Stories tagged with: Zanesville City Council

December 9, 2013 - 10:09pm
32 weeks 1 day ago

Friends, family and co-workers celebrated Zanesville City Council's Council-at-Large member, Ted Zakany at his retirement party at Monday night. Zakany, a Zanesville native, started his career working in his family's grocery store and has served on city council since 1976. At 86-years-old and after decades of serving on city council, Zakany says he's most proud of passing legislation that benefits Zanesville's law enforcement officers.

"Passing legislation that's improved our...

November 25, 2013 - 10:12pm
34 weeks 1 day ago

Zanesville City Council passed a traffic order that prohibits southbound traffic on Maple Avenue to turn left onto Bell Street. So if you're driving southbound on Maple and need to turn into Walmart or the Genesis Health Plex, you now have to turn left at Balls Lane.

"With the new safety study, ODOT enlarged the intersection with Balls Lane, moved it further up by Bethesda Hospital," explained City of Zanesville Safety Director, Fred Buck. "That new road there is a...

October 28, 2013 - 9:11pm
38 weeks 1 day ago

On Monday, Zanesville City Council passed an ordinance that allows the city to now turn over delinquent fines to Pioneer Credit Recovery. Municipal Judge Bill Joseph said collecting fines is time consuming and the switch will allow city employees to work on other things. The new agreement won't cost the city a dime, but the delinquent payer will have an extra $30 tacked onto their fine.

"The city gets 100% of what they owe the city. There's an additional collection fee that's...

October 15, 2013 - 9:23pm
40 weeks 2 hours ago

Children and families gearing up for Halloween can mark their calendars for Trick or Treating thanks to a resolution passed by council Tuesday evening.

The resolution was council deciding on logistics for Beggars Night also known as Trick or Treating. Children can go from house to house this year on Halloween night from 5:30 to 7 p.m, which is a bit earlier than year's passed.

"I think it is very nice that the city looks out for safety of children, they do this before it...

September 23, 2013 - 8:46pm
43 weeks 1 day ago

There were only two ordinances up for action at Monday's City Council meeting.

One, an emergency ordinance allowing an agreement with North Valley Bank regarding the refinancing of the Southeastern Ohio Air Services mortgage. The final ordinance up for action, and the only one that passed will now allow the city to enter into a contract with URS Corporation-Ohio to design the city's combined sewer project. The cost for the design is estimated at just over $70,000. Mayor Jeff...

September 9, 2013 - 8:35pm
45 weeks 1 day ago

The 5th Street Project is underway and there are a lot of drivers failing to fully stop at stop signs, according to Director of Public Safety Fred Buck and Mayor Jeff Tilton.

"We do have to take down the signals at 5th and Market and 5th and South," said Buck. "We're gonna leave them up as long as possible because people aren't used to traffic signals. But the stop sign means the same. So it'll be a three way stop both ways."

Buck says a mobile...

August 12, 2013 - 9:12pm
49 weeks 1 day ago

Zanesville residents periodically submit moral claims to the clerk of council asking for money they believe to be owed to them by the city. And at Monday's Zanesville City Council meeting, two moral claims were voted down. City of Zanesville Law Director, Scott Hillis, explains why the majority of moral claims that go through City Council are denied.

"It goes through the proper channels. I then review it and look at the statute to see if we're immune from it or...

July 22, 2013 - 10:01pm
1 year 2 hours ago

At Monday's City Council meeting, Council voted to table Ordinance 13-50 which would vacate a small turn around area of Arcadia Lane, after residents expressed their concerns about the project.

"This request came from the public service department and it was my understanding that there were some issues with emergency vehicles trying to get back there and realizing it wasn't accessible because the city wasn't maintaining this right of way and hadn't been maintaining this right of...

July 8, 2013 - 9:39pm
1 year 2 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council passed two emergency ordinances benefiting the Zanesville Fire Department at Monday's meeting. One was authorizing the issuance of bonds totaling no more than $485,000 to purchase a new truck, and the other, allowing the department to purchase the new Pierce 1500 CPM Triple Combination Pumper Truck. Fire Chief Kevin Thomas says the addition to the fleet is necessary and urgent.

Thomas said, "The current truck, the frame has been repaired twice. We've...

June 24, 2013 - 9:18pm
1 year 3 weeks ago

The Zanesville Police Department has qualified for the 2014 High Visibility Enforcement Overtime Grant from the state. If awarded, the police department would be able to use the funds for overtime on holiday's and during dangerous traffic time periods throughout the year. The police department is expected to hear about the status of the grant by September.

In other council news, council also passed an ordinance at Monday's meeting that will move the city to monthly water bills starting...

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