Stories tagged with: 2010 Budget

February 10, 2010 - 5:59pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

Zanesville's current financial situation has many people watching the 2010 budget closely.

Mayor Howard Zwelling says the city has a goal of cutting overtime in half this year, but the street department is racking up overtime trying to fight this winter's snow.

"We know we can't cut it out all together because then we would not be clearing the streets after hours. We would not be doing a lot of things, " says Zwelling.

Zwelling says he's not concerned right now....

February 8, 2010 - 6:31pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners have approved the 2010 budget and say the county is fairing well when compared to others across the state of Ohio.

The approval took place last Friday.

"Right now, there will be no lay-offs. There will be no pay increases. So, we're going to try to keep everybody working, " says Muskingum County Commissioner John Bates.

Bates says commissioners have been keeping a close eye on the budget since 2007, when they noticed the start of...

December 14, 2009 - 5:59pm
4 years 31 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners are a little leery about the 2010 budget.

Commissioner Brian Hill says the county is fairing better than surrounding areas, but the recession is still leaving imprints here.

"We're feeling the pinch as well. Our revenues are off substantially from where they had been in the past, and we're going to have to deal with that, " says Hill.

Hill says he's thankful to the county's elected officials and department heads who have tried to...

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