The Citizens for Better Government and the Vigo County Taxpayers Association held the meeting to consider the possible benefits of a needs assessment study.
Shahadey must also spend two years on supervised release.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $178,500 to Terre Haute to improve public housing in the area.
The money is part of a statewide grant program and will go toward rehabilitating roads in the downtown area.
Last week, council members tabled a vote on a jail proposal after three hours of public comment. A new meeting date for the vote has not been set.
Several large parties that spiraled out of control are sparking a crackdown by Terre Haute and Indiana State University police.
At a meeting Tuesday night, council members looked at areas in the 2018 budget with increased spending, to evaluate possible ways to cut those costs.
Vigo County taxpayers will have to wait a little while longer to see if they’ll have to pay a higher local income tax to help fund a new jail.
A quarter percent of the increase is temporary, and meant to pay for a proposed $60 million county jail.
The City of Terre Haute has been added to a federal lawsuit alleging "pay to play" in a sludge-to-diesel contract the city entered into.