Stories tagged with: City Council

July 26, 2010 - 9:59pm
5 years 43 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 44 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 46 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 48 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 50 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...

May 24, 2010 - 9:41pm
6 years 6 days ago

Zanesville City Council is moving forward with a piece of legislation that targets properties that are both vacant and abandoned.

Councilmembers approved a first reading of the ordinance, with some saying these structures are beginning to plague parts of the city.

"That really does damage property values. It damages the will of people to revitalize their own neighborhood and sometimes even stay in the neighborhood, " says Councilman Mark Baker.

The current...

May 10, 2010 - 8:40pm
6 years 2 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council is doing its part to help a local event honoring soldiers.

Councilmembers voted to pass an ordinance that would donate 500 dollars to the "Flags of Honor" event being held at Zane Landing Park this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

"Even though times are hard and the budget is where it's at, we can't shut down the city. Things need to happen. It's one of the things we felt needed to happen, " says Councilman Jeff Tilton.


April 26, 2010 - 8:34pm
6 years 4 weeks ago

The city of Zanesville will not be purchasing bonds to pay for improvements to Secrest Auditorium.

City council defeated the motion by a narrow margin. Andrew Roberts was one of the councilmen who voted against the measure.

"In the financial situation that we're in right now, I didn't see it fitting that we spend additional moneys for some of those things, " says Roberts.

Mayor Howard Zwelling didn't agree with the decision but failed to comment on the issue.

March 8, 2010 - 10:52pm
6 years 11 weeks ago

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...

February 22, 2010 - 10:00pm
6 years 13 weeks ago

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...

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