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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • Council to review list of proposed street projects for 2014

  • The Chillicothe City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Monday) in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
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  • The Chillicothe City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Monday) in the Council Chambers at City Hall. Street Superintendent Barry Arthur will make an appearance proposing the street projects he’d like to start in 2014.
    Street projects to be discussed include concrete replacement, adding curbs and gutters, redesigning drainage and ditch structure and overlay. Arthur said that when he and his assistants review the streets in Chillicothe, there are several things he looks at when deciding which streets to include on the potential project list.
    "When I look at which streets I do, there's several criteria I look at," Arthur said. "One of the criteria is streets that I've had a lot of problems with." These problems include drainage issues, pothole patching and concern from the public.
    "The other part is I try to spread these around town so where I'm not just putting it all in one location," Arthur added.
    Streets on this year's list of improvements include Morningside Drive, Country Club Drive, Tomahawk Road, Fairway Drive, Third Street, Adams Drive, East Street, Fairway Street, Springhill Road, Walnut Street, Fairview Street, JFK Street, Grandview Street, Tomahawk Road and Peacher Street.
    "This is a really big, aggressive list," Arthur said. "I will not be able to complete all of these this year because there won't be enough money in my budget."
    Arthur added that although he knows that his proposed project list will not be complete, his idea is to at least begin planning and designing the projects. He said once he receives bids for the projects, he will choose which projects will be completed by the end of the year.
    Tonight’s council meeting will also include Mayor Chuck Haney discussing an agreement with the Historical Museum to display the shadow box that pays tribute to former Police Chief Maurice Dorney.
    Also tonight, the council will have a site visit/workshop at the new hospital site. The visit begins at 5 p.m. at the hospital site and the council will move the workshop to the City Hall conference room at 6 p.m.
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