Sheldon, Iowa — At a very brief late afternoon meeting Thursday, the Sheldon Zoning Board of Adjustment voted unanimously to approve a special exception that will allow a new bottle and can redemption center to be located at 1313 South 2nd Avenue in Sheldon.
With the blessing of the Board of Adjustment, the project can now move forward. But Jackie Ney, the Sheldon businessperson seeking to establish the redemption center, says the Board of Adjustment vote is just the first step in starting the new business venture.
Ney tells us about the facility that will house the new redemption center.
We asked her if she has a date by which she would like to have the facility open for business.
Ney took the opportunity to express her thanks to everyone who has helped in the project thus far.
Ney, who also owns Old 60 Steaks and Chops in Sheldon, tells KIWA that her oldest son will be running the redemption center which, she says, doesn’t yet have a name. But she says there will be a name for the business by the time they’re ready to open.
Original story posted 4:32pm, 10/17/2019
Sheldon, Iowa — In a meeting that took less than ten minutes, Sheldon’s Zoning Board of Adjustment cleared the way for the return of a bottle and can redemption center in Sheldon.
Jackie Ney had requested a Special Exception so she could open a new bottle and can redemption center in a building that is contained in an area that’s zoned Arterial Commercial. Zoning rules don’t allow a redemption center in an area zoned Arterial Commercial, but the Special Exception that was granted Thursday afternoon will allow the business to locate at the property located at 1313 2nd Avenue, which is the former location of Innovative Machine. In Ney’s application to the Board of Adjustment, she noted that she had made an offer to purchase the property, which was contingent on the Board of Adjustment approving her Special Exception request.
During Thursday afternoon’s meeting Ney was asked by a member of the Board of Adjustment if cans would be stored outside at the new facility. She assured the Board that they would not, due to plenty of storage space inside the building. The Board then voted unanimously to grant the requested Special Exception on that property.
Sheldon has been without a bottle and can redemption center since Corner Can Redemption, which was located at the corner of 8th Street and 3rd Avenue downtown, closed as of August 1st of this year.