Stories tagged with: city of zanesville

March 20, 2014 - 6:18pm
1 year 10 weeks ago

The city of Zanesville is still working to eliminate the pothole dilemma in our area.

Acting Public Service Director, Chip Saunders says that so far the city has spent more than $28,000 to fix area potholes. City council is looking to receive grant funding to better address the problem once asphalt plants open up later in the spring.

"The first step is when the plants open up in a month, we have got a 5,000 ton pavement project that has to be completed by June 1. We have a...

February 20, 2014 - 6:14pm
1 year 14 weeks ago

The pot hole is becoming one of Zanesville's biggest nuisances this winter. They are popping up all over the area and there's little the city can do. Public Safety Director, Chip Saunders says that they are a threat to drivers so much so they had to temporally close down a section of Linden Avenue from Park to Keen Streets.

"The pot hole, it's a dangerous situation and it's amplified by speed. You might see a puddle and think it's just a puddle but it could be four or five inches...

February 5, 2014 - 5:54pm
1 year 16 weeks ago

Snow plow crews have been busy clearing roads and have been working around the clock to get the job done. City of Zanesville's acting service director, Chip Saunders, said crews are working 12 hour shifts to plow and salt the roads.

"With this amount of snow, obviously one of he important things for us is we're not only plowing the main drags, we're trying to get all the catch basins open so we can get the water flowing to the catch basins because we've got concerns with ice...

December 16, 2013 - 11:49am
1 year 24 weeks ago

The City of Zanesville makes plans to shut off water to some of its customers Wednesday, December 18.

Water Superintendent Paul Mills said Underground Utilities Solutions will be lowering a water main for the City of Zanesville for a sewer project on Lincoln Street.

The work will begin at 8a.m. and be completed by 3:30p.m.

During the work the following areas will be without water.

  • 1070-1044 Maysville Avenue
  • 1102-1104 Woodlawn Avenue
  • 1067-1037...
December 11, 2013 - 7:52am
1 year 24 weeks ago

The City of Zanesville plans to end leaf collections this week. 

The Zanesville Street Department said that its collection season is coming to a close on Friday December 13. The City of Zanesville will pick up leaves that are currently raked to the curb. 

After Friday any leaves left should be bagged and left for regular trash pick-up. Due to the weather the city said there can be no exceptions. 

November 22, 2013 - 6:14pm
1 year 27 weeks ago

The city of Zanesville has a new public service director.

Starting on December 3, James Sawyer will replace Mike Sims as the city's public service director. Mayor Jeff Tilton made the announcement Friday afternoon and says he's excited to bring Sawyer on board.

"We have went through the process of looking at applications and went through resumes and we picked the top four, and Mr. Sawyer was our pick and we're glad and happy that he agreed to come on board," explained...

March 20, 2013 - 12:54pm
2 years 10 weeks ago

The City of Zanesville and the Port Authority move closer to a deal to market two pieces of property.

The acreage near the airport includes 28 acres of city owned property and eight acres of property owned by the Port Authority. Since the properties adjoin each other the plan is to sell it as one unit.

"With a lot of the activity begin east of us in the oil and gas industry it will be nice to have a site very close to the interstate where there is a lot of...

February 25, 2013 - 10:52pm
2 years 13 weeks ago

The Mayor of Zanesville took time before City Council Monday evening to discuss the State of the City.

During, his yearly address to the community the Mayor Jeff Tilton touched on ways the city has grown over the last year. The Zanesville Police Department has hired seven new police officers as well as seven new fire fighters and been able to upgrade the police force's radio system.

"Our officers now are able to run vehicle registrations, check on driving privileges and...

February 4, 2013 - 9:46pm
2 years 16 weeks ago

After such a mild season last winter, the City of Zanesville had an overage of salt and struggled with where to store this excess.

The city is required to buy 80% of the total bid amount that the city placed with the Ohio Department of Transportation the year before. Prices vary from year to year because they are dependent on the weather of the winter prior, therefore, due to the quiet winter last year, the reflective price was lower. 

Mike Sims, Zanesville Public...

November 28, 2012 - 9:48pm
2 years 26 weeks ago

The City of Zanesville plans to lease a building once designated as the new location of the north end firehouse.

The property at 1674 Fairview Road was owned by McCullough's Tree Service and was purchased by the city. Lack of funding, put a project on hold that would have turned it into a fire house. Now, the city is leasing it to the Appalachian Center for Collaborative and Engaged Learning.

"The building itself has just been underutilized for storage that type of thing,...

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