Stories tagged with: City Council

March 24, 2014 - 8:21pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

Zanesville City Council passed an emergency ordinance at Monday's meeting that will allow the Zanesville Police Department to purchase new computers and replacement central processing units (CPUs). Police Chief Kenny Miller says Microsoft will no longer support the older computers that are currently in the cruisers.

"The computers we have in the cars now are approximately 5 years old, running on Windows XP," Chief Miller explained. "Microsoft has come out and...

March 10, 2014 - 9:09pm
5 weeks 5 days ago

The Zanesville City Council board passes an emergency ordinance to allow city officials to enter into a contract for the purchase of new vehicles for the Zanesville Police Department during  Monday's council meeting.

Through the state purchase agreement, Chief Kenneth Miller says that the department is looking to buy four Taurus sedans and one Ford SUV. The department attempts to purchase at least three marked vehicles each year, which keeps cars in rotation for approximately five...

January 27, 2014 - 10:20pm
11 weeks 5 days ago

Instead of potentially being put on a waiting list like many other cities across the state, where Public Service Director James Sawyer says "demand is high and the supply is low," the city of Zanesville can now get a head start on the process of ordering more salt to keep roads clear.

"We're looking at about maybe 1,800 tons of salt," said Sawyer. "But we have storage for only so much so we have to buy in increments. We can't put it all in one unit that we...

January 13, 2014 - 10:47pm
13 weeks 5 days ago

An official from Zanesville Muskingum Port Authority gave the members of city council an update on their progress and future plans at Monday's council meeting.

Port Authority Director, Mike Jacoby says that they have completed the development of three business parks including Northpointe Business Park , Airport Industrial Park and the Eastpointe Business Park. With funding from the city the port authority hopes to embark on more development projects in 2014.The council motioned...

November 6, 2013 - 10:14pm
23 weeks 3 days ago

Republican candidates swept the three seats for Zanesville City Council-at-Large during Tuesday’s election.

Incumbent Ann Gildow easily won re-election last night, and is now joined by Steven Foreman and Rob Sharrer to represent the entire city. Sharrer, who lost the mayoral race two years ago by a painfully close margin, said he is excited to have been elected and has some ideas that he is looking to implement with current council members.

"Have some ideas on the...

September 23, 2013 - 8:46pm
29 weeks 5 days ago

There were only two ordinances up for action at Monday's City Council meeting.

One, an emergency ordinance allowing an agreement with North Valley Bank regarding the refinancing of the Southeastern Ohio Air Services mortgage. The final ordinance up for action, and the only one that passed will now allow the city to enter into a contract with URS Corporation-Ohio to design the city's combined sewer project. The cost for the design is estimated at just over $70,000. Mayor Jeff...

September 9, 2013 - 8:35pm
31 weeks 5 days ago

The 5th Street Project is underway and there are a lot of drivers failing to fully stop at stop signs, according to Director of Public Safety Fred Buck and Mayor Jeff Tilton.

"We do have to take down the signals at 5th and Market and 5th and South," said Buck. "We're gonna leave them up as long as possible because people aren't used to traffic signals. But the stop sign means the same. So it'll be a three way stop both ways."

Buck says a mobile...

August 26, 2013 - 9:49pm
33 weeks 5 days ago

The first ordinance was to install decorative lighting and sidewalks from Shinnick Street from 6th Street to 4th Street, and down to Market Street to enhance the downtown area. The second allows the city to advertise for bids and enter into a contract to have the Hamline Water Tower repainted. The final one allows the authorization of an encroachment in a city alley.

In other council news, a traffic order was amended allowing citizens to park on the south side of Schultz Drive from...

August 12, 2013 - 9:12pm
35 weeks 5 days ago

Zanesville residents periodically submit moral claims to the clerk of council asking for money they believe to be owed to them by the city. And at Monday's Zanesville City Council meeting, two moral claims were voted down. City of Zanesville Law Director, Scott Hillis, explains why the majority of moral claims that go through City Council are denied.

"It goes through the proper channels. I then review it and look at the statute to see if we're immune from it or...

July 22, 2013 - 10:01pm
38 weeks 5 days ago

At Monday's City Council meeting, Council voted to table Ordinance 13-50 which would vacate a small turn around area of Arcadia Lane, after residents expressed their concerns about the project.

"This request came from the public service department and it was my understanding that there were some issues with emergency vehicles trying to get back there and realizing it wasn't accessible because the city wasn't maintaining this right of way and hadn't been maintaining this right of...

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