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CITY COUNCIL MEETING 12/28/15 (Firefighter Hire, City Finances, City Attorney)

City Finances Discussed by Council
December 30, 2015

A workshop of the Chillicothe City Council was held Monday evening in the conference room of City Hall before the council met at their regular meeting in the Council Chambers of City Hall at 6:30 p.m. In the workshop, city finances were discussed. It was reported that the amount of fines collected through the court system this year is on track. Last year , by March, $48,000 was collected through fines; and this year, $45,000 has been raised so far.

Green Hills Golf Course finances were also discussed. City Administrator, Ike Holland, said the golf course experienced a reduction in play due to a large amount of rain this year, therefore, the revenue was down. Though the day players revenue was down, season passes were up overall and maintenance expenses were down due to buying new mowers. However, revenue is down overall. Holland said they will see how the next three months go and revisit the topic at a later date.

It was scheduled for Jeff Arp with MIRMA to present the council with a grant. This appearance was postponed to next month due to bad road conditions. MIRMA provides the City of Chillicothe with liability and property coverage.

Also during the regular meeting, Adam Warren's contract was renewed, and Mary Turner was reappointed to the Board of Public Works. Mayor Chuck Haney presided over the meeting.

New Firefighter / EMT hired
December 30, 2015

A new paid-by-call Firefighter/EMT was employed in an executive session of the city council held following its regular meeting Monday evening at City Hall. In a roll call vote following a motion by Councilman Reed Dupy and a second by Councilman Tom Douglas, the council voted 4-0 to employ Joshua Dennis. Councilman-at-Large David Moore was absent from the session. Fire Chief Darrell Wright made the recommendation to the city council in the executive session. Chief Wright said that Dennis received his fire fighter certification and his emergency medical training from Grand River Technical School. The 32-year-old is married, and he and his wife, Angel, are the parents of four children.

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