Council To Discuss Consolidation Of City’s Two Labor Unions

Sheldon, Iowa — When the Sheldon City Council meets this Wednesday, July 17th, the City’s newest full-time Police Officer, Eric Meinecke, will take the oath of office.  The position Meineke will be filling became available when long-time officer Scott DeGoei retired. 

In other business, the council will consider a three-year Village Northwest Fireworks agreement.  This agreement enables the Village to get significant early order discounts on the fireworks for their annual event.

The Council is also scheduled to consider a resolution designating where city funds should be deposited.  Currently the City has 17 bank accounts in three local banks.  About a month ago the City sent a request for proposals to all four Sheldon banks, as well as the one credit union located in Sheldon, with an eye toward consolidating the funds in the current accounts. City officials say all four banks responded, and the recommendation to be presented to the council will be to deposit the bulk of the City’s funds with Peoples Bank.

The council will also discuss a proposal to merge the two unions who represent City employees.  At the present time only 14 of the 31 City full-time employees are members of the unions.  Eight are in the Public Works Union and six in the Police Union.

Wednesday’s City Council meeting begins at 4:30 in the upper level of the Sheldon Community Services Center.


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