City Council is taking steps to finalize its 2010 budget.
At tonight's meeting an ordinance was introduced that would give authorization to create a furlough system for city employees. However the ordinance does not authorize furloughs, that is a decision made by Mayor Zwelling.
The ordinance moved to a second reading.
A hearing is scheduled for January 25 to discuss the budget and potential problems and solutions.
The City of Zanesville's big budget problems were threatening to end one city department's existence, but now it looks like that won't be happening thanks to an amendment in the City of Zanesville's 2010 temporary budget.
At last night's city council meeting Mayor Zwelling proposed pulling money from the fire department's salaries and operations budget to fund the city's building and maintenance department for another three months.
Council ordered a special budget work session held this evening to figure out just how to plug a $2.6 million hole in the 2010 budget.
"It's kind of a frustrating night, I think, for everyone involved," said City Council Member at Large Dan Vincent. "We're looking at how we're going to make up money that we don't have for projections for next year. We're looking at furloughs and no one wants that. We have to get...
As some are loosening their belts from the holidays, the City of Zanesville is tightening theirs.
City council met tonight as part of a work session to see what to do about the city's $2.6 million budget deficit for next year. Council listened to suggestions and came up with some of their own to solve the problem.
"We're looking into overtime because we have tens of thousands of dollars tied up in overtime," said Mayor Howard Zwelling. "Some of it is very...
City Council also is moving to table an ordinance on improvements to Gant Municipal Stadium.
Councilman David Tarbert says the ordinance had been amended previously and the newest amendment tonight was suggesting that the city not proceed until receiving notice if grant money would be given to the city for the project.
"They said tonight that that could possibly-if there is funding available through the city-that could hurt our chances of receiving grant money, and while it...
Zanesville City Council is approving a first reading of an ordinance for the water plant project's construction inspection and administrative services.
Zanesville Public Service Director, Mike Sims, says the initial cost was just under two million dollars, and Sims says he felt the city could come up with 1.1 million of that over the next three years.
"But after I met with the Public Service Committee and received the budget, it looks like the water revenues are down...