Council Accomplishes A Lot During Brief Meeting

Sheldon, Iowa — The Sheldon City Council held their briefest meeting in recent memory Wednesday afternoon, when they got through the agenda for their regular meeting in a little over six minutes.

Despite the meeting’s brevity, City Manager Sam Kooiker says they accomplished a lot. He says they authorized the hiring of a new sworn officer for the police department.

There’s no word on Moore, Jr’s starting date with the police department.

In other action, the Council approved a pair of burn permits for Village Northwest Unlimited. Kooiker says these will allow the Sheldon Fire Company to conduct practice burns on a pair of structures at the Village.

Those two controlled burns are tentatively scheduled for Saturday, April 22nd and Saturday, May 6th.

Kooiker says the Council also set the date and time for a public hearing on the proposed new plat for the development of the property on the north side of 7th Street that is the former site of the Bethel Reformed Church building.

The public hearing is scheduled for the first regular council meeting in April, which is scheduled for April 5th.