Council passed two resolutions to help get the Carlisle work started, and plan to complain to the state.
Engineering chair Dave Tatman saw his two resolutions passed to help get Carlisle Building renovation started.
He said the Chesler Group had asked for a promise of parking spaces so they could finalize getting financing...but the legislation is not too binding, or specific.
One provides for angled public parking on Paint Street. The other offers 60 parking spaces for lease to Chesler, but they may or may not be behind old City Hall. Tatman said he had the specific addresses removed to allow some flexibility when the decision finally has to be made.
Two public speakers complained about leasing city parking while other parking issues remain. Two council members voted against the parking lease.
One resolution not yet passed is a complaint to the state.
Draft House Bill 5 in the General Assembly would simplify and standardize local income tax due dates...but small towns like Chillicothe feel that it also "imposes unfunded mandates and a substantial loss of revenue."
Finance chair Jeremy Siberell says council is reminding the state that Chillicothe has already lost about a million dollars over the last two years from having the estate tax and local government funds cut.
The resolution started out as 42 pages, but has been slimmed down to three.
Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils