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Other items discussed at City Council meeting

Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 8:05 am


A potential soccer complex wasn’t the only item in the agenda for the Shelbyville City Council.

In other action council members unanimously approved:

* Despite three people speaking against the plan, a plan of services will be adopted for approximately 124 acres on the south side of Union St. and west of Jennings Lane owned by Franklin Swing and Rebecca Dawn Swing Bobo. The annexation request also was accepted.  Both were voted on by the council for the second and final time. Both proposals had received approval from the Shelbyville Planning Commission.

*Awarded two separate pasture leases, one north and one south and east of the runway, to Samuel M. Davis of Bell Buckle. Davis was the highest bidder on the north pasture with an offer of $3,200 annually for four years. He was the only bidder on the pasture on the south and east of the runway. Davis will pay $5,000 annually for four years.

*An HVAC unit will be replaced at the Senior Citizens Center for $20,964. Jones Heating and Cooling of Shelbyville is handling the replacement with the price also including duct work cleaning.

*The city will purchase two 2023 Ford Police Interceptor Utility All-Wheel Drive vehicles from Lonnie Cobb Ford in Henderson, Tennessee through a statewide contract. The total amount is $98,038.

*There will be fireworks on the Fourth of July again this year at H.V. Griffin Park. The cost will be $15,750, a five percent increase from last year. The cost is shared 50/50 with Bedford County. The $7,875 city share is slightly under the $8,000 budgeted.

*A Tennessee Placemakers Entrepreneurship Grant application will be made to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development for $50,000. A local match of $5,000 will be made upon approval.

According to the Tennessee government website “The Tennessee Placemakers Entrepreneurship Fund is a pool of monetary resources dedicated to assisting communities across the state in developing and training entrepreneurs and small business owners. The program helps communities assess and plan for their entrepreneurship needs, build and sustain entrepreneur centers and co-working spaces, and/or support and train new and experienced entrepreneurs.”

*A Fixed Base Operator Lease and Operating agreement between the Shelbyville Airport Authority and Hawkins Flight Academy will pay $635 a month for 22 months for Hawkins to have office space at the rate of $1.25 per square foot.

*Shelbyville Power, Water and Sewerage will relocate the traffic signal at the intersection of South Cannon and West Jackson at a cost not to exceed $10,000.

*Willow Mount Cemetery will now be a standalone department and no longer under the director of the Public Works Department. Sexton Ben Chapman will be under the supervision of City Manager Scott Collins.