It's getting down to the wire as the deadline for a finished budget for the city of Zanesville approaches.
Tonight at council, an ordinance was passed allowing city officials to enter into a labor agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police/Ohio Labor Council. That agreement includes a three-year pay increase of one-percent the first year, two-percent the second and three-percent for the final year of the contract.
"With the budget being tight, that's a concern," said...
With only five weeks until the final 2010 budget for the City of Zanesville must be in place, council Monday decided furloughs may officially be an option.
An ordinance passed allowing council the authorization to implement a furlough system.
"Should council take one of the options that include furlough days, and should the bargaining units and volunteers and so forth come forth and contract with the administration to accept the furlough days, then and...
The the Zanesville City Council Budget Committee will take a closer look at the 2010 budget to find where they can save money.
At the work session this evening, Mayor Butch Zwelling proposed several options lessening the amount of furloughs and putting money back in to the Fire Department's funds. The temporary 2010 budge took about $510,000 out of two Fire Department funds to cover a hole in the budget.
Chairman of the committee David Tarbert said the committee will look at...
City Council is taking steps to finalize its 2010 budget.
At tonight's meeting an ordinance was introduced that would give authorization to create a furlough system for city employees. However the ordinance does not authorize furloughs, that is a decision made by Mayor Zwelling.
The ordinance moved to a second reading.
A hearing is scheduled for January 25 to discuss the budget and potential problems and solutions.
The City of Zanesville's big budget problems were threatening to end one city department's existence, but now it looks like that won't be happening thanks to an amendment in the City of Zanesville's 2010 temporary budget.
At last night's city council meeting Mayor Zwelling proposed pulling money from the fire department's salaries and operations budget to fund the city's building and maintenance department for another three months.