SHELBY — Shelby Village approved the sale of Lot 4 on Industrial Park Drive in Shelby at its Tuesday, Nov 12 regular council meeting.

Lot 3, the location of Valley SP Land, LLC (DBA Valley City Metal Products Inc) is just south of Lot 4, a lot approximately 120-by-300 ft. Valley City Metals is owned by David Beckman of Shelby.

Realtor Larry Byl presented the sale information to the council saying, “When I was village president in 1994, Jim Frank Sr, the former owner of Valley City Metals, purchased Lot 5 (the lot just south of the Shelby Optimist Club) from Shelby Village, thinking that was the lot immediately next door, however, at that time the plat was new and the legal description for Lot 3 was still a “metes and bounds” description (irregular in shape and size). The Beckmans have offered to purchase Lot 4 from the village for $2,500 with the idea of possibly expanding the business in the future. Due to the type of lot this parcel is and the fact that it is not usable by the village, I recommend the village accept this offer.”

Council member Andy Near commented, “Twenty-five hundred dollars doesn’t seem like a lot of money, however, given the lot’s size and the work that will be needed to make it a usable property, who else is going to buy it?”

“I estimate it could take $10,000 to just push the stumps out and haul fill in,” said Byl.

The entire council voted in favor of the sale and welcome Valley City’s possible expansion in the future.

The Parks and Recreation Board would like to remind residents to help with the development of the 2020-2025 Parks & Recreation Plan by completing the parks survey found on the village’s Facebook page. In addition there will be a Parks, Recreation & Buildings Committee Meeting Nov. 25, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the village hall. The public is invited to attend and give input on its vision for Shelby’s parks and other possible parks and rec projects for the future.

The 2020-2025 draft of the Parks & Recreation Plan will be available from Dec. 2, through Jan. 3, for public inspection and review. A public hearing has been scheduled for Jan. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Shelby Village Hall to take comments on the 2020-2025 Parks & Recreation Plan and for the council to consider the plan.