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MEETING MINUTES

City of Bloomer

Regular Meeting of the Common Council

1503 Main Street

Bloomer, WI 54724

September 12th, 2018, 6:00 p.m.

Pursuant to due call and notice thereof a public hearing of the Common Council of the City of Bloomer was called to order on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.at City Hall to hear comments authorizing alley blacktopping in Block 2 of Rigg’s and Rotch’s Addition.  Mayor Steinmetz opened the public hearing at 6:04 p.m.  Eric Telschow, 1503 11th Avenue questioned if this was an ongoing assessment on annual basis or a one time.  Telschow stated he doesn’t use the alley.  Steph Phillips also attended and stated her questions were answered.  Lotty Macik, 1008 Priddy Street, stated he was for the blacktopping and wanted to know who was doing the work as he would also like his driveway blacktopped.  The hearing was closed at 6:07 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, September 12th, at 6:08 p.m. at City Hall, 1503 Main Street – Mayor Steinmetz presiding.

Roll call was taken:  Mayor Steinmetz, Aldermen Meinen, Hofmann, Jones, Koehler, Administrator Frion and Attorney Gustafson were all present 

All present gave pledge to the flag.

Alderman Jones made a motion to approve the minutes from the August 22nd, 2018 regular meeting and the September 5th, 2018 special meeting as presented.  Alderman Hofmann seconded the motion and all present voted aye. 

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

                                Checks Numbered:                         82740 - 82821

                                General Fund:                                  $   99,399.03

                                Electric Fund:                                   $   14,304.27

                                Water Fund:                                    $   3 2444.08

                                Sewer Fund:                                    $     6,873.90

                                Payroll                                             $   67,991.84

                                TOTAL                                            $ 221,013.12

Victor Goettl spoke in reference to a potential development off of 13th Avenue.  Goettl owns 120 acres next to the north east corner of City limits and questioned if the City would be interested in annexing.

Police Chief, Jared Zwiefelhofer, stated that prepping for the pedestrian crosswalk install at the Riggs Street and 17th Avenue intersection has begun.

The Joint Area meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on September 24th.

Mayor Steinmetz stated he had a couple inquiries on if the City was going to install pickle ball nets?  Steinmetz stated it may be something the Park Board should take up at their next meeting. 

Motion by Alderman Meinen to approve a final plat as presented by Pat and Sandy Shadick for Shadick Properties located in the SE ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 5, T30N, R9W in the City of Bloomer as recommended by the Planning Commission.  Alderman Koehler seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Motion by Alderman Hofmann to allow the City Administrator and Mayor to make necessary clarifications within the Developer’s Agreement with Pat and Sandy Shadick and authorize the City Administrator and Mayor to sign the Agreement on behalf of the City.  Alderman Jones seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Motion by Alderman Jones to approve Resolution #10-18 levying special assessments against benefitted property in the City of Bloomer for alley paving at Block 2 of Riggs and Rotch’s Addition.  Alderman Hoffman seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the governing body of the City of Bloomer, Wisconsin, determines as follows:

  1. The report of the City Street Department Manager, a copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein as if fully set forth herein, including the plans and specifications and assessments set forth therein, is adopted and approved.
  2. Payment for the improvements shall be made by assessing the cost to the property benefitted as indicated in the report with the property owner responsible for ½ of the total costs of improvements per lineal foot bordering the right-of-way.
  3. Assessments shown on the report represent an exercise of the police power have been determined on a reasonable basis, and are hereby confirmed.
  4. The assessment against any parcel may be paid in cash or in three (3) annual installments. The first year installment will be interest free. Interest will be charged at 5% of the unpaid balance for the remaining two

The municipal clerk shall publish this resolution as a class 1 notice under Wis. Stat. ch. 985, in the assessment district and mail a copy of this resolution and a statement of the final assessment against the benefitted property together with notice of installment payment privileges to every property owner whose name appears on the assessment roll whose post office address is known or can with reasonable diligence be ascertained.

Motion by Alderman Meinen to approve Resolution #11-18 providing for issuance, sale and delivery of $1,035,000 general obligation promissory notes; establishing the terms and conditions thereof; directing the execution and delivery; creating a debt service account thereof and awarding the sale thereof.  Alderman Hofmann seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Discussion took place regarding annexing property from the Town of Woodmohr to the City of Bloomer.  The current legal description being annexed didn’t include any of the road.  Questions were brought up in regards to the maintenance of the road and driveway access.  Attorney Gustafson recommended that this ordinance be tabled until further review can be done on these concerns.

Motion by Alderman Hofmann to approve the Maintenance Contract with Bowmar appraisal for 2019-2021.  Alderman Koehler seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Discussion took place regarding the lease renewal for the Bloomer Memorial Golf Course.  Attorney Gustafson was going to draft a revised lease agreement that the Golf Course Committee can review and recommend for approval to the Common Council at a future meeting.

Motion by Alderman Jones to approve a temporary Class “B” license for the Bloomer Fire Department to sell fermented malt beverages on September 15th, 2018.  Alderman Koehler seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Motion by Alderman Meinen to approve a temporary “Class B” license for St. Paul’s Catholic Church to sell wine on September 22nd & 23rd.  Alderman Hofmann seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Motion by Alderman Hofmann to approve a live music license for St. Paul’s Catholic Church on September 23rd from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Alderman Koehler seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Motion by Alderman Jones to approve a live music license for Bloomer Brewing Co., LLC. on September 29th from 1 p.m. – 10 p.m.  Alderman Hofmann seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Motion by Alderman Hofmann to approve a license to serve fermented malt beverages and intoxicated liquors for Erica Hobeck and Nikita Matteson.  Alderman Jones seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Motion by Alderman Meinen to adjourn.  Alderman Hofmann seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Sandra Frion

City Administrator/Clerk

 

 

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Bloomer, WI 54724
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