Stories tagged with: Fred Buck

January 12, 2016 - 7:32pm
4 weeks 15 hours ago

Just three months after the Zanesville City Council voted to reduce the speed limit on Northpointe Drive, opinions on the decision are all over the place.

"I feel like if it's not in an area with a lot of population at least that it shouldn't be 35 mph, " said area driver Cameron Wiandt. "It should probably be back to 45 mph."

"I think the 35 mph speed limit is fine but they need to put a stop light at the end of Military and North Pointe because pulling...

July 13, 2015 - 9:15pm
1 year 6 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council held their first meeting for the month of July Monday evening.

An ordinance regarding the Fire Capital Projects Fund was up for a first reading. Public Safety Director, Fred Buck told us more about the history behind it.

"This fund is going to be established to allow the money that is received from the rent of the Fairview Road building to go directly into a Fire Capital Fund."

The Fairview Road building was originally intended to be used...

June 22, 2015 - 10:02pm
1 year 9 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council held their second meeting of June Monday evening.

An ordinance was passed that allows the city to enter into contract with CMI to purchase a 911 system for the Police Division. Public Safety Director, Fred Buck told us more about some of its features.

"The biggest thing is the new software. The new computers." Said Buck, "They should be able to text in our calls, you know, we'll be able to take texts, but also probably GIS later will come...

June 9, 2015 - 5:52pm
1 year 11 weeks ago

The City of Zanesville is hosting a fundraiser for our four legged members of the Zanesville Police Department.

The first ever golf outing will be taking place at Green Valley Golf Course on Dresden Road, Saturday, June 27. Shotgun start is at 9AM. The cost is $40 a person and $160 a team. You can also sponsor holes on the course. Safety Director of Zanesville, Fred Buck told us more.

"We're hoping to have this outing complete in three hours where we actually come out. We'll...

November 10, 2014 - 10:54pm
1 year 41 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council held their first meeting of the month of November Monday evening.

Two of the ordinances on the agenda Monday evening established property disposal legislation for two different locations in the area. One piece of property is located on fairview and the other on moxahala. Public Service Director, Jay Bennett, told us about the Moxahala location, formerly owned by the Army Reserves.

"The Army was down there for a long long time and they told the city...

May 27, 2014 - 6:15pm
2 years 13 weeks ago

Those who frequent Zane's Landing Park have likely noticed a slight change of scenery recently.

The old tent structure which went up in 1988 was taken down with a new structure put in its place last Thursday.  Zanesville Public Safety Director Fred Buck said years of weathering and vandalism took a hard toll on the old structure, and it was time for a replacement.

"We used to come in and retreat it about every year and clean it, but it got to the point where we couldn't...

December 10, 2013 - 9:58pm
2 years 37 weeks ago

The Public Safety Committee Meeting was Tuesday evening at City Hall to discuss important issues at both Zanesville police and fire departments.

Public Safety Director Fred Buck says the meeting serves as a liaison between his department and city council.

"We like to give updates, what we are doing, where we are at, at our departments, and what we need to move forward,” Buck explained. “In case we do need councils backing or approval of what we are doing."...

November 25, 2013 - 10:12pm
2 years 39 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council passed a traffic order that prohibits southbound traffic on Maple Avenue to turn left onto Bell Street. So if you're driving southbound on Maple and need to turn into Walmart or the Genesis Health Plex, you now have to turn left at Balls Lane.

"With the new safety study, ODOT enlarged the intersection with Balls Lane, moved it further up by Bethesda Hospital," explained City of Zanesville Safety Director, Fred Buck. "That new road there is a...

September 9, 2013 - 8:35pm
2 years 50 weeks ago

The 5th Street Project is underway and there are a lot of drivers failing to fully stop at stop signs, according to Director of Public Safety Fred Buck and Mayor Jeff Tilton.

"We do have to take down the signals at 5th and Market and 5th and South," said Buck. "We're gonna leave them up as long as possible because people aren't used to traffic signals. But the stop sign means the same. So it'll be a three way stop both ways."

Buck says a mobile...

July 2, 2013 - 5:37pm
3 years 8 weeks ago

One teenager was injured Tuesday afternoon in a tractor accident on East Market Street in Zanesville.

The Zanesville Fire Department says, the young male was working for a contractor that was hired by the City of Zanesville, to maintain weeds and high grass, when he lost control of the tractor and it flipped down a steep backyard hill.

"My understanding is, he went to pull up out of there and the way the tractor works, the pedal goes one way to make it go forward and one way...

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