In Chillicothe Council Monday evening, two seasonal jobs were extended just a little longer.
Pat Patrick asked to keep a couple employees just a little longer in city utilities. She said the two have installed 700 of the 1,500 water/sewer meters that were ordered this year, so give them another 15 weeks to finish the job.
Patrick says they are finishing a job lasting more than a decade. The city has more than 10,000 meters and are almost done with the replacements.
A speaker in in Chillicothe Council Monday evening warned against "smart meters."
Beverly Miles said the new kind of electronic electric meter is a health hazard. She says they are computers that make microwave radio transmissions far more often that the average cell phones, which is cumulative with all the other electromagnetic pollution in the average house.
Miles says AEP wants to replace all analog meters with the so-called "smart meters." She says she retired from being a nurse and is chronically ill with Lupus, and is concerned with more and more electromagnetic pollution. She 10% of the population is sensitive to it.
There's also concerns about the meters gathering data.
Miles says to get educated, and do not consent to the new meters. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils and local culture