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      Bloomfield residents meet for coffee with the mayor

      Bloomfield's Mayor Chris Miller plans to host a â??Coffee with the Mayorâ?? event on the second Friday of each month.

      This Friday morning, seven community members had coffee with the mayor at the Southfork Grill. The venue for â??Coffee with the Mayorâ?? will change each week.

      The event gives residents the chance to talk about local government issues in an informal setting.

      Residents voiced concerns about economic development, ways to bring tourism to the community, the city budget and gave Mayor Miller new insight to bring back to the city council.

      â??The idea behind this is to reach out to the community, and to let them come, and maybe they can't make it to the regular meetings, or be able to call me or whatever, but come to an informal, light atmosphere, talk about the issues surrounding our community and see if we can't get action plans around them to correct them,â?? Mayor Miller said.

      The next coffee with the mayor event will be held Friday, Jan. 10 at the Oasis Coffee shop in Bloomfield at 8 a.m. The public is invited to attend.