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July 4 show may return

Friday, February 3, 2012

Fireworks for the 4th may be returning this year and will be up for a vote next week before the Shelbyville city council.

A motion will be before the council next Thursday to conduct a fireworks display at H.V. Griffin Park on July 4, and will also ask for authority to approach the county to split the costs of any contract they enter into.

But if Shelbyville's purchasing agent, Lori Saddler, can find a better price for the display, the city and county may go with a different provider this year.

Mayor Wallace Cartwright asked about an unnamed vendor who had provided the display in Lewisburg last year for considerably less money, and Saddler said she would check into it. The city will vote to issue requests for proposals and award the bid to the lowest vendor.

Shelbyville skies were quiet during Independence Day last year, after the council chose not to spend $4,750 for their half of the contribution for the pyrotechnics, stating it was too much of an expense during the tight fiscal year in 2011.

City manager Jay Johnson said he would check with County Mayor Eugene Ray to see what their plans were in regard to splitting the cost of the display.