Development Of Former Bethel Site Hits Roadblock

Sheldon, Iowa — At their Wednesday meeting this week, the Sheldon City Council was given an update on the status of the development of the property that formerly was home to Bethel Reformed Church.

City Manager Sam Kooiker says the project has hit another roadblock, and is now on hold.

Kooiker calls the tract a great piece of property with great potential.

In other City Council news, the body approved a Mutual Aid Agreement between the Sheldon Fire Company and the fire departments in Ashton and Sibley.  Kooiker explains.

The Council also approved a request to hold a Vintage Motorcycle Parade on Thursday, June 15th. Kooiker says this is the second annual event.

The Council tabled the 2nd Reading of the City’s Revised Code of Ordinances. That reading will now be held at a future date yet to be determined.  The Council did, however, hold the 1st Reading of the ordinance setting new sewer rates.  They passed the 1st Reading and waived the 2nd and 3rd readings, passing the measure.  The new sewer rates will go into effect on July 1st.


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