Chillicothe Council to Consider Stop Signs, Hears Other Developments

Chillicothe Council discussed the possibility of stop signs, and heard updates on many issues under development, Monday evening. 

Engineering chair Dave Tatman said his committee is responding to complaints of speeders on Allen Avenue.  If you didn't know it, your speed is being recorded by the new speed limit signs that show your speed...though your identity is not. 

Tatman said that after the data comes in, he has no qualms to recommend stop signs on the street to slow traffic.

And, Tatman is awaiting more information on making downtown Second Street two-way before his committee can progress on it. 

He says the consideration to turn the intersection of Paint and Second into a four-way stop will make the project much less expensive by avoiding upgrading the traffic signaling. 

Development chair Beth Neal said her committee had revised the food truck ordinance, and she hopes to have it on the agenda, next session. 

After the ACLU complained about the city's panhandling ordinance, Jean Kerney said the police report that they don't even apply that law, since others cover the the city could probably get rid of it to avoid a lawsuit. 

Kerney also said she had no update on the antidiscrimination ordinance, and she sees no way to address it before carrying it over to next year. 

Council approved creating an Operations Manager in the Transit Department, but will wait to fund it with a new, and smaller, updated appropriation. 

Lana Fairchild said she hopes to have an ordinance ready next session for new contracts with the non-bargaining city employees. 

And, Mayor Luke Feeney said the city is making progress with reorganizing city policies on parking citations...even though it may be an unfunded mandate that forces the city to involve more personnel in the process. 

Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils and local culture


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