Shelbyville employees go without pay as township goes without supervisor
Shelbyville Township can't pay its employees because the township supervisor resigned and Democrats haven't replaced him, according to a report from the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW).
Per statute, the township supervisor is the only office in the local government that can process payments for employees. Supervisor Steve Shoaf was re-elected in April, but just before the beginning of his new term, Shoaf resigned at a board meeting.
Jim Miller, second vice president of the Shelby County Democrats, applied and was appointed to the position at a board meeting on June 5, but then changed his mind and refused the appointment a day later, the ECW said.
The ECW called the situation a stunning lack of consideration of the township’s employees by Shoaf, who should have known the difficulties his sudden resignation would create, and Miller, who should not have applied for the position if he wasn't interested.