Now the Auditor's department needs a software update, and the new yard sale regulations were passed in Chillicothe Council.
After complaints of some yard sales becoming perennial flea markets, it was suggested to allow four yard sales a year instead of only two...but with increasing fees of $5, $10, $15, $20.
But after backlash for seemingly punishing people for the first two sales, Dustin Proehl said the Service Committee settled for different rates of $5, $5, $20, $20.
But enforcement by police is also easier.
The new ordinance should take effect after 30 days, and permits are available at the Auditor's Office.
Auditor Luke Feeney said his department's software has reached the end of its lifespan. He said the hardware has been updated, but not the software - which is still monochrome MS-DOS style.
It processes payroll, and the quarterly report for council - which was unavailable for this session...because even after running all weekend, it still wasn't finished.
Feeney has looked into options: using the same company that the water department has bought from, or a newer software suite from the same old company.
But it will still take six to 12 months to complete the process.
Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils