Councilman Broesder

Sheldon city councilman Shawn Broesder at the Sept. 2 regular council meeting.

SHELDON—The Sheldon City Council will tackle a couple of personnel items when it meets at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Sheldon Community Services Center.

One item is the city reimbursing Sheldon Community Ambulance Team member Krysten Haan for paramedic training. Haan also serves as the SCAT coordinator and her additional training would not be tied to a wage increase, according to the council packet.

The second personnel matter is the retirement of Elaine Boogerd, the Sheldon Police Department administrative assistant. Boogerd has held the position since Dec. 10, 1985, and wants to retire on Dec. 10, giving her 35 years exact in the role.

The city will begin advertising for a replacement for the part-time position.

In other business, the council will consider:

  • A $2.5 general obligation capital loan to finance five street projects. The loan would be short-term and paid off tax-increment financing dollars.
  • A four-year lease with Shane Kleinwolterink to farm city-owned land surrounding East Lawn Cemetery. Kleinwolterink would pay the city $150 per acre.
  • A request for Sheldon High School to hold a homecoming parade set for 2:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18.


SHELDON—The city of Sheldon will try to recoup a little more than $120,000 in expenses related to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Sheldon City Council approved submitting a reimbursement request to the state of Iowa when it met Wednesday, Sept. 9, for a special meeting. The deadline to submit was Tuesday, Sept 15.

Should it receive funding, the city plans to use the money to cover public safety expenses for the Sheldon Community Ambulance Team, the Sheldon Fire Co. and Sheldon Police Department.

The council also swore in new reserve officer Shane Nellis of Sioux City.