For about an hour and a half, council and their audience heard more on the proposed truck stop at 1111 East Main Street.
Council development chair Nancy Ames headed the review session, with about 20 citizens attending. She thought they had good questions, with traffic flow the big issue.
VP of development for Pilot / Flying J Bill Mulligan fielded most of the questions about what he described as a moderately sized facility for both trucks and cars. He felt confident that in the end, most will be happy with the development.
In addition to concerns from residents and businesspeople, an opposition petition with 84 signatures was handed in. Another meeting might be held to allow more Q&A.
Council's work began Monday evening with Judge Michael Ater temporarily convening his court to swear in a new council president.
Eric Rinehart returned to council in a different position about six-and-a-half years after Nancy Ames replaced him representing the Second Ward.
And, a local businessman's donation towards the parks will help the city complete the job with less expense.
Tom Trutschel thanked Bruce Rathkamp for the first step, paying for $600 worth of work - and training, so city crews can do the same work for other restrooms. Plumbing in the parks needs to be updated.
Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils
Bill Mulligan and Brad Alsop of of Pilot / Flying J make their presentation