Event Center Fireworks & H.C. Lane Building Highlight Wednesday’s Sheldon Council Meeting

Sheldon, Iowa — The use of fireworks displays for functions at the Crossroads Pavilion, as well as problems with the H.C. Lane building in downtown Sheldon will be back on the agenda when the Sheldon City Council meets this Wednesday May 15th

The Pavilion Board has adopted a recommendation to the City Council that “fireworks be allowed to be shot off at the Pavilion by a ‘display-level’ pyrotechnics professional with at least six million dollars in insurance with the City being named as additional insured”. The Board has received requests for fireworks on June 7th, June 29th, and July 20th.

At their last meeting the council decided to keep the alley barricades in place behind the H.C. Lane building and wait to see a better timetable for the completion of the building repairs.  The topic will be reviewed at Wednesday’s meeting.  The council will also hold a public hearing on the final plat for the Crossroads North Business Park, which is located northeast of the Highway 60 and 18 intersection.  If the plat is approved, they will set a date and time for bid letting on the project.  It is expected the bid opening would be on Tuesday June 4th.

Another public hearing will be held on an amendment to the current year budget.  The main reason for the amendment is to facilitate the pay-off of $2.265-million in TIF debt in June.  The funds to pay off the bond are currently in a 91 day CD.  Other budget adjustments include the consultant fee for the City Manager search, the airport FAA project, moving some of the self-insurance disbursements, and the cost of the upcoming May 21st Special Election.

Other agenda items include a resolution updating Fire Department fees, reading of an ordinance setting water rates and amending the late-fee notification process, a resolution for the disposition of City-owned properties, and authorization to begin the process of taking the title of abandoned residential property at 1023 Garfield Avenue.  According to the City Manager’s report, the city has had multiple complaints on the condition of this property.  The property owner has passed away, and the remaining family has no interest in the property, nor does the State of Iowa.

The Council will also address a resolution setting wages and the health insurance contribution percentage for full-time non-union employees.  That would be effective July 1st of this year.  They will also hear the first reading of an ordinance amendment  to extend the posted 45 mile per hour speed limit on highway 18 from just east of Crossroads Drive to the West side of the Shopko driveway.

Wednesday’s Council meeting begins at 4:30 in the upper level of the Sheldon Community Services Center.



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