Stories tagged with: City Council

December 13, 2010 - 11:11pm
4 years 43 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...

October 25, 2010 - 9:21pm
4 years 50 weeks ago

At Monday nights Zanesville City Council meeting, two ordinances discussing JEDDS were in their final reading.

The Joint Economic Development Districts would be with Falls and Washington Townships.

"JEDDS are a wonderful way for the city to share revenue with the townships, the city has certain services that the township don't have and so we offer perhaps water, sewer, assistance with the development of the roads and some things that the townships just aren't able to do,...

September 27, 2010 - 9:13pm
5 years 2 weeks ago

At Monday night's City Council meeting, an ordinance that could potentially bring thousands of dollars into the city was in its first reading.

The ordinance proposes the creation of a Joint Economic Development District, or JEDD, between the City of Zanesville and Falls Township. The area of land located in Falls Township would be used to develop industry and create more employment opportunities in which the city, township, and county would all benefit.

"It's really a...

September 13, 2010 - 9:59pm
5 years 4 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council also has some concerns about budget matters.

Several ordinances were on the agenda Monday night regarding various renovations to the city.

Council was confused by one ordinance involving renovations to the Y-Bridge Lift Station. While the members acknowledge that updates are needed, they don't understand why they can't seek bids for the project.

"For some reason what they're telling us tonight is that that procedure doesn't apply in...

August 23, 2010 - 8:50pm
5 years 7 weeks ago

Council passed two pieces of legislation at Monday's City Council meeting.

The first ordinance was declared an emergency. It allows the city to seek bids to find a local and long distance telephone and Internet service provider. The city's Centrex system contract expired, costing the city more money monthly.

The second ordinance amends a current piece of legislation designating certain banking institutions for deposits and cash management for the city. It extends the legislation...

July 26, 2010 - 9:59pm
5 years 11 weeks ago

An issue that has been the focal point of many City Council meetings is brought to a conclusion tonight.

In a count of five to three, Council voted to pass a legislation that rezones the former YMCA property from residential to commercial. In doing so, the current owner of the property, Ryan Dodson, can move his American Pride business to the site. This is the second time Council has voted on the issue, and this time around, a different decision was reached but it wasn't made...

July 21, 2010 - 6:15pm
5 years 12 weeks ago

The definition of vacant and abandoned homes was discussed in a code enforcement meeting today.

City Council members along with the Code Enforcement Committee met to discuss a recent amendment to an existing ordinance. The revised ordinance clarifies when a home is considered vacant.

"The thrust of this legislation was to target vacant and abandoned houses where people have just walked away and left them. And so if an individual is, even though a house is vacant, even though...

July 12, 2010 - 9:37pm
5 years 13 weeks ago

The debate over rezoning the former Family Y is still a hot topic at City Council.

The legislation to turn the property off of McIntire Avenue from a residential to a commercial property was in its second reading tonight. If passed it would allow property owner Ryan Dodson to move his American Pride business to the site. Council members voted to pass the ordinance on to it's final reading in two weeks.

"I voted for the zoning at that time and thought the way the...

June 28, 2010 - 9:58pm
5 years 15 weeks ago

Community members packed Council tonight to discuss a highly debated issue.

Due to the Mcintire Avenue Project being tabled at the last City Council meeting, tonight, community members representing both sides of the argument were able to express their thoughts and opinions.

"What I think we have to keep in mind is that even though we may oppose each other over particular issues, that doesn't necessarily mean that the other person's ideas are necessarily wrong or to be...

June 14, 2010 - 9:29pm
5 years 17 weeks ago

Some attended City Cuncil tonight in hopes of hearing about plans to revise and rezone the former Mskingum Cunty YMCA property. However, a motion to table the legislation sent many people home.

The ordinance would rezone the property turning it from a residential site to a commercial site. Councilman Grant Hutcheson made the motion to table indefinitely saying he supports the ordinance, but wants to know what the community thinks.

"I'm still a yes, however, i'm looking...

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