Mayor Luke Feeney expands on topics after Chillicothe Council.
Council was halfway through appropriating funds for summer city jobs...as the grass grows rapidly. The mayor said the city is considering appropriating funds for seasonal help differently, as well as the overall budget.
He said the income tax at very end of year changes budget factors, so he suggested council adopt the strategy of a temporary budget for the first three months, then redo the numbers for a permanent budget.
Feeney said all the seasonal positions are posted on the city website, as well as an IT specialist.
He also mentioned changes in the fire department, congratulating retiring assistant fire chief Steve Gallagher, and new assistant chief Aaron Knotts...but warning Knotts he has big shoes to fill.
And with the impending expansion of the Western and Plyley avenue intersection, Feeney pointed out the city cobbled together funds to pay their share of the sidewalk, and make it possible. He said that is going out for bids in May.
Feeney mentioned work could start any time on the Woodbridge Avenue culvert.
Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils