Supervisors to meet Monday

The Davis County Board of Supervisors will meet at 8:30 a.m. Monday. The board will hold regular weekly meetings with the custodian and secondary roads departments. The board will consider scheduling a courthouse secuirty meeting, discuss possible employee health screenings, consider a courthouse Christmas lighting contract and hear committee reports.

School board work session

The Davis County School Board will meet for a work session at 6 p.m. Monday to tour facility improvement sites prior to the 7 p.m. board meeting.

Streetscape simulation planned

A simulated streetscape design will be painted on three sides of the square if the Bloomfield City Council approves the third reading of an ordinance Thursday night to remove center parking around the square and install angled parking adjacent to the courtyard. Interim DPW Chris Ball said earlier this week plans are to paint parking spaces, crosswalks, and bumpout boundaries on the streets to allow the public to visualize and evaluate how well the proposed streetscape design will work.  See this week's Bloomfield Democrat for an image of the design and a story explaining the details.

School board approves contracts, audio system

The Davis County School Board met Tuesday morning in a special meeting to consider contracts for the upcoming school year. The board approved contracts for Amber Heckert, high school special education; Natalie Stevens, high school Spanish; Lyle Stirling, 7-12 vocal music; Wendi Garrett, elementary/middle school kitchen helper; Cristina Hopkins, elementary/middle school kitchen manager; Heather Ray, elementary/middle school kitchen helper; and Ashley Wright as the high school attendance secretary. The board also approved the purchase of a new audio system for the high school gym at a cost of $21,675. The purchase is being partially funded with $7,585 from the Davis County School Foundation.

Main Street seeks vendors for Meet the Mustangs

Bloomfield Main Street is seeking vendors who would like to be a part of the annual Meet the Mustangs event on Aug. 30. Food vendors must provide proof of Iowa Food Licenses. Anyone wishing to be a part of the event as a vendor must contact Lyn Davidson at 664-2309 by Aug. 29. All fees and licensure proof must also be turned in by that date.

Engineers praise solar bid

Engineers from Shermco Industries had nothing but praise for the details of the bid submitted by Iowa Wind and Solar of Fairfield for Bloomfield's solar array. The array will be the largest tracking system in Iowa and the third largest solar array in the state. See this week's Democrat for details of the Power Purchase Agreement and more.

Public may vote on license plate design

Gov. Kim Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg and the DOT  have unveiled three potential designs for Iowa's new license plates. These designs are pictured in this week's Bloomfield Democrat. The public may vote for their favored design at the Iowa State Fair or by going to the website:

Council to meet Thursday night

The Bloomfield City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday night. The Council will conduct a public hearing to discuss the final plans specifications and form of contract for a solar array. The council will consider the final reading of an ordinance to remove angle parking from the center of the streets on three sides of the Bloomfield square and to add angle parking to the inside of those three streets around the courtyard. The council will consider a pay request from RG Construction for work performed on the library. The council will consider action needed to repair a sewer lateral at the new law center. The council will discuss the need for a new roof on the maintenance building at the IOOF cEmentery and will consider posting the gas department lead position. The council will also consider the resignation of an employee.

Supervisors say parallel parking must remain

Following a closed session Wednesday morning, Supervisors Matt Greiner and Alan Yahnke signed a resolution designating "the approximately eight feet of parking area which surrounds the courtyard to be used for parallel parking only for the convenience of the residents of Davis County, all pursuant to and in accordance with Iowa Code Section 321.361 (2017)." The county owns the parallel parking spaces surrounding the courtyard, but the city has maintained the spaces for over 100 years. The city's proposed streetscape plan designates that space for a perimeter sidewalk around the courtyard with angled parking surrounding the proposed perimeter sidewalk. Supervisors' chairman Ron Bride did not sign the resolution.

Four incumbents seek re-election to school board

The Davis County School District announced this week that four incumbent board members have filed nomination papers seeking re-election to the the board during the Sept. 12 School Board Election. Rod Lynch, Director District 7; Sheryl Wright, Director District 3; Josh O'Dell, Director Disrict 4 and Alan Bodkins, Director District 1 will all be on the ballot. No one else filed nomination papers prior to the Aug. 3 deadline, meaning that anyone wishing to run against an incumbent must do so through a write-in campaign.



Larry Wardlow

Larry Duane Wardlow, 73, of Bloomfield passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 at the Bloomfield Care Center. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at the IOOF Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Wakelin officiating. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday with the family present from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Wagler Funeral Home. Memorials have been established to the Bloomfield Christian Church or to his family. Online condolences may be directed to



Baseball/Softball scoreboards

Fall sports teams in action soon

The Mustang football team will take part in a varsity scrimage Friday night. The football team along with the cross country and volleyball teams have all been hard at work with pre-season practices since Aug. 7. Friday night's scrimage will be held at Cardinal and will begin at 7 p.m. The vollyeball team will host a scrimage at the Mutchler Community Center on Aug. 22 at 5 p.m. Fall sports schedules get underway with the first football game on Aug. 25. Davis County travels to Fort Madison. The volleyball team will take part in the Bondurant-Farrar Tournament on Aug. 26 and the cross country team's season will begin on Aug. 31 at Wayne of Corydon.


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