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Board of Works approves downtown street closures in August

Downtown Shelbyville will become a little tougher to traverse in August.


The north and south ends of the Public Square require curb work that will force N. Harrison Street to be closed from Aug. 2 through Aug. 23, according to city engineer Matt House at Tuesday morning’s Board of Works meeting.


Only northbound traffic will be closed off to allow new curbs to be completed.


Traffic will need to use Broadway St. going east to Vine St. which can then access Walker St. to avoid the necessary work that is part of the downtown renovation project that is expected to be completed in November.


Mayor Tom DeBaun, who is part of the Board of Works, also expressed the need to contact the transportation department at Shelbyville Central Schools to discuss downtown bus routes during that time period.


In other board business, three orders to appear were approved for nuisance properties at 329 E. Mechanic St., 52 Mildred St., and 717 Second St.


The board also approved the euthanization of a pit bull that bit a 4-year-old boy at Shelby’s Crest & Landing, 753 Shelbys Crest.


Pit bulls are not allowed at the complex, according to a management representative for Shelby’s Crest, unless a physician’s note states the dog is a support or service animal.


The animal has a history of an aggressive nature.


Board of Works member David Finkel also visited the dog at the Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter and stated “it was not exactly friendly.”


The animal shelter deemed the dog not adoptable.