Council Approves Lease Agreement for Local Business

by WHIZ Reporter on July 23, 2012 at 9:50 am

Zanesville City Council met Monday night and passed an ordinance leasing a piece of city property.

The city will lease a vacant parking lot on Third Street to the the Nestle Purina Petcare Company for $2,400 a year.

The company will use the lot for parking for semis and other vehicles while the business under goes construction.

Also at Monday’s meeting, two Zanesville residents addressed members of council about alleged dumping taking place along Hamline Avenue, claiming construction materials were dumped illegally by a business bordering their property.

The issue was discussed at length, but Public Service Director Mike Sims said the problem is far from over.

"I think you have several issues, You have code enforcement that’s a little more stringent on some parts of the city, or they feel like they are being singled out, whereas the owner that spoke tonight feels that the Eagles has been basically ignored," said Sims.

In other council news, council passed the first reading of an ordinance to widen the right-of-way of Fess Street.

City Zoning Administrator Pat Denbow addressed members of council about concerns in a public meeting held before council.

The widening is in conjunction with renovations being made to Zane Grey Elementary School and the road repairs would bring the road up to city code.