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FROM THE MAYOR....
Monday, June 3, the Chillicothe City Council – meeting as a Committee of the Whole – heard a presentation led by AMT CEO Andrew Rand on the application AMT has submitted to become Chillicothe’s ambulance service. The format followed the one used in the meeting Thursday, May 23 with Ambulance Rescue 33. Mr. Rand addressed a number of questions in his presentation and answered additional questions from councilmembers and the nearly 80 people in attendance.
The issue of selecting an ambulance provider for the City of Chillicothe likely will be on the Council agenda at the Monday, June 24 meeting. Residents who have a preference as to which ambulance service is selected should contact their city councilman and let them know their preference.
I appreciate the efforts of all parties to move the ambulance discussion forward in a positive manner. People may differ in terms of who they want to provide service to Chillicothe but we all agree that we want what we believe is best for residents of the community. I look forward to working with AMT, Ambulance Rescue 33 and the Council to come to a reasonable conclusion on this issue.
The City of Chillicothe and the Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce are working hard on what is being called “Downtown Thursday”. One Thursday each month over the next four months (June – Sept) will be designated “Downtown Thursday” with a special theme and activity for each event. The hope is to get families to come downtown, enjoy live music, food vendors, retail booths, demonstrations by local organizations, etc. On June 20, we’ll feature city services with displays by Chillicothe Police Department, Fire Department, Public Works and more.
Chillicothe is just beginning to see some activity that could bring some positive changes to our downtown. Much more work will be required. It will continue to be a focus of our economic development efforts. Tell your friends to join you downtown June 20 and see what’s going on. (Click on Downtown Thursday for more information).
Finally, you’ll be seeing Chillicothe Police officers in a little different mode of transportation soon. The Chillicothe Police Department is adding a bicycle patrol for the summer. Officers will move from a patrol car to a bicycle in different parts of town and during special events like Claud-Elen Days and Fourth of July fireworks. The bike patrols will give officers a chance to become more visible as they interact with local residents and visitors.