Chillicothe City Council met in council chambers Monday night. Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to city administrator Ike Holland:
With a relatively light agenda, a discussion regarding paying off the bowling alley obligations took center stage. “By paying off the bowling alley in the next three years, instead of by approximately 2031, we will save the city $280,000 in interest,”said Holland,” So it was discovered when we looked at our capital improvement funds up to 2025, that it would be to our advantage for us to pay that off now.”
Holland estimated that the payoff is approximately $900,000. The council gave their consensus to enter into a pre-payment plan with the lender. In other business, the board heard discussion regarding changes to the fireworks ordinance. It has been proposed to allow residents to shoot fireworks on Labor Day due to the drought that cancelled that activity on July 4th. The board tabled this discussion until next month when a formal ordinance will be presented. Council also entered into an agreement with All-State Consultants for on-call engineering services. According to Holland, the company was chosen based upon qualifications, proximity to Chillicothe, and the types of projects they have handled in the past.