Council heard warnings about the numbers, and barely allowed a restricted parking space.
In his annual report, City Auditor Tom Spetnagel Jr. cautioned council about this year's planned budget numbers. There is only about $100,000 of unappropriated funds wiggle-room out of an $18,000,000 budget.
He said if anything might come up mid-year, the city will have to be creative and aggressive about funds.
hear Chillicothe Auditor Tom Spetnagel caution council about the this years budget
Council President Alan Davis also gave financial advice in a handout that he partly wrote, cautioning about how the federal budget can impact the city.
hear Council President Alan Davis caution about how federal budget can impact city
read Council President Alan Davis' PDF stats about how federal budget can impact city
Council barely approved a limited street parking spot for the accounting firm at Paint and 7th streets. New member Dave Tatman said he voted no because the business should be able to take care of it off-street, and new member Alicia Gray says she voted no because it wasn't enough to do the job.
But they did get the parking spot...in a five-to-four vote.
hear new council member Dave Tatman explain no on limited street parking spot
hear new council member Alicia Gray explain no on limited street parking spot
Mayor Everson also explained that he ordered a "traffic blitz" for the police to patrol tougher, because of the high number of accidents this year.
Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils