The showdown on Main Street was forestalled in council with the Mayor again asking for a delay to reconsider.
Mayor Jack Everson again asked for a delay in action on the legislation to give up 47 parking places in return for a rebuilt Main Street.
Saying "we just have to get this right," he promised a better vision of it within a week. The ordinance's sponsor, Dave Tatman, then moved to not have it read.
Downtown businessman Bruce Arnold spoke on his effort to have the plans revised into what he called a "road diet plan" with only two traffic lanes instead of four.
After handing in a petition with 190 signatures, Arnold listed the benefits of the plan, and ended by asking council to not be blinded by shining pavement and glittering traffic signals.
Pat Patrick sponsored an ordinance on creative funding in Chillicothe Council.
A training session informed an employee that the city had been paying insurance on an underground diesel storage thank that was protected enough that it didn't need to be insured.
The refund on that since 1994 added up to $7,450 a windfall.
In the meantime, part of the monitoring alarms for the water controls had failed, so, $7,000 of the refund will pay for that.
Council passed it on first reading.
Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville council