Stories tagged with: Zanesville City Council

March 12, 2012 - 9:43pm
2 years 19 weeks ago

The City of Zanesville and Fraternal Order of Police/Ohio Labor Council are one step closer to producing a new labor pact.

On Monday Zanesville City Council accepted recommendations in a fact-finding report by the State Employment Relations Board.  Mayor Jeff Tilton said the union has seven days to either accept or reject those terms.  He said it helps to have input from a third party.

"We have the outside source, which looks at both sides," said Tilton....

February 27, 2012 - 10:09pm
2 years 21 weeks ago

The Zanesville City Council is considering ordinances that would designate the sidewalks surrounding City Hall and Secrest Auditorium as non-smoking areas.

Council President Dan Vincent and Councilmen David Tarbert and Grant Hutcheson are sponsoring the legislation.  On Monday Amy Davis of the United Way explained how the issue is separate from current Ohio laws.

"The state law is simply about indoors, and if you're smoking outside, the smoke can't go indoors,"...

February 13, 2012 - 11:29pm
2 years 23 weeks ago

On Monday Zanesville City Council accepted a federal grant to help pay for a new ladder truck for the fire department.

The department announced in Janaury that it was awarded a Federal Emergency Management Agency Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant for $675,000.  The grant will be used to replace a 25-year-old ladder truck.

Council also passed a new rental fee schedule for Secrest Auditorium, which includes a $300 per day increase for organizations that turn a...

January 23, 2012 - 10:02pm
2 years 26 weeks ago

The culvert behind the Colony Square Mall has been a nuisance since it collapsed in March, but a plan has been put into place to change that.

On Monday, Zanesville City Council passed an ordinance allowing City Service Director Mike Sims to apply for a loan that would help pay for repairs.  Sims said the city received a $200,000 grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission, but an additional $350,000 is needed to cover the entire cost of the project.  He said an application...

January 9, 2012 - 11:07pm
2 years 28 weeks ago

It was a busy night for the Zanesville City Council. Mayor Jeff Tilton and the other elected officials and council members were sworn in, and they tackled 26 items on the agenda.

On December 27th, council voted to give the mayor, auditor, treasurer and law director positions raises every year for the next four years, but Former Mayor Howard Zwelling vetoed the legislation two days later. On Monday, council overturned the veto, and the four city officials will receive 2.5% pay raises....

December 27, 2011 - 10:36pm
2 years 30 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council voted to give elected city officials a pay raise, while disregarding themselves.

The emergency ordinance will increase the salaries of incoming Mayor Jeff Tilton as well as current city auditor, law director and treasurer. The elected officials will receive a 2.5% pay increase over the course of the next four years. The ordinance was originally proposed by Treasurer Paul DuBeck Jr.

"This was done on my own , the mayor-elect and the council-elect...

December 12, 2011 - 10:42pm
2 years 32 weeks ago

On Monday the Zanesville City Council passed the first reading of an ordinance that affects a group of city employees.

Council-At-Large Andrew Roberts said under the ordinance 49 employees not affiliated with any of the unions won't see pay step increases in 2012.

"This ordinance was to keep them in line with how the budget director and law director are negotiating with the unions right now," said Roberts.  "It could possibly change after the first of the year...

November 28, 2011 - 10:05pm
2 years 34 weeks ago

Zanesville Mayor Butch Zwelling's days in office are coming to a close and with that he is making one final push to city council to consider renovations to downtown's Secrest Auditorium.

Those changes would add up to around 2.5 million dollars which includes adding more restrooms in the facility, easier access for those who are handicapped and a new roof. Zwelling wants five council members to be on board with him to draft legislation that council would take up at the next city council...

November 14, 2011 - 9:37pm
2 years 36 weeks ago

If you're a Zanesville resident, the sewer portion of your water bill could be going up.

Zanesville City Council passed an ordinance in its first reading that would increase the rate by five dollars a billing cycle. City Councilman and Mayor Elect Jeff Tilton says the increase will help pay for mandated sewer storm water separation projects over the next five years along with loan payments for the City's new wastewater plant upgrade.

"We're also looking into grants so that...

November 8, 2011 - 11:36pm
2 years 37 weeks ago

Democrat DJ Dittmar, Republican Ann Gildow, and Democrat Ted Zakany have been elected for the new Zanesville City Council At Large Seats.

Dittmar came in with 2,276 votes, Gildow came in with 2,682, and incumbent Ted Zakany took in 2,462 votes.

Incumbent Republican Andrew Roberts lost his seat with 2,049 votes.

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