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Shelbyville’s annual repaving project should start next week, the perfect time as many residents will be leaving town and buses won’t be running because of Shelby County Public Schools’ fall break.
City Engineer/Public Works Director Jennifer Herrell told the council Thursday during its regular meeting at city hall that Flynn Brothers Contracting is scheduled to begin the work on Monday.
The council approved Flynn Brothers’ bid of $142,226.20 for the milling and repaving project that will include West View Drive, Comanche Drive, 870 feet of Seneca Road, Kentucky Street from the railroad to North 10th Street, Kentucky Street from Aspen Way, Kentucky to Henry Clay Street, and 3rd Street north to Washington Street.
“October 15 is the estimated start day,” Herrell said. “Of course, that is weather permitting, but that’s the date they said they’d like to begin. It should only take three or four days.”
Herrell also handed out flyers to the council members with an explanation of the Public Works’ Household Hazardous Waste project, a joint project with the county for Oct. 27 at 120 Midland Boulevard.
Herrell reported that she would be sending flyers out through the elementary schools to alert parents of the event, which is free to all Shelby County residents.
“You won’t even have to get out of your car,” she said. “We’ll have people there to get it, and dispose of it.”
Residents will be able to drop off workshop and paint supplies, outdoor pesticides, automotive products, cleaning products, lawn and garden products and other items for proper disposal.
The council passed on first reading the ordinance that would bring Simpsonville into the city/county tourism commission.
The new ordinance makes no other changes and includes the same 3 percent transient room tax as the former ordinance, which had to be repealed so Simpsonville could be added.
“So, I assume that Simpsonville will be making an appointment to the commission,” council member Shane Suttor asked Katie Fussenegger, Shelbyville/Shelby County Visitors & Tourism Bureau’s executive director.
“No, that’s all pretty much set through KRS statutes; we don’t have any say over that,” she said. “The city with the largest population gets an appointment, and the county gets an appointment, and the rest come from hotels, the chamber and a restaurant. But, in conversations with the judge [County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger], it’s likely that the county’s next appointment would come from the Simpsonville area to give them a voice.”
The ordinance will have a second reading at the meeting on Oct. 18.
Also at the meeting, the council members: