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Supervisors to meet Monday

The Davis County Board of Supervisors will meet at 8:30 a.m. Monday. The board will hold regular weekly discussions with the courthouse custodian and the secondary roads officials. The board will also consider a resolution concerning the Valic Employee Investment Option. The board will also consider committee reports and other business.

Public airs complaints, compliments on parking changes

City Council chambers were filled Thursday night as the public shared negative and positive reactions fo the re-striping of parking around the city square. Two business persons complained about the loss of parking spaces to bumpouts in front of their stores on the west side of the square. One person suggested bumpout sizes be reduced and called for better communication between officials and businesspersons. Several others complained about lack of communication about the project, while two people were complimentary of the communication. There were concerns about senior citizens finding adequate parking in front of the senior center. Don Walton reported there were 71-74 empty parking spaces around the square from 12:15-3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Despite the complaints, city officials were pleased that the crowd was civil. Officials will consider the complaints when tweaking the streetscape design before construction begins. Next week's Bloomfield Democrat will include a full report on the meeting quoting many individuals who shared opinions on the new parking configuration.


DC Schools facing huge special education deficit

The Davis County School Board Monday night discussed the need to educate the public and state legislators about a special education deficit that the district is facing. Currently the district is realizing a $470,000 defict in special education funding due to unfunded mandates being passed down from the Federal Goverment. Inadquate state aid funding annually is contributing to the problem and causing local taxpayers to pick up the bill. Wednesday's Bloomfield Democrat has the story.

Counterfeit bills discovered

Counterfeit bills have been discovered by a Bloomfield Business. CJ's Restaurant received a counterfeit bill and took to social media posting a photo to question Facebook patrons to verify the authenticy of a bill. The Bloomfield Police Department is now involved and is urging business owners to be on the lookout for those bills. For more details about the scam, check out the story in Wednesday's Bloomfield Democrat.

Storm settles in Davis County, leaves 3.5 inches

Bloomfield and Davis County finally received a significant amount of rain overnight as a thunderstorm moved into the county Wednesday night and cut loose with precipitation. Rains continued throughout the night and didn't move out of the Bloomfield area until after 9 a.m. Thursday morning. Early reports from readers indicate that as much as 3.5 inches of rain was left behind by the storm. One subscriber living in Ottumwa reports she received five inches of rain overnight. In comparison, monthly totals for the 2017 calendar year include .55 inches in January and an additional .55 inches in February. Davis County received 2.26 inches in March and 3.02 inches in April. May foundjust .70 inches of precipitation and June's precipitation resulted in 1.87 inches. July found just .51 inches of precipitation. The month of August received thre highest amount of precipitation so far this year with 4.28 inches of precipitation for the month.

 

Deaths

Christine Picton

Christine Elizabeth Picton, 72, of Lucerne, Mo. passed away Sept. 20, 2017 at her home. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Lucerne Cemetery in Lucerne, Mo. Visitation will begin at noon on Friday with the family present to greet friends from 5-7 p.m. at the Wagler Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the Lucerne Christian Church. Online condolences may be directed to www.waglerfuneralhome.com.

 


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