Stories tagged with: Zanesville City Council

October 11, 2011 - 8:46pm
2 years 40 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council passed a resolution on a small Maple Avenue project that means a big safety improvement to the road.

A 20-foot section of the median at Military and Maple was tapered down to allow for easier access of police and emergency vehicles to cross over it. Though Council passed the resolution Tuesday night, Zanesville Public Service Drector Mike Sims says the city didn't have enough time before the Maple Avenue construction began to get the correct approvals from ODOT...

September 26, 2011 - 8:54pm
2 years 42 weeks ago

Representatives from Muskingum University met with Zanesville City Council Monday evening to determine the necessary criteria in re-districting the city's six wards.

In order to begin the re-drawing of the wards, the city's population must be determined. At the last council meeting, they mistakenly said the city's population was 4,000 more than what it actually is.

At Monday night's meeting, Dr. Walter Huber corrected the mistake relating it to previous...

September 12, 2011 - 8:58pm
2 years 44 weeks ago

Muskingum University presented its plans to re-district the lines of Zanesville's six wards Monday evening to City Council.

Dr. Walter Huber, Director of Center for Regional Planning along with political science students say the lines would be re-drawn primarily based on a variety of geographical variables. But first, Zanesville's official population needs to be addressed. Dr. Huber says the latest data indicates Zanesville's population at just over 29,000 people, but not everyone on...

August 22, 2011 - 9:04pm
2 years 47 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council voted to return federal grant money.

An ordinance passed stating the City of Zanesville will have to the grant given to the fire department. The grant was issued in 2005 for approximately $100,000 to be used towards various equipment - specifically a diesel exhaust system. Officials discovered the specified items were never purchased. The city will now have to repay nearly half of the amount.

"I apologize for the Fire Department grant that we have to...

August 11, 2011 - 4:31pm
2 years 49 weeks ago

After a heated debate at Monday nights Zanesville City Council Meeting a truce has been called between the City and County.

The ordinance that would contract Licking County's Building Department to handle some of Zanesville's building inspection services was scrapped. Thursday morning Zanesville's Mayor Butch Zwelling and Code Enforcement Officer Tim Smith apologized to Muskingum County Commissioners for the behavior in Monday night's City Council Meeting.

"With the...

August 8, 2011 - 9:12pm
2 years 49 weeks ago

A controversial ordinance at Zanesville City Council has been postponed two weeks.

The ordinance has already been postponed twice in recent weeks and would allow the city to contract out Licking County's Building Department to perform some of its building inspection services. The Muskingum County Commissioners put up an offer of 40 percent of its revenue for building inspections to be given to the city, up 30 percent from where it currently is to help business stay in the county.

August 8, 2011 - 4:16pm
2 years 50 weeks ago

The issue of who does building inspections in Muskingum County could be decided Monday night. Before Zanesville City Council meets the Mid-East Building Department met with Muskingum County Commissioners to review a counter proposal made by the city.

Through contract - Inspection Services on commercial products within the City of Zanesville and currently completed by the Mid-East Building Department. In an attempt to save revenue the city has requested city employees manage the...

July 25, 2011 - 9:00pm
2 years 52 weeks ago

Some road improvement projects could be coming to Zanesville next year.

Zanesville City Council passed an ordinance in its third reading that would allow Mayor Zwelling to apply for state funding for various road improvement projects, which includes several in Zanesville that are in desperate need of repair.

"It's not finalized which ones were going to pave yet but we believe we're going to look at South Pine and the southern end of Putnam," said Public Service Director...

June 13, 2011 - 8:38pm
3 years 5 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council tabled a controversial ordinance for the city Monday evening.

The ordinance would allow Zanesville Code Enforcement Officer Tim Smith to contract Licking County's Building Department to handle some of Zanesville's building inspection services. Currently, the county handles the services, but Mayor Zwelling says Smith was under the impression the county office might be closing.

"He asked me if he should go ahead with his plans to have a department...

May 23, 2011 - 10:11pm
3 years 8 weeks ago

Some Zanesville residents are upset over some proposed zoning changes coming to the city.

In its second reading Monday, Zanesville City Council passed an ordinance allowing the city to amend and revise the city's zoning map for Dreamer's Motorsports near Northpointe Drive. The re-zoning would change the business from an industrial property to a commercial property and some nearby residents of Kensington Village are concerned.

"Their concerns are noise and more traffic and...

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