New Sheldon Water Tower Not In Use Yet Due To Product Availability Issue

Sheldon, Iowa — The Sheldon City Council met this week in regular session.

They approved the consent agenda, which covered several items. For more information, click here for our previous story.

In new business, the council passed a resolution that retroactively corrected an error in legal descriptions in the amended and restated Sheldon Urban Renewal Plan.

The council also approved the plans and specifications for the Oak Street Project, which is for work on Oak Street from just west of 8th Avenue to Washington Avenue. The bid-letting will take place on May 30th. The cost estimate for the project is $850,000. Crews will aim for a November 8th, 2024 completion date.

The council also held a discussion regarding interest earnings. It was decided to use a formal, written process to request proposals for banking services from interested financial institutions. It seemed to be the consensus of the council that within reason, the City’s banking should be done with local banks as much as possible.

The council also set the date and time of a public hearing on a budget amendment for the FY 23-24 budget as May 15, 2024, at their next council meeting.

In the reports section of the meeting, Public Works Director Todd Uhl had some updates for the council members and the public. Uhl says he’s been getting some questions about the new water tower.

Uhl gave an update on the manhole replacement project that is causing the detour of 2nd Avenue, which is also Business Highway 60 or Old Highway 60.

Uhl was also asked about the status of spring pothole repair in Sheldon.

Click here for the agenda


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