Chillicothe City Council members will gather for their final regular meeting tonight (Monday) before a new term begins.
As part of their meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m., the council members will consider an ordinance accepting last Tuesday’s election results. The only change on the council, reflected in last week’s election, is the addition of Fourth Ward Councilman Paul Howard. He will be filling the position most recently held by Pam Jarding, who chose not to seek re-election.
In other business tonight, the council will consider authorizing a request from Hedrick Medical Center to build a building on the new hospital site. The hospital, through Saint Luke’s Hospital of Chillicothe, is requesting authorization to place a 50-feet by 60-feet metal building on the site of the new hospital. The building will be placed in the rear of the facility, in the northeast corner of the property near the existing golf course metal building. The architect firm, HWA, has worked with Hedrick to select colors that will be complimentary to the hospital color scheme.
The building will be used as a maintenance/storage facility. It will be used to store outdoor equipment, parts and supplies, hospital records and other equipment/supplies used by the hospital. The storage facility concept became a necessity during the design phase of the project as developers removed square footage from the hospital footprint to get the project within budget.