CHILLICOTHE, Mo. – The Chillicothe City Council meeting Monday, November 30, 2015, was a standing room only affair as many members from the

It was standing room only Monday, November 30, 2015 as members from the local senior center awaited a decision on a major repair project.

It was standing room only Monday, November 30, 2015 as members from the local senior center awaited a decision on a major repair project.

local senior center were present to hear from council on a request made for the property of the Grand River Multi-Purpose Center.

A large ditch behind the center is falling in and needs work. Residents are asking the city to help place riprap in the ditch.

Streets Supervisor Barry Arthur says it will not be simple or cheap, due to a single issue in the ditch.

City Administrator Ike Holland then turned to the council for direction on three possibilities.

Council felt they needed to get a better handle on the scope of the project and decided to consult the city engineer. Once the details for repair are known, council will decide whether to move forward or not.

Another issue was council’s decision to commit or not to help build an additional access street to the high school campus, if the district decides to put all grades at that location.

A notice was sent out seeking comment from the public and each council member’s personal phone number was published.

Councilman at Large David Moore reported on what his constituents said.

Only two council members reported more no votes then support for the project. The council voted and the commitment was approved 3-2. The city will only put funds toward the road if the R-II District and Education Foundation decide to expand the campus in the future.

The city committed to no more than $300,000 for the project.

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