The city and county have found a way to move forward...with the "Moving Ohio Forward" grant - and hiring and labor issues persist.
Getting more summer help for the city is being slowed by disagreements. Alicia Gray reported that her Human Resources committee discussed the situations, but could not act on them.
She said they looked at three legislation requests - the first for summer help for Parks & Rec and City Services. She said it was tabled because of a pending labor issue - a grievance has been filed.
Nancy Ames says the city and county won grant money at the start of the year, from a state program to tear down eyesores...but didn't get or have funds to manage it. So the county has agreed to use some of their staff to do the necessary procedures.
Because the money has to be spent by the end of this year, the process is moving along quickly.
The "Moving Ohio Forward" program is funded from a lawsuit against "predatory lenders."
Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils