By Barry Hoff | Bloomer Advance
At its meeting Wednesday, June 5 the Common Council of the City of Bloomer took care of a number of business items as well as hearing reports and an Eagle Scout candidate’s idea for his Eagle Project.
During the business portion of the council meeting the council was told that two different people had expressed interest in buying the Bloomer Co-op Feeds property located on 190th Avenue. Neither party has given the city a formal offer on the property. City administrator Sandi Frion reminded the council that the buyer will be responsible to cleanup the contamination on the property but that there is a cleanup grant available for a private sector buyer. The council directed Mayor Jeffery Steinmetz and Administrator Frion to contact the interested parties and ask them for a formal offer. The property is 4.2 acres and was valued at $81,000 when it was taken off the tax roles in 2007.
During public comments at the meeting, Josh Prill told the council that he is working toward achieving the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy’s Scouts and presented his Eagle Project idea. Prill would like to construct steps down to the water on the southwest corner of the North Park for easier access to the water and from the water for people fishing, kayaking and canoeing.
The council liked Prill’s idea and asked him to get more details to Frion for the June 26 meeting of the council to get it on the agenda so it can take action on it.
During the administrator’s report Frion told the council that the final walk through of the A-1 property would be Thursday, June 6 and the closing would be Thursday, June 13.
She also said that the school district called asking to extend their lease on the baseball field for one more year. Frion told the council that the lease hadn’t been updated since 2004 and with the city’s expenses and revenues she said it was something the council should re-evaluate even if it was only a one-year agreement.
The council also took care of a number of other business items at the meeting:
• Approved a private well application for Bloomer Brewery with the stipulations that the water only be used for brewing beer, that the well is inspected yearly and that a meter is installed on the well to measure usage.
• Approved an offer to purchase land in the industrial park from Dennis Harms. Purchase price is $2,500 plus the land swap.
• Approved the certified survey map that maps the above parcel(s) created by the purchase and land swap.
• Passed resolution #02-19 approving the compliance maintenance report for 2018 for the wastewater treatment facility. The facility achieved a 4.0 out of 4.0 on the report.
• Approved the low bid and donation for crack sealing of the North Park parking lot.
• Approved spending up to $3,000 from the outlay account for tee box improvements at the golf course.
• Approved license to serve fermented malt beverages and intoxicating liquors for Tyler Naas and Stevie R. Vaughn.