Routes | Temporary Street Closing
26, 2016 - Chillicothe City Council members added two streets to the
city's emergency snow route list and approved a few changes to the snow route ordinance. Streets added were
Bryan Street from Washington Street to Sunset Avenue; and Fair Street, from Polk to Dorney. The ordinance approved
also expanded the list of individuals who are authorized to enact the snow ordinance to include the mayor, the councilperson at large, city administrator, street commissioner, and police chief.
Jeff Gillespie, who was named assistant street commissioner in April,
2017, was named interim street commissioner, effective Tuesday,
September 26, 2017. At an executive session of the city council
meeting on November 27, 2017, he was announced as the new
permanent street commissioner.
He oversees the day-to-day maintenance of
80 miles of roadway
within the City of Chillicothe, supervises construction projects, and directs the purchasing of land for the Street
Department. The Street Commissioner is also the liaison between Chillicothe's City Council, the
Mayor, and the public and serves as street superintendent
and facilities superintendent. In addition, the Director is special projects coordinator for the Chillicothe
Municipal Airport as assigned by the city administrator.
Department operates on a one-half cent sales tax for maintenance of the city street system
and its operation. The City also has a current tax of one-half cent sales tax for
permanent street projects.
A street resurfacing project is also a part of the
City's annual programs. This involves resurfacing streets with asphalt on designated
streets to improve the overall rating of the streets and continue the life of the
C-T Photo / Drew Van Dyke
The City's curb replacement program repairs or renovates existing
curbing in the original survey of town. This is also based on condition and need. A few
blocks a year are selected, depending on overall cost.
The City also conducts a residential sidewalk program annually. This is
a share-type program with the City paying for materials cost to repair the public
sidewalks in designated areas.
When snowfall in Chillicothe reaches 3 inches,
parking is not allowed along emergency snow
routes, when enforced. If up to 6 inches of snow falls in
Chillicothe, vehicles parked along streets in the business district will have to be moved
to allow for snow removal.
As of October 24, 2011, requests for temporary street closings for community functions
are handled through the Chillicothe Police
Department, rather than City Hall. Chillicothe City Council members approved an ordinance
authorizing the police chief or his designee to issue permits for the temporary
blocking of a street for the purpose of holding an event. Applications should be filed at least 10 days
before the event and certain criteria must be met, including proof of liability insurance.
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The following streets are hereby designated as Emergency Snow Routes:
Washington Street from Third Street to Bryan Street
Locust Street from Third Street to Polk Street
Elm Street from Clay Street to Polk Street
Cherry Street from Third Street to Bryan Street
Walnut Street from Third Street to Bryan Street
Broadway from Jackson Street to Trenton Road
Grandview Avenue from Third Street to Polk Street
Third Street from Mitchell to Grandview Avenue
Clay Street from Elm Street to Dickinson Street
Jackson Street from Elm Street to Dickinson Street
Webster Street from Broadway Street to Dickinson Street
Dickinson Street from Third Street to Bryan Street
Woodrow/Highland/State From Third Street to Polk Street
Calhoun Street from Broadway to Grandview Avenue
Polk Street from Broadway to Fairlane
Wise Street-entire street
Woodward Street-entire street
Bryan Street from Washington Street to Sunset Avenue
Fair Street, from Polk to Dorney
authorized to enact the snow ordinance include the mayor, the councilperson at large, city administrator, street commissioner,
and police chief.