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Council Awards Downtown Construction Contracts

Sheldon, Iowa — The Sheldon City Council dispensed with the agenda for their meeting Wednesday in short order, just under 30 minutes.

During that meeting, the council held public hearings on both the Downtown HMA Resurfacing Project and the Downtown Alleys & Parking Project. Following the public hearings, the council awarded the contract for the HMA Resurfacing Project to Blacktop Service Company of Humboldt for the low bid of $377,888.35. They also accepted the low bid for the Downtown Alleys & Parking Project submitted by Beck Excavating of Spirit Lake, in the amount of $624,356.70.

In other Sheldon City Council News, Public Works Director Todd Uhl brought the group up to date on State of Iowa funding for the Lewis & Clark Water Project.

In other action, before voting to accept Sheldon Police Sergeant David Dykstra’s retirement notice, each of the council members in attendance, along with Police Chief Scott Burtch, took a moment to express their appreciation for Dykstra’s 33 years as a Sheldon police officer.

Chief Burtch spoke first.

He was followed by Councilman Ken Snyder, who is a retired pastor.

Councilman Pete Hamill addressed Dykstra’s length of service.

Councilman Wayne Barahona cited Dykstra as an example to young officers.

Councilman Tom Eggers expressed his wishes, as well.

Mayor Greg Geels echoed the sentiments expressed by the council.

Dykstra is set to retire on July 1st.


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