By MARK MCGEE
The Shelbyville City Council has put a decision on whether or not to hire an economic development director or assistant city manager on hold until February of 2024 to allow for further study.
But one new job to be considered Thursday night, when the council meets in regular session at 6 at the council chambers in the Planning, Building and Codes Building at 100 N. Cannon Blvd., will be the consideration to hire a part-time public relations intern.
Council members are expected to approve several items related to the Shelbyville Municipal Airport:
*Authorization for Mayor Randy Carroll to sign a letter to the State of Tennessee, Department of Transportation, Aeronautics Division requesting a two-year extension of the Grant Contract for the update to the Shelbyville Municipal Airport’s Layout Plan.
* A Card Processing Merchant Agreement between World Fuel Services, Inc., and the Shelbyville Municipal Airport. The Agreement is a three-year term with no equipment costs and a per transaction fee of 4.25 percent. The card is primarily for military use.
*A Fixed Base Operator Lease & Operating Agreement between the Shelbyville Airport Authority and Nashville Flight School, LLC for office space, for a term of five years at a rate of $1.25 per square foot or $365.50 a month.
*Authorization to let Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Shelbyville Municipal Airport Pasture Leases.
Shelbyville Police Chief Jan Phillips has requested the council approve the purchase of six Ford Interceptor vehicles for fiscal year 2025. A letter intent to purchase would be submitted to Lonnie Cobb Ford in Henderson, Tennessee. The letter would not be binding, but would secure the vehicles.
In the continuing effort to enhance tourism in the city the council has been asked for authorization to award the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Downtown Informational Kiosk to Cornerstone Kiosk, Long Beach, California in an amount not to exceed $25,115.90.
An ordinance to amend the City Code of Ordinances, Title 3, “Animals and Fowls”, Chapters 1, 2 and 3 and to repeal any all ordinances in conflict. An effective date for the start of enforcement will also be considered.
Three motions for consideration will be voted on:
*The approval to authorize a letter to be sent to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) regarding proposed Caps on the City’s water withdrawals from the Duck River.
*Approval to authorize the Mayor to sign a Certificate of Good Moral Character for Alberto Forero, Main Street Wine & Spirits, 633 N. Main Street.
*Approval of the payment of additional attorneys’ fees for representation in the Local Option Sales Tax issue.
Council members will also vote on a resolution recognizing the retirement of Police Drug Dog K-9 Ranger, a Labrador retriever, from the Shelbyville Police Department and releasing his ownership to Officer Ramon Castillo, his partner/handler.
The following ordinances will be considered:
*Approving the rezoning of a portion of 53.00 (+/-) acres owned by Black Diamond Construction, located West of Green Lane near Northside Park Drive from Residential-4 (R-4) (High Density Residential District), to Residential-3 (R-3) (Medium Density Residential District). XII. Resolutions:
* Adopting a Plan of Services for an area proposed for annexation, a 48.73 (+/-) Acre tract located on the North Side of Union Street, West of Jennings Lane to be annexed by owner consent and to be incorporated within the boundaries of the City of Shelbyville for owners James Baum and Elisabeth Gallun.
* Adopting a Plan of Services for an area proposed for annexation, an 18.19 (+/-) acre tract located West of Jennings Lane and also owned by James Baum and Elisabeth Gallun.