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Disaster Proclamation Issued

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, July 16, 2021
CONTACT: Pat Garrett, (515) 802-0986

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for counties impacted by recent severe weather

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation today for 10 counties in response to severe weather beginning July 14 and continuing, and for one county in response to severe weather beginning June 24.

The governor’s proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather and activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program for qualifying residents, along with the Disaster Case Management Program, for Appanoose, Bremer, Calhoun, Davis, Fayette, Lucas, Monroe, Sac, Wapello and Winneshiek counties for the July 14 severe weather, and Lucas County for the June 24 severe weather event.  

The Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program provides grants of up to $5,000 for households with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Grants are available for home or car repairs, replacement of clothing or food, and temporary housing expenses. Original receipts are required for those seeking reimbursement for actual expenses related to storm recovery. The grant application and instructions are available on the Iowa Department of Human Services website at https://dhs.iowa.gov/disaster-assistance-programs. Potential applicants have 45 days from the date of the proclamation to submit a claim.

The Disaster Case Management Program addresses serious needs related to disaster-related hardship, injury, or adverse conditions. Disaster case managers work with clients to create a disaster recovery plan and provide guidance, advice, and referral to obtain a service or resource. There are no income eligibility requirements for this program; it closes 180 days from the date of the governor’s proclamation. For information on the Disaster Case Management Program, contact your local community action association or visit www.iowacommunityaction.org.

The governor had previously issued disaster proclamations for Davis, Linn, Monroe, Van Buren, and Wapello counties in response to the June 24 and continuing severe weather. 

Residents of counties impacted by the recent severe weather are asked to report damage to help local and state officials better understand the damage sustained. Damage to property, roads, utilities and other storm-related information may be reported. This information will be collected by the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and shared with local emergency management agencies. Damage may be reported at www.homelandsecurity.iowa.gov.

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Snow Emergency – January 25, 2021

Mayor Wiegand declared a snow emergency for the City of Bloomfield effective on January 25, 2021 at 6:00 pm until Thursday, January 28th at 8:00 am. All vehicles shall be removed from city streets and right-of-way until 48 hours after the end of the snowfall. Please see the city snow emergency ordinance for details.
City Code Ordinance 69:
69.11 SNOW EMERGENCY.
No person shall park, abandon or leave unattended any vehicle on any public street, alley or City-owned or leased off-street parking area during any snow emergency proclaimed by the Mayor unless the snow has been removed or plowed from said street, alley or parking area and the snow has ceased to fall. A snow emergency parking ban shall continue from its proclamation throughout the duration of the snow or ice storm and the 48-hour period after cessation of such storm except as above provided upon streets which have been fully opened. Such a ban shall be of uniform application and the Police Chief is directed to publicize the requirements widely, using all available news media, in early November each year. Where predictions or occurrences indicate the need, the Mayor shall proclaim a snow emergency and the Police Chief shall inform the news media to publicize the proclamation and the parking rules thereunder. Such emergency may be extended or shortened when conditions warrant.
(Code of Iowa, 321.236[1])
69.12 SNOW ROUTES.
The Council may designate certain streets in the City as snow routes. When conditions of snow or ice exist on the traffic surface of a designated snow route, it is unlawful for the driver of a vehicle to impede or block traffic.

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Public Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Bloomfield City Council will hold a public hearing on the construction loan application for the wastewater treatment plant improvements, at their meeting commencing at 7:00 P.M. on June 4, 2020. The hearing will be held via electronic means due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The SRF loan in the amount of $8,004,000.00 will be used to make improvements in the wastewater treatment system to meet NPDES permit limits for ammonia, nitrogen, dissolved oxygen (DO), and E. coli. This will be completed by converting Lagoon Cell 1 into two aerated cells, Lagoon Cell 2 into one aerated cell and one quiescent cell. Four SAGRs will be constructed in the remaining Lagoon Cell 2 to provide tertiary ammonia removal and disinfection.

Written comments may be filed with the City Clerk prior to the hearing. At said hearing any interested person may appear and file oral or written comments.

CITY OF BLOOMFIELD, IOWA
By: Sandy Jones, City Clerk

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