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No change to leadership structure of Shelbyville Common Council

The Shelbyville Common Council will continue in 2022 with the same leadership structure.

At the first meeting of 2022 Monday night at City Hall, Rob Nolley was approved as President. Brian Asher was nominated and approved as Vice President. And Mike Johnson was approved as Reader of the ordinances and resolutions.

All three held the same positions in 2021.

Nathan Willis asked to step down as the council’s appointment to the Tourism Board, citing scheduling conflicts. Scott Furgeson offered to replace Willis and was approved.

The council approved a Memorandum of Understanding with the Youth Assistance Program (YAP) it helps fund.

YAP is co-funded by the city of Shelbyville and Shelby County. Monday’s approval stated the city will cover half of the operating costs not to exceed $65,000.

The memorandum was already approved by the Shelby County Commissioners and the Shelby County Council, according to city attorney Jennifer Meltzer.

The city was handed an oversized check for $46,610 representing a rebate check from its energy savings contract. Solar panels have been installed around the city and new light fixtures were added in many of the city’s buildings.

There was no discussion where the rebate funds will be utilized.

Tyson Conrady was the only council member not in attendance. He attempted to attend virtually but was unable to get a connection to participate in the meeting.

The Common Council consists of Rob Nolley and Brian Asher – both at large representatives, Joanne Bowen (1st ward), Nathan Willis (2nd ward), Mike Johnson (3rd ward), Scott Furgeson (4th ward) and Tyson Conrady (5th ward).

Mayor Tom DeBaun oversees the council meetings but is not a member of  the council.

The council meets at City Hall, 44 W. Washington St. (photo), twice monthly on the first and third Mondays at 7 p.m. and 8:30 a.m., respectively.