Sheldon, Iowa — The City of Sheldon has begun the process of hiring a new City Manager to replace Scott Wynja who has resigned the position to take a similar job in Sioux Center. At Wednesday’s City Council meeting Mayor Katricia Meendering announced that Barry Whitsell will head up the Recruitment Committee. Other Committee Members include Mark Brown, Judy Winkel, Dennis Gorter, Dan Van Gorp, April Schaeffer, Mayor Meendering, and City Council members Brad Hindt and Greg Geels.
The Committee will review possible applicants for the position, and make a recommendation to the Mayor and Council of which applicants to interview. The interviews will be conducted by the Mayor and City Council.
After a closed session to consider the purchase of property, the Council voted in open session to buy three acres of land for a planned additional water tower. The land, which is on the northeast corner of the intersection of 16th Street and Country Club Road, is being purchased from John Jinkinson for $37,500 per acre, or a total of $112,500.
According to City Manager Scott Wynja, construction of the project could begin in the fall of 2017 or the spring of 2018. The additional tower will provide a more reliable water source for the developing area in the eastern part of the city, but will also be connected to the rest of the water system. Wynja says the City will be applying for a Community Development Block Grant to help finance the project.