In a short session delayed from the Monday holiday, on Tuesday evening Chillicothe Council finally allowed more seasonal hirings for the city.
Lana Fairchild saw her ordinance pass on third reading to appropriate almost $300,000 for Parks & Recreation and other departments.
She said the city already has some summer help, thanks to increased budgeting by mayor Luke Feeney, so they could wait all three reads to pass this legislation.
One position funded will cover nuisance duties filled by a retiring council member. Pat Patrick will not seek reelection, and she has been doing much of the paperwork for the process. So Fairchild says the police department accepted the creation of a seasonal position to start filling those duties.
Fairchild said the city also needed extra employees to mow nuisance properties.
Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils and local culture