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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • New fire truck purchase, block grant application on city agenda

  • Chillicothe City Council members will address a number of items when they gather for their regular meeting Monday evening at City Hall.
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  • Chillicothe City Council members will address a number of items when they gather for their regular meeting Monday evening at City Hall. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall.
    Among the items up for discussion will be the consideration of bids for a fire rescue apparatus (fire truck). The bid submitted by Rosenbauer South Dakota, LLC, in the amount of $364,987 is expected to be accepted. It will be a 2014 Freightliner M2106 4x4 chassis. This new truck will replace an existing fire department truck.
    Assistant Codes Enforcement Officer Tammi Venneman will present information regarding the city's application for grant money to demolish dilapidated homes. Among items to be considered are approvals for a grant administrator, asbestos inspections and asbestos abatement, contingent upon the grant award. Venneman will also present a resolution stating the city's intent to seek funding through the Community Development Block Grant program and the city's commitment of funds and in-kind materials.
    Mayor Chuck Haney is slated to appoint a city representative to the Chillicothe Main Street Board of Directors.
    City Administrator Ike Holland will lead discussion regarding the Festival of Lights arch at Simpson Park. There was some concern raised several months ago that the arch did not aesthetically fit with the park during the Festival of Lights' off-season. Members of the Festival of Lights organization will present information regarding the archway.
    Holland, on Monday, will also discuss with council members the future of Friends of The Golf Course's finances. Plans are to keep that money segregated and to use it only for improvements at the golf course. Funds raised through the Friends of the Golf Course have been used in the past to construct cart paths and add benches at Green Hills Golf Course.
    The administrator Monday evening will also discuss the sale of city property. These are tracts of land that the city has acquired through the years but are not needed nor currently used by the city. The council will discuss whether the properties should be sold through auction or a realtor.
    Council members will begin their activities at 5 p.m. Monday with a site visit to Chilli Bay Water Park. The park currently is under construction and is expected to be completed and open by Saturday, May 25.
    Following the site visit, the council will have a workshop at 6 p.m. Monday in the conference room at City Hall.

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