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City purchases SCS bus for fire department training purposes

The City of Shelbyville Board of Works and Public Safety approved the $1 purchase price of a school bus from Shelbyville Central Schools that will be used for training purposes by the Shelbyville Fire Department.

“I want to thank the school board for this opportunity here,” said Shelbyville Fire Chief Tony Logan at Tuesday’s Board of Works meeting at City Hall. “We don’t get a chance to see buses very often. Now we get a chance to work on a newer bus and physically dismantle one. It’s a great opportunity.”

The school board has already approved the transfer of ownership to the city.

In other Board of Works business Tuesday, the board accepted the retirement letter from police department detective Jason Brown, who is leaving the police force after 25 years to pursue another opportunity.

Brown still has vacation time accrued and will use that time into early 2022, according to police chief Mark Weidner, before his retirement is official.