Stories tagged with: Zanesville City Council

May 9, 2011 - 9:31pm
3 years 11 weeks ago

Some changes are coming to Maple Avenue.

Monday at Zanesville City Council a resolution was passed allowing the city to enter into a contract with the Ohio Department of Transportation to repave portions of Maple Avenue this summer.

"The paving is so bad on Maple that they wanted to hold off until next year to do it but we decided that we needed to do it this year," said Councilman Jeff Tilton.

However, council has some concerns about what the re-paving means for...

April 25, 2011 - 8:44pm
3 years 13 weeks ago

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.

"This is a grant being awarded by the Ohio...

April 11, 2011 - 8:52pm
3 years 15 weeks ago

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...

March 14, 2011 - 10:23pm
3 years 19 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council met Monday night to discuss several city issues.

In its first reading, council raised questions about funding for Z-bus as far as what ridership and percentages are for what cities. They also inquired what Guernsey County pays for Z-bus service.

At the previous council meeting, Councilman Andrew Roberts expressed concerns over Z-bus's payments to the city for fuel. Monday, it was cleared up as to why.

"They get most of their money from the state...

February 14, 2011 - 10:52pm
3 years 23 weeks ago

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.


November 8, 2010 - 10:28pm
3 years 37 weeks ago

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...

October 12, 2010 - 8:57pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

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...

August 18, 2010 - 5:31pm
3 years 48 weeks ago

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.

Zullo and Cronin also filed a second complaint...

July 26, 2010 - 5:06pm
4 years 13 hours ago

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.


November 4, 2009 - 9:07am
4 years 37 weeks ago

Three people were elected to the Zanesville City Council at large seats Tuesday one of those being Democrat Jeff Tilton.

Tilton has previously served two terms and is currently filling a vacated council seat. He says it's always exciting to be elected to public office.

"I want to thank the people of Zanesville for having the trust in me to let me have another two years on council," said Tilton.

Tilton says he's looking forward to many projects in his new two year...

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