Stories tagged with: budget

June 25, 2010 - 8:17pm
4 years 2 weeks ago

The city is also discussing how the Zanesville Police Department is handling its overtime issues, and the consensus was all involved were doing a good job.

Chief Eric Lambes says he would like to think he's contributed to the decline in overtime.

"I give most of the credit to the officers. They're doing their best to cut down on overtime while still giving the citizens good protection, " says Lambes.

Lambes says one of the areas the department has cut overtime...

June 21, 2010 - 5:51pm
4 years 3 weeks ago

The Treasurer's Office created a financial forecast for five Zanesville City funds and it shows the potential for disaster.

The forecast is only an estimate of expected revenue and expenditures. It uses assumptions such as no growth in revenue, 4 percent wage increases and other costs.

The forecast currently shows if changes are not made, the city would be have a deficit in those five funds of more than $3 million next year and more than $21 million in 2014.

"It's...

June 1, 2010 - 6:39pm
4 years 6 weeks ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department is having some problems with its budget.

It's unbalanced, and there's a deficit of more than $300,000.

Health Commissioner Corey Hamilton says the health department was looking to correct this deficit before the mid-year point, which is coming up.

"We did cut pretty much anything that was non-essential close to the beginning of the year to try and do that early, hoping the economy would start to rebounds, grants would...

May 17, 2010 - 5:49pm
4 years 8 weeks ago

The Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District is asking the county commissioners for monetary help.

It presented its 2011 budget, which must be submitted by June 1st of this year.

"What we requested this year in our total budget is less than what we asked last year. We've trimmed a lot of areas but are still carrying a lot of good, strong programs though, " says administrator Dick Sorg.

But it also requested some more immediate funding.

"If we can...

March 22, 2010 - 9:35pm
4 years 16 weeks ago

The City of Zanesville will now be able to pull from a finalized budget for the year 2010.

The ordinance outlining the budget passed unanimously at city council this evening.

"We're not out of the woods yet," said City Council President Dan Vincent. "These need to be continued to be looked at. Adjustments will have to be made along the way. Now there is a concern as far as comp time and how that's going to fan out."

Vincent said the overtime is down...

March 17, 2010 - 4:43pm
4 years 17 weeks ago

In the first few months of 2010, both the Zanesville Fire and Police departments are on target.

At today's Public Safety Meeting, council members met with the fire and police chiefs as well as the public safety director to discuss where the departments stand on their budgets.

"The fire and police departments are fairly on budget," said Public Safety Chairman Andrew Roberts. "Recently a communications person has left in the police department, causing some...

March 10, 2010 - 5:32pm
4 years 18 weeks ago

The final proposal for the City of Zanesville budget is in place.

Today at the Budget Committee Meeting, Chairman David Tarbert and committee members reviewed for the final time the 2010 budget for the city. No additional recommendations were made.

Just over $502,000 will be moved from the Fire Department Fund to the General Fund to allow for no furlough days.

"One of the primary ways we've been able to do this obviously is to cut expenses across the board," said...

March 8, 2010 - 10:52pm
4 years 18 weeks ago

It's getting down to the wire as the deadline for a finished budget for the city of Zanesville approaches.

Tonight at council, an ordinance was passed allowing city officials to enter into a labor agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police/Ohio Labor Council. That agreement includes a three-year pay increase of one-percent the first year, two-percent the second and three-percent for the final year of the contract.

"With the budget being tight, that's a concern," said...

February 18, 2010 - 3:32pm
4 years 20 weeks ago

While budgets are tight across the state, and departments are finding themselves cutting back, the Muskingum County Probation Department is right on track.

Each year Common Pleas Judge Mark Fleegle meets with the county commissioners to present a report.

He said the department is set for its 2010 budget.

"We were very fortunate," said Fleegle. "About half of our money comes from a state grant. Last year we applied for and received money for the state...

February 16, 2010 - 6:58pm
4 years 21 weeks ago

Zanesville city crews are attempting to clear the roadways after the third winter storm we've had in about a week and a half, and Public Service Director, Mike Sims, says the side roads are becoming a challenge.

"Just because of the extreme amount of snow and what we plowed two or three weeks ago is now frozen into moguls. The trucks are even having a difficult time moving it, " says Sims.

Another reason is people parking their cars on the roadways because they have no...

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