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Result of paving project leaves Shelbyville resident frustrated

An overlay project has created a problem for a Shelbyville resident.

Following water line work and asphalt paving along Elm Street, Linda Fox lost the curb in front of her residence at 615 Elm St. (photo)

Without the curb, cars are parking on her front yard without the curb to keep it from happening.

Parking is only allowed along the side of Elm St. where Fox resides. She vented her frustration Tuesday morning at the city’s Board of Works meeting.

“All I want is a curb,” reiterated Fox.

Mayor Tom DeBaun, who is one of three members of the Board of Works, expressed his frustration with fixing the situation without repaving Elm Street again. DeBaun also promised Fox that the situation will continue to be worked on to create a positive solution.

In other Board of Works business Tuesday:

  • Awarded the Miller St. paving bid to Schutte Excavating, based in Greensburg, Ind., for $483,775. The project will run along Miller St. from Washington St. to Penn St.
  • Issued orders to appear for owners of four nuisance properties around the city.
  • Opened bids for the Jackson Street reconstruction project that ranged from $95,000 to $192,500. Seven bids were taken under advisement. The city engineer’s cost estimation was $143,570.
  • Approved road closures for the St. Joe Festival, which will run from May 10-13.

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