Circleville Council approved two new police cruisers, and new radio water meters.
Service chair Barry Keller said one new replacement police vehicle is budgeted every year - but the second this year is a different kind of replacement, after a cruiser was totaled in an accident.
One ordinance allows the purchases, and a second allows financing.
Service chair Todd Brady saw an ordinance pass to start the process of installing radio-transmitting water meters that crews can read while driving down the street.
This start of the five-year implementation process will get some meters installed, as well as pay for antennas and other equipment.
He said this should reduce the need for as many employees, and some may work on other needs...or not be replaced when they retire.
Brady said this has been in the planning stage for three or four years.
Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils