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...
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...
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.
Zanesville City Council is taking steps to bring a conferencing campus to the city.
Monday, they passed an ordinance allowing the city to be named as a grant applicant for Shinnick Street improvement projects. The projects include an addition to the Welcome Center which is estimated to bring in 4,000,000 dollars annually to the local economy. One of the biggest incentives for this project is that it won't cost the city a dime.
Zanesville City Council met Monday night to discuss several city issues.
In its first reading, council passed an ordinance for a one-year contract for the city's police secretaries and records clerks. The original ordinance was a three-year contract, but in a time of economic uncertainty, council felt restructuring the legislation to a one-year contract would benefit the city in the end.
"It was brought up that doing a three year contract at this point and guaranteeing...
Zanesville City Council pushed budget talks back and talked more on contracts and wages for several city workers Monday night.
While the April First budget deadline for the city is slowly approaching, Council passed a first reading on the matter with no comment. Council; however, did not pass an ordinance regarding wages and employment to the city's three police captains. City Council President Dan Vincent said Council still had some questions and concerns about the matter.
Crime in Muskingum County is on the rise, and Crime Stoppers is asking for city officials' help.
At Monday night's City Council meeting, the Zanesville Crime Stoppers Watch informed members of council that total crimes for the third quarter equal 544 up from 491 in the second quarter. They say that assistance from city officials and members of the public can help reduce those numbers.
"If they see anything unusual. A person they don't know. A car that's in their area they...
Zanesville City Council passed several pieces of legislation Tuesday.
The first ordinance allows the city to sell a portion of vacant property at the intersection of State Route 719 and Moxahala Avenue. The property was purchased when the highway was being constructed, and now is of no use to the city. Because it is not connected to the city, Zanesville can not annex it.
"There is a railroad in between this property and so we don't own that property between the city and this...