Council passed an ordinance to allow the city to accept partial funding for a new street in front of the South Court Street School building.
Service Director John Ankrom said this is part of a long process that involves the Ohio Department of Transportation.
Mayor Don McIlroy responded to complaints that Circleville's existing streets need action, instead of building a new one, saying that using funds to build this street will produce income for the city to maintain other streets.
The school building will be vacated soon...and is expected to make way for development there.
Council member Tom Spring brought up a childhood memory of the station on South Court Street - of seeing a famous Civil War engine in 1962.
Spring suggested some form of protection - and support, for similar sites - like a local list of historic buildings, and incentives for economic development.
It was mentioned that the demolition permit was applied for on the morning the train station was torn down.
Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils