Stories tagged with: City Council

March 25, 2013 - 9:33pm
3 years 14 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 14 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 16 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 20 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 24 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 37 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
3 years 50 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 11 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 - 6:31pm
4 years 42 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 - 8:30pm
4 years 50 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...

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