Pat Patrick saw approval for the final link in the water line improvements in Clayburne Heights, behind Adena Regional Medical Center. 

She says the easement that council ratified will allow a loop in the water line to be created there, to improve water pressure and get rid of stagnant water. 

And, Patrick's "Clandestine drugs" committee just finalized legislation to enforce cleanup after drug manufacturing.  She says the ordinance will create a procedure to decontaminate a building for the next residents. 

Patrick expects it will get first reading next session. 

"Clandestine drugs" is legalese meaning ALL illegal drugs, including meth. 

Bill Bonner saw that legislation from his former committee was finished to clean up and update regulation of taxi services in Chillicothe. 

He said it was well-written for the time and lasted well until now - some of it dated to the 1940s, and much from the 1950s.  Bonner said most of the changes were in bonding and fees for taxis.  He said th eincreases were very minial, with the fee rising from $25 to $75. 

The legislation will go all three readings. 

Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils and local culture

hear Pat Patrick explain tweak of new water improvements and enforcing drug cleanup

hear Bill Bonner explain updated regulation of taxi services in Chillicothe