Stories tagged with: budget

March 7, 2011 - 6:37pm
4 years 16 weeks ago

The budget for Muskingum County has been finalized for 2011.

County Commissioner Jerry Lavy said they had to make cuts based on revenue generated from last year and this year.

"We worked as diligently as we could to get it down to where we needed to be because you obviously can't spend more than what you bring in because we're mandated by law to have a balanced budget," said Lavy.

He said no lay-offs or furlough days are being implemented and department services...

March 1, 2011 - 8:06pm
4 years 17 weeks ago

Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor was in Zanesville Tuesday afternoon speaking to the Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce.

Taylor discussed the controversy surrounding the protests in Columbus and believes that the passing of Senate Bill 5 would ultimately help the tax payers.

"It's about creating jobs, it's about transforming the way the government operates, it's about giving local communities and schools more tools to manage their costs," said Taylor.

She said...

February 10, 2011 - 10:01pm
4 years 20 weeks ago

Muskingum County is currently battling a shrinking budget.

Last month it was discovered that around 2.2 million dollars in county money has been sitting in a non-interest bearing checking account since July of 2010. The county investment committee met with Treasurer Phillip Murphy on Thursday to find out why money that could have been gaining interest in another account, has been idle.

"We've been working on the budget now for several months and and we're...

January 10, 2011 - 11:10pm
4 years 24 weeks ago

It was announced at the City Council meeting Monday night after reviewing the final carryover, Zanesville will be able to make up the projected 500,000 dollar shortfall by about 50,000 dollars.

Budget Director Dale Raines says the final carryover was higher than he had expected in his preliminary 2011 budget. Both city council and the mayor agree that they were very lucky this year. The last quarter income tax, unused money in various departments, and 1.2 million dollars in an...

December 27, 2010 - 10:58pm
4 years 26 weeks ago

A temporary budget was passed tonight at the Zanesville City Council Meeting.

After weeks of deliberation, a decision was reached.  The unaffiliated workers have agreed to ten cost-saving days, but the fire, police, and AFSCME unions are still deciding.  Each city department will be notified of their final budget at a later date.  Mayor Zwelling also addressed the letter he received from three council members last week which included suggestions like firing Chief Dave...

December 17, 2010 - 6:29pm
4 years 27 weeks ago

The Zanesville Police Department is struggling to make ends meet as they deal with budget constraints by the city.

City Council is currently battling a nearly $500,000 budget deficit, impacting many departments. Police Chief Eric Lambes said they had to deal with the same problems last year, but now the idea of furlough days is being tossed around, which could adversely affect the community.  

"It's not only aggravating to me, but to the officers too...

December 13, 2010 - 11:11pm
4 years 28 weeks ago

A budget meeting was held Monday night to review a proposal for the city of Zanesville's 2011budget in hopes of fixing its nearly $500,000 deficit.

Furlough days were addressed, but since the administration has not met with the various unions involved, a decision could not be reached on whether they would be implemented.

During the meeting, Fire Chief Dave Lacy was questioned by council members about why he isn't being more proactive in seeking grants for the fire department...

December 6, 2010 - 9:20pm
4 years 29 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council's Budget Committee is still working to make up a huge shortfall.

With a nearly $500,000 deficit in the city's budget, officials gathered to review three proposals created by Budget and Finance Director Dale Raines to determine which would be most feasible for the upcoming year.

"We heard a lot of good ideas, we have contemplated the possibilities of furloughs, forfeiture of longevity, other specific ways of saving money not filling positions that...

November 22, 2010 - 10:03pm
4 years 31 weeks ago

Budget assessments for the new year in Muskingum County are underway.

Officials from the Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District met with the Muskingum County Commissioners on Monday to discuss anticipated budgetary plans for the new fiscal year.

"Nothing's in concrete but this is you know what we're looking at, they have made their necessary cut backs where they could, so until we know what their final numbers are and state match, we can go from there," said...

June 25, 2010 - 8:23pm
5 years 5 days ago

The Zanesville Fire Department is still having issues with overtime when it comes to looking at the city's tight clamp on the budget.

At this afternoon's Public Safety Committee meeting, it was determined that during the last pay period, the fire department sucked up 54 percent of all overtime worked in the city.

Fire Chief, Dave Lacy, specified that most of that overtime came from the summer's vacation period, but Councilman Andrew Roberts says this overtime is becoming a...

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