CHILLICOTHE, MO – A workshop preceding a regular council meeting Monday, will be held next week by Chillicothe city officials to discuss the possibility of altering its form of government.
The city administrator advised council in July to explore the possibility in the event population rises above 10,000. At that point, certain state statutes would go into effect, requiring the adoption of a board of eight aldermen, instead of the current five council members. City Administrator, Darin Chappell indicated that change, and others, may be impractical, unnecessary, and expensive. One alternative includes the possibility of changing the city’s status as a special charter city, to a home-rule charter, which would reduce the amount of outside legislative interference in city affairs.