City Administrator Colette Panning brought rental fees to the city council’s attention Monday night. Some of them had been very outdated.
Just renting out the community center wasn’t even breaking even with cleaning costs she said. The council agreed to raise the pricing enough to at least break even and make a little extra to accumulate for when updates are needed.
Councilman Barney agreed that it needs to be affordable but it can stand to be raised a bit.
The council agreed to raise the prices of a few items while some prices stayed the same.
The price of a half day at the community center is $60 and renting it all day is $100. The council room can be rented at $25 for a half day or $35 for a full day.
Even with the slight raise of pricing, these rates are still much less than other facilities in towns in the area.
The pool policy and rates have also been looked at. The rates have not gone up but the policies have been set. A Family Season membership constitutes as immediate family members.
The policy now states immediate family members include: mom, dad, son, daughter, adopted children and stepchildren. The council also agreed that adults supervising children in the baby pool must pay to enter. Children under the age of 3 are free.
Narrow Road Issues
It was brought to the councils attention that North 2nd street where the nursing home is located is still having trouble getting delivery trucks and ambulances up through the narrow street.
It was said that some in the community wish parking wouldn’t be allowed and suggested the city make it a no park zone, like they had previously done by the school.
Panning said the city ordinance currently states there is to be no parking on the west side of the road.
Councilman Ober said he sees where there would be an issue as the road is so narrow and snow makes it even more narrow. He also stated he has seen a conscious effort from residents to keep vehicles off of the road.
No action was taken by the council, although Councilman Lush did get a phone number to call to have a vehicle moved when it snows so that snow removal becomes easier for city workers.
MFO Board Member
Dan Schlote also reminded the council to pick a member to attend Mutual Finance Organization (MFO) board meetings once a year. The meetings deal with the fire districts. They prefer the member isn’t a firefighter so Ray Lush agreed to represent Bloomfield.
Bloomfield's 2019 Fee Schedule
Bulk Water $20 per 1,000 gal.
Water meter deposit $75
Water tap: $350
Sewer tap: $250
Motor Grader $150/hour
Skid loader $100/hour
Street Sweeper $150/hour
Trash pump $100/hour
Building Permits $10/$25
Pet License $5 or $10
Picnic tables $5 - $10