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City of Bloomer

Regular Meeting of the Common Council

1503 Main Street

Bloomer, WI 54724

February 14, 2018, 6:00 p.m.

I.             Call to Order

II.           Roll Call: Mayor Steinmetz; Aldermen Meinen, Hofmann, Jones, Koehler; Administrator Frion; Attorney Gustafson

III.         Pledge of Allegiance

IV.          Approval of minutes from the January 24th, 2018 Common Council meeting

V.           Approval of all claims against the City and utilities

VI.         Public Wishing to be Heard

              (Comments from the public will be limited to five minutes per speaker.)

VII.        General Reports

  1. Report on progress for repealing of ETZ ordinance – Dan Gustafson
  2. Department Managers Reports
  3. Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer Report
  4. Alderperson Comments
  5. Mayor Comments

VIII.       Business Items

  1. Discussion and action on purchase of oxygen refill system for the Ambulance Department.
  2. Discussion on the 2nd phase of sidewalk installation and installation of crosswalk signs on 17th Avenue.
  3. Discussion and action on approving a Fairground lease with the Bloomer Community Club.
  4. 4. Discussion on possible purchase of property for a new Street Department facility.
  5. Discussion and action on approving Ordinance 01-18 to Repeal and recreate Title 9, Chapter 2 of the Code of Ordinances establishing a sewer use and user charge system.
  6. Discussion and action on approving contracting services for lawn mowing at the Parks.
  7. Discussion and action on approving contracting services for roof replacement on the Bloomer beach house.

IX.          Adjournment


 

 

 

 

City of Bloomer

Regular Meeting of the Common Council

1503 Main Street

Bloomer, WI 54724

January 10, 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, January 10th 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 December 13, 2017 meeting as presented. Alderman Jones seconded the motion and all present voted aye.

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

Checks Numbered:

80783 - 81062

General Fund:

$ 181,437.10

Electric Fund:

$ 40,127.48

Water Fund:

$ 25,223.25

Sewer Fund:

$ 52,195.02

Payroll:

$ 145,788.57

TOTAL

$ 444,771.42

Housing Rehab:

$       6,165.00

Zoning Administrator, Tony Rubenzer, inquired on the status of the ETZ abolishment agreement. Attorney Gustafson stated that he hasn’t had an opportunity to draft an agreement and meet with the Towns of Woodmohr and Bloomer legal counsels yet. Gustafson will bring something forward to the next meeting.  Rubenzer also raised concerns of the 2nd phase of the 17th Avenue sidewalk not being completed.

Chief Zwiefelhofer commented that the State Patrol was in the City on 01/09/2018 doing a detail. There were approximately 8-9 vehicle stops in which the City’s K-9 unit was utilized to assist in the stop.

Administrator Frion stated that the employees have received notification from our health insurance carried informing them they will no longer be offering coverage as of June 30, 2018. Frion stated this will not affect the employee’s current coverage but the City will have to go out for bid again for health insurance. Frion and Electric Manager, Tim Kuhn, met with Focus on Energy representative to discuss small business energy incentives within the City of Bloomer.  Continued discussion will take place in which Focus on Energy representative will be in contact with small businesses in the City.

Alderperson Jones thanked those that are running for election again. Alderperson Meinen commented that in Solon Springs where he has a cabin, all property owners are taxed with a $160/year for recycling. The City of Bloomer offers a great recycling benefit for the residents.

Mayor Steinmetz would like to see the ETZ abolishment agreement completed prior to spring, when construction starts up. Steinmetz also had a conversation with Mary Rufledt pertaining to the Lake Association getting on the Council agenda to discuss improvements of Lake Como. Someone from the Lake Association will present at a future Council meeting.

Motion by Alderman Hofmann to approve Resolution #1165-17 authorizing discontinuance of that part of unpaved alley between South Main Street and Kranzfelder Street lying between Lot 9, Block 1 of Fehr’s Addition to the City of Bloomer and Lot 8, Block 2 of Deringer Addition to the City of Bloomer. Alderman Jones seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Motion by Alderman Meinen to approve Resolution #01-18 authorizing the issuance and sale of up to $927,864 sewerage system revenue bonds, Series 2018. Alderman Koehler seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Motion by Alderman Jones to approve a Supplemental Agreement with SEH to provide Environmental Monitoring for 2018 for up to $5,900. Alderman Koehler seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Chief Zwiefelhofer stated that Bayli Maliszewski has resigned from the Police Department and he would like to backfill her position.

Motion by Alderman Meinen to approve allowing the Police Department to hire a part- time officer. Alderman Hofmann seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Discussion took place in reference to the proposed fairgrounds lease agreement with the Community Club. Chief Zwiefelhofer raised concerns with the agreement not requiring law enforcement at the fair. At this time, it was consensus of the Common Council to leave the requirement out and it can be reviewed again at the next lease renewal. Upon approval of the draft, the City will present to the Community Club for other recommendations.

Motion by Alderman Hofmann to approve the 1st draft of the proposed fairground lease agreement as presented. Alderman Koehler seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Motion by Alderman Meinen to sign into a 20-year purchase agreement for capacity at $4,900 per Mw starting in 2020 with the Light and Power Commission of Glencoe, MN. Alderman Koehler seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Motion by Alderman Jones to approve allowing the Ambulance Department to purchase a second cardiac monitor. Alderman Hofmann seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Alderman Koehler made a motion to approve a license to serve fermented malt beverages & intoxicating liquors for Brittany M. Myren, Justyce M. Yohnk, Cheyenne F. Garcia and Lori L. Schindler. Alderman Hofmann seconded the motion. Motion carried.

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

Sandra Frion

City Administrator/Clerk

 


   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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