|Voters on April 2,
2013, establish a Livingston County Senior Citizens Fund to benefit local seniors and care-givers of seniors. The proposal
called for a five-cent tax per $100 of assessed property valuation. The main purpose of the fund is to keep seniors healthy and in their homes. Revenues
will be used to fund the local costs of meals served at the senior center, as well as other programs benefiting seniors.
Results April 2, 2013
Livingston County entered into a contract agreement with the city of
Chillicothe to form a consolidated 911 dispatch center during an emergency
county commission meeting. "It was just more
efficient," said Livingston County Presiding Commissioner Eva Danner Horton of the consolidation.
Talks about transferring dispatching, including 911 dispatching, to the city follows last
month's closure of the Livingston County Jail. Thursday, March 14,
2013, is the target date for the Chillicothe Police Department Dispatch to go live receiving all 911 calls for Chillicothe and
Livingston County. The CPD Dispatch will then also be responsible for
dispatching the sheriff's department staff, rural fire, first responders,
storm alerts, and all other dispatching duties.
office to be occupied periodically starting March 14, 2013.
The Livingston County Commission
asks property owners to display addresses properly for location by emergency services.
House numbers need to be posted on both sides of the mailbox in three-inch-high reflective numbers. According to Darrell Wright, with Chillicothe Emergency Services, white-on-black numbering is the most visible.
Livingston County Public Water Supply District Number 3 is planning to
replace a little over seven miles of waterline near the Avalon area and
Tina-Avalon School. The total cost of the project is budgeted at $915,000.
Livingston County officials
approved the budget for fiscal year
2013. The budget offers total funds available calculated to
$5,740,126 with $5,435,924 in total expenditures for the coming year, for an
estimated ending balance of $304,202. Read
Livingston County Assessor Steve Ripley will soon mail forms to property
owners for listing their personal property which is subject to assessment
for the 2013 assessment year. Read
Candidates-elect from the most recent Livingston County election cycle
were individually sworn into office on Monday afternoon,
December 31, in the third floor Circuit Courtroom of the Livingston County Courthouse.
The men's and
women's restroom facilities on the first floor of the Livingston County Courthouse
were remodeled by Case
Contracting workers to make them handicap accessible. Additionally,
an automatic opener was installed near the north door of the courthouse
individuals may more easily gain access to the building, and
safety glass was installed in both doors. Read
Awarded FEMA Grant - Livingston County has been awarded $5,305 in federal funds under the
Emergency Food and Shelter Program of The Federal Emergency Management