Stories tagged with: City Council

November 6, 2013 - 10:14pm
2 years 33 weeks 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
2 years 39 weeks 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
2 years 41 weeks 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
2 years 43 weeks 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
2 years 45 weeks 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
2 years 48 weeks 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...

June 24, 2013 - 9:18pm
3 years 17 hours ago

The Zanesville Police Department has qualified for the 2014 High Visibility Enforcement Overtime Grant from the state. If awarded, the police department would be able to use the funds for overtime on holiday's and during dangerous traffic time periods throughout the year. The police department is expected to hear about the status of the grant by September.

In other council news, council also passed an ordinance at Monday's meeting that will move the city to monthly water bills starting...

June 10, 2013 - 8:50pm
3 years 2 weeks ago

Monthly billing has been in talks for several years and at Monday's city council meeting, an ordinance was proposed for the City of Zanesville to move towards monthly billing as soon as upgrades are in place in the utility building office.

"Part of that reason is fixed incomes. It's easier for people to budget for one month period as well as tenant/landlord issues where we have extremely large bills run up by tenants and then they escape and get stuck with the landlord,...

May 28, 2013 - 9:07pm
3 years 4 weeks ago

On Tuesday, Zanesville's City Council introduced an ordinance that if granted by the state, the police department would receive a traffic overtime grant of up to $37,455.51 that will cover 394 overtime hours.

"If approved, we should be able to put hours of overtime out on the streets in 2014, strictly traffic control, we can fill in for some areas or times where the state has requested additional officers. Especially holiday traffic when the traffic volume has greatly increased,...

April 8, 2013 - 9:23pm
3 years 11 weeks ago

Public Service Director Mike Sims says the Fifth Street enhancement project has been in the works for about five years and says the city was short funding for a year or two, causing delays in the project.

"This is the final year we can get it done and we were able to team up with ODOT funding along with Ohio Public Works funding to pull off a roughly 1.2-million dollar project for 43-thousand dollars out of the city so I think we utilized our grant sources to the max there,"...

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