Stories tagged with: City Council

April 9, 2012 - 8:17pm
2 years 47 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council approved the second reading of a moral claim against the city by a grant writer hired by former Mayor Howard Zwelling.

Last year, RFG Associates completed a federal grant application to obtain a new fire truck and equipment for the city.

Those grants were signed by Mayor Zwelling last August.

Councilman David Tarbert said that although RFG Associates did the work, the former Mayor did not follow procedure to get Council approval.

"I...

September 8, 2011 - 5:31pm
3 years 25 weeks ago

Zanesville has a new budget committee chairman, and he already has his work cut out for him.

Steve Kilpatrick has replaced former chairman David Tarbert.  The committee met on Thursday to discuss year-to-date numbers.

"In terms of tax revenues versus the budget for 2011 and also expenditures, both of those parts are looking okay year-to-date," said Kilpatrick.

Kilpatrick said the committee is planning ahead for the 2012 budget to avoid problems that have come...

July 11, 2011 - 7:30pm
3 years 33 weeks ago

Some improvement projects are coming to the City of Zanesville.

City Council met Monday evening passing an ordinance that allows the city to apply and administer the Community Development Block Grant, a grant at the federal level that allows communities to use the funds for specific projects within the city.

"And those this year include a bridge replacement on Muskingum Avenue, it also includes a water line replacement on Jewett Drive, and an awning replacement on the...

June 27, 2011 - 7:47pm
3 years 35 weeks ago

No decision has been reached regarding the way Zanesville conducts some of its building inspection services.

After meeting Monday night with the Muskingum County Commissioners, Zanesville City Council decided to postpone the ordinance that would allow the city to contract out Licking County for some of its building inspection services. The move comes after the commissioners asked council Monday to re-negotiate the services Muskingum County currently provides.

"It would allow...

June 27, 2011 - 2:11pm
3 years 36 weeks ago

Muskingum County Commissioners will present an alternative plan to Zanesville City Council regarding building inspections.

Commissioners hope to sway City Council to reconsider an agreement that the Licking County Building Department will handle commercial building inspections. Services would be less expensive, but Commissioner Brian Hill said, discontinuing the work with Mid-East Ohio Building Department in Zanesville would be more of a headache.

"Right now we've got Mid...

March 28, 2011 - 8:08pm
3 years 48 weeks ago

Zanesville Mayor Butch Zwelling delivered his final state of the city address to city council Monday night.

Zwelling says it has been a great honor to serve such a great city for the past six years. He says one of the biggest highlights as mayor was adopting the city of Slidell,Louisiana when hurricane Katrina hit the gulf coast.

"The look of satisfaction on the part of our people who took their vacations and went down there to help their fellow americans who were devastated...

March 15, 2011 - 4:32pm
3 years 50 weeks ago

The second floor of the Zanesville City Jail has been closed for nearly two years and now local officials are discussing the idea of possibly opening it back up.

Monday night at City Council, Police Chief Eric Lambes was asked to outline a budget to figure out how much it would cost to reopen that part of the jail. It was previously shut down due to lack of funds. Concerns, however, are now being raised over Governor Kasich's plans to change sentencing for convicts in order to save the...

February 28, 2011 - 10:35pm
4 years 5 days ago

With budget concerns on the forefront, Zanesville City Council tabled a contract for some police employees.

Last Council meeting, the city's three police captains contract was turned down. Monday, they postponed the review of the police secretaries and records clerks contract until next council meeting.

"With Senate Bill 5 coming up to the Senate floor next week, we don't want to lock ourselves into a 3 year contract when their could potentially be other issues that are...

January 24, 2011 - 10:01pm
4 years 5 weeks ago

After reviewing the final carryover at the last city council meeting, Zanesville will be able to make up the 500,000 dollar shortfall, officially eliminating furloughs at tonight's meeting.

City council voted tonight to rescind three furlough related ordinances.  The ordinances pertained to unaffiliate employees, Public Service Director Mike Sims, Public Safety Director Bob Brandford, and Council Clerk Vicki Friggins.

"What we did tonight is we rescinded that...

December 13, 2010 - 10:11pm
4 years 11 weeks ago

A budget meeting was held Monday night to review a proposal for the city of Zanesville's 2011budget in hopes of fixing its nearly $500,000 deficit.

Furlough days were addressed, but since the administration has not met with the various unions involved, a decision could not be reached on whether they would be implemented.

During the meeting, Fire Chief Dave Lacy was questioned by council members about why he isn't being more proactive in seeking grants for the fire department...

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