Documents

Cemetery

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Cemetery rules and rates
Call (712) 324-4651 for more information.

Elections

2023 Election packet (affidavit, petition & candidate's guide - 28p)
2023 Election packet (affidavit, petition & candidate's guide - 28p)
City of Sheldon - Ward Map
Ward map - adopted December 15, 2021

Emergency Services

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Emergency Operations Plan
Emergency Operations Plan (adopted August 2, 2023 and reviewed further on October 25, 2023)
Fire service response fees
For response to fire calls, adopted 12/15/21
Fire service state HAZMAT rate schedule
Part II of the Fire Department fee resolution, adopted 12/15/21
Membership application - Emergency Services
This is the application to join Sheldon Ambulance (SCAT), EMA, Sheldon Fire

Employment

Administrative Assistant (part-time) Police Department - application
Application
Administrative Assistant (part-time) Police Department - job description
Job description
Ambulance EMT job description (January 18, 2024)
Ambulance (SCAT) full-time EMT job description
Ambulance EMT (or Paramedic) job posting (January 18, 2024)
Ambulance EMT job posting (January 18, 2024)
Collective Bargaining Agreement (For joint AFSCME police & public works union)
FY21-FY26 Collective Bargaining agreement (expires June 30, 2026)
Collective Bargaining Agreement - includes amendments since 2021
Includes original bargaining positions and post-2021 amendments
Collective Bargaining Agreement - searchable text version
From item 6d - 2/17/21 meeting. Searchable text version.
Employment application (for NON emergency services positions)
Employment application (NOT for Police or volunteer emergency services)
Personnel Manual
Personnel Manual (adopted December 21, 2022)
Administrative Assistant (part-time) Police Department - posted (7/21/23)
Job posting
Water operator (full-time) - job description
Job description, Water Operator

Finances & Budgeting

FY19-20 City Audit
Presented December 16, 2020 (56p)
FY20-21 City Audit
Presented January 5, 2022 (55p)
FY21-22 City Audit
Presented December 7, 2022 (47p)
FY22-23 City Audit
Presented December 20, 2023 (53p)

Garbage & Recycling

Garbage & Recycling Instructions & Contact Info - De Kruif Disposal (324-3404)
Questions regarding your DeKruif garbage services? Call 324-3404
Garbage & Recycling Pickup Schedule - De Kruif Disposal (324-3404)
Questions regarding your DeKruif garbage services? Call 324-3404
Garbage & Recycling Effective 6/18/23 Services Pickup Route - De Kruif Disposal (324-3404)
Questions regarding your DeKruif garbage services? Call 324-3404
2024 Garbage/Recycling De Kruif Disposal schedules (residential)
2024 Garbage/Recycling schedules

Maps & Virtual Tour

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City of Sheldon - Virtual Tour
City of Sheldon - Ward Map
Ward map - adopted December 15, 2021
City of Sheldon - Zoning Map (aerial)
Zoning Map (aerial)
City of Sheldon - Zoning Map (plain)
Zoning Map (plain)
Existing Land Use Map
Existing Land Use Map
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Floodplain maps (Beacon Overlay - interactive)
Floodplain ordinance was approved December 2, 2020 and re-codified on October 4, 2023.
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Floodplain maps (from November 18, 2020 public meeting - jpg version, not interactive)
Jpg format (6c on 11/18/20 agenda). See Beacon for interactive version (and more current).
Future Land Use Map
Future Land Use Map
City of Sheldon - Highway & Street Map
Trails Map - City of Sheldon (see p2)
Trails Map - City of Sheldon (p2)

Ordinances - Floodplain

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Floodplain maps (Beacon Overlay - interactive)
Floodplain ordinance was approved December 2, 2020 and re-codified on October 4, 2023.
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Floodplain summary (includes O'Brien County's ordinance and resolution)
Reported to the P&Z Commission on 3/31/21, see item 2c.
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Floodplain maps (from November 18, 2020 public meeting - jpg version, not interactive)
Jpg format (6c on 11/18/20 agenda). See Beacon for interactive version (and more current).
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Floodplain ordinance (re-codified version - October 4, 2023)
Floodplain ordinance was approved December 2, 2020 and re-codified on October 4, 2023.
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Floodplain ordinance (signed version, December 2, 2020)
Floodplain ordinance was approved December 2, 2020 and re-codified on October 4, 2023.

Ordinances - General Code of Ordinances

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City Code - General Code of Ordinances (2023)
Approved October 4, 2023; published October 14, 2023
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City Code - Signed version General Code of Ordinances (2023)
Approved October 4; published October 14, 2023

Ordinances - Subdivision & Zoning (includes rules for businesses, homes, fences, steps, decks, egress windows, signs)

Subdivision Code (2010) - also applies to 1 mile from City Limits (in O'Brien County)
Also applies to 1 mile from City Limits (in O'Brien County). It is a companion to the Zoning Code (which has a 2-mile extraterritorial jurisdiction)
Zoning Ordinance (updated March 29, 2021) - also applies to 2 miles from City Limits (in O'Brien County)
Also applies to 2 miles from City Limits (in O'Brien County)
Sign Code
This is the sign code. Article XX (p97 - 107) of the Zoning Ordinance.
Rules for Fences, Decks, etc
Chapter XVI - Rules for fences, decks, etc.
Rules for Accessory buildings, etc (including lawnmower sheds, garages, gazebos, pergolas, etc)
Chapter XVII - Rules for accessory buildings, etc.
Zoning Ordinance change re Egress Windows (approved April 19, 2023)
To allow Egress windows (with a permit) to be further into a setback, must hold weight of a firefighter, etc.

