City reports current ongoings

By Dean Wright -

GALLIPOLIS — Gallipolis City Commission gathered Wednesday evening instead of their typical Tuesday evening meeting to discuss general maintenance concerns.

Commissioner Roger Brandeberry was absent from the meeting with the other commissioners present for a quorum. No ordinances were passed and discussion of a previous meetings concerns with changing the city’s charter in regard to structure creation and demolition in the park remained tabled for a future meeting.

Gallipolis City Manager Gene Greene reported that Ohio Department of Transportation was repaving State Route 588 from Texas Road all the way to Second Avenue and should be done this week before moving to Pine Street. Maintenance and park crews cleaned up after River Recreation Festival and Greene felt the amphitheater served its purposes well for the July 4 festivities.

Greene mentioned the Hoop Project would be returning to Gallipolis City Park July 15 and 16 along with the Big Buck Jamboree July 29 and the amphitheater would likely be utilized again by River City Leather on July 23. The Big Buck event is expected to be a free country music show and the first of its kind in the amphitheater.

Bradie Angell, Gallipolis Municipal Pool Supervisor, said the pool was doing well and making money and in the month of June, the pool was ahead by $3,000 and with pool passes was hoping to not run a deficit with the pool. Season passes typically bring the city more money in the beginning of the year and another shot after the pool season has approached its halfway mark as season passes drop in price.

City Auditor Annette Landers needed an invoice for around $3,800 approved for services rendered during the Gallipolis in Lights 5k run of which the commission approved payment.

Dean Wright can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2103.

By Dean Wright