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Sheldon Council Talks Priorities

Sheldon, Iowa — When the Sheldon City Council held a goal setting session recently they were asked to vote on the initiatives and programs they felt were most important.  The project getting the most votes was to provide funding for an aggressive effort at getting rid of abandoned and unsafe buildings.

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Council Gives Library Nod To Use Savings Fund For Renovation

Above Photo, left to right: Councilman Tom Eggers, Councilman Greg Geels, City Attorney Micah Schreurs, City Manager Sean Hutchison, Mayor Tricia Meendering, City Clerk Angie Beckman, Councilman Pete Hamill, Councilman Shawn Broesder, Councilman Brad Hindt

Sheldon, Iowa — The Sheldon Library Board of Directors is moving toward beginning a major renovation project soon, but first they want to know how much the City is willing to contribute. At their meeting Wednesday, the City Council was told that so far only $26-hundred has been received from private and business donations. The Library Board reported that when they seek donations to the project they are asked how much the city is going to contribute. Council members and the Mayor explained that this has come up in the middle of a budget year, and there is no room in the current budget to find the fifty thousand dollars the library Board has requested, or suggested. They explained that the subject would be brought up during budget planning sessions in February. In the meantime, the Mayor suggested that information about the project and donation information could be sent out with the utility bills. Read more