Stories tagged with: City Council

January 14, 2013 - 10:36pm
1 year 25 weeks ago

City Council passes an emergency ordinance to apply for a loan for the Y-bridge lift station.

Public Service Director Mike Sims said they the Y-bridge lift station pumps the sewage for the entire north end of Zanesville as well as county flow from Dillon Hills and Stonehenge as well as new construction on the West Pike. The original lift station was built in the 1950's and rehabbed in the '80s.

"We need to be prepared for future growth. We need to be prepared to have this...

October 9, 2012 - 9:01pm
1 year 39 weeks ago

The city of Zanesville is looking to hire back three retired dispatchers on a temporary basis to help alleviate overtime issues.

At Tuesday's city council meeting, an ordinance was introduced to hire the dispatchers for no more than four months to allow for current dispatchers to take vacation days.

Council President Dan Vincent said two regular dispatchers are hired and have been trained, but must complete a training process before starting.

"We have two that are...

July 9, 2012 - 8:05pm
2 years 1 day ago

Zanesville City Council heard the first reading of an ordinance authorizing city officials to advertise for bids for an upcoming paving project.

Public Service Director Mike Sims said the street department will be working to replace deteriorating sections of road within Woodlawn Cemetery on Pershing Road.

Sims said the project is expected to cost about $38,000.

"It will just be various sections depending on the worst of the worst and we have about 600 tons of asphalt...

April 9, 2012 - 9:17pm
2 years 13 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council approved the second reading of a moral claim against the city by a grant writer hired by former Mayor Howard Zwelling.

Last year, RFG Associates completed a federal grant application to obtain a new fire truck and equipment for the city.

Those grants were signed by Mayor Zwelling last August.

Councilman David Tarbert said that although RFG Associates did the work, the former Mayor did not follow procedure to get Council approval.

"I...

September 8, 2011 - 6:31pm
2 years 43 weeks ago

Zanesville has a new budget committee chairman, and he already has his work cut out for him.

Steve Kilpatrick has replaced former chairman David Tarbert.  The committee met on Thursday to discuss year-to-date numbers.

"In terms of tax revenues versus the budget for 2011 and also expenditures, both of those parts are looking okay year-to-date," said Kilpatrick.

Kilpatrick said the committee is planning ahead for the 2012 budget to avoid problems that have come...

July 11, 2011 - 8:30pm
3 years 1 day ago

Some improvement projects are coming to the City of Zanesville.

City Council met Monday evening passing an ordinance that allows the city to apply and administer the Community Development Block Grant, a grant at the federal level that allows communities to use the funds for specific projects within the city.

"And those this year include a bridge replacement on Muskingum Avenue, it also includes a water line replacement on Jewett Drive, and an awning replacement on the...

June 27, 2011 - 8:47pm
3 years 2 weeks ago

No decision has been reached regarding the way Zanesville conducts some of its building inspection services.

After meeting Monday night with the Muskingum County Commissioners, Zanesville City Council decided to postpone the ordinance that would allow the city to contract out Licking County for some of its building inspection services. The move comes after the commissioners asked council Monday to re-negotiate the services Muskingum County currently provides.

"It would allow...

June 27, 2011 - 3:11pm
3 years 2 weeks ago

Muskingum County Commissioners will present an alternative plan to Zanesville City Council regarding building inspections.

Commissioners hope to sway City Council to reconsider an agreement that the Licking County Building Department will handle commercial building inspections. Services would be less expensive, but Commissioner Brian Hill said, discontinuing the work with Mid-East Ohio Building Department in Zanesville would be more of a headache.

"Right now we've got Mid...

March 28, 2011 - 9:08pm
3 years 15 weeks ago

Zanesville Mayor Butch Zwelling delivered his final state of the city address to city council Monday night.

Zwelling says it has been a great honor to serve such a great city for the past six years. He says one of the biggest highlights as mayor was adopting the city of Slidell,Louisiana when hurricane Katrina hit the gulf coast.

"The look of satisfaction on the part of our people who took their vacations and went down there to help their fellow americans who were devastated...

March 15, 2011 - 5:32pm
3 years 17 weeks ago

The second floor of the Zanesville City Jail has been closed for nearly two years and now local officials are discussing the idea of possibly opening it back up.

Monday night at City Council, Police Chief Eric Lambes was asked to outline a budget to figure out how much it would cost to reopen that part of the jail. It was previously shut down due to lack of funds. Concerns, however, are now being raised over Governor Kasich's plans to change sentencing for convicts in order to save the...

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