Sheldon Council Approves Agreement For New Restaurant/Taproom

Sheldon, Iowa — The Sheldon City Council met in regular session this Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 in the council chambers at the Sheldon Community Services Center.

The consent agenda was approved, which approved a Sheldon High School Prom Committee request for Saturday, April 20; pay estimates for the water tower project and the north hangar project at the airport; a resolution approving an agreement with Beck Engineering for Airport planning & engineering services; a resolution approving an Airport Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) agreement; and a resolution approving a conflict waiver and engagement agreement with Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. for an NCC grant agreement regarding the TIF incentive for the Wellness Center (LLRC).

In new business, the council approved amendment No. 8 to the Amended and Restated Sheldon Urban Renewal Plan. There were no written or live comments for the public hearing.

They also heard from Dave Van Essen, one of the people behind a proposed new restaurant and taproom to be called “Backyard Brew,” in the Sheldon Crossing Area. They’d like to start April 1st and be done by the middle of August.

He says the facility will even have a literal backyard.

The council agreed to sell the business the lot for $1 if they would agree to a minimum assessment of $450,000.

The council also approved a debt collection ordinance by approving the first reading and waiving the second and third readings. City manager Sam Kooiker tells us more.

The council also approved a manhole replacement project. Public Works Director Todd Uhl tells us more.

The low bid for the project was from Cory Juergens Construction, LLC of Estherville, who bid $55,424. Uhl says there will be a pretty substantial detour for up to three weeks.

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