Paving Streets

The Chillicothe Street Crew is getting rid of an old paving machine.  The City Council approved adding the machine to the surplus property list.  City Administrator Darin Chappell says the new paving machine that was purchased this year has been put to good use and will be used more in the future. Chappell says the Street Department started with smaller […]

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Snowflakes – Bulb Changing Gathering

As the time for the Christmas Holiday season approaches and the community prepares for events, it will soon be time to hang snowflakes along Washington Street.  Before that can be done, there are bulbs to change.  The Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce will have a bulb-changing gathering Tuesday, November 9th, from 5:30 to 7:00 at the CMU Warehouse at 1515 […]

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Ryan Lane Bridge To Be Demolished

The Ryan Lane Bridge, east of the Chillicothe Post Office, will be removed at the expense of the railroad.  City Administrator Darin Chappell says the Ryan Lane Bridge has been closed since an accident in May of 2019 and the City has maintained the bridge belongs to the railroad it crosses, but the railroad had denied ownership until recently. Chappell […]

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Progress On Chillicothe Street Projects

The Chillicothe Street program that began this year is progressing through several areas of the community.  City Administrator Darin Chappell says that includes chip seal and some of the paving work. Chappell says the full-depth work will likely wait a while, but you may see additional asphalt work this fall. As the chip seal work is completed, the city has […]

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City Council Actions – Streets, Equipment & Demolition

The Chillicothe City Council took action on several times from Monday’s Agenda. The Chillicothe City Council approve the contract with Vance Brothers for the resurfacing and maintenance overlay of streets in Chillicothe.  The bid was $760,515.  The bid came in well under the $922,000 estimate by the engineers.  City Administrator Darin Chapple talked about the bid. The bid was approved […]

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Engineering Services Contracts Approved

Two contracts for additional Engineering Services for the City Street Projects were approved by the City Council Monday.  City Administrator Darin Chappell says these are for the projects that are out for bid now. The contracts totaled $437,000. The third Engineering Services Contract is for a survey for the expansion of the industrial park.  The City Attorney advised additional survey […]

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