Circleville Council had a light evening with mostly annual reports and announcements concerning AEP.
Because American Electric Power might be charging for streetlight installation soon, the city wanted to act quickly on some new ones. New Service Director John Ankrom gave council a brief report on the request to install some in "Heritage Ponds" development.
But the power lines that were expected to run the new lights...weren't there. The crews are backing up in their plans because of that.
Hear Service Director John Ankrom explain missing streetlight power lines
New Mayor Don McIlroy mentioned that AEP will be trimming trees along their power lines in several neighborhoods in the north and south parts of the city, including Lancaster Pike, Nicholas Drive, DeSylvan Court area, and the Gayle Court area.
But don't expect decent firewood out of it - most of the trees may be pine.
Mayor McIlroy also greatly complimented his staff of 17 days for helping him settle in.
Hear Mayor Don McIlroy list neighborhoods where AEP will be trimming trees
The smell of new paint - the first in probably 20 years - perfumed the half-redecorated council chambers.
Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils