Two New Business Buildings Approved By Sheldon Council

Sheldon, Iowa — The Sheldon City Council has approved arrangements that will result in the construction of two new business buildings in the City. One of those will be constructed by Poppema Trucking on a half-acre Council Chambersplot near the sale barn. The agreement calls for a minimum assessment value of $235,000, with a five-year tax rebate. Construction is expected to begin next spring. The other project is a building with a value of $130,000 to be built by Farmers Market who will be moving their business to lot 6 in the Runger 4th Addition. The lot will be sold to Farmers Market for one dollar and there will be no tax abatement. Sheldon Development Director Curt Strouth also reported that lot 7 in that addition has been sold to Noteboom RV.

The Council also took action to assess the cost of demolition of the burned down bowling alley to the property taxes on that land. The assessment of $28,350 will be spread out over ten years with five percent interest each year on the unpaid balance.

And also at their Wednesday meeting the council held the second reading of the amended ordinance which deals with the appointment of police officers and oversight of the police department. After waiving the need for a third hearing the council voted to approve the changes. In the past the city manager has appointed the police chief and other officers. Under the ordinance revision, the appointment and/or dismissal of the police chief will be done by the mayor, subject to the approval of the council. The other members of the police department will be hired by the city manager, also subject to the approval of the city council.



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