Permits & Applications (Building Permits, Planning & Zoning, Board of Adjustment, Sign Permits, Annexations)

Annexation application
Application for Voluntary Annexation (fee is $125 per City code 5.14)
Application for rezoning
Petition for rezoning (fee is $150 per City resolution R21-4635)
Building & Zoning Permit fee schedule
This is the Building & Zoning Permit Fee Schedule, adopted May 19, 2021.
Building & Zoning Permit (in MS Word)
This is blank zoning (aka building) permit form. In Microsoft Word.
Building & Zoning Permit (in PDF)
This is blank zoning (aka building) permit form. In PDF.
Board of Adjustment form (in PDF)
For variances, special exceptions, etc. This is typically accompanied by a completed zoning permit.
Board of Adjustment form (in MS Word)
For variances, special exceptions, etc. This is typically accompanied by a completed zoning permit.
City of Sheldon - Comprehensive Plan (2015)
Comprehensive Plan (168p)
Sign permit (in MS Word)
City of Sheldon sign permit (fee is $35 per City resolution R21-4635).
Sign permit (in PDF)
City of Sheldon sign permit (fee is $35 per City resolution R21-4635).
Covenants - Prairie Trail Addition Block 2 (along 34th Ave, west side)
For Block 2 (mainly Arterial Commercial) in Prairie Trail addition, south of Taco John's parking lot.
Covenants - Schemper Addition
Generally located between 24th & 26th Avenues and from E 6th to E 9th Streets.
Covenants - Sheldon Crossing Plat 1
Generally the original Sheldon Crossing commercial development, including Taco John's, McDonald's, Holiday Inn, Cobblestone.
Covenants - Sheldon Crossing Residential
Generally west & NW of the Crossroads Pavilion Event Center.
Covenants - Sunshine Addition
Generally located north of 16th St and south of 14th St; includes 9th and 10th Avenues.
Covenants - Trilogy Addition
Generally the lots adjacent to E 5th & E 6th Streets and 26th Ave.
Existing Land Use Map
Existing Land Use Map
Future Land Use Map
Future Land Use Map
City of Sheldon - Zoning Map (aerial)
City of Sheldon - Zoning Map (plain)

Permits & Applications (Moving Permits)

Moving permit (Note: This permit is in process of being updated)
Moving permit
Moving permit rules (pdf version)
Moving permit rules (pdf version)
Moving permit rules (web version)
Moving permit rules (web version)

Permits & Applications (Transient vendors and Peddler Permits)

Transient Merchant permit application (PDF)
This is the permit application for peddlers, food trucks, food vendors, transient merchant permits.
Transient Merchant permit ordinance (pdf)
Transient Merchant ordinance - (peddler permits).
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Ordinance for Transient Merchants and Peddlers (weblink)
Transient Merchant ordinance - (peddler permits).
Transient Merchant permit application (in MS Word)
This is the permit application for peddlers, food trucks, food vendors, transient merchant permits.

Police

Applicant Waiver
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ATV & snowmobile rules
Ordinance regarding ATV & snowmobile use (includes hours of operation)
Employment Application
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Golf cart rules
Ordinance regarding golf cart use (no permit needed, but certain features required)
Police Department compliment and complaint form
Police Department compliment and complaint form

Pool, Parks & Recreation

2024 Sheldon Outdoor Aquatic Center Membership Form

Required notices (Max Levy, Bid notices, etc)

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FY24-25 Tax Levy Hearing notice (for 4/3/2024)
Under the new process passed by Legislature in 2023 (HF 718)
FY22-23 Max Levy Hearing notice
FY22-23 Max Levy Hearing notice
FY23-24 Max Levy Hearing notice
FY23-24 Max Levy Hearing notice.

Utilities (Water & Sewer)

2021 Water Quality Report
2022 Water Quality Report
2023 Water Quality Report
Landlord Lien Waiver form (per Iowa Code 384.84)
Landlord Lien Waiver form (per Iowa Code 384.84)
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Landlord Lien Waiver rules (Iowa Code 384.84)
Landlord Lien Waiver rules (Iowa Code 384.84)
Softener Manual
Sample water softener manual for newer softener
Utility Application for Water & Sewer Services
To sign up for service
Utility billing - Auto pay & paperless billing
For paperless billing and autopay from a bank account

Airport

Airport hangar lease agreement
Airport hangar lease agreement

Rentals

City Hall (Community Services Center) rental rules (416 9th St)
Rental rates, Community Services Center (416 9th St) - (adopted 4/19/23)
Crossroads Pavilion Event Center rental information (301 34th Ave)
Rental information for the Crossroads Pavilion (301 34th Ave)

Urban Renewal (TIF)

Ordinance for Urban Renewal Amendment #6 (June 2, 2021)
To codify Amendment #6, which overhauled and significantly updated the Urban Renewal Plan
Urban Renewal Amendment #6 (June 2, 2021)
Comprehensive update of Urban Renewal Plan
Urban Renewal Amendment #7 (June 15, 2022)
Update to the Urban Renewal Plan (mainly for East side water tower)
Urban Renewal Amendment #8 (March 20, 2024)
Update to the Urban Renewal Plan
Urban Renewal (TIF) application - in MS Word
This is the application, in MS Word, for TIF (Tax Increment Financing).
Urban Renewal (TIF) application
This is the application for TIF (Tax Increment Financing).
Urban Renewal (TIF) map (June 2, 2021) - SMALL
Update of TIF map (small size and lower resolution)
Urban Renewal (TIF) map (June 2, 2021)
Update of TIF map (large size - 25 mb - and high resolution)
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