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
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:
62161 - 62286
Fund: $ 19,832.73
Payroll: $ 63,478.79
TOTAL $ 554,487.21
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
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.
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
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
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 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
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
Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to adjourn the
meeting. Alderperson Meinen seconded the motion and all
present voted aye.
Sue A. Stoik, CMC/WCMC