Chillicothe Council reviewed deer bowhunting and the "40 & 8 fish stand."
Parks & Recreation chair Tom Trutschel heard support by the local game warden - and no complaints by the police department - about the addition of crossbow hunting this year.
Again, Trutschel pointed out the under-count of harvested deer...and of deer-car accidents. After the delay in allowing the season to start last year, he expects things to go smoothly now.
hear Tom Trutschel on deer hunting this year with crossbows
More time was spend in discussion about where to let the "40 & 8" fish stand go.
Council member Nancy Ames analyzed the 1984 lease, noting that the group had been there since 1920, before it was even city property. Bruce Arnold presented some options, including adding to the thought that the site should be cleared for the amphitheater proposed in the 1993 park master plan. Some pointed out the lack of handicap access because of the rebuilding of the park entryway. Former state representative Ray Pryor complained that the city has lost donations from the group because of the holdups.
After the veterans group demolished their circa 1984 building just inside the Paint Street entrance to Yoctangee Park in 2010, they say they have been frustrated by city inaction.
The commander of the philanthropic 40 & 8 group, Neil Miller, listed the four options the group had voted for: One was to build on five parking places at former Riverside Street. Two is to rebuild on the original location. Three was to get a trailer, and four was to give up.
Trutschel figures it'll be option two. But he says there can't be a rush with controversial legislation, so it will go all three readings.
40 & 8 fish stand, Neil Miller, veterans, Chillicothe Council
hear Tom Trutschel on the discussion about the 40 & 8 fish stand
Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils