Council heard about two issues NOT on the agenda...yet.
Regulating livestock in the city - at least chickens - is a work in-progress. Chair of Community Affairs Beth Neal says she met with citizens a few weeks ago concerned about animals too close to homes.
But Neal said her committee is reassessing the proposed legislation, after 4-H members and their families were concerned it would prevent them from having projects.
So she is waiting to hear from their guides, OSU Extension Agents, on recommendations.
The ordinance would allow the extension agents to help monitor cleanliness or noise, and give tips...or intervene.
Bill Bonner says city trash service is a commitment that needs to be honored, and the city needs to act now on the $100,000 its collected in higher trash fees to replace three ailing trash trucks.
He said that interest rates might rise any time...and, there's little chance the city would give up this duty - it's been looked at three or four times in the last three years, and it always appears to be cheaper in-house.
He says he has a self-imposed deadline of July first to act. But because of the backlog for trucks, they won't be ready for about two months.
And, the Chillicothe Auditor suggests taking advantage of the tax amnesty that council just enacted...because when it ends in August, collections will aggressive and thorough.
Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils