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Sibley Citizens To Decide Future Of Cobblestones

Sibley, Iowa — A five-block area of downtown Sibley is going to be rehabilitated next year. The question is — how is that going to be done?

We talked with Sibley City Administrator Glenn Anderson, and he tells us that in this five-block area, the cobblestone pavers are going to be removed from sidewalk-to-sidewalk. But are cobblestone pavers going back in? Will it be stamped concrete? Or will it be a combination?

Anderson says that there are three choices. The most expensive of the choices could end up costing around $8.7 million.

He says three Downtown Streets Project Public Meetings are planned, at which voters can get more information in order to make an informed decision. According to Anderson, the question will be on the ballot during the general election this fall, on November 5th.

The meetings are planned for September 16th, 2019; September 30th, 2019; and October 7th, 2019, all from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

City officials tell us that all the meetings will be held at Mulligans at the Sibley Golf Course. They say at the meetings, you can view schematic plans for the downtown streets project and costs, ask questions, and vote for the option you would like to see in downtown Sibley.

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