The City of Chillicothe will conduct their large item pickup service for 2022, beginning the week of June 6-10.
Acceptable items for pickup include: sofas, chairs, mattresses, and other similar pieces of furniture.
Items not permissible for pickup include: washers/dryers, refrigerators, freezers, hot water tanks, heaters, old radios, televisions, computer equipment, air conditioning units, construction materials from demolition, tires, batteries, and hazardous materials.
The collections will be done on the same day as your regular garbage pickup, using a different truck. The schedule is as follows:
Monday June 6-10 Tuesday June 13-17 Wednesday June 20-24 Thursday June 27- July 1 Friday July 4-8
Large items MUST be separate from your weekly trash and placed at the curb.
Joe Letsche of the Ross County Park District took to his Facebook page to present a maintenance update on the county’s bike path that stretches between Chillicothe and the Ross/Fayette County line.
Here is Letsche’s full Facebook post, with details of upcoming maintenance plans:
“Just like with any initiative, project, or ‘thing’, there are lots of rumors and misinformation floating around about the bike path. This is understandable and it’s just the nature of the beast…but please allow me to try and clear up a few things in the spirit of minimizing the misunderstandings.”
*1.) The bike path between Chillicothe and Washington CH is owned and maintained by three separate entities. The City of Chillicothe has ownership and maintenance responsibility of approximately 3 miles within the city limits. The Ross County Park District owns approximately 22 miles, from the city corporation limit out to the Fayette County line. (Similarly, the Ross County Park District does not own nor maintain Yoctangee Park, nor any park within the city limits). The remaining 7 miles in Fayette County are owned by the Triangle Trail Association (a non-profit volunteer group).
*2.) The recently awarded grant money ($150,000) that will help construct the new half-mile segment into the Coppel Athletic Complex cannot be used for upgrade or maintenance of the existing bike path or for any other project. It can only be used for the construction of new bike path. Grant money for bike path maintenance and upkeep is extremely difficult to come by. (We look under every rock for funding, and we’ve recently applied for a $1.2 million capital grant from the State of Ohio to help with maintenance. Fingers crossed!)
*3.) The maintenance challenges on the Park District’s 22 mile stretch are complex and extremely expensive. The Park District Board of Commissioners have recently initiated a comprehensive maintenance assessment that will help shape a strategic plan for the bike path over the next 20 years. I am currently seeking cost estimates from engineers and contractors for such things as bridges, asphalt, vegetation control, signage, etc to help provide a financial snapshot of what lies ahead. We’ve recently also deployed people counters at several locations along the trail and the first batch of numbers are in.
“For the period of March 18th – April 10th, the bike path bridge over High Street saw an average of 61 users per day. The Frankfort park area saw 25 users per day. The Ross/Fayette County line saw 1 user per day. These examples demonstrate what you might expect…that the highest bike path use is closer to the city and the lowest use is closer to the Ross/Fayette County line. We’ll use this data, along with cost estimates and other information, to build the strategic plan. Our goal is to have a plan in place by this summer.”
“I’m always happy to answer any questions to the best of my ability. I’m a staunch believer in transparency!”
(Chillicothe) – An update on the Chillicothe/Ross County community will be presented by local leaders from multiple perspectives on the morning of April of 29th.
Chamber CEO Mike Throne
Chillicothe City Schools Superintendent Debbie Swinehart
All three Ross County Commissioners – Dwight Garrett, Doug Corcoran, and James Lowe
Chillicothe Mayor Luke Feeney
Each will address the achievements of their respective areas and what the community can expect in the near future.
A continental breakfast and coffee from Deeply Rooted Cafe will be served starting at 8am at the downtown events venue The Postmark, 105 South Paint Street in Chillicothe. Presenters will begin at 9am.
Chillicothe’s State of the Community will take place at The Postmark on April 29th.
(Chillicothe) – Chillicothe taxpayers will have a few extra hours to file their income tax returns before the April 18th filing deadline. Chillicothe City Auditor Kristal Spetnagel announced that the office will remain open from 7:30am until 6pm Monday, April 18th.
The City Administration Building will be closed Friday, April 15th in observation of Good Friday. Regular business hours are 7:30am to 4pm Monday through Friday.
The following individuals are required to file city returns:
Chillicothe City residents with earned income.
Anyone who worked in the Chillicothe City limits whose employer did not withhold Chillicothe City taxes during the year.
Those who do not need to file:
Retirees with no earned income.
Non-Chillicothe residents that work inside the City whose employer withheld City tax. Anyone with questions regarding their filing obligation is encouraged to call the office at (740) 773-1161, e-mail Kristal Spetnagel at Kristal.email@example.com or stop by the office located at 35 South Paint Street.