Supervisors to meet Monday, budget hearing at 10 a.m.

The Davis County Board of Supervisors will meet at 8:30 a.m. Monday morning. The board will meet with Pam Withers of KMEM Radio of Memphis, Mo., at 8:30 a.m. The board will hold regular discussions with the courthouse custodian and the secondary roads department. During discussions with the county engineer, the board will consider the approval of a Federal Aid Agreement for the Monterey road paving project. The board will also discuss Drakesville traffic issues. The board will host a public hearing at 10 a.m. to discuss the county's budget for the 2019 fiscal year.

Rep. Miller hosts Listening Post Saturday

State Representative Phil Miller will host a Listening Post Saturday, Feb. 24, at noon at Rancho Centinela. Miller will share information on what is happening in the Statehouse and listen to concerns of local groups and individuals.

Council to host open house and presentations on streetscape

The Bloomfield City Council will host an open house for citizens to ask individual questions and share comments with various state and local officials as well as the designers of the downtown streetscape project next Tuesday (Feb. 27) at 5:30 p.m. in the Davis County Courtroom. At 7 p.m. introductory comments by state and local officials regarding the streetscape project will be made. Presentations regarding the proposed revised design and financing plan for the streetscape project will follow

City could lose $600,000 grant

Chris Bowers of Area 15 Regional Planning Commission told the Bloomfield City Council last night a CDBG grant for $600,000 for the streetscape project ends July 31, 2018. The council now must decide whether to terminate the streetscape project and de-obligate the CDBG grant or re-bid the project and request an extension of the CDBG grant project. If the latter is chosen, the IEDA requires that the project be bid and under contract for construction by June 30, 2018. If the city refuses the grant, Bowers said the IEDA would not consider any future Bloomfield applications for stormwater projects due to non-performance on the project. Bowers reminded the council that Bloomfield has depended on millions of dollars in CDBG grant money for infrastructure imporvements in the last 20 years. See the lead article in this week's Bloomfield Democrat on how a decision on accepting or rejecting this grant could be critical for the city of Bloomfield.

Council sets March 1 for hearing on council meeting site

After hearing public comments from Bruce Piper, Don Walton, and Larry Miller, on why council meetings should be moved to the Bloomfield Public Library's Community Meeting Room, the council set a public hearing for 7 p.m. March 1 to amend the ordinance to allow meetings "to be held at such place as the City Council elects in its discretion to hold regular meetings." This ordinance allows the council to hold meetings at the library or any other site at its discretion.

Council directs staff to revise streetscape plan and create a financing plan

The Bloomfield City Council voted to direct staff to develop a revised streetscape plan and a $2.5-3.5 million financing plan for streetscape funding for presentation at a special meeting on Feb. 27. The vote came following a lengthy discussion, which will be reported in the Feb. 21 issue of the Bloomfield Democrat.

Grassley to host town hall meeting in Bloomfield Wednesday

Senator Chuck Grassley will host a town-hall meeting in Bloomfield Wednesday afternoon at the Mutchler Community Center from 3:45-4:45 p.m. The meeting is part of GRassley's 99-county tour across Iowa. The event is open to the public to discuss federal government issues. The Davis County Cattlemen will be on hand to discuss last summer's drought conditions during this meeting as well.

Cattlemen to meet with Loebsack Friday

Davis County Cattlemen will meet with Congressman Dave Loebsack at the Bloomfield Livestock Market Friday, Feb. 23, from 4-5 p.m. The meeting will focus on rainfall reporting during the drought of 2017.

West Grove Church closes

The West Grove United Methodist Church held its final church service Jan. 28. Read the story in this week's Bloomfield Democrat on the history of the church and the decision to finally close its doors. The loss will be felt in West Grove. As Pastor Shari Squires said, "It's one of hte last things left in West Grove."

Council to host Feb. 27 open house on revised streetscape plan

The Bloomfield City Council will host an open house Feb. 27 in the Davis County Courtroom to give the public information on a revised streetscape plan, downtown parking, and project financing. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with informal discussions at three stations on design, parking and financing. A formal presentation will follow at 7 p.m. featuring officials from state agencies, city officials, and Architect Jason Cooper from Conservation Design Forum. See this week's Bloomfield Democrat for information on how streetscape plans have been scaled back.

Mary Stewart visit postponed

State Senate candidate Mary Stewart announced Thursday morning her Open House session scheduled for Feb. 22 at the Mutchler Center has been postponed due to the weather. Stewart will be rescheduling the open house. Watch this website or Bloomfield Cable News for updates.



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State wrestling, boys' basket ball and Payoff Pitch highlight sports this week

In the sports section of The Bloomfield Democrat this week, read about Davan Goering's performance at the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament and the final game of the Mustang boys' basketball team's season. Payoff Pitch is also back this week.

Yahnke, Francis named honorable mention to basketball squad

The South Central Conference has released its girls' basketball all-conference teams for the 2017-2018 season. Davis County was unable to get anyone on the first or second team of the all-conference squads. Junior Bailea Yahnke and senior Alexa Francis were, however, named as honorable mention selections to the team.


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