On June 26, 2019, the Common Council of the City of Bloomer approved a motion to enforce Ninety minute parking on 14th, 15th, and 16th Avenues (first block off of Main Street either direction), both sides of Main Street from 17th Avenue to 13th Avenue, plus 55 feet on Larson Street in front of Kelley Chiropractic effective once new signs, replacing the old faded, inconsistent and missing signs in those areas.
Bloomer Police Chief Jared Zwiefelhofer was recently informed that the new signs were in place and that the police department should start enforcing the 90 minute parking.
In an interview on Wednesday, Feb. 5, Zwiefelhofer told the Bloomer Advance that on Monday, Jan. 27 and Wednesday, Jan. 29 the police department enforced the ninety minute parking and issued 11 citations, five on Monday and six on Wednesday. He said parking citations were issued on 14th Avenue, 15th Avenue, 16th Avenue and Main Street.
Zwiefelhofer also said that they were going to enforce it on Friday, Jan. 31, but that the officer on duty didn’t.
He went on to say that since that time apparently there has been enough complaints that he has received direction not to enforce the 90 minute parking until the city council has a chance to discuss it and possibly increase the time from 90 minutes to a longer interval.
Back in June, Zwiefelhofer told the council that approximately 32 signs would be needed if all the signs are updated/replaced and that it will cost $110 per sign and $110 per post for any posts that need replacing. It did not appear, as of Monday, Feb. 10, that all of the signs had been replaced as the one in front of the Bloomer Advance office and at least one more on 15th Avenue are still faded and the paint cracked. If the council decides to change the time limit from 90 minutes all of the signs will have to be replaced.