Stories tagged with: city of zanesville

August 30, 2010 - 5:33pm
3 years 46 weeks ago

If you still haven't filed your Zanesville City income tax, there's only one more day until the amnesty period ends.

City Treasurer, Paul DuBeck, says his office has received a lot of calls, mostly concerning people not affected by the matter, but less than 20 people have come in and actually filed. DuBeck says it's frustrating that people aren't responding.

"Deep down inside, I believe the people that have gotten away maybe over the last four, five, six years still think...

July 21, 2010 - 6:15pm
4 years 3 days 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...

July 12, 2010 - 7:03pm
4 years 1 week ago

The city of Zanesville is concerned that some of its residents haven't paid the city income tax, and the biggest chunk of the general fund operates on that tax.

City Treasurer, Paul DuBeck Junior, says some people aren't aware that they owe the city any money.

"There are a number of people who may live in Zanesville and work in Columbus that have no requirement to file because Columbus is higher than ours. Although on the other hand, there are a number of people who may work...

June 21, 2010 - 5:51pm
4 years 4 weeks ago

The Treasurer's Office created a financial forecast for five Zanesville City funds and it shows the potential for disaster.

The forecast is only an estimate of expected revenue and expenditures. It uses assumptions such as no growth in revenue, 4 percent wage increases and other costs.

The forecast currently shows if changes are not made, the city would be have a deficit in those five funds of more than $3 million next year and more than $21 million in 2014.

"It's...

May 26, 2010 - 6:15pm
4 years 8 weeks ago

A sewer separation project in downtown Zanesville will be put on hold.

It's located near the intersection of Marietta Street by 8th and Hughes Streets.

Zanesville Public Service Director, Mike Sims, says crews have run into a problem. The underground soil is poor.

"The contractor is supposed to be working out of a six foot wide trench, and due to the wet, sandy material, we're ending up with an extremely wide trench, " says Sims.

It's a trench that Sims says...

March 22, 2010 - 9:35pm
4 years 17 weeks ago

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."

Vincent said the overtime is down...

February 16, 2010 - 6:58pm
4 years 22 weeks ago

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...

February 10, 2010 - 5:59pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

Zanesville's current financial situation has many people watching the 2010 budget closely.

Mayor Howard Zwelling says the city has a goal of cutting overtime in half this year, but the street department is racking up overtime trying to fight this winter's snow.

"We know we can't cut it out all together because then we would not be clearing the streets after hours. We would not be doing a lot of things, " says Zwelling.

Zwelling says he's not concerned right now....

February 10, 2010 - 5:55pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

The Zanesville City Street Department is working diligently to clear roadways, and it has had enough salt on hand to take care of everything.

"We have 300 tons on order, and we have the money left to order about another 300 tons. So, we're good for another 2 or 3 snows, " says Public Service Director, Mike Sims.

Most of the main and side roads have been treated. The next step is the alleys.

Sims says his office has been receiving a lot of calls, asking when...

February 9, 2010 - 7:00pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

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.

"Our...

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