City clean up May 17

Staff Writer
Chillicothe Times-Bulletin

With temperatures finally seeming more like spring, a big spring cleaning throughout the city is planned for May 17.

The Chillicothe Citywide Clean Up & Recycling event contains two parts, Mayor Doug Crew pointed out to the Chillicothe City Council April 28.

The first part is a curbside pickup that day of items that Wigand Disposal normally would not pick up, such as old furniture, mattresses and scrap lumber, though Crew noted there may be a size the pieces must be.

The items may not be put in the alleys and have to be set out by 6 a.m.

The second part is a recycling event at Illinois Valley Central High School the same day from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Residents will have to show an ID that they do live within city limits.

Most any kind of electronic equipment is on the list as being accepted and there is a limit of two TVs and/or computer monitors. A limit of four tires will be accepted, but any additional amount will cost $5 cash per tire.

Hazardous materials, including paint and chemicals, will not be accepted either curbside or at the recycling event.

For more information, see or call 274-3107.

In other items, the council:

* Concurred with the mayoral proclamation of May 12-16 as National Nursing Home Week.

* Instructed City Attorney Mike Seghetti to amend the traffic schedule section of City Code by removing the time limit parking restriction for the downtown area.

* Adopted an ordinance amending the liquor license classifications. The Class “P” liquor license is used for Summer Camp over Memorial Day weekend for this year only to allow liquor to be served until 2 a.m., which is an additional hour. The liquor will only be sold in certain locations in the park per the police chief’s approval.

* Approved a request by the American Legion for live entertainment in its outdoor pavilion from 7:30 p.m. until midnight May 17 for a wedding reception and 8 p.m. until midnight June 7 for Claud-Elen Days.

* Approved paying Beau Tire & Auto Center $5,219 to repair the K-9 police vehicle.

* Awarded a contract to Galena Road Gravel to furnish aggregate grade CA-6 for $7.10 per ton.

* Accepted quotes from Advanced Asphalt, $72 per ton, and River City Supply Inc., $135 per ton, to supply cold patch for the city.

* Adopted a resolution appropriating $205,000 of Motor Fuel Tax funds to maintain streets in 2014 for the city’s overlay, cracksealing and patching program. City Engineer Ken Coulter said he expected work would begin either in the middle of June or by the first of July.

* Approved paying no more than $3,000 for material and labor to maintain the boat docks. The newest docks need leveling and the old docks need new floats due to ice damage, Coulter said.

* Adopted a bank resolution by municipality requested by South Side Trust & Savings Bank.