There will be a new face at the City of Bloomfield. At Monday’s City Council meeting, Kayla Eisenhauer was appointed the new clerk and treasurer. Erin Filips is stepping down from the position.
Camping/Picnic tables policy
With the fair fast approaching, the City Council discussed campers in the fairgrounds and picnic table rentals.
The city has purchased new locks for the electrical boxes at fairgrounds to help relieve some stress from Betty Debbie and Jerry Nipp.
Campers should call Debbie and Nipp for rentals August 3-14 while the fair is going on. All other rentals will continue through the City of Bloomfield.
Campers are allowed to camp at the fairgrounds for $15 compared to the $20 at the park. Construction workers have taken advantage of the camping at the fairgrounds but will need to be out in time for the fair.
The park campground has wifi and sewer and is close to a dumping station. The fairgrounds are looking to get a dump station put in.
The cities picnic tables were $3 per rental, and the Community Club, Ag Society and the City have purchased 10 new tables. The rest of the old picnic tables will be gone through to see if they are damaged. The new tables and what is left of the old tables will be locked up.
The council discussed increasing the price and charging double for those who rent tables after hours or on weekends. Picnic tables are now $5 a rental and $10 for after-hour rentals.
They also discussed a drop off process including returning tables during business hours for an inspection to prevent future damage.
One Way Approved
The council approved making McNamara Street from Elm Street to Ciro Street a one way during the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on school days.
The street will resume being a two way after 5 p.m. during the week, weekends and during snow emergencies so residents can use Ciro Street and Park Street to get home.
There will be signs put up and the police will be enforcing the one way.
Well 2003, located by city park, has had the soft start installed. Water samples have been taken and when the results come back clear the well will be up and running again. This change to a soft start is a long-term fix.
City employee, Bret Geiselman, also ensured the council there is no nitrate problems with Bloomfield’s water while some of the other towns in the area can experience problems.
Budget and New City Clerk and Treasurer
The city is working with Joe Hunhoff on next year’s budget. Colette Panning, City Administrator, noted how there wouldn’t be many changes. Any extra money will be put toward water and street repairs. There should be no increase in taxes, she said.