Circleville Council Acts on Health District, Says Farewell

The city is one step closer to committing to a new funding strategy for the Pickaway Health District. 

After the district had announced they needed more funds, the city balked at their contracted 50% share for it, and threatened to leave the district.  But Tom Spring oversaw a resolution in committee that council could act on, immediately afterward, Tuesday. 

Their intent is a 60/40 funding split, a compromise with the 30% the city wanted. 

Each village and township member of the Pickaway Health District will convene April 19th to vote on the new suggested five-year contract.   If rejected, Circleville says they will give it one more chance before the end of the year. 

Council also passed the legislation they couldn't, last week, because of a lack of quorum.  They then met in executive session a so-called "business opportunity" with the head of Berger Health System on "trade secrets."


At-large member Tammy Bowers died Thursday after a stroke the previous week.  Council President David Crawford said "she was really coming into her own" in her second term, and was a compassionate listener. 

The Pickaway Democrats have 45 days to select a replacement. 

They'll have to do that for yet another member.  4th Ward representative Sister Monica Justinger has to move out of her rented home in her ward, so this was her last council session. 

Justinger said she hopes to return to council, but realizes she needs a break.  She admitted she forgot to sign her petition to run for an at-large seat last year, so she figures God intended her to to take a year off. 

Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils and local culture

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content