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...
The Ohio Elections Commission will hold a hearing Wednesday morning at 10, concerning two complaints filed out of Zanesville.
Executive Director, Phillip Richter, says the first complaint Stephanie Zullo and Jonathan Cronin filed is against Ryan Dodson and American Pride Power. It says that Dodson failed to file a 30-B-1 form. Richter says corporations are required to do so if they make contributions for a ballot issue campaign.
Zanesville City Council members are expected to vote on a re-zoning issue Monday night. It's an issue that's been going on for a year now, ever since Ryan Dodson of American Pride purchased the old YMCA property on McIntire Avenue back in July of 2009. Dodson wants to move his business to the site, but the property needs to be re-zoned from a residential lot to a commercial one.
Neighbors, on both sides of the issue, in that ward say they're just tired of hearing about it.