Council heard about firefighting and fighting cats, among other things.
Fire Chief Tim Tener reported to council about the latest major downtown fire. He wanted to thank law enforcement and firefighters, as well as the community at large who gave firefighters hospitality during the effort - including free pizzas.
Chief Tener said they worked hard to prevent the building next door from igniting, and were worried about how much city water they were using...at one point possibly 5,000 gallons a minute.
But the fire, or just wear and tear, took its toll on one truck. The ladder truck lost its oil pump late in the firefighting, and will be out of service probably two weeks.
Last Monday's fire destroyed Circleville's historical downtown skating rink. The "Circle D" held many memories.
Fire Chief Tim Tener reported to council about the latest major downtown fire
Jeff Scudder led about seven residents of northern Circleville to tell council about their hassles with roaming cats. He said they have more than a year's footage of 20 different cats making a ruckus and messes in the neighborhood.
Scudder has been talking with council about this for three months. He's also done his research, like finding cat legislation in Akron and Aurora, Ohio.
Council's Judicial committee will meet 7 p.m. next Tuesday to hear more, as well as probably watch the game-camera video footage of the feral felines.
Council also heard from a concerned mother about funding the city pool next year, as well as possibly reopening the main pool after three years. One ordinance was read in entirety to list the owners who cost the city about $17,000 to mow their grass - money that could have been spent on the pool.
hear Jeff Scudder about his nighborhood's hassles with roaming cats
Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils