Stories tagged with: budget

January 11, 2010 - 3:13pm
6 years 32 weeks ago

Today the Muskingum County Commissioners are reviewing all the departments 2010 budget requests.

And as expected many departments heads had to make more cut-backs. Muskingum County Auditor Anita Adams says they did the best they could to trim costs.

"We have been experiencing reduced revenues and in light of that we are asked as each department our office had to look at our requests to see if there were any voluntary cuts that we make and to hopefully being the budget in...

December 30, 2009 - 5:49pm
6 years 34 weeks ago

Zanesville's Sanitation Department will no longer be affected by the city's budget crunch.

City Council passed an ordinance Monday that will increase sanitation rates.

Public Service Director, Mike Sims, says he understands residents won't be happy about paying more but this change will help them out in the long-run.

"In this case, they will see the benefits of that simply because it will enable the division to become self-funded or self-sufficient, " says Sims....

December 29, 2009 - 6:30pm
6 years 34 weeks ago

The City of Zanesville's big budget problems were threatening to end one city department's existence, but now it looks like that won't be happening thanks to an amendment in the City of Zanesville's 2010 temporary budget.

At last night's city council meeting Mayor Zwelling proposed pulling money from the fire department's salaries and operations budget to fund the city's building and maintenance department for another three months.

"I was proud of the administration for...

December 28, 2009 - 10:53pm
6 years 34 weeks ago

The Zanesville city budget is balanced, at least temporarily.

After an earlier budget meeting today City Council voted, with several amendments, to pass the proposed city budget for the year 2010.

"All in all for a temporary budget, it's balanced," said Councilman-at-Large Jeff Tilton. "We have a lot to do to get the permanent budget at the end of March."

After weighing the options over several budget hearings, council made three amendments to the...

December 28, 2009 - 2:18pm
6 years 34 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners were talking about budget issues today. Commissioner John Bates feels confident in the new year's financial plan.

"It's up 30% of what he actually projected. So we're in better shape than what we had," Commissioner Bates said.

Going into a bad year in 2009 the commissioners froze everything- meaning no pay raises, anyone that quit wasn't replaced, and no new hires. Bates says thanks to freezing the budget everything is starting...

December 21, 2009 - 10:39pm
6 years 35 weeks ago

It's crunch time for Zanesville's City Council.

Council ordered a special budget work session held this evening to figure out just how to plug a $2.6 million hole in the 2010 budget.

"It's kind of a frustrating night, I think, for everyone involved," said City Council Member at Large Dan Vincent. "We're looking at how we're going to make up money that we don't have for projections for next year. We're looking at furloughs and no one wants that. We have to get...

December 16, 2009 - 1:16pm
6 years 36 weeks ago

Impending cuts to the City of Zanesville's budget is causing the Port Authority to rework their own.

At Wednesday's meeting Executive Director Jerry Nolder shared a letter written to City Council Members about a possible cut in the port's subsidy. A proposal in place would cut the port's funding in half from $100,000 to $50,000.

"Certainly the letter the Port Authority sends to the city would justify doubling the subsidy," said Zanesville's Mayor Howard Zwelling....

December 14, 2009 - 11:10pm
6 years 36 weeks ago

The City of Zanesville continues to battle over how the 2010 budget will be balanced.

Seven proposals by Budget and Finance Director Dale Raines would close the $2.6 million deficit by $1.1 million.

Five jobs would be eliminated from the city as well. Four of those would dissolve the Building Maintenance Department.

"Tonight we felt we needed to come and defend our honor," said John Benson, supervisor of the department. "We're proud that...

November 30, 2009 - 9:55pm
6 years 38 weeks ago

As some are loosening their belts from the holidays, the City of Zanesville is tightening theirs.

City council met tonight as part of a work session to see what to do about the city's $2.6 million budget deficit for next year. Council listened to suggestions and came up with some of their own to solve the problem.

"We're looking into overtime because we have tens of thousands of dollars tied up in overtime," said Mayor Howard Zwelling. "Some of it is very...

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