved by Police Chief Zwiefelhofer.  Alderperson Koehler seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

DEPARTMENT HEADS

Police Chief Jared Zwiefelhofer reported that they have been working with surrounding law enforcement agencies in solving some past crimes.  He also reported he received a new PBT machine for the department from the Click and Ticket program.  The light on the speed machine purchased by the City are not bright enough during the day.  He is looking into replacing the lights.

Michael Meindel, Street, Water & Sewer Administrator reported he had been working the DNR regarding discharge permits and levels of standards for the WWTP.  He may need assistance in resolving some of the issues. 

Peter Paulson, Electric Administrator – had nothing to report.

Sue Stoik, Clerk-Treasurer reported the results and processes from the Presidential Election in Bloomer.

Kim Korbel, Library Director reported that the Library is busier than ever. Also, in November they are offering a food for fines program which allows donation of food for the food pantry.

ALDERPERSON COMMENTS

Alderperson Meinen – no comments.

Alderperson Hofmann commented the Sonnentag’s are interested in renting the City’s TIF land next year for crops.

Alderperson Steinmetz reported the city would be holding the Christmas party on January 4, 2013 at the old clubhouse.

Alderperson Koehler – no comments.

MAYOR COMMENTS

Mayor Summerfield reported he met with the American Legion and has started preliminary work on the contract for the next 10 years.  He presented the members a copy of a proposed contract for review.  This will be on the next agenda for approval.

The Council continued work on the 2013 budget.  The Council reviewed the updated changes from the last meeting.  Mayor Summerfield reported on the left over funds from a 2011 bond issue and the ability to use it for a 2013 project.  Library needs were addressed.  Alderperson Meinen made a motion to approve the publication of the 2013 budget and set November 28, 2012 – 6 p.m. for the hearing and final approval.  Alderperson Steinmetz seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

The Council continued work on the employee handbook for the City employees.  Discussion was held regarding private sector employees and their benefits.  No action was taken.

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

                                                                        Sue A. Stoik, CMC/WCMC

                                                                        City Clerk

 
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1503 Main Street
Bloomer, WI 54724
Phone: 715-568-3032
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