Chillicothe Council was tidying up for the end of this year...and making plans for the new year.
But Council spent as much time in executive session as the public session. Utilities chair Pat Patrick requested the closed-door meeting, which included the law director, and lasted an hour.
Council re-issued $1.9 million dollars of bonds for the new municipal court building - as well as approved grant applications for street construction and a paratransit plan.
They balked, however, at a $3,333 payment to their own insurance company...avoiding reading that ordinance for the second time.
Mayor Everson said it was the city's one-third share of a losing lawsuit by a man who had to be restrained by officers of the highway patrol and Sheriff's department, after a scuffle in municipal court, and was taken one block to the jail...in a city cruiser.
Council members said they had been told little to none about the payment, and wanted to hear from the law director.
Council also moved their next session to the 17th, instead of Christmas eve.
Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils