November 08, 2011 | 07:55 PMBLOOMFIELD — There is one more procedural step to take, but it appears as though the 12-square-mile area northeast of Highway H soon will be the new village of Bloomfield.
On Tuesday, voters cast their ballots overwhelmingly in favor of creating the village. The vote was 547-146.
Bloomfield Town Clerk Martie Wells sounded thrilled to report the results and happily stated, "We are the village of Bloomfield."
Incorporation Committee Chairman Doug Mushel said now that the referendum has been approved, the new village paperwork must be sent to Madison for certification, which will include a legal description of the area and a map.
"But yes, I think we are a village," he said Tuesday night.
See more about the new village in this week and future editions of the Regional News and on this website.