Stories tagged with: Public Service Director

October 22, 2015 - 3:36pm
4 weeks 5 days ago

As the winter months approach, there is a concern about the condition of our city roads.

Zanesville Public Service Director, Jay Bennett, said our roads are overall in fair condition-- that's according to a new pavement analysis report conducted by the city. The city received a 58 out of 100, which is below average. Now that the report is finalized, Bennett said the city is learning where it needs to make improvements when it comes to maintenance.

"Chip Saunders, the City...

March 24, 2015 - 6:11am
35 weeks 1 day ago

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Temporary Home For Center for Seniors

ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - Zanesville City Council passed an ordinance during Monday evenings meeting that allows the Muskingum County Senior Center to temporarily move into the lower level of Secrest Auditorium at no cost. It remains to be seen, though, if the senior center will in fact choose to utilize Secrest as director, Ann Combs, said that may not be the best option due to the...

March 18, 2015 - 6:41am
36 weeks 1 hour ago

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Death Under Investigation

PERRY COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - The Crooksville Police Department was called to a possible homicide at a home on Washington Street. Authorities report that the call came in as a dead on arrival. The Bureau of Criminal Investigation has been called to the scene.

Pothole Fixes

ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - The Zanesville Public Service Department has seven road crews...

November 22, 2013 - 5:14pm
2 years 2 days 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...

July 2, 2012 - 3:48pm
3 years 20 weeks ago

If you are looking for a place to dump the debris from the weekend storms the city has a solution.

City crews have been out picking up debris since Saturday but they need help so the process can get finished faster.

"We're asking residents to please if they have the opportunity and availability of a pick-up truck or anything to get the limbs, larger stuff down to our street garage at 1084 Central Avenue, we'll be happy to accept it that way," said Public...

December 7, 2011 - 1:02pm
3 years 50 weeks ago

Time is winding down for leaf collection in the city of Zanesville.

Public Service Director Mike Sims says by Friday, December 9th, the Street Department will have finished picking up leaves in Ward 6.

Leaf collection did have to be shortened this year due to budgetary restraints. Sims says the rainy weather has made leaf collection more difficult then in years past.

In total, about 150 loads of leaves were collected, which Sims says is a significant amount.

If you...

March 24, 2011 - 9:54am
4 years 35 weeks ago

Cost estimates for a Brandywine Boulevard culvert collapse is in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

A structural engineer has taken a look at the culvert that runs along, behind and under the property at Colony Square Mall and has determined about 100 feet of the pipe needs replaced. The pipe costs about $800 a foot.

"That's just the materials," explained Public Service Director Mike Sims. "We're looking at several hundred thousand dollars probably. We won't...

February 19, 2010 - 11:46am
5 years 39 weeks ago

As the snow begins to melt more and more potholes are popping up causing problems for area drivers.

Public Service Director Mike Sims said they are getting quite a few calls about craters.

"Maple Ave in particular has been a sore spot especially in the curb lane where it meets the edge of the concrete gutter. We've had quite a few pop up there yesterday and Friday. Once crews  got the snow cleared it is time to put in cold mix,"...

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