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What’s Happening in Chillicothe
May 23, 2023

May is a favorite month for many.  The days are longer, the temperature is warmer, the skies are often sunny, and the weather is nice enough to eat or play outside. Flowers and trees are blooming and school is out. It is a great month to get together with friends and family…Congratulations, Graduates! The Optimist Club thanks the community for supporting, donating and purchasing at its annual Garage Sale & Silent Auction fundraiser, this money is used to support our area youth programs. Back the Blue was a successful evening, an opportunity for celebrating the achievements of our City Police Force…We thank them for putting their own lives at risk to keep our families safe and ensure that justice prevails. 

At the May 22 City Council meeting the Council approved:

  • MFT Resolution for Spray Patching streets and highways, 15k from MFT funds
  • Sidewalk Program Application for 1429 Fenney for $1,000
  • Acceptance of Riversound Phase 6 subdivision development
  • The Mayor to sign a 26 month Electrical Procurement contract to the lowest bidder for the Street Lights
  • An agreement between the City and TWM Engineer Agreement for Bike Path
  • Façade Application for 949 N Second Street
  • Demolition Proposal from Schaefer & Son Construction for 214 Walnut Street & 422 Fourth Street
  • 2023 HELP Loan Application Updates
  • An expenditure of $13,235 to purchase and Install Air Conditioner for the Police Station
  • Special Event Request from the business By the Grace of Bows for June 3 from 10am-2pm for a summer pop-up with Kamaelas Kreamery
  • An expenditure of $1,320 payable to Picket Fence for the planting of the 12 downtown planters 
  • An expenditure of $3,449.26 payable to Belson Outdoors for the purchase of concrete drinking and Pet Friendly Water Fountain


  • Present the Appropriation Ordinance for First Reading and announce Public Hearing June 26 at 6:30pm

Referred City Attorney

  • Amend the ordinance to increase the Building Permit Fees
  • Draft Ordinance to Rezone 615 Truitt from R1 to C3

City Council meetings are held the 2nd and the 4th Monday of each month at 7pm. The Public is welcome to attend.

This could be a very busy weekend coming up…Summer Camp Music Festival will be held the 26th through the 28th, with its many and varied activities, with music day and night.  Checkout the Three Sisters website for specific information. Also, on the 27th, at The Mill, the group, 3 and a Half Men will be performing from noon until  midnight.  On Memorial Day, Monday, May 29th a community-wide Veteran’s Memorial event will be held at 11 am at the Veteran’s Triangle on Santa Fe Avenue.  Following this event will be a luncheon at the VFW, provided by the Amvets. Come on out and join us!

EVENTS  for May

26-28 Summer Camp Music Festival-Three Sisters Park
27 Live at the Mill - 3 and a Half Men, noon to Midnight
29 Memorial Day - Veteran's Memorial event at 11am - Veteran's Triangle


01-5 Brad Wallin Memorial Tournament… During this baseball tournament, the Town Theatre will be showing “the Brad Wallin Story” at hours when their regularly scheduled movie is not showing.
03 Home Run Festival & Craft Show-Optimist Club-City Park  9am- 3pm
03 Ride the Rails Passenger Train Ride - City Park, 9am (tickets must be purchased in advance)
03 Shore Acres Pool Opens
07 Summer Celebration - Chillicothe Public Library, 5-7pm
10 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday - Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe, 10am
10 Tri2Beat MS Kids Triathlon-Shore Acres
11 52nd Annual Chicken Jubilee - Peoria Casting Club - Meal served 11:00am - 2pm
11 Sunrise Yoga - Pearce Community Center & Shore Acres, 8am-8:45am

So many things are happening in Chillicothe. Get out and enjoy this great town.

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