Stories tagged with: city of zanesville

May 3, 2016 - 5:20pm
11 weeks 6 days ago

The comprehensive plan was created in order to guide the future growth and development of the city of Zanesville. The plan is compromised of community facilities, arts and culture, parks and recreation, housing, transportation, economic development, downtown historic districts, and land use.

The result is a plan that provides strategic goals and policies for how these elements can advance and help improve the future of Zanesville.

“I like to think of the comprehension plan...

April 26, 2016 - 4:05pm
12 weeks 4 days ago

The City of Zanesville has completed its first comprehensive plan. Now city administration is releasing it for review and comment.

The committee which is made up of community members, dedicated two hours a week for more than a year to create the goals of the plan. One highlight of the plan is it provides a road map for Zanesville's future. And on Wednesday at the James Singer Center from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. the city will host an open house.

"And then this Thursday Night...

April 11, 2016 - 10:24pm
14 weeks 6 days ago

According to Jay Bennett, Director of Public Service and Community Development, funds have been decreasing over the past year due to more city projects and construction costs so an increase was needed in order to provide sufficient funds for future projects in Zanesville.

“Sewage rates go up seventy cents on the base cost and also another 20 cents per one hundred cubic feet. So depending on that volume of water you use, it would certainly make a difference on your monthly...

April 5, 2016 - 8:33am
15 weeks 6 days ago

Expect delays while traveling on Moxahala Avenue this week.

The City of Zanesville announced that  Moxahala Avenue will be closed to Van Buren for a sanitary sewer repair.

The work will take place Thursday at 7:30am until 3pm Friday, weather permitting. 



March 15, 2016 - 4:54am
19 weeks 47 min ago

The City of Zanesville makes plans to do some construction work this week.

Starting Wednesday, March 16 at 7:30am Linden Avenue from McIntire Avenue to Park Street will be closed due to water main work.

Then on Thursday, March 17 at 7:30am through Monday, March 21 traffic will be restricted to one lane in the McIntire to Adair area with flaggers present.

The work is weather permitting.  



March 14, 2016 - 8:52pm
19 weeks 6 hours ago

Zanesville City Council passed an ordinance to join Muskingum County in an application for the Community Housing Improvement Program.

The jurisdiction partnership could lead to an over $800,000 grant if the application is accepted. The money will be used to help those homeowners who meet income requirements to make necessary repairs.

Public Service and Community Development Director Jay Bennett said the city and county have partnered in the past and seen success in the project,...

February 29, 2016 - 10:49pm
21 weeks 54 min ago

Starting this June there will be an increase in water rates and potentially sewer rates in the City of Zanesville.

The city administration for the last 8 months has been looking at water system and sanitary rates.

We met with Jay Bennett, Public Service & Community Development Director for the city of Zanesville about the increase in the prices.

Bennett said that on average every resident and commercial unit would see a 5-dollar monthly increase on their water bill....

January 11, 2016 - 6:24pm
28 weeks 6 hours ago

Muskingum County and the City of Zanesville will once again apply for a 'CHIP' Grant to make improvements to area homes.

The Community Housing Improvement Grant of $850,000 would allow homes in the city and county to see repairs. President of Ohio Regional Development Corporation Dale Hartle said the county and city have partnered to apply for the grant for years in order to better the lives of those residing in the local area.

"The program is designed to make the house more...

December 29, 2015 - 12:12pm
29 weeks 6 days ago

An unusually warm winter is saving cities around Ohio big money. 

Some areas have spent little to no money clearing snow off the roads. In the City of Zanesville they've sent only one truck out this season. 

"It was a night when it was cold and we had a truck drop water on one of our bridges, it froze and we had to put salt out, so that's the only truck we've had out this year," said Mayor Jeff Tilton.

Mayor Tilton said each year the city spends around $...

November 12, 2015 - 6:02pm
36 weeks 3 days ago

The city of Zanesville continued to work with Muskingum County and the Port Authority in their project to assess Brownfield structures in the area.

They're applying for a federal grant of $600,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which will set the project in motion. The money will allow them the funds to assess certain properties. Redevelopment Administrator for the city of Zanesville Patrick O'Malia explained what is considered a 'brownfield structure'.


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