Zanesville City Council Members were sworn in for 2016, Monday.
A Swearing in Ceremony welcomed re-elects including President Dan Vincent and three new members to Council. Jan Bradshaw, Joey Osborn, and David Wolfe all took seats and Vincent said he's excited to have them aboard.
"We have some very intelligent people joining us on Council with a lot of background," said Vincent. "David Wolfe is a CPA so he has a financial background, a knowledge there that we've...
With the new year, comes new changes to Zanesville City Council.
With a vote of 9-0, officials passed an ordinance to increase salaries of elected officials. Monday marked the last council meeting of 2015, and the last day of service for three council members: Grant Hutcheson, David Tarbert, and Rob Sharrer.
"After 20 years on council, I've obviously worked with dozens of other council members," said Councilman David Tarbert. "All of them have been incredibly...
Zanesville City Council held its first meeting of November Monday night.
Council discussed several issues, including an ordinance regarding discharges to the city's sanitary sewer systems. The ordinance was up for its second reading, and if passed, the law would allow the city's waste treatment plant to control what's being discharged into its waste water system. Superintendent, Jerry Ussher, said the new rules were implemented by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
An effort to legalize marijuana statewide in Ohio elicited a response from Zanesville City Council Tuesday evening.
In a six to one vote, council passed a resolution taking a position against State Issue Three, a constitutional amendment that would legalize marijuana statewide. We spoke with Zanesville City Council President Dan Vincent about many of the concerns expressed by council members.
Zanesville City Council held their second annual meeting for the month of August.
An ordinance amending the Chapter 111 of the Codified Ordinances was up for its third reading and passed through Councils voting. President of Zanesville City Council, Dan Vincent said the ordinance came about because of community members requesting clarification of the rules. Vincent explained how the rules is now different.
"Tonight the main change were two things. Just clarification of...
Zanesville City Council wants to remind people that meetings are not public forums.
In an effort to reinforce current policies, council agreed to hear an amendment of an existing ordinance in next Monday's meeting. Council President, Daniel Vincent, said citizens wishing to address council with a problem or concern must always complete a petition beforehand.
"To make it a more productive meeting, to make it a more civil meeting, unfortunately we've had some problems with...
Emergency vehicles will soon have a more direct route to Genesis Hospital.
The Zanesville Public Service Committee met Wednesday to discuss a variety of issues, including the extension of Bethesda Drive for emergency vehicle access. As traffic congestion near the hospital can be problematic, City Engineer, Chip Saunders said this new road is necessary.
"So the application that was put forth is to put up a flashing signal on Maple Avenue and to put a one lane road, basically...
Zanesville City Council discussed a variety of ordinances and resolutions during the last meeting of July.
One resolution in particular supported the City's application to the National Park Service which would allow technical assistance through the Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program. The Comprehensive Plan Committee has been working on Parks and Recreation for the last several months. Public Service Director, Jay Bennett explained.
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...