(Shenandoah) — What is now empty space in downtown Shenandoah may soon be home to a new business.
Meeting in regular session Tuesday evening at 6 p.m., the Shenandoah City Council is holding a public hearing for the sale of city-owned property at 601 West Sheridan Avenue to Sorensen Auto for $2,500. Plans call for a new laundromat to be built on the site of the old Radio Shack building. Speaking at the previous council meeting earlier this month, Sorensen store manager Kathy Silvestre said the laundromat would utilize modern technology in terms of payment options for customers.
“It won’t necessarily be a laundromat as most think,” Silvestre said. “It won’t just be coin operated. We make card readers. You can pay using your phone. I know there will be some who use coins. There are people who don’t do any kind of card. “
Silvestre says the location of the laundromat would help deter vandalism.
“The side where Blossom Street is, part of it will be a glass front,” she said. “It will be well lit. So even if someone wanted it, it would be very visible if they tried to vandalize it. Hopefully if we get the land, we’re right on Main Street, so that narrows it down. a little.”
Silvestre added that local contractors are being sought for the construction of the building.
Also on the agenda is a discussion of proposed changes to the fireworks permit section of the city code and a public hearing on the changes on March 8 at 6 p.m. Board members will also discuss a partnership with Pella Corporation and Lloyd, Incorporated for the electric cycle. event on April 22 ND, a request for six designated disabled parking spaces located in front of businesses along West Sheridan Avenue, and the ratification of salaries for a new police officer and an administrative assistant at City Hall .