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Sheldon Council To Talk About Aerial Fire Truck At Wednesday Meeting

Sheldon, Iowa — The Sheldon City Council will meet in regular session Wednesday afternoon (May 5th) at 4:30 with the Fire Department’s heavily-damaged aerial ladder truck again on the agenda.

The truck’s ladder extension was severely damaged in a March incident in which it collided with a large branch of a maple tree on West 8th Street. Damage appraisers had estimated the cost of repairs to be more than the value of the 1994-vintage truck and its 1978-model ladder. As a result, late last month the insurance company paid the City of Sheldon a little more than $180-thousand, which is the value of the truck and ladder, and the salvager is scheduled to pick it up early next week. In the meantime the truck could be used ONLY as a pumper and only in a dire emergency. At Wednesday’s meeting the Council will look at their options for replacing the truck.

In other action, the Council is also expected to accept the quotes for a computer network server upgrade, as well as managed services for the City’s network. They are also¬†expected to approve the appointment of Dr. Madelyn Mullally to the Library Board, approve a Liquor License for Casey’s East and approve a sewer and water easement on Thorman Avenue.

The Sheldon City Council is also expected to discuss improvements to the sewer collection system and deal with several zoning ordinance amendments.

Wednesday’s meeting will be called to order at 4:30 pm in Council Chambers of the Sheldon Community Services Center. The meeting is open to the public, both in-person and virtually via Zoom. You can attend the meeting online by CLICKING HERE.

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