Sheldon, Iowa – The Sheldon City Council voted to accept the low bid for the 2021 Street Improvement Project during their regular meeting Wednesday afternoon.
The bid accepted by the Council was the lowest of seven bids received for the project, coming in at $1,472,369.25 and was submitted by Hulstein Excavating of Edgerton, Minnesota. DGR Engineering had originally estimated the project would cost $2,020,000, making the bid accepted about nine-percent lower than the Engineer’s Estimate.
In other action at Wednesday’s meeting, Sheldon Mayor Greg Geels administered the Oath of Office to new Sheldon Police Officer Dan Crawley. Crawley comes to the Sheldon Police Department from a job as an officer with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.
Mayor Geels also informed the council that Doug Rodger has resigned from his positions on the Board of Adjustment and the Cemetery Board. Geels noted that Rodgers’ departure means that there are now positions that need to be filled on the two boards. Geels urged any Sheldon residents who have an interest in serving to contact either him or the Sheldon City Office.
Wednesday’s meeting was called to order at 4:30 pm, and at 4:44 a motion was made to go into the first of two scheduled Closed Sessions, one for the purpose of strategizing for contract negotiations with the union that represents most city employees and the second for a City Manager review.