Stories tagged with: City Council

June 27, 2011 - 3:11pm
4 years 48 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 - 9:08pm
5 years 9 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 - 5:32pm
5 years 11 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 - 11:35pm
5 years 13 weeks 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 - 11:01pm
5 years 18 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 - 11:11pm
5 years 24 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
5 years 31 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 35 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 37 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 40 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...

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