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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
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AGENDA

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
Plan
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
A.
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:  meet.google.com/gmg-aebc-uhw
Or By Phone:  617-675-4444   PIN: 672 477 296 7894#


AGENDA

  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:
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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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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The City of Bloomfield is accepting Requests for Qualifications for the position of City Attorney

According to Chapter 20 of our Code of Ordinances, the Council shall appoint a City Attorney for the term of two years. Our current contract concludes on or about January 2021. Please review the scope of services below when submitting your qualifications. 

The scope of services includes, but is not limited to:

  • Review and advise on personnel policies
  • Review, advise and possibly prepare new and existing resolutions
  • Review, advise and possibly prepare new and existing ordinances
  • Review and advise on new or existing contracts or agreements
  • Address all miscellaneous questions and issues that are traditionally part of the normal operating procedures of the City of Bloomfield
  • Review and advise on promissory notes and general obligation bonds
  • Review and advise on document preparation requested from the Auditor or City Council

The City Council would also like to see a cost proposal for the additional items listed below:

  • Attendance in person or by telephone at the City Council Meetings as requested by the Council – please submit either a lump sum cost per meeting or a per-hour cost per meeting attended
  • Provide litigation services on behalf of the City and prosecute or defend actions and proceedings when so requested by the Mayor and/or City Council
  • Hourly rate for items not included in the retainer amount listed above

With your proposal, please submit a complete resume, your educational background, your years of practice and any specializations you may have. Please also note if you have any municipal experience  and experience in the areas of labor, employment, contracts and union negotiations.

The City of Bloomfield has the right to refuse any and all bids. The City also reserves the right to hire additional attorneys/law firms for separate situations as they arise, as this is not an exclusive contract. At the time the attorney and/or firm is chosen by Council, a further defined Agreement for Services will be acted upon.

Please submit the above requested information to the City Clerk by Monday, January 4, 2021. RFQ’s will be reviewed by the City Council at the regularly scheduled council meeting January 7th, 2021.

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