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Council To Tackle Full Agenda At Wednesday Meeting

Sheldon, Iowa — Water Rates, a zoning ordinance amendment, and city employee insurance are just a few of the items on the agenda for the Wednesday May 6th Sheldon City Council meeting.

The council is scheduled to hold the second reading of the ordinance amending the water rates at Wednesday’s meeting.  The rates are consistent with the budget process and, at the recommendation of the firm doing a rate study, the larger users of City water will see a greater increase than the increase for residential use.

The council will also continue a public hearing that began at their last meeting on the rezoning of the former Sunset Motel Property. On March 4th, the council approved the contract for deed with Kerwin and Kathy Sterler for the property, with the provision that the Sterlers would have 60 days to decide if they wanted to proceed with the acquisition.  The attorney for the Sterlers has shown some concern about the property as well as the Garfield Avenue property.  More information on the topic will be available at Wednesday’s council meeting.

In other business, the council will hear a report from Tom Fuoss of Perspective Insurance on the employee health insurance, and a report on life and disability coverage from Joel Gesink of the Gesink and Vander Wilt Agency. The report will include the possibility of adding life and disability coverage for Emergency Services Personnel because of the danger posed by the Covid-19 situation.

The council will also consider a resolution implementing new ambulance rates, approve the hiring of an Assistant General Manager for Crossroads Pavilion and discuss how they want to proceed with choosing a firm to do future City Audits.

And the council will hear a request from Sanford Sheldon for a Friends & Family Parade on May 7th.

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

For a look at the complete agenda for Wednesday’s Sheldon City Council Meeting, CLICK HERE.

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