Sheldon, Iowa — Students who must cross Washington Avenue when walking to and from school will soon be a little bit safer, following action at Wednesday’s Sheldon City Council meeting.
The council had received a request from the elementary school parents’ group, Excellence for East, to install a pair of lighted crosswalk signs at the corner of 6th Street and Washington Avenue. The letter cited one incident at that intersection involving a child, along with several close calls. In answer to the request, the council approved the purchase of two lighted signs for that intersection, at a total cost of $5,455. The lights on the signs will be solar powered and will flash only during the before and after school hours.
In other action, the council voted to reopen the 3rd floor meeting rooms at the Community Services Center to civic groups, but held off opening them for use by the general public until they have an opportunity to review the rental rates for the facilities.
The Sheldon City Council also confirmed the Mayor’s appointment of Krysten Haan as the new Director of the Sheldon Community Ambulance Team. Haan fills the slot left by the resignation of former SCAT Director Kevin Miller. In addition, they approved the appointment of Mariah Jansen as Assistant SCAT Director.
In other business, they approved a lease agreement for farmland on South 5th Avenue and approved the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the union representing the majority of Sheldon’s city employees.