The debate over rezoning the former Family Y is still a hot topic at City Council.
The legislation to turn the property off of McIntire Avenue from a residential to a commercial property was in its second reading tonight. If passed it would allow property owner Ryan Dodson to move his American Pride business to the site. Council members voted to pass the ordinance on to it's final reading in two weeks.
"I voted for the zoning at that time and thought the way the...
Some attended City Cuncil tonight in hopes of hearing about plans to revise and rezone the former Mskingum Cunty YMCA property. However, a motion to table the legislation sent many people home.
The ordinance would rezone the property turning it from a residential site to a commercial site. Councilman Grant Hutcheson made the motion to table indefinitely saying he supports the ordinance, but wants to know what the community thinks.
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...
With only five weeks until the final 2010 budget for the City of Zanesville must be in place, council Monday decided furloughs may officially be an option.
An ordinance passed allowing council the authorization to implement a furlough system.
"Should council take one of the options that include furlough days, and should the bargaining units and volunteers and so forth come forth and contract with the administration to accept the furlough days, then and...
The the Zanesville City Council Budget Committee will take a closer look at the 2010 budget to find where they can save money.
At the work session this evening, Mayor Butch Zwelling proposed several options lessening the amount of furloughs and putting money back in to the Fire Department's funds. The temporary 2010 budge took about $510,000 out of two Fire Department funds to cover a hole in the budget.
Chairman of the committee David Tarbert said the committee will look at...