Both the hospital and aquatic park projects were discussed at the Chillicothe City Council’s Monday night meeting.  Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to city administrator Ike Holland:

Ike Holland

“On Monday, the council approved the documents necessary to work through the IDA that will be the financial tool to start the construction loan for the new hospital and lay the documents that will be needed for the closing that we are anticipating on the 18th of July,” said Holland.

Council also approved a contract with an engineering and design team from Water’s Edge Aquatic Design.  The group presented two concept designs for the city’s proposed water park.  In the weeks ahead, final design and feature decisions will made regarding the facility.  Once that is complete, a finalized proposal will be made to the council for their consideration.

In other business, local fireworks stand owner, Mike Sensenich, appeared before the group and asked that they consider a permanent alternative date for shooting fireworks when 4th of July festivities are postponed due to unforeseen circumstances, such as dry conditions this year.  The council tabled the discussion, but expressed their favor of the idea.  A proposal for the revision of the current ordinance will be prepared for the next meeting.  If approved, residents will be allowed to shoot fireworks over the Labor Day holiday when not allowed to do so in July.