Stories tagged with: Jay Bennett

June 1, 2015 - 4:05pm
4 weeks 5 days ago

An aging playground at Riverside Park is the cause of a grant application from the city of Zanesville.  

The federal land and water conservation grant is  for $150,000. It will be decided on in the fall, but Zanesville Public Services Director, Jay Bennett said the city's application is strong. 

"I liked our application a lot because it talked about replacing something that was a community build in the mid '90s with something very similar but adding to it,...

April 13, 2015 - 8:52pm
11 weeks 5 days ago

Zanesville City Council held their first of two meetings for the month of April on Monday.

An ordinance allowing an application for grant funding through the Land and Water Conservation Fund made an appearance on the agenda. The grant would go toward the replacement of the play structures at Kidzville at Riverside Park. Public Service Director Jay Bennett gave us an overview of the state of the play area.

"You know it was built in the mid 90's. The city has taken...

April 7, 2015 - 6:23pm
12 weeks 4 days ago

The city of Zanesville moves forward in hopes of leasing a Fairview Road property.

The city purchased the property at 1674 Fairview Road years ago for $665,000. The plan was to use it as a new Northpointe Fire Department, but that never happened, and the property has largely sat vacant for years now. A few weeks ago, the city received a bid from Columbia Gas to lease the property.

"Their broker has submitted a proposal for a ten year lease on the property with two options to...

March 23, 2015 - 3:57pm
14 weeks 5 days ago

A popular shortcut past Maple Avenue is now closed to through traffic.

Center Drive is decades old and the wear and tear that has developed over the past couple of years is now showing very prominently. We stopped by City Hall and spoke to Public Service Director who told us its a much larger issue than potholes alone.

"There's a failure of the base. Theres a failure of the way it was constructed. The street is tilted inward, versus crowed and taking storm water out. So over...

March 17, 2015 - 4:49pm
15 weeks 4 days ago

Zanesville road crews continue work to clean up after winter wreaked havoc on the city's roads.

The Zanesville Public Service Committee met Tuesday morning to receive an update on various projects the Public Services Department is working on.

One of those on going projects is the filling of potholes around the city. It is a project the city must undergo each year. Right now there are seven crews working to fix the problem.

"There was so much demand on our main routes...

March 4, 2015 - 3:55pm
17 weeks 1 day ago

The rain over the last 24 hours caused more than flooding issues around the area. Even more potholes are now appearing on city streets.

Three crews a day are out and about working very hard to keep up with the demands. We made a visit to City Hall and spoke to Public Service Director, Jay Bennet who gave us an overview of the current problem.

"Much like spring brings flowers and bloom, the thaw with every season here in Ohio brings the blooming of potholes so they are...

February 10, 2015 - 8:32am
20 weeks 5 days ago

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February 9, 2015 - 10:16pm
20 weeks 5 days ago

If you were out and about driving Monday afternoon, you may have noticed street crews hard at work.

The purpose was to repair the potholes that have popped up over the winter months. Public service Director Jay Benett gave us an update on the situation at hand.

"As always it is this time of year as we were talking in a community meeting last week. Spring brings blooming of flowers while this time of year brings blooming of potholes. You know, no worse, no better than its...

January 27, 2015 - 5:51pm
22 weeks 4 days ago

For most people, several inches of snow means a chance to go outside and play or stay in where it's warm.

But, that's not the case for city street crews. These workers head out into the snowy night to clean our streets. Public Service Director, Jay Bennett, said a lot of work goes into planning the best point of attack for winter storms.

"This isn't their first rodeo, so those guys are really really good," Bennett said. "The process starts months ago with getting...

January 21, 2015 - 10:53pm
23 weeks 3 days ago

The Zanesville Public Service Committee got together Wednesday to discuss and give updates on projects.

One of the items on the agenda was an update on the dog park committee. We spoke to Public Service Director Jay Bennett who told us it was something the community has been wanting to socialize with other dog owners. Bennett says it is in the works.

"We had one meeting, have another one coming up soon. Kind of the initiative is that for the city to kind of take on and look...

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