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MEETING MINUTES

City of Bloomer

Regular Meeting of the Common Council

1503 Main Street

Bloomer, WI 54724

September 26th, 2018, 6:00 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 26th, at 6:00 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 Koehler made a motion to approve the minutes from the September 12th, 2018 regular 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:                         82822 - 82871

                                General Fund:                                   $   28,384.88

                                Electric Fund:                                   $ 333,999.62

                                Water Fund:                                    $   10,146.55

                                Sewer Fund:                                    $     9,526.21

                                Payroll                                             $   79,178.95

                                TOTAL                                            $ 461,236.21

Bill Miller, Water/Wastewater Department Manager, gave an update on the phosphorus removal project and nitrate testing.  The Department has never tested nitrates before and the results came in considerably low.   

Administrator Frion commented that she was waiting on the early renewal rates from Security Health to go to a January – December plan year.  The preliminary 2018 net new construction for the City came in at 0.45%, about 2% lower than last year.  This number plays a factor in what the City can increase the tax levy by. 

Motion by Alderman Koehler to approve a supplemental agreement with SEH to provide Resident Project Representation (RPR) for the WWTP tertiary treatment for phosphorus removal not to exceed $74,300.  Alderman Jones seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Motion by Alderman Hofmann to approve a license to serve fermented malt beverages and intoxicated liquors for Kathy Frank.  Alderman Jones seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Alderman Meinen made a motion to convene into closed session as authorized by Wis. Stat. §19.85(1)(g) “Conferring with legal counsel for the governmental body who is rendering oral or written advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the body with respect to litigation in which it is or is likely to become involved. (ETZ Repeal Agreement)

Alderman Hofmann seconded the motion.  Motion carried by roll call vote was taken: Meinen – aye, Hofmann – aye, Jones – aye, Koehler – aye.

Alderman Meinen made a motion to convene into closed session as authorized by Wis. Stat. §19.85(1(e) “Deliberating or negotiating the purchasing of public properties, the investing of public funds, or conducting other specified public business, whenever competitive or bargaining reasons require a closed session.” (Bloomer Memorial Golf Course lease agreement). 

Alderman Hofmann seconded the motion.  Motion carried by roll call vote was taken: Meinen – aye, Hofmann – aye, Jones – aye, Koehler – aye.

Alderman Meinen made a motion to reconvene to open session.  Alderman Hofmann seconded he motion.  Roll call vote was taken; Meinen – aye. Hofmann – aye. Jones – aye. Koehler – aye.  No action was taken.

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

Sandra Frion

City Administrator/Clerk

 

 

  City of Bloomer
1503 Main Street
Bloomer, WI 54724
Phone: 715-568-3032
Email Us: sstoik@ci.bloomer.wi.us
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