Stories tagged with: City Council

March 15, 2011 - 5:32pm
3 years 22 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...

February 28, 2011 - 11:35pm
3 years 24 weeks ago

With budget concerns on the forefront, Zanesville City Council tabled a contract for some police employees.

Last Council meeting, the city's three police captains contract was turned down. Monday, they postponed the review of the police secretaries and records clerks contract until next council meeting.

"With Senate Bill 5 coming up to the Senate floor next week, we don't want to lock ourselves into a 3 year contract when their could potentially be other issues that are...

January 24, 2011 - 11:01pm
3 years 29 weeks ago

After reviewing the final carryover at the last city council meeting, Zanesville will be able to make up the 500,000 dollar shortfall, officially eliminating furloughs at tonight's meeting.

City council voted tonight to rescind three furlough related ordinances.  The ordinances pertained to unaffiliate employees, Public Service Director Mike Sims, Public Safety Director Bob Brandford, and Council Clerk Vicki Friggins.

"What we did tonight is we rescinded that...

December 13, 2010 - 11:11pm
3 years 35 weeks ago

A budget meeting was held Monday night to review a proposal for the city of Zanesville's 2011budget in hopes of fixing its nearly $500,000 deficit.

Furlough days were addressed, but since the administration has not met with the various unions involved, a decision could not be reached on whether they would be implemented.

During the meeting, Fire Chief Dave Lacy was questioned by council members about why he isn't being more proactive in seeking grants for the fire department...

October 25, 2010 - 9:21pm
3 years 42 weeks ago

At Monday nights Zanesville City Council meeting, two ordinances discussing JEDDS were in their final reading.

The Joint Economic Development Districts would be with Falls and Washington Townships.

"JEDDS are a wonderful way for the city to share revenue with the townships, the city has certain services that the township don't have and so we offer perhaps water, sewer, assistance with the development of the roads and some things that the townships just aren't able to do,...

September 27, 2010 - 9:13pm
3 years 46 weeks ago

At Monday night's City Council meeting, an ordinance that could potentially bring thousands of dollars into the city was in its first reading.

The ordinance proposes the creation of a Joint Economic Development District, or JEDD, between the City of Zanesville and Falls Township. The area of land located in Falls Township would be used to develop industry and create more employment opportunities in which the city, township, and county would all benefit.

"It's really a...

September 13, 2010 - 9:59pm
3 years 48 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council also has some concerns about budget matters.

Several ordinances were on the agenda Monday night regarding various renovations to the city.

Council was confused by one ordinance involving renovations to the Y-Bridge Lift Station. While the members acknowledge that updates are needed, they don't understand why they can't seek bids for the project.

"For some reason what they're telling us tonight is that that procedure doesn't apply in...

August 23, 2010 - 8:50pm
3 years 51 weeks ago

Council passed two pieces of legislation at Monday's City Council meeting.

The first ordinance was declared an emergency. It allows the city to seek bids to find a local and long distance telephone and Internet service provider. The city's Centrex system contract expired, costing the city more money monthly.

The second ordinance amends a current piece of legislation designating certain banking institutions for deposits and cash management for the city. It extends the legislation...

July 26, 2010 - 9:59pm
4 years 3 weeks ago

An issue that has been the focal point of many City Council meetings is brought to a conclusion tonight.

In a count of five to three, Council voted to pass a legislation that rezones the former YMCA property from residential to commercial. In doing so, the current owner of the property, Ryan Dodson, can move his American Pride business to the site. This is the second time Council has voted on the issue, and this time around, a different decision was reached but it wasn't made...

July 21, 2010 - 6:15pm
4 years 4 weeks ago

The definition of vacant and abandoned homes was discussed in a code enforcement meeting today.

City Council members along with the Code Enforcement Committee met to discuss a recent amendment to an existing ordinance. The revised ordinance clarifies when a home is considered vacant.

"The thrust of this legislation was to target vacant and abandoned houses where people have just walked away and left them. And so if an individual is, even though a house is vacant, even though...

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