Initial Session of 2020 Circleville Council

Tuesday evening, the 2020 Circleville Council had their initial session.

Council opened with two new members...who have returned. Tom Klitzka served from 2006 to 2010, when he had to leave council for a new job.

Klitzka says he is a "physician faculty recruiter" at OSU Wexner, and previously was in Berger for 11 years - and he has been in health care since he was 18.

His thoughts for his next two years? He thinks the town has a lot of good things going, but finances are a big concern. And, he says Circleville needs to decide on its identity as a community.

Jeff Hallinin first stepped in when he filled a vacated seat in 2017, but served only one year...until he also won a seat last fall.

They and the incumbent council members were sworn in by Municipal Court Judge Elisa Peters just before the session.


Former councilman Josh Ford gave a quarterly report from "Circleville Uptown," saying they wanted a "year of action. Recently retired council member Tom Spring added to that, as the group's president.

Mayor Don McIlroy had only one report: that the Circleville High School girl's basketball team was undefeated at 13-0, rated number one in the state in Division 2.

Bary Keller was again selected as council president pro tem.

And, in the only legislative item, Linda Chancey was reappointed council clerk...a position she proudly said she had filled for 21-and-a-half years so far.

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

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