Council heard about building plans in a hearing before the council session, and is considering starting their sessions earlier.
If the city gives up an alley, a bank wants to rebuild on the corner next to the Elks lodge.
Tom Tootle is the chairman of the board of the Savings Bank, who wants to rebuild on the corner next to the Elks Lodge in trade for the city abandoning an alley there.
Council member Tom Spring questioned the modern style of the three-story bank building shown in a draft rendering, but is glad to have the empty lot filled in.
Council appeared to be in favor of the plan, but there's lack of clarity about how to dispose of a strip of land the city owns alongside the alley, and whether the alley can be abandoned even though the bank does not own all the land around it.
Instead of 8pm, council sessions may start earlier, beginning this summer.
Council member Mike Logan said committee meetings could be held AFTER council instead of before, and thus would not have to be cut off. He wasn't sure when or why the 8pm council meeting time began.
Council gave the 7pm ordinance a first reading Tuesday night.
Council also heard from a woman who has conflicting reports as to why the police had to shoot her dog dead recently, and whether less-than-lethal force could be used in such future incidents.
Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils
The Savings Bank wants to rebuild on the corner next to the Elks lodge