Council Approves Hiring Of Full-Time Police Officer

Sheldon, Iowa — Sheldon will soon have another new full-time police officer. At their meeting yesterday (Wednesday, December 2nd), the Sheldon City Council approved the hiring of Dan Crawley to replace retired Officer Brian Wielenga. Crawley has most recently been employed as U.S. Customs and Border Control Officer. He had previously served the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office and Glenwood Police Department. His hiring brings Sheldon back to a force of seven full-time officers, including the Chief.

The council also heard an update on fund raising to defray the expenses of adding a K9 unit to the police department. Officer Erik Meinecke has been selected to add the K9 Officer duties to his position, as well as helping to set up the K9 unit.

In other business, the council set Monday February 1st at noon as the final date and time for submitting offers to purchase City-owned property located west of Ag Partners. The council also heard an update on plans for the 2021 Street improvements, gave their final approval to ordinance amendments regarding storage sheds, and approved the access easement from Western Avenue to the KIWA radio tower location.

They also approved the re-appointment of Brad Hindt to the Northwest Iowa Landfill Board, and approved Jeremiah Postma as a new member of the Sheldon Fire Department.

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