Sheldon, Iowa — The Sheldon City Council has approved the five-year capital improvement plan for the city. The plan outlines proposed capital expenditures for each department for each of the next five fiscal years. The airport runway project is in the 2014 fiscal year with the apron pavement overlay the following year. Expansion of the cemetery is also in the plan, but if the plan is followed that won’t happen until fiscal year 2017. The plan sets an expenditure of $250,000 in fiscal year 2014 for the borrow pit in the eastern part of the city, and $800,000 is projected the following year for improvements to Sixteenth Street. Other major projects listed include street overlays, and new road equipment for the street department. $250,000 is projected for the trails extension in 2015.
One of the largest items in the plan is the construction of a new water tower in the southeastern part of the city. This tower along with water lines connecting it to the existing tower is expected to cost about 1.2 million dollars. This project which will provide a more reliable water flow to all parts of the city is expected to take place in fiscal year 2015.
Wednesday’s meeting was the final scheduled meeting for two council members, Dave Popkes and Duane Seehusen. Popkes who was at the meeting was presented with a plaque for his years of service. A similar plaque will be presented to Seehusen who was not present.
The council voted to set Thursday, January 2nd at 4:30 as the date and time for their first meeting of the new year.