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Notice of Council Vacancy

The Bloomfield City Council intends to fill the vacancy in its at-large position by appointment. The electors of the City are hereby notified that they have the right to file a petition requiring that the vacancy be filled by a special election. The petition requesting a special election has to be filed with the city clerk by 4:00 pm on June 19, 2019. A valid petition requires at least two hundred signatures or at least the number of signatures equal to fifteen percent of the voters who voted for candidates for the office at the preceding regular election at which the office was on the ballot, whichever number is fewer.

Interviews for the Bloomfield City Council vacancy will be held June 11th from 6-8pm in the small meeting room of the Bloomfield Public Library. Anyone interested in filling this vacancy should come to this meeting. Only those attending the interview will be considered for the appointment.

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2019 New Housing Incentive Applications Available.

On May 16, 2019, the city council approved Mayor Wiegand’s recommendations for a new housing incentive program funded by the City of Bloomfield.

Over the past decade, less than ten new homes have been built in the community. A recent study by the University of Iowa demonstrates that there is a housing shortage in Bloomfield.

New homes will provide opportunities for growing families, empty-nesters, and those that commute to Bloomfield for work.

The 2019 New Housing Incentive program details and applications are available at the link below.

2019 New Housing Incentives

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2018 Water Quality Report for Bloomfield Municipal Water

This report contains important information regarding the water quality in our water system. The water source for Bloomfield is Rathbun Regional Water Association, Inc. RRWA obtained its source water in 2018 from the Chariton River, below Lake Rathbun Dam and directly from Rathbun Lake, both a surface water source.

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Pipeline Safety Survey

Pipeline Safety Surveys were mailed to the city’s natural gas customers around December 28, 2018. They came in an envelope like the one below.

Pipeline Safety Survey envelope

In the envelope is a brochure with important safety information and a blue survey form. Please read the brochure and complete the survey card. When complete, drop the card in the mail. No postage is necessary.

If you prefer, you can complete the survey online. Each card has a unique webcode. Look at the survey card for your instructions.

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Meter Upgrades

The City of Bloomfield is working to upgrade electric, gas, and water meters in homes and businesses now through spring 2019. Electric meters will be changed out starting after the first of the year, and a brief interruption in service can be expected at the time of installation. The City has contracted with Utiliuse, whose technicians will be working in your neighborhood and around your home to replace your existing meters. If necessary, a Utiliuse representative will contact you to schedule an appointment in person or by leaving contact information on your door.