Sheldon City Council

Sheldon city councilman Brad Hindt gives a report on the Sheldon Fire Company during a meeting on Feb. 3.

The Sheldon City Council plans to appoint a new Sheldon Community Ambulance Team director and assistant director as part of the agenda for its meeting at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the Sheldon Community Services Center.

Former SCAT director Kevin Miller, who took over the role on May 1, 2018, resigned last month. His last day was Jan. 31.

According to the city council agenda, mayor Greg Geels will appoint Krysten Haan the new director of SCAT. Haan has served on the SCAT team for the 17 years, going from a full-time emergency medical technician to emergency management services coordinator/assistant director/training officer.

Haan has served as the EMS coordinator for the last year and a half.

“Kevin and myself have worked together since he became the director,” said Haan in her letter of interest for the SCAT director’s position. “He has done many great things and will be missed greatly. His mark has been left on SCAT and with SCAT for many years to come. While we wish him the best, SCAT will need to continue to move forward to accomplish more and to continue to be successful in our operations as well as continuing to provide our community with an excellent ambulance team/service.”

Haan will receive a yearly salary of $47,200.18 and will continue to serve as EMS coordinator and training officer but not as assistant director. She will receive a performance evaluation after six months.

Mariah Jansen was appointed the interim SCAT assistant director on Feb. 3 with the confirmation of the appointment by Geels scheduled for Wednesday's city council meeting.

In new business, the council will hear a request for a lighted crosswalk sign at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Sixth Street.

The intersection is located a block away from East Elementary and about two blocks west of Children’s World day-care center.

According to a letter from Excellence for East president Savannah Sauer and secretary Samantha Haupert, there has been “one reported incident involving a child at this intersection with several reported close calls.”

The proposed sign with LED flashing bulbs along its edges will be installed at the crossing if approved and managed to flash 30 minutes before school begins and around 3:35 p.m., the end of the school day

Excellence for East plans to put $500 toward the cost of the project, which could cost around $4,000 to $5,500.

Other items on the council’s agenda include:

  •  A resolution setting a new time and place for a public hearing on the fiscal year 2021-22 max tax levy and approve a hearing notice.
  •  Approval of a liquor license renewal for the J&B Bar.
  •  A public hearing for the lease on a piece of property of South Fifth Avenue.
  • Reviewing the operations of the Sheldon Community Services Center
  •  A presentation of the collective bargaining agreement between the city and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
  • A housing report from Sheldon Chamber and Development Corporation director Curt Strouth.
  • A report from city manager Sam Kooiker.