Crime and Violence Committee Meeting

by Brittany Harris on November 22, 2010 at 9:26 am

Zanesville city officials are working to strengthen their relationship with one local organization.

A Crime and Violence Committee meeting was held Monday night to discuss communication issues between the Zanesville Crime Stoppers and the police department. Member Don Jones addressed several problems the group has encountered with getting responses from the Z.P.D. It was decided that additional meetings were needed to seek a resolution.

"We as an organization will meet with all of the principled parties necessary that we feel we need to meet with later on and I’m sure they’ll have very constructive input as they have in the past," said Council Member Mark Baker of the 1st Ward.

Following the Crime and Violence meeting was the city council meeting. One ordinance reviewed was for designating certain banking institutions to be eligible for city depositories for five years and pass its second reading.

The J.E.D.D. contract with Falls Township in Muskingum County ordinance was tabled for an another two weeks.

"There were some concerns with some perhaps environmental liability and other sorts of liability that various council members have discussed and made known," said Baker.

A third ordinance authorizing the city to accept properties on Market Street and Wayne Avenue in exchange for the removal of liens on a deceased residents estate was voted down.