Sheldon City Council Approves Garbage Rate Increase, Bid For Oak Street Project

Sheldon, Iowa — The Sheldon City Council met in regular session on Wednesday, June 5th.

The council approved the consent agenda. To see a list of the items that were approved in the consent agenda, click here.

In old business, they passed the second reading of the ordinances on water and sewer rates. Council members decided to move the ordinances on to their third reading, where, they will most likely be approved.

Under new business, the council selected ABDO for audit services. They also approved a request for proposals for banking services. After hearing from DeKruif Disposal, the council also approved raising garbage rates by 25 cents a month due to a rate increase at the landfill.

The council heard from Beck Engineering on the Oak Street Project which will be west of 8th Avenue to Washington Avenue. The low bidder, bidding $788,000, was Hulstein Excavating from Edgerton, Minnesota. After a public hearing, the bid was accepted and awarded to Hulstein. It is hoped construction will begin in late July or early August. The completion date is November 8th, but it is thought it will not take that long. Both emergency entrances to Sanford Sheldon Hospital will remain open and accessible during the project.

Click here for the agenda.


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