The Bloomfield City Council discussed several houses and properties that were deemed to be a public nuisance during its monthly meeting on Monday.
Administrator Colette Panning stated, “These properties are located at 301 N 1st. The City
did the cleanup and will be send a bill, 212½ N Broadway, 407 S Broadway, 821 S Pierce St, and 306 S Randolph St. The city will follow up with further investigation and correspondence.”
Panning told the council that the city audit is complete and expected to hear back in a few
months as to the findings. She also went on to say W2s are completed, and she is working on I099s.
Also in the works for the City of Bloomfield, Panning said, is a recycling grant. New business during the 25-minute meeting included the one- and six-year street improvement plan, which council members reviewed and discussed, determining most were maintenance issues.
The council discussed updating the dog ordinance due to calls and complaints that had been received recently. No decision was made and it was determined that other options would be evaluated and discussed at a later date.
Bret Gieselman of the public works department told the council a fire hydrant was leaking and had been shut off. He said in the case of an emergency, it can be turned back on as it is still in working condition.
He also updated the council on water usage and said, “There is new technology available
that we are looking into that allows meter readings to be sent digitally and notifies us of
a larger than normal amount of water usage which would be very helpful in the case of
Police Chief Bryan Ruhr reported that the older police car was being worked on at Bloomfield Tire and Oil.
Michael Schainost said he had nothing to report for the Bloomfield Paramedics saying it has been pretty quite.
It was decided that the next meeting would be February 12, the second Monday of the month, due to several council members being out of town.