City of Bloomfield Seeking Candidates For Gas Technician

Gas Technician

The City of Bloomfield is seeking candidates for Gas Technician. City will provide training. Job description available at City Hall. Applications can be found at www.cityofbloomfield.org.   

Hours of work are 6:30am – 3pm, Monday thru Friday. Pay is $20.75 + License Incentive of .40ȼ/hr after gas training is completed. Benefits include IPERS, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Disability Insurance, Vacation, Sick, OT and/or Comp, 12 paid holidays, Union eligible.

Send cover letter, resume and application to Human Resources, City of Bloomfield, 111 W Franklin St., Bloomfield, IA 52537.  Applications close at 4:00pm, December 1st. Successful candidate will be subject to a drug test, physical and POPES testing. Questions may be directed to City Administrator at 641-664-9641. EOE


City Seeking Survey Responses Re: Sanitary Sewer Evaluation

The City of Bloomfield invites citizens to read the following letter from Mayor Dan Wiegand and also to respond to an accompanying survey.

Dear residents,

Bloomfield is embarking on a detailed sanitary sewer evaluation with the Civil Engineering firm, HR Green, Inc. The evaluation will identify potential sewer improvement projects and reduce future wastewater-related operation and maintenance costs. Once completed, these projects should help the City to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Consent Order. More information regarding the Consent Order is included in the enclosed educational flier.

A citizen questionnaire is also attached to ask residents about sewer issues near or around their home. This information is vital in identifying areas of concern throughout town – now is your chance to have a voice in the planning process! We are asking for your support by taking 2-3 minutes to complete the questionnaire. If you are unsure on how to answer any of the questions, please contact Jeremy Walker, Wastewater Superintendent, at 641-664-9658 or jeremy.walker@cityofbloomfield.org. This information is strictly for planning purposes, and no one will be penalized for their answers in the questionnaire.

If you are interested in learning more about the sanitary sewer evaluation, a public meeting will be held in the Community Room at the Bloomfield Public Library on Thursday, November 18th at 5:30 PM.

Dan Wiegand
Mayor of Bloomfield

Read more in this informational flyer. An online survey can be downloaded HERE or SUBMIT ONLINE.

Thank you!

Latest News, Uncategorized

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.

City Council, Meeting Agendas, Uncategorized

Bloomfield City Council Meeting Agenda – April 1, 2021

Bloomfield City Council Meeting
Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Bloomfield Public Library
Social Distancing Required – Masks Encouraged
Join Meeting with Google Meet: meet.google.com/mym-hgea-opu

Join by Phone: 1-617-675-4444  PIN: 709 416 408 5530#


I. Call to Order and Welcome Guests 

II. Pledge of Allegiance 

III. Approve Agenda 

IV. Public Comments 

V. Updates
    A. Police Chief
    B. Fire Chief
    C. Recreation Director
    D. Main Street
    E. DC Development Corporation

VI. Consent Agenda
    A. Approve City Council minutes, February 25, 2021
    B. Approve City Council minutes, March 25, 2021

VII. Proclamation
A. Proclamation Declaring April 2021 as Child Abuse Prevention Month

VIII. Old Business
A. Discuss Crosswalks with Superintendent Dan Maeder, DC Community Schools

IX. New Business
A. Approve the Following HR Green Invoices Totaling $38,892.12
1.  Invoice 142193, in the Amount of $7,587.00 for Work Completed on the Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements and the Sanitary Sewer System Action Plan
2. Invoice 142194, in the Amount of $22,100.00 for Work Completed on the Sanitary Sewer Master Plan
3. Invoice 142029, in the Amount of $9,205.12 for Professional Services on the SRF Sponsored Project
B. Discuss with Matt Wildman, HR Green, a Questionnaire to be Mailed to Residents for the Sewer Master
C. Discuss and Make Decision on Selling an Undeveloped Street to Resident
D. Discuss and Make Decision on Locking Rates for FY2022 Streets Project Bond Issuance
E. Approve Request by Bloomfield Main Street to Close Streets on June 26, 2021 for Hairy Nation Days

X. Claims
A. Approve Claims as Presented

XI. Public Comments

XII. Reports – Discuss and Decide Any Issue
A. City Administrator
B. Director of Public Works
1. Catch Basins
C. Community Development Director
D. Council Updates
E. Mayor Comments

XIII. Closed Session
Topic – Purchase Real Estate – Tammy Roberts Presenting
Closed Session Pursuant to Iowa Code §21.5(1)(j): to discuss the purchase or sale of particular real estate only where premature disclosure could be reasonably expected to increase the price the governmental body would have to pay for the property or reduce the price the governmental body would receive for that property.

XIV. Adjournment




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