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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 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

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

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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:

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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Bloomfield City Council Meeting Agenda – March 25, 2021

Special Bloomfield City Council Meeting
Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Bloomfield Public Library

Social Distancing Required – Masks Encouraged

To Join Meeting:
Or By Phone:  617-675-4444   PIN: 672 477 296 7894#


  1. Call to Order and Welcome Guests
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Approve Agenda
  4. Public Comments
  5. Consent Agenda
    1. Approve City Council Minutes, 3/18/2021
  6. Public Hearing
    1. A Public Hearing to Approve and Adopt the FY 2022 Budget
      1. Approve a “Resolution Approving The Adoption Of The Fiscal Year 2022 City Budget And Related Tax Levy Rates
  7. New Business
    1. Approve “A Resolution Authorizing the City Administrator to Make the Appropriate Interfund Transfers of Sums and Record the Same in the Appropriate Manner for FY2022 for the City of Bloomfield, Iowa”
    2. Approve Resolution Appointing Tomi Jo Day as Deputy Clerk
    3. Discuss and Give Direction on Creating a New Urban Renewal Amendment
    4. Schedule Meeting with Main Street Regarding Sharing Staff
  8. Public Comments
  9. Adjournment
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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:
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])
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.


Restaurant & Bar Relief Grant Program

Governor Reynolds has allocated $40 million in federal CARES Act funds to provide financial relief for eligible restaurants and bars that were impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Iowa Restaurant and Bar Relief Program will assist many Iowa establishments that were among the most directly and hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated closures and mitigation efforts.

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