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Thank you Sheldon

Date posted - November 12, 2013

I want to thank everyone one in Sheldon for the opportunity to serve the city of Sheldon. Over the years we have gotten a lot of things done. New businesses, new housing, and other things that we were lacking. We also kept dropping our levy rate, but the state and county kept raiseing the valuations which I did not like. Our tax base has grown a lot, helping to keep our taxes down.


I still would like to see more growth in people for our schools to grow, and more industry and business. I want to say thank you to our city managers and department heads for the job that they have done over the years. They have been instrumental in keeping our budget in the black every year with surpluses.


I will meet with the new council person, and bring him up to speed on everthing, so he can have some idea as to what is going on. It is surprising how much a person has to learn before he can even start making those decisions. One example is tiff use. IT ALLOWS US TO BORROW MONEY AT A LOWER INTEREST RATE AND A SHORTER PERIOD OF TIME. The city is paying off its debt at almost 1 million dollars a year. Thanks again, and I hope that I have served Sheldon well.


Dave Popkes, Sheldon City Councilman

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7 Responses to “Thank you Sheldon”

  1. 77Orab says:

    Dave, the job of a public servant is usually not appreciated by the public as it perhaaps should be.

    I appreciate your service and all you helped accomplished over the years. I beleive you left Sheldon a little better place.

    Thank you!

    • KW says:

      Dave I know everything you did was for the betterment of Sheldon and that it came from your heart. Thanks for all you have done. I wish more would step up as you have.

  2. Happy says:

    I have always appreciated all the effort you put into being on the city council. You always kept in mind what was best for Sheldon. You were always willing to listen and balance your ideas with a lot of input from people who were knowledgeable about the issue at hand.
    Needless to say there are always people who are negative on anything that doesn’t match their view. Many of these people are uninformed and just like to complain and grumble and yet do nothing to get the correct information or contribute to the welfare of the community.
    Thanks for your service to the community!

  3. Red says:

    Thanks for your service, Dave.

  4. Red says:

    BTW, welcome to the forum! Nice to see you posting!

  5. Jeff says:

    Thanks Dave. I can’t vote here no longer but enjoy your new found freedom.

  6. Lee Ann says:

    I agree with the others here. When something goes wrong, people start screaming. When something goes good, its pretty quiet. Thank you for everything you have done for our town.

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