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MEETING MINUTES

Bloomer, Wisconsin

October 10, 2012

 

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, October 10, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall – Mayor Summerfield presiding.

Roll call was taken:  Mayor Summerfield, Alderpersons Meinen, Hofmann, Steinmetz, Clerk Stoik and Attorney Thiel.  Alderperson Koehler was absent. He arrived at 6:45 p.m.

All present gave pledge to the flag.

Alderperson Meinen made a motion to approve the minutes from the previous meetings (September 24, 2012 & September 26, 2012) as presented.  Alderperson Hofmann seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to approve all claims against the City and Utilities as presented.  Alderperson Meinen seconded the motion and all present voted aye. The claims were in the amounts listed below:

                        Checks Numbered:                 61867-62011

                        General Fund:                        $   80,051.10

                        Electric Fund:                         $ 113,098.14

                        Water Fund:                          $    6,195.74     

                        Sewer Fund:                          $   41,570.15

                        Payroll:                                 $   63,464.24

                        TOTAL                                 $ 304,379.37

                        Housing Rehab:                      $    6,331.00

AUDIENCE COMMENTS

There were no audience comments.

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to approve to bid out construction of a 40ft. by 80ft. storage shed for the Street Dept. to replace the building burned due to arson in August.  Alderperson Hofmann seconded the motion and all present voted aye. Mr. Meindel updated the Council on the reimbursement amounts from the insurance company.

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve purchase of a GPS locator for $2,000.  Alderperson Meinen seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to approve B & B Electric to upgrade the electrical to the two irrigation pumps at the golf course and to have Pete Paulson, Electric Administrator review the plans and if feasible to do some of the work by the City and report at the next meeting.  Alderperson Meinen seconded the motion.  Discussion:  Would the Electric Dept. have time to do the work and did they bid it out to other contractors?  Discussion also centered on the rebate and how long rebates stay in effect.  Mr. Paulson and Mr. Meindel will review this and report back at the next meeting.  All present voted no.  Motion failed.

Alderperson Meinen made a motion to approve sealcoating the blacktop parking lots for the Electric Department with Perfection Paving for $2,488.  Alderperson Hofmann seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to approve an application for a license to serve fermented malt beverages and intoxicating liquors for Matthew P. Schmidt as approved by Police Chief Jared Zwiefelhofer.  Alderperson Hofmann seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

DEPARTMENT HEADS

Peter Paulson, Electric Administrator - no comments.

Michael Meindel, Street, Water & Sewer Administrator – no comments.

Police Chief Jared Zwiefelhofer reported the new squad is well liked by the officers.

ALDERPERSON COMMENTS

Alderperson Steinmetz – no comments.

Alderperson Hofmann – questioned a letter received from the Chippewa Co. Humane Association.  The city does not participate with them for stray animals.  The City maintains the city dog pound.

Alderperson Meinen – no comments.

MAYOR COMMENTS

Mayor Summerfield explained he had been contacted by SEH regarding the submittal of the floodplain revisions to FEMA.  FEMA will not review any of the documents until a fee of $5,300 is submitted.  They feel the City owes the money due to the fact of changing the Oak Street Bridge.  Mayor Summerfield felt that the City had no choice but to submit the money.  The Council gave verbal permission to submit the fee and will formally approve at the next meeting.  He also gave permission to upgrade the alley separating St. John’s Lutheran Church and Parkview Apt. for a cost of $500 to the City.  This will also be on the next agenda.  He also stated that there may be a need to hold a Planning Commission meeting in November.  Alderperson Koehler stated he would be available on November 21, 2012 if needed.

The Council continued work on the 2013 budget.  Projects discussed were York Street from Zera Street south; 8th Avenue from Ivy St. east to the school project; library expenses for 2013 and employee expenses; review of designated funds and future needs.  Discussion was held regarding borrowing for projects or using designated funds.  No action was taken.

Discussion was held regarding the employee handbook.  Discussion was regarding the health insurance for employees.  Some ideas were addressed.  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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Bloomer, WI 54724
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