A hot button topic in Shelbyville has been the condition of the Chautauqua building. City Commissioner of Public Property Gib Smart says money for renovations to the building have been lacking, and until a solid fund-raising effort can raise a significant amount to go towards the renovations, he doesn't see the city spending money on the project.
Smart appeared on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show Live from our Downtown Shelbyville studios, and discussed the building among other issues surrounding the city. Gib shared that fund-raising efforts have been disappointing, and haven't mustered the funds needed to repair the facility.
Shelbyville simply doesn't have the funds available to focus on the Chautauqua building over other infrastructure projects.
Gib also discussed several other projects the city is working on, including upgrades to the aquatics center, including painting the large slide at the center.