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MEETING MINUTES

Bloomer, Wisconsin

                                                                               September 9, 2015

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 9, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, 1503 Main Street - Mayor Meinen presiding.

Roll call was taken: Mayor Meinen, Alderpersons Meinen, Hofmann, Koehler, Clerk Stoik and Attorney Thiel. Alderperson Steinmetz – absent.

All present gave pledge to the flag.

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting (August 26, 2015) as presented. Alderperson Meinen 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 Koehler seconded the motion and all present voted aye. The claims were in the amounts listed below:

                        Checks Numbered:                 72410 - 72567

                        General Fund:                         $ 60,923.65

                        Electric Fund:                         $  19,957.99

                        Water Fund:                            $   6,167.10

                        Sewer Fund:                            $  19,614.91

                        Payroll:                                    $ 76,222.85

                        TOTAL                                   $ 182,886.50

AUDIENCE COMMENTS

There were no audience comments.

Michael Meindel, Street, Water & Sewer Administrator reported the committee of Alderperson Hofmann, Alderperson Meinen, Gary Hill and himself had met throughout the summer to review the Septage Discharge Agreement currently in place for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Facility. Alderperson Koehler made a motion to approve the addendum to the Septage Discharge Agreement as proposed by the committee effective 11-01-15. Alderperson Meinen seconded the motion and all present voted aye. The addendum increases septage hauling charges from $55/1000 to $82/1000; the WWTP facility will only take septage from haulers within the Bloomer School District area and only during working hours Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Alderperson Koehler made a motion to approve changes to the Ordinance 15-05- 10-1-42 (a) to 10-1-56(a) Parking Fines to increase all fines from $3 or $5 to $10 as proposed by Police Chief Zwiefelhofer. Alderperson Hofmann seconded the motion and all present voted aye. Attorney Thiel will draft in ordinance form.

Alderperson Meinen made a motion to approve a letter of agreement for Preparation of DNR Forestry Grant by West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning for $1,250. Alderperson Hofmann seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Discussion was held regarding the petition to annex a strip of land in the Iron Horse Industrial Park. A draft petition was reviewed by the Council. Corrections were made to some of the wording regarding township and lot numbers. Attorney Thiel advised that all property owners and renters (age 18 & up) will need to sign the petition. He will draft a form letter for use by the City.

Alderperson Meinen made a motion to approve a Street Use Permit for Great Xpedition Race on September 12, 2015 as approved by Police Chief Zwiefelhofer. Alderperson Hofmann seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Meinen made a motion to approve a temporary Class “B” Picnic license for Bloomer Lions Club at the North Park on September 12, 2015 for the Great Xpedition Race as approved by Police Chief Zwiefelhofer. Alderperson Koehler seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Koehler made a motion to approve a temporary Class “B” Picnic license for Bloomer Fire Department at the Bloomer Fairgrounds on September 19, 2015 for the Annual Steak Feed. Alderperson Hofmann seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Alderperson Hofmann made a motion to approve applications for licenses to serve fermented malt beverages & intoxicating liquors to the following listed below as approved by Police Chief Zwiefelhofer. Alderperson Meinen seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

Dean H. Koehler

Desarae M. Teem

Samantha S. Johnson

DEPARTMENT HEADS

Clerk Stoik – no comments.

Police Chief Zwiefelhofer – no comments.

Michael Meindel, Street, Water & Sewer Administrator thanked Alderpersons Meinen & Hofmann for their assistance in serving on the committee for the WWTP. He also reported the Street Dept. will be checking into cost for having the Town of Bloomer mow certain ditch lines that the Street Department does not have equipment to do the cutting.

Peter Paulson, Electric Administrator reported he would be working with the power supply group for negotiating buying capacity from AEP in the future.

ALDERPERSON COMMENTS

Alderperson Meinen – no comments.

Alderperson Hofmann - no comments.

Alderperson Koehler – no comments.

MAYOR COMMENTS

Mayor Meinen – no comments.

Alderperson Koehler made a motion to go into closed session under Wis. Stats. 19.85 (1) (c) as read by Mayor Meinen. Alderperson Hofmann seconded the motion and a roll call vote was taken: Alderperson Meinen, aye; Hofmann, aye; Koehler, aye.

Alderperson Meinen 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 Meinen made a motion to approve hiring Courtney Kuhn for the Meter Reader position with the Utilities effective 09-09-15. 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.

                                                                        Sue A. Stoik

                                                                        City Clerk

 

 

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