Council votes down interconnection changes

The Bloomfield City Council voted against a proposed ordinance that would have changed the city’s interconnection policy. The action means the city will continue to operate under its current policy. The council voted 3-2 against making the changes to the ordinance.

John Hilbert, Jason Skaggs and Jack Woolard voted against it while Earl Howard and Jerry Kincart voted in favor of the changes.

The council approved the Davis County Trails route through the Bloomfield City Park. The council approved a resolution authorizing the issuance of $1.5 million in water revenue capital loan notes.

The council also discussed whether or not the city would agree to reducing Highway 63 from four lanes to three for the streetscape project. No final decision was made.

The council also approved the resignation of Preston Roberts as the parks department employee. 

Posted on 19 Dec 2014 by Bdemo

Supervisors to meet Monday

The Davis County Board of Supervisors will meet at 8:30 a.m. Monday morning.

The board will meet with Donna Kinsler in regard to the dog ordinance at 10 a.m. The board will discuss support and a financial commitment for the streetscape project at 10:15 a.m. and will meet with CPC Diane Buss at 10:30 a.m.

The board will meet with Carol Herbert at 11:15 a.m. to discuss the HIPAA privacy policy. 

Posted on 19 Dec 2014 by Bdemo

Schoo's Christmas break begins Monday

Students and teachers in the Davis County School District are taking part in their last day of classes before the New Year. The Christmas holiday break begins Monday for the school district.

Teachers return to work on Jan. 5, 2015 and will engage in professional development meetings that day. Students return to classes on Jan. 6. 

Posted on 19 Dec 2014 by Bdemo


Bloomfield Senior Citizens Center menus for Dec. 22Ham and beans, tomato spoon salad, cottage cheese corn bread, tropical fruit. Activities: Wii games at 9-11:30 a.m. Cards at 12:45 p.m.

Posted on 19 Dec 2014 by Bdemo

School board discusses Affordable Care Act

The Davis County School Board discussed the Affordable Care Act Monday night. Board members learned there are several employees who don’t meet requirements for receiving affordable insurance coverage. Board members also learned that if the district doesn’t do anything to change this, they could face fines of as much as $117,000 as early as July 1, 2015 if they are not in compliance with the legislation.

The board hired Sandy Warning as a part time teacher for concurrent enrollment computer classes. The board also learned that the district will begin accepting online payments for student lunch accounts in January. 

Posted on 16 Dec 2014 by Bdemo

Christmas stories being sought

Do you have an inspirational Christmas memory? Would you like to share it? The Bloomfield Democrat is looking to publish some inspirational Christmas stories, traditions or memories with our readers.

If you have a story to share, contact Karen at the Bloomfield Democrat by calling 664-2334.

Posted on 16 Dec 2014 by Bdemo

Compensation board recommendations declared null and void

The Davis County Compensation Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday to discuss salary recommendations for county employees.

The board met earlier this month and came up with recommendations for the Davis County Board of Supervisors to consider. However, Tuesday afternoon, The Bloomfield Democrat learned that nothing that happened during that meeting will be allowed to stand. The board didn’t reach a majority of four votes on any of its motions in that meeting, which is what is needed. Davis County Attorney Rick Lynch confirmed this with the Bloomfield Democrat Tuesday evening.

The Bloomfield Democrat wrote a story about the Dec. 2 meeting and published the results of that meeting in Today’s (Wednesday’s) Bloomfield Democrat. An email from Davis County Auditor Linda Humphrey received at 2:38 p.m. Tuesday afternoon contained the agenda for Wednesday night’s meeting. It wasn’t until after that email, that The Bloomfield Democrat learned about the problems facing the Davis County Compensation Board.

The Davis County Compensation Board will resume discussions about salaries for county elected officials Wednesday evening and try to come up with a set of recommendations for the Davis County Board of Supervisors to consider before they set the 2016 fiscal year budget. 

Posted on 17 Dec 2014 by Bdemo

Compensation board is top story, despite recomendation being non-acceptable

Wednesday’s Bloomfield Democrat contains details of the Davis County Compensation board’s actions earlier this month. While the story is an accurate account of what the compensation board did, all decisions were declared null and void due to not obtaining enough affirmative votes on motions cast at the meeting.
Other top stories:
*The Davis County Community Foundation distributed more than $90,000 in community grant funds.
*The Davis County Board of Supervisors pledged to support the local streetscape project.
*A second set of Santa letters appears in Wednesday’s edition.
*In sports read about the successes of the basketball and wrestling teams from the Davis County High School. 
Posted on 17 Dec 2014 by Bdemo

Compensation board to recommend three-percent raise

The Davis County Compensation Board met Wednesday night for a second time to discuss recommendations for salary increases for the county’s elected officials and courthouse employees.

The board discussed ideas on how to determine the best courts of action to make a recommendation.

Chairman Dave Yahnke also provided the board with a history of what the Davis County Board of Supervisors had done with the compensation board’s recommendations over the past several years.

The board entertained a motion by Marcella Thompson to increase salaries by three-percent across the board. The board voted 5-2 to approve Thompson’s motion. John Silko, Thompson, Susan Howard, Max Leyda and Jerry Sloan all voted to approve the motion. Dave Yahnke and Sheila Westegard voted against its passage.

The recommendation now goes before the Davis County Board of Supervisors for its consideration and final approval. 

Posted on 18 Dec 2014 by Bdemo

Christmas lights to be judged Thursday night

Bloomfield Main Street’s Image Committee is sponsoring a Christmas lighting contest for the city of Bloomfield.

Four prizes of $50 each toward utility payments will be awarded courtesy of the City of Bloomfield.

Lights will be judged Thursday, Dec. 18. Residents are asked to have their light displays turned on from 6:30-9:30 p.m. that night.

Posted on 18 Dec 2014 by Bdemo

Henderson urges residents to sign up for Code Red service

DPW Ted Henderson is urging all residents to sign up for code red notifications.

The code red system will be used to notify residents when vehicles need to be removed from streets for snow removal purposes.

Residents may go to city offices, the courthouse, or to the city’s website to be connected.

Posted on 18 Dec 2014 by Bdemo



Richard Gene Stober

Richard Gene Stober, 76, of Springfield, Mo. passed away from Parkinson’s disease at his home on Dec. 15, 2014. He was a former co-owner of Bloomfield Lumber.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. at Greenlawn funeral Home, 3506 N. National, Springfield, Mo., 65803, 417-833-1111.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 18, prior to the funeral service from 1-2 p.m.

Memorial donations can be made to High Street Baptist Church (Companion Class), 900 North Eastgate, Springfield, MO 65802.

Posted on 17 Dec 2014 by Bdemo


Baseball/Softball scoreboards

Weekend sports schedules

The girls’ and boys’ basketball teams travel to Albia Friday night for a full slate of games, which begin at 5 p.m. The games will be split up into two gymnasiums inside the Albia High School.


The Mustang wrestling team will host the Junior Varsity Takedown Tournament Friday night. Action begins at 4:30 p.m. at the high school. 

Posted on 19 Dec 2014 by Bdemo

Thursday night wrestling scores

Davis County.......15
Davis County.........36
Posted on 19 Dec 2014 by Bdemo

Posted on 16 Jul 2014 by Bdemo
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