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CITY COUNCIL MEETING 08/25/14 (Demolition Update, City Dog Park, Bear Naming)

City Dog Park Plan Advances

Council members on Monday approved the purchase and installation of a fence - the first step to establishing a dog park. Three contractors submitted bids for the project, and city officials approved Case Contracting's bid in the amount of $16,891. The bid was for approximately 1,050 linear feet of black chain link fence for the proposed Tina Mapel Memorial Dog Park located at Mills Park near Boehner and Clay Streets in the southwest area of Chillicothe. The fence is to be installed in October and will be paid for through the city's park fund. Equipping the park with items such as dog exercise equipment, benches, and signage will come from donated funds.

Mayor Chuck Haney presided over Monday night's meeting with the full council present.

Also Monday evening, the council approved a contractor for the demolition of dilapidated houses and approved the name of "Livingston" as the result of a contest to name the newly-carved bear at Simpson Park.

Dilapidated Structures to be Razed in City
August 26, 2014

The demolition of 21 dilapidated houses will begin this fall. Council members approved a contract with Red Rock for building demolition in the amount of $78,000. Of the five bids submitted, three companies bid on every structure, while two bid on individual structures. Green Hills Regional Planning Commission is the grant administrator for this project. It is being funded through a Community Development Block Grant, cash funds, and in-kind work by the city, and private property owners participating in the demolition by paying $500. Work is likely to begin by mid-September, 2014. The asbestos abatement contractor is currently in Chillicothe removing asbestos from 12 of the houses on the list. Because the project is demolition only, contractors are not required to pay prevailing wage. Houses on the list are: 915 Walnut, 436 Jackson, 20 Clay, 910 Woodward, 1115 Locust, 1016 Clay, 1114B Monroe, 410 Third, 907 Easton, 1005 Normal, 230 Madison, 525 East Bridge, 505 Cowgill, 517 Cowgill, 423 Cowgill, 427 Cowgill, 1024 Broadway, 734 Missouri, 918 Calhoun, 516 Graves.

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