Rezoning approved for subdivision

Friday, November 10, 2017

The Shelbyville City Council approved rezoning for Global Manor Planned Unit Development on Thursday.

The pattern book (or zoning) and concept plan was approved on second reading during the council's monthly meeting. The neighborhood would basically be an extension of Legends Estates.

A proposed ordinance to rezone the old Kroger at 1115 Madison St. (first reading) was sent back to the Shelbyville Planning Commission.

The council approved $13,950 in emergency repairs to the city's flood control system.

Also, Mayor Wallace Cartwright urged residents to support the Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce's "shop local" effort to support businesses that closed during the White Lives Matter rally.

Executive sessions

The council held a series of executive sessions with the police department last month. The Tennessee Open Meetings Act, nicknamed the "Sunshine Law," requires that meetings of governing bodies -- and the committees which report to them -- be open to the public. But court decisions have made an exception to the law for attorney-client consultation. A governing body can exclude the public when it consults with its attorney about pending or expected litigation.

The council's information packet for Thursday's meeting indicates the council met in executive sessions on Oct. 9, 12, 17 and 24. In addition to the council, city manager and city attorney, the meetings included several officials from the Shelbyville Police Department. No reason is listed for the meetings.

The Times-Gazette previously reported on the Oct. 12 session, which preceded that month's regular council meeting. City officials said at the time that the meeting was "attorney-client privilege."