The residents of Shelbyville have given their city council the green light to pass up to about $5.8 million worth of bonds to help the city refinance some of its current outstanding bonds, along with funding sewage system upgrades in the community.
Shelbyville mayor Jeff Johnson says while there are no dire sewage system upgrades necessary, their system is aging like many other municipalities. He says he’s thankful that residents understand the need to be proactive on these upgrades.
Johnson says the result of the vote shows how much residents care about the community not just now, but how it will be left for future generations.
Johnson says the city council is now looking into the most fiscally responsible ways to get the most of the possible money if the council does approve these bonds going forward.