This is the third lot to be sold in the Sheldon Crossing area, which is nearing completion. At their Tuesday meeting the City Council learned that the streets in that area are completed except for a few minor items, and will soon be ready for travel. This will give prospective buyers a better opportunity to choose the lot or lots they want for their new home.
The council also learned that the inspection of the former bowling alley by representatives of the owner of that property is near completion. If there are no more court actions, this should clear the way for the city to demolish the property after June 20th.
The council also received information about an ordinance to increase rates for the City cemetery. City Manager Scott Wynja reported that on behalf of the cemetery committee he had reviewed for comparison the rates of many other city-owned cemeteries in the State. He found that Sheldon’s rates were much lower than the others. So in the face of the increased cost of operation, the committee is proposing the rate change.
The rate for burial in the Babyland location will be one hundred dollars with the regular location $350.00. Opening and closing costs for Babyland will be $125.00, Cremation two hundred dollars and all others four hundred dollars. They will also be setting an additional charge of $150.00 for weekend and holiday burials. The proposed ordinance will come before the council for its second reading at their next regular meeting.
In other action, the Council voted to approve the salaries and wages for city employees for the coming fiscal year. For a complete list of city employees salaries and wages click here.