Tuesday evening, Circleville Council heard about planning for the proposed cultural center in the former Everts School wing, or "Mill Street Gym."
One of the supporters in the audience was Kristin May, Vice President of "Arts Around." She explained the last two years of planning, in contrast to the "snippets" she said everyone has been hearing.
May weathered questioning from council, and listed several hundreds of thousands of dollars in pledges and proposed grants.
But she had to recognize council's reluctance to own the deteriorating building. She said they will have to deal with that, since no one wants to "walk away' from the project.
In other news from Circleville Council...
Mayor Don McIlroy asked council to tell him how to vote on a $47,000 funding request for next year from the Pickaway County Health District, since he's their representative on the controlling board. They told him to vote "yes."
Council President David Crawford read a letter from the auditor, saying that the city's credit rating remains the same - but is in danger of dropping. Crawford pointed out it's critical to maintain city finances and to attract higher-paid residents.
Former councilman Todd Brady asked for the community's support of the fall "Pickaway Parks and Trails" half-mill tax levy. A fund-raiser and information session will be at the Mary Virginia Crites Hannan Park, September 28th. Learn more on their webpage.
Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils and local culture