Wednesday night May 27, 2020 the City of Bloomer Common Council began their night with a public hearing on the rezoning of property owned by Lynn Wilson and Carlotta Meinen along with an application for chickens by Mathew and Becca Bresina; however, there were no public comments so the hearing was closed and the council moved on to tackling their regular meeting agenda items.

During the regular meeting public comments were received from Jay Dachel and Kevin Zwiefelhofer. Jay Dachel expressed his concern to the council in regards to a tree in the boulevard that is approximately 16 inches from his driveway. Dachel’s concern is that soon the roots will be damaging the driveway.

Kevin Zwiefelhofer approached the council on one of the agenda items for the evening – the alley between Oak Street and Newman Street. Zwiefelhofer brought to the council’s attention that residents along that alley were under the impression that it never was actually an alley, simply a utility easement.

Moving on from public comments the council heard general reports. When it came Mayor Koehler’s turn to report he informed the council that former Bloomer Fire Chief Brian Bleskacek had passed away the night before and asked that everyone join him in a moment of silence in honor of Brian.

Business items were addressed as follows:

• Approved a rezone petition submitted by Lynn Wilson.

• Approved a conditional use application submitted by Mathew and Becca Bresina for chickens.

• Approved Resolution #03-20 – Initial Resolution authorizing vacation of an alley between Oak and Newman Street.

• Approved the certified survey map submitted by Tammy Grage – Bloomer Pub. This is the former Next Place and the map is to consolidate what is currently two lots into one lot.

• Approved the request to waive seller permit fees for craft sale and the condition that it be held in conjunction with the Bloomer Appreciation Days.

• Approved the opening of the beach for summer of 2020, with a change in hours of operation, beach to be closed during bad weather, and a new closing date of August 2, 2020.

• Approved the Street Department open position and advertising the position.

• Approved Golf Course Committee recommendation to deny a claim from Yvonne Rubenzer. This item passed in a 3-1 vote, with Alderman Meinen casting the opposing vote.

• Approved improvements of the sand traps at the Bloomer Memorial Golf Course.

• Approved the replacement of sprinkler heads at the Golf Course at tenant’s expense, item sent back to the Golf Course Committee.

• Approved licenses to serve intoxicating liquors and malt beverages for Jacquelyn Miller, Taylor Paulus, and Sherry Danielson.