Stories tagged with: Zanesville City Council

September 10, 2012 - 9:58pm
1 year 50 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council voted down a resolution asking Law Director Scott Hillis to resign.

Last month Hillis was found guilty of soliciting and criminal trespassing charges.  Tonight he was the center of a non-binding resolution that questions his ability to perform his duties.

"The actions and choices of the law director indicate, to me anyway, that he's above the law," said Councilman Stephen Kilpatrick.

"If you are arrested, you go to court, you're...

August 27, 2012 - 9:09pm
2 years 2 days ago

The Zanesville City Law Director made his first appearance at a council meeting in several weeks.

Scott Hillis was recently found guilty of soliciting and criminal trespassing charges.  Assistant Law Director Emily Tarbert has been taking his place at council.  City Councilman Stephen Kilpatrick is co-sponsoring a resolution that would ask Hillis to resign.

"Some of my constituents have said to me several times that they're not sure how the law director can...

August 13, 2012 - 10:08pm
2 years 3 days ago

The job status of the Zanesville City Law Director was the elephant in the room at city council Monday night.

On Thursday Scott Hillis was found guilty of soliciting and criminal trespassing charges.  Assistant Law Director Emily Tarbert filled in for Hillis at the council meeting.  City Councilman Stephen Kilpatrick was the first one to address the issue.

"There isn't a lot that we can do, according to the Ohio Revised Code, but we could at least agree upon a...

July 23, 2012 - 9:34pm
2 years 5 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council met Monday night and passed an ordinance leasing a piece of city property.

The city will lease a vacant parking lot on Third Street to the the Nestle Purina Petcare Company for $2,400 a year.

The company will use the lot for parking for semis and other vehicles while the business under goes construction.

Also at Monday's meeting, two Zanesville residents addressed members of council about alleged dumping taking place along Hamline...

June 25, 2012 - 8:58pm
2 years 9 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department is applying for a grant to buy a new pumper truck.

Zanesville City Council passed an emergency ordinance approving an application for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant.  Public Safety Director Fred Buck said the city is trying to replace a 16-year-old truck.

"More reliable equipment is a huge thing with the fire department," said Buck.  "Everytime they go, it's an emergency, so we want to be able to respond and get there...

June 11, 2012 - 9:29pm
2 years 11 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council defeated a resolution that would have approved a liquor permit at the Starfire Express on Pershing Road.

With two members absent from the meeting, council turned down the measure with a five to two vote.  Law Director Scott Hillis advised council that the owner of the business and his attorney had requested to table the discussion for two more weeks.  Councilwoman Connie Norman said she's happy with the outcome.

"We really didn't feel that...

May 29, 2012 - 8:38pm
1 year 33 weeks ago

The bridge on Military Road near Bowers Lane is in need of replacement.

On Tuesday Zanesville City Council passed an ordinance to take on the project.  Public Service Director Mike Sims said some right-of-way acquisition will be required.

"It's a 2015 project and a pretty straightforward bridge replacement," said Sims.  "It's just a flat slab, a box beam type of bridge, so it's not a very intricate installation.  The existing bridge is showing a lot...

May 18, 2012 - 4:43pm
2 years 14 weeks ago

The city of Zanesville and AFSCME Local 1573 have agreed to a new labor pact.

On Friday the union voted 31 to 28 in favor of the contract.  Mayor Jeff Tilton said only two-thirds of the eligible employees placed a vote. 

He said the two sides met earlier this month with State Employment Relations Board Fact Finder William Lewis.  City council approved the fact finder's recommendations during Monday night's meeting.

The issues at stake included wages, seasonal...

May 14, 2012 - 8:51pm
2 years 15 weeks ago

The city of Zanesville and AFSCME Local 1573 are one step closer to producing a new labor pact.

City council approved a fact finder's recommendations.  Mayor Jeff Tilton said the two sides met earlier this month with State Employment Relations Board Fact Finder William Lewis.

"Both sides give out their proposals, we go through them and then we go to mediation," said Tilton.  "Finally, it comes down to the fact finder's report, and this is the way it'...

April 23, 2012 - 9:52pm
2 years 18 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council rejected an ordinance involving a moral claim for almost $75,000 filed against the city by a grant writer.

Rob Guentter of RFG Associates is requesting payment for completing a federal grant application to help pay for the purchase of a new ladder truck for the Zanesville Fire Department.  Former Mayor Howard Zwelling signed a contract with Guentter in January 2011, but Councilman Mark Baker said Zwelling never asked for council's formal approval...

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