A representative of the "Soldiers' Monumental Organization of Pickaway County" asked council to pass a resolution to support listing the Civil War monument in Forest Cemetery as a landmark.
Local historian and speaker Warren Gentzel says it's needing some help to last another century and more, and a listing would help to get funds to repair it.
After about 125 years, it's leaning about three degrees and has cracks and bullet holes in it.
He also pointed out it is a remnant of an earlier landmark, the 19th century classical styled courthouse that was replaced about 1880. And, the monument is outstanding in the state...literally. He said it's the tallest - unless someone's built one more than 50 feet tall since then.
Gentzel is also helping with a Revolutionary War monument beside it that may be dedicated July 4th.
The large historic Forest Cemetery is near the north edge of town, on Court Street.
One council member recommended asking the downtown Historic District Review Board to take the listing under its authority.
Council also tweaked some city budgets, and made annual authorization of use of public spaces for the Pumpkin Show, Farmer's Markets, and Third Thursdays.
Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils