Stories tagged with: deficit

March 3, 2011 - 11:06pm
3 years 24 weeks ago

A forum that was anticipated to have a mix of emotions, was surprisingly calm as Superintendent Terry Martin addressed the publics questions about Zanesville City School District's proposed budget cuts.

"I'm really pleased in the manner in which they approached the problems that they have here and I think you're seeing that all tonight too," said Robert Reed.

84-year-old Robert Reed was among many who attended the Zanesville City School District's Meeting Thursday night...

March 1, 2011 - 11:46am
3 years 24 weeks ago

Local small business owners came together this morning to talk budget.

The National Federation of Independent Business hosted an Area Action Council meeting at Honey Baked Ham in Zanesville this morning.  At the meeting, local small business owners had an opportunity to discuss the state budget deficit and the impact it will have on them....an impact that Legislative Director Chris Ferruso says might not be all that bad.

"I believe, for the small business owners and the...

December 6, 2010 - 9:20pm
3 years 36 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council's Budget Committee is still working to make up a huge shortfall.

With a nearly $500,000 deficit in the city's budget, officials gathered to review three proposals created by Budget and Finance Director Dale Raines to determine which would be most feasible for the upcoming year.

"We heard a lot of good ideas, we have contemplated the possibilities of furloughs, forfeiture of longevity, other specific ways of saving money not filling positions that...

June 1, 2010 - 6:39pm
4 years 11 weeks ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department is having some problems with its budget.

It's unbalanced, and there's a deficit of more than $300,000.

Health Commissioner Corey Hamilton says the health department was looking to correct this deficit before the mid-year point, which is coming up.

"We did cut pretty much anything that was non-essential close to the beginning of the year to try and do that early, hoping the economy would start to rebounds, grants would...

December 14, 2009 - 11:10pm
4 years 35 weeks ago

The City of Zanesville continues to battle over how the 2010 budget will be balanced.

Seven proposals by Budget and Finance Director Dale Raines would close the $2.6 million deficit by $1.1 million.

Five jobs would be eliminated from the city as well. Four of those would dissolve the Building Maintenance Department.

"Tonight we felt we needed to come and defend our honor," said John Benson, supervisor of the department. "We're proud that...

November 30, 2009 - 9:55pm
4 years 37 weeks ago

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...

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