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UPDATE: Can & Bottle Redemption Center Project On Hold

Sheldon, Iowa — It now appears as though the proposed new bottle and can redemption center in downtown Sheldon isn’t going to happen…..at least not right now.

Late last month a local individual had requested a hearing before the Sheldon Zoning Board of Adjustment that would allow for the purchase and relocation of the Corner Can Redemption Center to a location in the 200 block of 9th Street downtown.

Now that person has asked that the Zoning Board of Adjustment table the matter, due to the fact that she has withdrawn her offer to buy the property in which she planned to house the new redemption center.

City Manager Sam Kooiker tells KIWA that the individual is currently looking at other locations in Sheldon in which to open a redemption center.

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Original post 11:23 am August 29, 2019

Sheldon, Iowa — There MAY be a new can and bottle redemption business opening in Sheldon soon, pending approval by the Sheldon Zoning Board of Adjustment.

According to information received from the City of Sheldon, a local individual has offered to purchase and move the Corner Can Redemption Center to a location in the 200 block of 9th Street, downtown in Sheldon. City officials say both the offer to purchase the business, and the offer to purchase the building which would house the business, are contingent on the Zoning Board of Adjustment’s consideration of a Special Exception to allow “Limited Warehousing and Distribution” in Business Commercial District.

The application for the special exception indicated that the new business would provide can and bottle redemption only, and would not accept other scrap metals. It goes on to say that no cans or bottles would be stored outside, and no trailers would be parked on 9th street.

According to City Manager Sam Kooiker, the application fits the definition of “Limited Warehousing and Distribution”, which requires a special exception by the Board of Adjustment.

Kooiker says the project will have a hearing before the Board of Adjustment at their September 11th meeting.

Unlike other city boards and committees, decisions by the Zoning Board of Adjustment do NOT need approval of the city council.

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