Sheldon, Iowa — At their meeting Wednesday, the Sheldon City Council approved the purchase of eight signs to be erected at the intersection of Washington Avenue and 6th Street. These will be used to establish a clearly-marked pedestrian crossing. This has been identified as a difficult place for school children to cross because of the configuration of 6th Street at that intersection. Public Works Director Todd Uhl said they looked at the possibility of flashing lights, but they are very expensive. He recommended the eight signs at a total cost of $647.00. They will also paint the crosswalk when the weather is favorable.
In other business the council approved a contract with MidAmerican Energy that will extend gas and electrical service to the five remaining lots in the Sunshine Addition at a total cost of $11,461.00. This will be paid out of funds that are in the Sunshine Reserve Account. They also approved the wages for a new addition to the Sheldon Police Force. Police Chief Bolkema told the Council that it was difficult to choose from the 19 applicants who applied for the position. The position has been offered to Jett Korver who will start at an annual salary of $38,073.00. After he has completed his Police Academy certification this will be stepped up to $44,197.00. These salary figures are set by the union agreement
And the date and time for the public hearing on the City budget for the coming fiscal year has been set for March 2nd at 4:30 p.m.