Mayor Sets Goals Before End of Term

by Danielle Cotterman on October 4, 2011 at 6:16 am

Zanesville Mayor Butch Zwelling’s term ends after 7 years in December, but he still has some major projects he would like to see completed.

Zwelling spoke at the noon Rotary Club on a number of goals he would like to see achieved before his term is complete at the end of the year. With collaboration from Home Depot and the Three Sixty Bike Shop Zwelling intends to present City Council once more with the idea of revamping the cities skate park on the north-end of town.

"The bikers and the skateboarders use those parks and are very compatible together," said Zwelling, "and we’ve found a way to do it for a lot less money than we talked about last year."

After the tragic death of Grant Hickman WHIZ spoke with friends of Grant who said they would like to see a skate park built in his memory. Mayor Zwelling invites any support in the project. Also included in Zwelling’s list of goals are improvements to Secrest Auditorium.

"I’d like to have a marquee, I’d like to expand the lobby to have restrooms in the lobby and put escalators in so we can get the senior citizens back to Secrest," said Zwelling.

Other plans include an ordinance improving the quality of city taxi cabs, having newly added lights to the Gant Municipal Stadium, and reaching an agreement between the city and county on sewage rates.