Stories tagged with: City Council

December 28, 2009 - 9:53pm
5 years 9 weeks ago

The Zanesville city budget is balanced, at least temporarily.

After an earlier budget meeting today City Council voted, with several amendments, to pass the proposed city budget for the year 2010.

"All in all for a temporary budget, it's balanced," said Councilman-at-Large Jeff Tilton. "We have a lot to do to get the permanent budget at the end of March."

After weighing the options over several budget hearings, council made three amendments to the...

December 21, 2009 - 9:39pm
5 years 10 weeks ago

It's crunch time for Zanesville's City Council.

Council ordered a special budget work session held this evening to figure out just how to plug a $2.6 million hole in the 2010 budget.

"It's kind of a frustrating night, I think, for everyone involved," said City Council Member at Large Dan Vincent. "We're looking at how we're going to make up money that we don't have for projections for next year. We're looking at furloughs and no one wants that. We have to get...

November 30, 2009 - 8:55pm
5 years 13 weeks ago

As some are loosening their belts from the holidays, the City of Zanesville is tightening theirs.

City council met tonight as part of a work session to see what to do about the city's $2.6 million budget deficit for next year. Council listened to suggestions and came up with some of their own to solve the problem.

"We're looking into overtime because we have tens of thousands of dollars tied up in overtime," said Mayor Howard Zwelling. "Some of it is very...

November 23, 2009 - 9:53pm
5 years 14 weeks ago

At the Zanesville City Council meeting Mayor Howard Zwelling announced the city has a one million dollar budget shortfall.

With income tax collection down the city will need to tighten its belt and cut some corners. To do that he is creating a special committee.

"We are putting together a committee and that will be Mike Sims, Bob Branford, Dale Rains and myself. We are going to meet twice a week and review all purchase requisitions," says Mayor Zwelling....

November 4, 2009 - 4:41pm
5 years 16 weeks ago

Today wasn't an ordinary day at school for 19-year-old Grant Hutcheson. The Maysville senior walked into school a Zanesville City Councilman Elect.

In last night's election, the teen edged out second ward incumbent Kevin McPeek and other opponent Darrell Smith. Hutcheson said it was hard getting people to believe he was serious.

"At first, the first two weeks a lot of people laughed at me," he said. "After the board of elections released that I was running,...

October 26, 2009 - 8:59pm
5 years 18 weeks ago

City Council also is moving to table an ordinance on improvements to Gant Municipal Stadium.

Councilman David Tarbert says the ordinance had been amended previously and the newest amendment tonight was suggesting that the city not proceed until receiving notice if grant money would be given to the city for the project.

"They said tonight that that could possibly-if there is funding available through the city-that could hurt our chances of receiving grant money, and while it...

October 26, 2009 - 8:55pm
5 years 18 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council is approving a first reading of an ordinance for the water plant project's construction inspection and administrative services.

Zanesville Public Service Director, Mike Sims, says the initial cost was just under two million dollars, and Sims says he felt the city could come up with 1.1 million of that over the next three years.

"But after I met with the Public Service Committee and received the budget, it looks like the water revenues are down...

October 13, 2009 - 6:41pm
5 years 19 weeks ago

An issue allowing for new stadium field lighting at Gant Municipal Stadium is tabled at city council this evening.

The ordinance, which would allow $185,000 to be awarded for the lighting upgrade was tabled because of the possibility of stimulus funding for the project.

Mayor Howard Zwelling says he will find out Oct. 23 whether or not they will receive the money.

The ordinance will be tabled until the next meeting, Oct. 26. Council will then vote on the ordinance.

October 9, 2009 - 3:51pm
5 years 19 weeks ago


The Muskingum County Board of Elections is gearing up for Novembers' general election.

Director Chris Hamill says they have noticed more candidates running this year. The deadline for the November ballot has passed, but people are still eligible to run in the primaries in May.

"They would come in and we would give them a petition and we would take that petition and they would get it signed, they would need to have the required amount of valid signatures to be on the...

September 28, 2009 - 7:31pm
5 years 22 weeks ago

Skateboarders around Zanesville will have to wait for improvements to the Interskate Skateboard Park.

Mayor Howard Zwelling announced tonight at city council the $34,000 in grant money was not awarded to Zanesville for improvements for the skate park. Zwelling asked council to foot the entire $68,000 project, but the request was voted against, leaving Mayor Zwelling disappointed.

"It's for the kids and they need another place to play," said Mayor Zwelling. "There...

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