Service Director John Ankrom saw an ordinance pass with a couple shortcuts to replace a flatbed truck sold in November.
For the more than $10,000 price tag, council had to give permission and waive competitive bidding to get it bought with 2012 funds.
Ankrom said the truck that was sold gave the city a surprisingly good return - it was bought in 1988 for $900, and was sold in 2012 for $750.
Council also approved installing new, automated controls for the city wastewater treatment plant, to replace manual controls original to the 1970s facility. They should cost $100,000 to $150,000, and be installed by spring.
Councilman Mike Logan made sure one ordinance was read in entirety: an assessment to clean other people's messes.
Cleaning trash and weeds is paid for by the city, then the bill attached to property taxes, to hopefully be paid...sometime.
Logan said he feels owners who force the city to clean their properties need to have at least that spotlight, on city television.
Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils