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STREETSCAPE – Downtown Renaissance or Boondoggle.
Date posted - December 7, 2012
One of the matters before the Sheldon City Council is that of STREETSCAPE, a $1,500,000 downtown Sheldon infrastructure and beautification project. As KIWA Radio news reported by a 4 to 1 majority the council on Wednesday voted to move forward with the project by entering into an engineering agreement with McClure Engineering. Derek Anderson, a representative of the engineering firm told the council that this next step will be for them to establish a preliminary plat of the proposed work, followed by a public notice to property owners and chance for public input into their proposals. The council would have to give final approval to a final plat before any work would be done. The engineering firm indicated to the council that the majority of the work could be completed by the end of the 2013 construction season if the final plat is approved.
KIWA Radio encourages Sheldon residents to become informed about STREETSCAPE. Get the facts via radio, newspaper, by attending council meetings or any public forums available. Maybe you don’t want to address the subject directly at a city council meeting, fine you can still ask questions of your councilmen in person, via letter, email or phone. We are sure the councilmen would appreciate your input. Call the Sheldon City offices at 712 324 4651 to ask the best way to contact your councilman.
Only after you have all the available facts can you make an informed decision about whether you believe STREETSCAPE will be a Renaissance or Boondoggle for downtown Sheldon.