Stories tagged with: City Council

May 28, 2013 - 9:07pm
3 years 8 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 15 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,"...

March 25, 2013 - 9:33pm
3 years 17 weeks ago

City Council proposed an ordinance to combine about 20-acres of land owned by the City of Zanesville and about eight acres owned by the Port Authority at Monday's City Council Meeting.

"It's had a restriction on it for twenty-three years to be used as a recreational piece of property. The restriction came out in December so we decided with the port authority if we put their small piece of properly with our twenty acres together it will make a prime piece of property for somebody...

March 20, 2013 - 12:54pm
3 years 18 weeks ago

The City of Zanesville and the Port Authority move closer to a deal to market two pieces of property.

The acreage near the airport includes 28 acres of city owned property and eight acres of property owned by the Port Authority. Since the properties adjoin each other the plan is to sell it as one unit.

"With a lot of the activity begin east of us in the oil and gas industry it will be nice to have a site very close to the interstate where there is a lot of...

March 11, 2013 - 9:42pm
3 years 19 weeks ago

City Council passed an emergency ordinance Monday night for the purchase of three new vehicles for the Zanesville Police Department. The new Dodge Chargers and all of the equipment that will be installed, will cost the city over 100-thousand dollars. Typically the police department purchases Crown Victoria's manufactured by Ford, but since they have been discontinued, they decided the Dodge Charger was the best choice.

"You have to realize that these cars are driven...

February 11, 2013 - 10:07pm
3 years 23 weeks ago

A budget is now in place for the City of Zanesville.

Monday night the city passed a budget that will allow the police department to get three new police cruisers and repair the roof of the fire house. It will also help replace aging water lines. 

"Police cruisers are always in service for us," said City Council Member Steve Kilpatrick. "They are always on the street so they got a lot of mileage and get worn out so it's just essential...

January 14, 2013 - 10:36pm
3 years 27 weeks ago

City Council passes an emergency ordinance to apply for a loan for the Y-bridge lift station.

Public Service Director Mike Sims said they the Y-bridge lift station pumps the sewage for the entire north end of Zanesville as well as county flow from Dillon Hills and Stonehenge as well as new construction on the West Pike. The original lift station was built in the 1950's and rehabbed in the '80s.

"We need to be prepared for future growth. We need to be prepared to have this...

October 9, 2012 - 9:01pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

The city of Zanesville is looking to hire back three retired dispatchers on a temporary basis to help alleviate overtime issues.

At Tuesday's city council meeting, an ordinance was introduced to hire the dispatchers for no more than four months to allow for current dispatchers to take vacation days.

Council President Dan Vincent said two regular dispatchers are hired and have been trained, but must complete a training process before starting.

"We have two that are...

July 9, 2012 - 8:05pm
4 years 2 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council heard the first reading of an ordinance authorizing city officials to advertise for bids for an upcoming paving project.

Public Service Director Mike Sims said the street department will be working to replace deteriorating sections of road within Woodlawn Cemetery on Pershing Road.

Sims said the project is expected to cost about $38,000.

"It will just be various sections depending on the worst of the worst and we have about 600 tons of asphalt...

April 9, 2012 - 9:17pm
4 years 15 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...

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