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Chillicothe City Council addresses lengthy agenda, including budgets, bids and airport board

The Chillicothe City Council approved ordinances the evening of Monday, October 12th amending the police department budget and accepting a bid for a wood stove/boiler for the street barn. City Administrator Darin Chappell reports the police department budget amendment recognized the increase in revenue from the new sales tax of a quarter of a cent […]

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Chillicothe City Council announces sale of property

Information has been released from a Chillicothe City Council executive session on September 14th regarding real estate and personnel. The council passed an ordinance authorizing a real estate purchase agreement with Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores, Incorporated. City Administrator Darin Chappell reported the city sold a piece of property on the southeast corner of […]

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Chillicothe City Council accepts city audit; adopts contract to provide mental wellness to first responders

The Chillicothe City Council on Monday evening, September 28th accepted the 2019-2020 city audit and adopted a contract with 42 CARES to provide additional mental wellness services to first responders. City Administrator Darin Chappell reports the audit was “extraordinarily clean,” and the council is satisfied with the city’s financial position. Chappell says counseling is provided […]

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Chillicothe City Council denies request to repeal ordinance regarding zoning

The Chillicothe City Council did not accept a request the night of Monday, August 31st to repeal an ordinance regarding rezoning. City Administrator Darin Chappell reports 420 Martin Street was rezoned from R-3 to MU-1 about three weeks ago, and neighbors the night of Monday, August 31st night asked for the zoning to be reverted […]

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Chillicothe City Council sets property tax rates; grants conditional use permit for installation of cell phone tower

The Chillicothe City Council approved several ordinances on the evening of Monday, August 10th. One ordinance involved setting the property tax rates. The tax levy for all property real, personal, and mixed was set at 69.17 cents per $100 of assessed valuation for the General Reserve Fund of the city. The tax levy was set […]

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Community leaders in Livingston County encourage wearing of masks in public

Livingston County health, governmental, business, and school officials are encouraging people to wear a mask in public where social distancing is difficult to maintain. The plea comes following an increase in positive COVID-19 cases in Livingston County during the past several weeks. Officials they want to stop the spread of the virus now, so the […]

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Chillicothe City Council to reimburse school district for their sports fees

The Chillicothe City Council has approved reimbursing the Chillicothe R-2 School District for their spring sports activity fee due to sports being canceled. City Administrator Darin Chappell reported the high school pays to use city facilities, and the reimbursement is for $1,950. Chappell told the council the Chilli Bay Water Park is doing well. Employees […]

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Video: Chillicothe Police Department conducts MILO training

The Chillicothe Police Department conducted training with the Multiple Interactive Learning Objectives Training Simulator this week. The department reports MILO is a response to a resistance training tool, which simulates real-life, potentially fatal situations law enforcement officers encounter on duty. Participants are equipped with tools officers would normally find on their duty belt, including a […]

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Chillicothe City Council passes ordinance regarding City Administrator Darin Chappel’s employment contract

The Chillicothe City Council passed an ordinance during an executive session Monday evening that authorized an amendment to the employment agreement with City Administrator Darin Chappell. The amendment involved automatically renewing Chappell’s contract each April 1st, commencing April 1st, 2021 for successive one-year terms. It also involved setting his annual base salary at $130,000 for […]

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Audio: Chillicothe to put up signs designating it as a Purple Heart City

Chillicothe is placing signs soon designating the northwest Missouri town as a Purple Heart City. City Administrator Darin Chappell tells Missourinet affiliate KCHI in Chillicothe the process began more than a year ago.     City Administrator Darin Chappell tells Missouri affiliate KCHI in Chillicothe the move recognizes America’s soldiers who have been wounded or […]

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Chillicothe City Council approves ordinance amending employment agreement with City Administrator

The Chillicothe City Council approved an ordinance in an executive session Monday night which authorized a second amendment to the employment agreement with City Administrator Darin Chappel. The ordinance amended part of the employment agreement regarding health, disability, and life insurance benefits. The agreement now says that Chillicothe will provide health, hospitalization, surgical, and comprehensive […]

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Chillicothe City Council fills Councilman Councilman At-Large position

The Chillicothe City Council unanimously approved an appointment for the Chillicothe Councilman At-Large position Tuesday evening. Chillicothe City Administrator Darin Chappell reports Mayor Reed Dupy appointed Tom Ashbrook for the position effective immediately. Chappell says Ashbrook replaces Dupy as the councilman-at-large. Dupy held the position until earlier this month when he became interim mayor after […]