Mayor McIlroy presented council with a new view of the city in its last session of the year.
After several council members gave holiday well-wishes and reviewed their first year on council, Mayor Don McIlroy introduced a plan to beautify the west entrance to town, on US 22 at US 23.
In conjunction with "P3", the city-county economic development agency - and Cargill, who owns the grain complex there - McIlroy said he shared an idea of improving the look of Circleville.
Mayor McIlroy said Cargill's circulation changes and ODOT's repaving are a good first start, but much more is planed.
Signage, bricks, flowering trees, improved medians, better traffic flow, a new mini-park, and a dressed-up US 23 overpass are in the plan.
The first work - new curbing and signage - may happen this coming summer, with everything finished early 2014.
This first draft is the product of four months of work; McIlroy says a second draft will hopefully be available online before the end of the year.
Council also commemorated the services of the retiring Sheriff and county engineer.
hear McIlroy on beautifying the west entrance to town
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