Lieutenant Tracy Bradley, flanked by Larry Warren of the American Legion on the left and Chief Darrell Wright on the right, was honored with the recognition of being the Missouri State Firefighter of the Year at Monday evening's meeting.

Lieutenant Tracy Bradley, flanked by Larry Warren of the American Legion on the left and Chief Darrell Wright on the right, was honored with the recognition of being the Missouri State Firefighter of the Year at Monday evening’s meeting.

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. – During the meeting of the Chillicothe City Council Monday, March 14, 2016, Larry Warren with the American Legion presented a distinguished emergency worker with a distinct honor. Warren explained how a local Firefighter earned the recognition.

Lieutenant Tracy Bradley has been with the Chillicothe Fire Department for nearly 18 years according to Fire Chief Darrell Wright.

Also part of the regular session, an annual service report was given by Jessica Trussell, County Program Director with the University of Missouri Extension – Livingston County.

The council also approved several contracts pertaining to city services, concessions at Chilli Bay, supplies for the parks dept., concrete for the sidewalk project and auditing services.

A ordinance was taken up that was not listed on the agenda specifically, but City Administrator Ike Holland informed council that the completion of the Chilli Bay Water Park was possible.

At dispute in December was an additional amount of money needed beyond the $99,000 in the public fund for a slide to finish the popular attraction. Mr. Holland stated City Attorney Robert Cowherd contacted him recently and asked if the administrator could contact the contractor and get some of the costs lowered.

The builder agreed and Mr. Cowherd informed council that local foundations would supply the extra funds needed. The ordinance passed unanimously.

Council will gather for the second session of March on the 28th at 6:30 p.m. in chambers of City Hall, 725 Washington St.

For more information, minutes of proceedings and other information about the community of Chillicothe, log onto the city’s website.