The City of Zanesville will now be able to pull from a finalized budget for the year 2010.
The ordinance outlining the budget passed unanimously at city council this evening.
"We're not out of the woods yet," said City Council President Dan Vincent. "These need to be continued to be looked at. Adjustments will have to be made along the way. Now there is a concern as far as comp time and how that's going to fan out."
Zanesville city crews are attempting to clear the roadways after the third winter storm we've had in about a week and a half, and Public Service Director, Mike Sims, says the side roads are becoming a challenge.
"Just because of the extreme amount of snow and what we plowed two or three weeks ago is now frozen into moguls. The trucks are even having a difficult time moving it, " says Sims.
Another reason is people parking their cars on the roadways because they have no...
The snow is making roadways across the area very slick, and Zanesville City snowplows are busy trying to keep up with the white stuff.
"The Street Superintendent said at this point, we are no longer concerned with what snow was left from the last storm, we have to concentrate on what we're getting and what the resulting wind factor may leave us, " says Public Service Director, Mike Sims.
And some residents are making things difficult for the snowplows.
Impending cuts to the City of Zanesville's budget is causing the Port Authority to rework their own.
At Wednesday's meeting Executive Director Jerry Nolder shared a letter written to City Council Members about a possible cut in the port's subsidy. A proposal in place would cut the port's funding in half from $100,000 to $50,000.
"Certainly the letter the Port Authority sends to the city would justify doubling the subsidy," said Zanesville's Mayor Howard Zwelling....