Stories tagged with: Zanesville City Council

June 23, 2014 - 8:57pm
2 weeks 5 days ago

Zanesville City Council's ordinance regarding panhandling and enterprise solicitation has been passed.

After taking up the ordinance which had been tabled at the last meeting, Council approved an amendment to allow 501(c)(3) organizations to apply for a permit to solicit in the right of way if approved by the public safety director. All others caught soliciting funds on public property would be in violation of the law.

"We have quite a few service groups within the city who...

June 18, 2014 - 9:12pm
3 weeks 3 days ago

With the issue of panhandling becoming more and more prominent over the last couple of years, the city of Zanesville and City Council have drafted an ordinance to help regulate soliciting in city right of ways.

Andrew Roberts, Zanesville City Councilman, Sixth Ward stated that the issue was put into place not only for regulating the solicitations, but also to address public safety concerns.

"A couple of the things that were mentioned were both the age and training of the...

June 9, 2014 - 9:49pm
4 weeks 5 days ago

Zanesville City Council met Monday night with a couple of hot button issues on the agenda.

The first dealt with an ordinance for a moral claim that would pay Rob Guentter more than $74,000 for a grant written in 2011 if passed. The motion for the first reading was defeated, but it will still move on to a second and third reading. Councilman David Tarbert went so far as to call the agreement that was made for the grant a "shady backroom deal."


May 27, 2014 - 9:40pm
6 weeks 4 days ago

Zanesville City Council met Tuesday night and discussed an ordinance regarding enterprise solicitation.

While no vote was taken on the ordinance, members of the Central Ohio Muscular Dystrophy Association voiced concerns that the ordinance would bring an end to the MDA's "Fill the Boot" drive done with the fire department.  If passed, the ordinance would prohibit the solicitation from vehicles on a public street, in any public transportation vehicle, on any...

April 15, 2014 - 4:10pm
12 weeks 5 days ago

In response to concerns that were brought up at Monday night's Zanesville City Council meeting regarding the potential merger of the Zanesville Municipal and Muskingum County court systems, State Representative Brian Hill addressed the issue. Rep. Hill said the "general idea" of merging both court systems has been discussed for years. With Muskingum County being the only county in the area with both a municipal and county court system, Hill said a study approved by...

April 14, 2014 - 9:41pm
12 weeks 5 days ago

Concerns were raised at Monday's Zanesville City Council meeting regarding the possible elimination of the Zanesville Municipal Court.

Zanesville Councilman David Tarbert addressed council with concerns over a "movement" to eliminate the Zanesville Municipal Court. Tarbert said a seven-person panel has been formed to discuss the idea, without city representation.

"I'm not even sure this is necessarily something we don't want to look at for the future,...

February 10, 2014 - 10:45pm
21 weeks 5 days ago

Zanesville City Council passed an ordinance at Monday's meeting that will allow the city and Zanesville City School District to collaborate on a School Travel Plan. Council-at-Large member, Steve Foreman, said the Ohio Department of Transportation will fund the Safe Routes to School Project, and contract a third-party provider to conduct a study to find and develop safer routes for students to get to school.

"They will do a study that takes the addresses of students and looks at...

January 27, 2014 - 10:20pm
23 weeks 5 days ago

Instead of potentially being put on a waiting list like many other cities across the state, where Public Service Director James Sawyer says "demand is high and the supply is low," the city of Zanesville can now get a head start on the process of ordering more salt to keep roads clear.

"We're looking at about maybe 1,800 tons of salt," said Sawyer. "But we have storage for only so much so we have to buy in increments. We can't put it all in one unit that we...

January 6, 2014 - 9:56pm
26 weeks 5 days ago

New and returning council members were sworn into Zanesville's City Council on Monday night. The three new members are Council-At-Large Rob Sharrer and Steven Foreman, and representing Zanesville's 6th Ward is Andrew Roberts. Foreman, who is also the Director of Title 1 and Special Programs for Zanesville City Schools, said his background with parents and families will benefit both him and the city during his two year term.

"I just feel those are all things that have...

December 9, 2013 - 10:09pm
30 weeks 5 days ago

Friends, family and co-workers celebrated Zanesville City Council's Council-at-Large member, Ted Zakany at his retirement party at Monday night. Zakany, a Zanesville native, started his career working in his family's grocery store and has served on city council since 1976. At 86-years-old and after decades of serving on city council, Zakany says he's most proud of passing legislation that benefits Zanesville's law enforcement officers.

"Passing legislation that's improved our...

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