April Shelby County Council Recap

Bob Marrett (Past President), Bob Thieneman, Jr. (HBAL President), Gary Tapp (Electric City), John Miranda (Past President), Tom Doyle (Shelbyville Water-Speaker), David Turner (Carpet Specialist-Sponsor), Denise Duncan (Carpet Specialist), Chad Turner (Carpet Specialist), Derek Smothers (Chairman of Shelby County Council)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Shelby County Council gathered at Claudia Sanders on April 9 to hear speaker Tom Doyle, Manager of the Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Commission. Carpet Specialists sponsored the meeting, represented by David Turner. We gave away two gift certificates for Claudia Sanders at the meeting, and the winners were Kevin Pollard from Architectural Window-Door/Finish Design Woodworking and Bob Duggins, Registered Builder.

Torrey Smith of Torrey Smith Realty Co., LLC gave an update on Shelby County real estate and distributed sales statistics for the past 24 months.

The Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Commission is a seven-person board that oversees the distribution of water in Shelby County. The Chairman, Mayor Tom Hardesty, and the commission work with City Council and Judge Rothenburger to operate the 6-million-gallons-a-day plant. Their objective is to work well with developers, to do things right the first time and to give cost savings to the county residents. The commission is largely funded by state grants, and former senator Gary Tapp was able to secure several solid grants when he was in office. They are currently seeking to receive more available grant funds to complete current projects. The commission attempts to think long-term when they are planning, and the water infrastructure is already in place for the future. The plant has a 2.9-million-gallon capacity and is only using 1.7 million gallons which means there’s room for them to grow. Five years ago, the commission was experiencing an average of 350 new customers each year. In 2012, they had 50-60 new customers. There is hope to connect with Louisville through Shelbyville and onto Frankfort.

Our next meeting will be held on June 4th.