Chautauqua In The Park Starts Saturday – Park Closed To Traffic At Noon Friday

The 37th annual Chautauqua in the Park opens Saturday morning and organizers will be busy through today (Friday) preparing Simpson Park for the big event.  Chillicothe Parks Director Josh Norris says the park will close to through traffic at Noon today.  There will be limited parking available near Chilli Bay Saturday and Sunday and handicapped parking near the maintenance building […]

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Chillicothe Parks & Rec Board

The Chillicothe Parks and Recreation Board will meet in regular session Monday, July 18 at 6:00 pm.  The meeting is held at Chillicothe City Hall. The agenda includes continued discussion on the use of ARPA funds for projects in the parks. New Business will include the report from Parks Director Josh Norris. There will be an opportunity for questions and […]

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Chillicothe City Council Approves ARPA Fund Allocations

The allocation of $1.977 million in ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funds was approved by the Chillicothe City Council.  City Administrator Roze Frampton says there are several projects, including: An Ambulance and equipment Simpson Park and Danner Park Playgrounds Security cameras at the parks and the airport Demolition Storm Water Tennis Court revitalization Parking lots at Danner Park and City […]

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Vandalism In Chillicothe Parks

Due to recent events, a few of the restrooms in the Chillicothe  Park system may be temporarily closed.  Parks Superintendent Josh Norris says this is becoming an ongoing problem. The cost of repairs is from $500 to $1000 at each location for the damage done this weekend.  There may be additional expenses at Simpson because of partitions that were damaged. […]

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Concession Contracts For Parks Approved

The concession items, including soft drinks and food items, for the Chillicothe Parks and Green Hills Golf Course, were approved at Monday’s meeting.  Parks Director Josh Norris says the soft drink bid is for three years and that went to Pepsi. Norris says the bid includes an incentive package that helps with improvements and sponsoring events in the parks or […]

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Chillicothe Budget Workshop

The Chillicothe City Council Budget workshop includes discussions on projects and expenditures for each of the departments.  City Auditor Hannah Fletcher says the projected budget is about $15 million.  They are budgeting for a 5% increase in sales tax revenue and are also considering a 5% Cost of Living Adjustment fo the employees. Projects under consideration include: For the Fire […]

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