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City says no to guns, garbage fees

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Shelbyville's city council voted unanimously Thursday to "opt out" of the state's new guns in parks law.

The newly passed Public Chapter No. 428 authorizes citizens in Tennessee with handgun carry permits to be able to lawfully possess a firearm in federal, state or local parks.

However, Shelbyville also had the option of excluding their parks by passing a resolution, which was done Thursday evening.

Also, the council unanimously voted not to implement a garbage collection fee of $9 to pay for a new collection system.

Council members said the public was overwhelmingly against the move.

Full details on both of these stories will be in tomorrow's edition of the Shelbyville Times-Gazette.