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...
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...
MUSKINGUM COUNTY (WHIZ) - Muskingum County was under a level one snow emergency this morning. The emergency was lifted at 9:00 A.M.
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.
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...
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...
Secrest Auditorium Officials met at City Hall Monday afternoon to discuss funding for necessary repairs.
The historic building will celebrate their 75 year anniversary this April. Ann Combs, Manager of Secrest Auditorium said they need to address the critical needs first. Combs says they are plan on doing this through funding approval from City Council.
"Today the ways and means committee of city council has approved to move forward and recommend to council itself, to...
At Monday's City Council meeting emergency ordinance 14-39 was passed to keep Starbright Cab Services up and running in Zanesville.
Owner of the service, Bob Dupler has ran the company for more than 15 years and an elevated insurance liability coverage cost threatened to put a halt to business. In 2012 the city changed the terms of their licensing services, increasing the liability insurance amount each year, and now it's currently set at $400,000 for 2014 .
Members of the Zanesville City Council Board met to discuss the addition of legislation banning enterprise solicitation.
During Monday's public safety meeting at city hall, council members worked together to come up with a defined set of rules regarding panhandling. Council members agree it's becoming a real problem for the city and it needs to be regulated.
"Proximity from intersection, crosswalks, not allowing people receive contributions from cars that the majority of it...
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...