Shelbyville Daily Union

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June 21, 2013

Mayor position remains unfilled

Shelbyville remains without a mayor as the city council split Monday on who should serve to complete the term left by the passing of Mayor Roy Shuff.

Shuff died May 31 after a long fight with cancer. There are two years remaining in his term.

“According to municipal code, the vacancy has to be filled within 30 days of the vacancy,” said City Attorney John Freeman. He added that the position may be filled by one of the current council members or by appointing another city resident who is at least 21 years of age, has not been convicted of a felony crime, and is a registered voter.

Commissioners Bill Shoaff and Jeff Johnson both offered to fill the position and commissioners Brent Fogleman and Gib Smart split their votes, creating the 2-2 tie.

Because the position needs to be filled by June 30 and no other regular council meeting is scheduled before then, Freeman advised that the meeting be recessed until June 25 at 7 p.m. instead of adjournment.

Shoaff, in his capacity as Finance Commissioner, also serves as deputy mayor and has presided over the meetings in Shuff’s absences.

In other business Mark Shanks represented the Chamber of Commerce to request the city’s donation to the Fireworks program.

“It is the biggest event of the year for both locals and tourist,” Shanks said. “The fireworks show cost between $13 and $14,000 last year. You (the council) have given $3,500 last year and we are asking for that again this year.”

The council approved the $3,500 donation.

Shanks also represented the Lamplighters and updated the council on the antique street lights project. He noted that $9,000 has been raised for the project and a portion of that money has been spent on new globes and painting the poles. Another part of the project includes trenching for the wiring of the poles.

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