September 26, 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, September 26, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall –
Mayor Summerfield presiding.
Roll call was taken: Mayor Summerfield, Alderpersons
Meinen, Hofmann, Steinmetz and Deputy Clerk LaGesse. Attorney
Thiel was absent.
All present gave pledge to the flag.
Alderperson Koehler arrived at 6:02 p.m.
Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve the minutes
from the previous meeting (September 12, 2012) as
presented. Alderperson Steinmetz 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:
61731 - 61866
There were no audience comments.
Mayor Summerfield asked if items 7-11 on the agenda could be
discussed and approved together. The council was in
agreement. Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve
the agreement for Union Pacific Railroad Co. for $1055, the
agreement for Northern States Power Co. for $57,383.43 and
$15,000, a power house building at the substation for $44,671
from Trachte, Inc., a promissory note with NSP on the power
transformer for $1665.76 and materials for substation for
$30,750.93. Alderperson Steinmetz seconded the motion and
all present voted aye.
Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve the
applications for a license to serve fermented malt beverages
and intoxicating liquors for the following listed below as
approved by Police Chief Jared Zwiefelhofer . Alderperson
Koehler seconded the motion and all present voted aye.
Debra K. Rubenzer
Police Chief Jared Zwiefelhofer – no comments.
Peter Paulson, Electric Administrator – no comments.
Michael Meindel, Street, Water & Sewer Administrator
reported that at the next council meeting he will have some
numbers from the insurance company as to what their offer is on
the city building that was burned by arson. At that
time he will make a recommendation for replacement of the
Alderperson Steinmetz – no comments.
Alderperson Koehler received some information from Elmer
Erickson, Bloomer Golf Course regarding replacing the
electrical components that run the two irrigation pumps at the
Golf Course. He forwarded this on to Mike Meindel who will
follow up with Mr. Erickson.
Alderperson Meinen – no comments.
Alderperson Hofmann – no comments.
Alderperson Hofmann left the meeting at 6:28 p.m.
Mayor Summerfield reopened audience comments. David
Prill asked the council if the city has access to blacktop
millings for his alley. Mike Meindel stated that his
alley is actually a driveway because it does not flow
through. No one was aware of any millings at this
Mayor Summerfield – no comments.
The Council continued to work on the 2013 budget.
Police Chief, Jared Zwiefelhofer presented his proposed budget
for 2013 for the police department. Mr. Meindel also
presented preliminary construction cost estimates for York
Street from Zera Street south and 8th Avenue from
Ivy St. east to the school project. No action was
The Council began preliminary work on an employee
handbook. No action was taken.
Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to go into closed
session under Wis. Stats. 19.85 (1) (c) as read by Mayor
Summerfield. Alderperson Koehler seconded the motion and
a roll call vote was taken: Alderperson Meinen, aye: Steinmetz,
aye; Koehler, aye.
Alderperson Steinmetz made a motion to come out of closed
session and report on action taken. Alderperson Koehler
seconded the motion and all present voted aye.
Alderperson Koehler made a motion to adjourn the
meeting. Alderperson Meinen seconded the motion and all
present voted aye.
Debora A. LaGesse