The lease arrangement for the land near the cemetery will be back on the agenda when the Sheldon City Council meets Wednesday May 15th. The lease had originally allowed growing corn on that land, but this resulted in multiple complaints from residents in that area. A special meeting was held last week which resulted in a vote to terminate the lease and renegotiate a new lease between the city and the tenant, Shane Kleinwolterink.
A public hearing will be held on the plans and specifications for the downtown infrastructure project. The council will also receive information on the bids for the project and consider a resolution to award the contract. Then the council will consider a resolution to award the contract for the Highway 18 improvement project and consider the third reading of an amendment to the cemetery ordinance which would allow upright monuments or markers in all areas of the cemetery including the area where they are now prohibited. In other business, the council will be asked to authorize the acceptance of bids from contractors for the Housing Rehabilitation Project. And they will be asked to approve the sale of a lot in the Schemper Addition and the sale of a lot in the Trilogy Village Addition.
The Lewis and Clark water system is also on the agenda. At the last regular meeting Council member Ron Rensink expressed his concern about the stalled project which is affecting not only Sheldon, but other communities as well. He asked if Sheldon could initiate a discussion with these cities to discuss a course of action. The Council will also be asked to appoint a delegate and alternate to the Lewis and Clark annual meeting.
Wednesday’s meeting begins at 4:30 in the upper level of the Sheldon Community Services Center.