Council split park fees with pool, and hired new water meter installers.
Half of all city park rental fees will now go towards operating the city pool - and this will be retroactive to the beginning of the year. Tom Trutschel said he had wanted to do this for a while, and the city auditor said this was a good example of what he had suggested as "creative funding solutions."
Trutschel has said this will not cover all the costs of the pool, but will help a good deal.
The water department got $22,000 to hire two temporary part-time employees to continue installing "radio read meters." Pat Patrick agreed these devices will end up as labor-savers, and will allow accurate billing every month.
Mayor Everson clarified the change in how the city is seeking delinquent water bills. He said the city will no longer go after very old bills, like from 10 to 15 years ago, often where the property has changed hands. He said these are a small fraction of the money the city is seeking.
Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils