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Sheldon Council To Discuss Zoning Change

Sheldon, Iowa — When the Sheldon City Council meets this Wednesday, December 4th they will be faced with a rather full agenda for their discussion. The only item of old business is the possible merger of the two unions representing city employees.

In new business, there will be a public hearing and second reading of a zoning ordinance change pertaining to residential uses of buildings in the downtown business district.

The council will then move on to the third reading of an ordinance which would require a standard type of waste containers for residential pickup. The third reading of another ordinance will amend the code of ordinances with regard to the frequency of recycling collection.

The next item will be the second reading of a new code section pertaining to operating budget preparation by the city. This will be followed by another public hearing on the rezoning of 1220 Second Avenue. This is on Old Highway 60 South, and in the past, the building has housed equipment and maintenance vehicles for O’Brien County and the Iowa Department of Transportation. The planning and zoning commission has recommended the rezoning of this location from heavy industrial to arterial commercial. Another public hearing will be held on the P & Z request to amend the zoning ordinance to allow second-floor residential use in the entire arterial commercial district. This would be contingent on a Special Exception being granted by the Board of Adjustment.

The council will also set a public comment period for the goal-setting meeting on December 11th, and discuss the airport’s 5-year capital improvement plan.

The final item on the agenda is a closed session on the potential purchase of real estate.

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