Water collections, trash pickup, and tax amnesty in council
Pat Patrick reported that the water department is going to collections on more than $100,000 in past due water bills for the last three-and-a-half years.
Though when asked about trash pickup, she pointed out that it is a city service, not really a part of city utilities - it's on the water bill only as a convenience.
And trash service was a recurring theme in council, with several members of the public complaining about late service...in addition to crime and neglect.
Council also spent 45 minutes in a "council only" executive session.
Auditor Luke Feeney gave an update at the start of the last week of city income tax amnesty - more than $30,000 received, and more than 300 years resolved for more than 200 people.
He called it a great success...noted that there has been a steady stream of applicants...and cautions anyone planing to come in, to not wait until the last minute.
Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils