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City council looks toward election

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Shelbyville's city council will have only a few brief items to consider when they gather Thursday evening for their regular April meeting.

November may not be on the minds of some, but the council will vote on a resolution to call for the election for mayor and council members from Wards 2, 4 and 6.

The regular city election is set for Nov. 2.

Councilman Al Stephenson represents Ward 2, Ward 4 is represented by Lee Roy Cunningham and Thomas Landers represents Ward 6.

Mayor Wallace Cartwright has not announced if he will run for re-election. The terms of office last four years.

Bids for resurfacing the outdoor pool at H.V. Griffin Park will also voted on, after the council voted to have it repaired last month.

Parks and Recreation Department director Sylvia Pinson said last month the proposed repair would cost an estimated $33,000, and the funding for it is already in the department's budget this year.

Bids received by the city for the project range from $29,111 to $43,402. Pinson said that the outdoor pool is in "desperate need of resurfacing," stating that the last time it was done was in 1996.

Pinson said the department had budgeted for the resurfacing last year, but the money earmarked for the project was spent on upgrading drain covers on the recreation center's two pools after a federal law directed all public pools in the country to update their drain systems to meet new safety standards.

Bids will also be accepted for a fire alarm panel replacement and mosquito spray for the city's public works department.

The council will also vote whether to approve applying for grants for the Historic Zoning Commission. Lynn Hulan asked the council to approve a $3,600 grant to send four commission members to a historical conference and another grant for $1,900 to rework design guidelines for the commission.

Another slot has opened up on the Shelbyville Power, Water and Sewer Board, due to the expiring term of Henry Feldhaus, who is now running for county mayor. The council will vote on advertising to fill it.

Also on the agenda is a request by county property assessor Ronda Clanton to reappoint Mary Ann Jenkins to the county's Tax Equalization Board.

A motion will also be considered to approve the city's state maintenance contract with the Tennessee Department of Transportation for $88,222.

The council meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the courtroom at the Shelbyville Police Department.

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