MEETING 03/30/15 (City Budget Approved, CPD Hire)
Approves Budget - Read Details
Mayor Chuck Haney presided over Monday
night's meeting. All council members but Third Ward Councilman Tom Douglas were present. Douglas, however, participated through conference call. The budget passed with a 5-0 vote. No one from the public spoke during the public hearing for the budget.
Prior to the 2015-16 budget hearing, the council approved an ordinance amending the 2014-15 budget.
Also Monday evening, the council approved yearly service contracts with the Grand River Area Family YMCA in the amount of $14,500, Summer Playground Association in the amount of $13,000; Chillicothe Area Arts Council in the amount of $1,500, Main Street Chillicothe in the amount of $28,000, Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce in the amount of $5,150, Small Business Technology and Development Center in the amount of $5,000, Humane Society in the amount of $72,304 (plus fees), OATS in the amount of $10,000, and Rumery and Associates in the amount of $36,000 (this amount will be split equally among Chillicothe Municipal Utilities, FEC Development, Inc., and Chillicothe Development Corporation with each entity paying $9,000).
Hired as Chillicothe's New Police Officer
April 1, 2015
Joshua Miller, 26, will begin his training and official duties as a Chillicothe Police Department Officer on April 14, 2015. Miller was employed following a 4-0 vote (Councilman Tom Douglas had an excused absence) by the city council in an executive session following Monday
night's regular meeting. Miller was recommended for employment by Chief of Police Rick Knouse and City Administrator Ike Holland. Miller is currently employed by the City of Trenton Police Department and following his two-week notice will begin work with the Chillicothe department. He has past law enforcement experience as an officer with the Emporia,
Kansas, Police Department and was a campus officer at Missouri Southern University when the tornado struck Joplin several years ago and he did work security and clean-up following the tornado. The new Chillicothe officer was in the U.S. Army and has been with the Trenton department for the past 1
1/2 years where he also served as a DARE Officer. The Chillicothe department is still short one officer and will continue to advertise and interview possible