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Council To Hold Public Hearing

community services center 300pxSheldon, Iowa — When the Sheldon City Council meets Wednesday, April 15th, they will hold a public hearing on a street resurfacing project. This project consists of five blocks near the downtown area. Knife River Midwest of Sioux City has submitted the apparent low bid totaling $226,465.00, which is approximately 5.6 percent below the engineer’s estimate.

The Council will also consider contracts for a Topographic Survey and Geotechnical Survey for the area where the proposed events center would be located in the new Community Park at Sheldon Crossing. These surveys would include soil conditions, grading recommendations, recommendations for foundation construction, research of records at the courthouse, preparation of a plat survey and other items pertinent to the construction of the events center and surrounding area.

The Council will also consider an application for Tax Increment Financing, hear a presentation by O’Brien County Economic Development Director Kiana Johnson, a presentation by Dave Raak of HTC Communications, and a request from AGP to close 8th street at the Union Pacific Railroad crossing from May 21st to May 28th.  During that time they plan to correct what is called the “wide gauge” at that crossing. This is a pro-active action to prevent rail accidents which could cause possible damage to public or private property. At that time new concrete crossing panels will be installed which will provide a smoother crossing for traffic. The panels will extend to the loading area just south of the 8th Street crossing, creating an area off the street for the rail car mover to mount and dismount the rails, easing traffic congestion.

Wednesday’s meeting will be held at 4:30 in Council Chambers located in the upper level of the Sheldon Community Services Center.

The public is reminded that at 6 p.m. Wednesday everyone is invited to the presentation of the updated Community Park Master Plan. This will also be held in Council Chambers.

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