Monday evening, Chillicothe Council heard from Brewer Heights residents about the proposed development at their entrance.
As council gave a second reading to an ordinance to allow Atomic Credit Union to connect a proposed new office to Limestone Boulevard at Western Avenue, they heard concerns about how it would worsen traffic there.
But Beth Neal said she will support it...after ODOT said it's pretty much impossible to get a traffic light on the US highway there, and she says who knows what might be built there if the credit union isn't.
She wants the city and credit union to work together to do what they can to make the intersection safer.
Neal says she wants more from the state highway department. She says they told her and Mayor Feeney they thought a traffic light would cause more traffic problems...but she wants to hear what ODOT CAN do.
The easement should be up for third and final vote next council session.
Council accepted a donation to go to the dogs.
Joel Fleurima saw his ordinance pass on first reading to accept $1,000 from McDonald's to buy supplies and equipment for Chillicothe Police K-9s. He says the police dogs are expensive, and any suport is appreciated.
Fleurima said the donation was unsolicited, and there are a few donors who help the city in this way.
Council also voted six-to-two to buy a sliver of land along the Yoctangee Park Annex, to keep control of it. Pat Patrick opposed that, saying the city is trying to dispose of other properties while planning to spend money on another big property.
And regarding that, Aaron Hines was more positive about buying the former Pepsi warehouse on East 7th Street, saying it now looks like the roof could last another 15 years instead of needing immediate replacement.
The ordinance to authorize that will be up for third and final vote next council session.
Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils and local culture