City To Seek More Than $120,000 In Reimbursement Through The CARES Act

Sheldon, Iowa — At their special meeting Wednesday, the Sheldon City Council gave their approval to submit to the state, a request for reimbursement from the CARES Act for COVID-19 expenses of up to $120,781.68 in eligible expenses. The council also approved submission of the routine road tax report to the State of Iowa.

In other action, the council also approved the appointment of Shane Nellis as a Reserve Police Officer.  As a reserve officer, Nellis will be working and attending training with other officers of the Sheldon Police Department. Nellis’ position will be unpaid and he will generally be required to work a minimum of one eight-hour shift per month and a maximum of four shifts per month. Nellis attended Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn High School and has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice for Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. He currently resides in Sioux City and works at Demco in Boyden.

In his report to the council, City Manager Sam Kooiker said that he has heard good comments on the fireworks and other activities that were held in Sheldon this past weekend.  He also reported that the city has sold three hundred virtual flags for Clean Up Days, along with 269 appliance flags.  City crews will begin picking up the Clean Up Days items this coming Monday.


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