Auditor Luke Feeney spoke, and Nancy Ames and Tom Trutschel also gave updates.
Chillicothe Council had an hour-long chat on financial matters before a brief council session.
Newly appointed auditor Luke Feeney reported that the end of the year was less worrisome than expected, with a respectable carryover - and that the beginning of the year is cautionary.
Feeney said financial issues were aired out very well in the committee meeting, and they had a good conversation.
He also mentioned that Moody's called...but the financial rating company was just checking in, and Feeney did not expect much change, if any, from the city's very high rating.
Either way, he said some of the city's short-term debt could be refinanced to take advantage of current rates.
Mayor Jack Everson has also discussed making a long-range financial plan with Feeney...while also handling the short-term.
Nancy Ames gave an update of the progress of the planned truck stop at 1111 East Main Street. They got six sign variances last week, and should get plat approval this Wednesday.
That should be the last hurdle, and construction can begin soon - in March or early April.
Nancy Ames also gave an update on the trees damaged by the emerald ash borer that were cut down Monday in Yoctangee Park.
Fourteen trees were removed with cooperation among AEP, the tree commission, the city, Asplundh, and Glatfelter - who was invited, and got about a truckload of usable lumber.
Remaining logs will be made available soon, but if you want the larger logs, plan to break a sweat - no power tools will be permitted in the park.
Parks & Recreation chair Tom Trutschel also mentioned a committee meeting where there will be discussion on possibly leasing the city pool, to get it operation this summer. It'll be 4pm Wednesday.
Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils