Stories tagged with: City Council

April 11, 2016 - 10:24pm
3 weeks 16 hours ago

According to Jay Bennett, Director of Public Service and Community Development, funds have been decreasing over the past year due to more city projects and construction costs so an increase was needed in order to provide sufficient funds for future projects in Zanesville.

“Sewage rates go up seventy cents on the base cost and also another 20 cents per one hundred cubic feet. So depending on that volume of water you use, it would certainly make a difference on your monthly...

January 25, 2016 - 9:57pm
14 weeks 20 hours ago

The city of Zanesville will work to replace the Putnam Hill water tank in the coming years.

Public Service and Community Development Director Jay Bennett said while there aren't health concerns to the public, the tank is simply past its prime. There have been suggestions from the state of Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and support from City Council.

The city is applying for a grant from the Ohio Mid-Eastern Government Association for funding. Bennett said he's confident the...

November 23, 2015 - 10:28pm
23 weeks 17 hours ago

City officials are working to maintain salaries with raises and cost of living increases and those in the local community are speaking out.

City Council brought the potential raises to the public Monday evening. Zanesville Resident Cyndi Royce spoke against the ordinance at the meeting, stating she doesn't feel the raises are justified considering issues that remain prevalent in the city.

"Well I was looking at the agenda and I saw that they're going to try and raise their...

September 28, 2015 - 8:50pm
31 weeks 10 hours ago

The Zanesville City Council met once again Monday evening.

A resolution declared that 'trick or treating' will take place on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 5:30-7:00 and an ordinance that could bring new storm water assessments to Muskingum County was reviewed for the second time.

The assessment could change the way that commercial and residential property are charged for storm-water regulation. The ordinance will be reviewed at the next council meeting before any decisions are made....

February 9, 2015 - 10:33pm
1 year 12 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council held their first meeting of February Monday evening.

Four ordinances were up as emergency measures. They dealt with the union contracts of police and fire. Councilman David Tarbert explained how the union contracts are developed.

"We had a Ways and Means Committee meeting where the administration sat down and there was 75 hours I believe or more of negotiations with some of these unions. The unions are looking for certain things, either to sometimes...

January 26, 2015 - 10:47pm
1 year 14 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council held their bi-weekly meeting at City Hall Monday evening.

The Council discussed a variety of ordinances including one that authorized the proper city official to reduce the water and sewer tap fees for the New Genesis Bethesda Campus. Sixth Ward Councilman Andrew Roberts told us a little bit more about it.

"The tap fees are based on consumption, we're going to move that consumption from the Good Samaritan Campus over to the Bethesda Campus. When you...

December 19, 2014 - 8:41am
1 year 19 weeks ago

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Level 1 Snow Emergency

MUSKINGUM COUNTY (WHIZ) - Muskingum County was under a level one snow emergency this morning. The emergency was lifted at 9:00 A.M. 

2015 Budgets

ZANESVILLE (WHIZ) - The 2015 budget plans for the upcoming calendar year were discussed at City Hall Thursday. City council must first approve each budget before the money is distributed to any city department.


December 18, 2014 - 6:11pm
1 year 19 weeks ago

2015 budget plans were discussed at City Hall this afternoon.

Representatives from the Zanesville City Council discussed budget plans for the 2015 calendar year with several Zanesville City departments. Police Chief Kenneth Miller from the Zanesville Police Department says their 2015 budget will cover all employee salaries, basic operations and the purchasing of their cruisers.

"We traditionally have bought three cruisers each year, so we have to make sure we have the...

October 14, 2014 - 9:00pm
1 year 28 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council met Tuesday evening after taking Columbus Day off on Monday.

Council members discussed a number of ordinances, passing one that authorizes the proper city officials to enter into a real estate agreement with ODOT for the Military Road Bridge replacement project. Public Service Director, Jay Bennett said that at this point, the project is in its beginning stages.

"It's a couple years out, its just kind of doing the acquisition now and the real-estate...

September 8, 2014 - 9:17pm
1 year 33 weeks ago

A resolution that proposes a comprehensive master plan for the City of Zanesville had its first reading at city council Monday evening.

Public Service and Community Development Director for the City of Zanesville, Jay Bennett, explained that the plan was designed to create a guiding document for the city.

It would establish a ranking of goals and policies to reference in future city development for the next 20 to 25 years.

"Its charging the administration to put...

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