Stories tagged with: City Council

July 12, 2010 - 9:37pm
4 years 7 weeks ago

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...

June 28, 2010 - 9:58pm
4 years 9 weeks ago

Community members packed Council tonight to discuss a highly debated issue.

Due to the Mcintire Avenue Project being tabled at the last City Council meeting, tonight, community members representing both sides of the argument were able to express their thoughts and opinions.

"What I think we have to keep in mind is that even though we may oppose each other over particular issues, that doesn't necessarily mean that the other person's ideas are necessarily wrong or to be...

June 14, 2010 - 9:29pm
4 years 11 weeks ago

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.

"I'm still a yes, however, i'm looking...

May 24, 2010 - 9:41pm
4 years 14 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council is moving forward with a piece of legislation that targets properties that are both vacant and abandoned.

Councilmembers approved a first reading of the ordinance, with some saying these structures are beginning to plague parts of the city.

"That really does damage property values. It damages the will of people to revitalize their own neighborhood and sometimes even stay in the neighborhood, " says Councilman Mark Baker.

The current...

May 10, 2010 - 8:40pm
4 years 16 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council is doing its part to help a local event honoring soldiers.

Councilmembers voted to pass an ordinance that would donate 500 dollars to the "Flags of Honor" event being held at Zane Landing Park this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

"Even though times are hard and the budget is where it's at, we can't shut down the city. Things need to happen. It's one of the things we felt needed to happen, " says Councilman Jeff Tilton.


April 26, 2010 - 8:34pm
4 years 18 weeks ago

The city of Zanesville will not be purchasing bonds to pay for improvements to Secrest Auditorium.

City council defeated the motion by a narrow margin. Andrew Roberts was one of the councilmen who voted against the measure.

"In the financial situation that we're in right now, I didn't see it fitting that we spend additional moneys for some of those things, " says Roberts.

Mayor Howard Zwelling didn't agree with the decision but failed to comment on the issue.

March 8, 2010 - 10:52pm
4 years 25 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 22, 2010 - 10:00pm
4 years 27 weeks ago

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...

February 8, 2010 - 9:30pm
4 years 29 weeks ago

Two ordinances relating to the city of Zanesville's 2010 budget are tabled for two weeks.

The first ordinance would allow the administration to implement a furlough system for city employees.

The second ordinance refers to establishing pay, benefit and employment policies for unaffiliated employees.

Chairman of the Budget Committee David Tarbert recommended the ordinances be tabled because the issues haven't been discussed.

A Ways and Means Committee meeting was...

February 1, 2010 - 7:51pm
4 years 30 weeks ago

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...

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