Council Awards Bid For Airport Rehab Project

Sheldon, Iowa — During Wednesday’s meeting of the Sheldon City Council, the bid was accepted for the Runway Rehabilitation Project at the Sheldon Regional Airport.

Public Works Director Todd Uhl told the Council that two bids had been received for the project.

The low bid came in approximately $90-thousand below the other bid. Following a public hearing on the matter, the Council approved a resolution accepting the low bid.

A substantial portion of the meeting was spent in discussion on the City’s last remaining unsold building lot in the Trilogy Addition on the City’s east side. The City has owned the property for more than a decade, and had someone take out an option to buy it a few years ago, but the time frame has expired. City Manager Sam Kooiker told the Council that the City has three options in dealing with the unsold lot.

Kooiker told the Council which of the three options he would recommend.

After nearly 20-minutes of discussion, the Council took no action on the matter, tabling it until the next council meeting.

In other action, the Council approved the hiring of Steven Gardfrey as a full-time employee of the Sheldon Community Ambulance Team. Gardfrey is scheduled to begin work on February 27th, at an initial pay rate of $16 per hour, which is set to increase to $20 per hour once Gardfrey completes the steps needed to become a Nationally Certified Paramedic.

You can watch Wednesday’s Sheldon City Council meeting below…………………