Crime Stoppers Seek Council Feedback

by Brittany Shannon on August 9, 2010 at 9:35 am

At Zanesville City Council Monday night, Crime Stoppers sought feedback from Council members.

The Crime Stoppers Watch is expanding within the city and county, and they are hoping to gain more members.

"We’re going to be at the Muskingum County Fair at the Sheriff’s tent and we’re going to register new members of the county and the City of Zanesville," says Don Jones of Zanesville Crime Stoppers Watch.

Crime Stoppers Watch wants to inform City Council members where crimes are taking place in the city’s neighborhoods.

"What we’re trying to do is map crimes for the City Council so they know which crimes are going on in which neighborhood and be on the watch for those crimes and be the eyes and ears for law enforcement," says Jones.

In other Council news, three pieces of legislation were passed declaring an emergency. The first ordinance that was passed allows the city to use funding from the Ohio Department of Transportation to pave a portion of Maple Avenue. Council also approved the city’s proposed solid waste management plan. The final piece of legislation passed Monday evening completes the final phase in restoring the State Street Bridge.