In a short session Monday evening, Chillicothe Council discussed ongoing ideas and issues, and acted on grants for service improvements.
Alicia Gray mentioned that the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance - still in the "research phase" after its last discussion - may be even more in limbo, with possible action from state and federal governments.
She said she did not want to propose any action before they might act. Gray said she couldn't even guess at a timeline for their actions.
Pat Patrick has a similar problem. She said she's had an outstanding committee assignment for 10 or 12 years to create a stormwater utility, as expected to be required by the EPA. But with President Trump, Patrick says it's even more unexpected when - or if - regulations will happen.
Patrick says she will follow Mayor Feeney's suggestion...and work on legislation to solicit expert advice.
Joel Fleurima saw his legislation pass to use $55,000 of a grant for a study of combining city and county dispatching. He admits this has been in discussion for a few years with apparently little action, which is why he says the city sought outside advice for what is really a complicated issue.
Council also passed a resolution to tidy up previous legislation to accept grant funds to create new sidewalks with a replacement bridge on Woodbridge Avenue over Honey Creek.
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