Stories tagged with: Zanesville City Council

September 9, 2013 - 8:35pm
31 weeks 2 days 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...

August 12, 2013 - 9:12pm
35 weeks 1 day ago

Zanesville residents periodically submit moral claims to the clerk of council asking for money they believe to be owed to them by the city. And at Monday's Zanesville City Council meeting, two moral claims were voted down. City of Zanesville Law Director, Scott Hillis, explains why the majority of moral claims that go through City Council are denied.

"It goes through the proper channels. I then review it and look at the statute to see if we're immune from it or...

July 22, 2013 - 10:01pm
38 weeks 1 day ago

At Monday's City Council meeting, Council voted to table Ordinance 13-50 which would vacate a small turn around area of Arcadia Lane, after residents expressed their concerns about the project.

"This request came from the public service department and it was my understanding that there were some issues with emergency vehicles trying to get back there and realizing it wasn't accessible because the city wasn't maintaining this right of way and hadn't been maintaining this right of...

July 8, 2013 - 9:39pm
40 weeks 1 day ago

Zanesville City Council passed two emergency ordinances benefiting the Zanesville Fire Department at Monday's meeting. One was authorizing the issuance of bonds totaling no more than $485,000 to purchase a new truck, and the other, allowing the department to purchase the new Pierce 1500 CPM Triple Combination Pumper Truck. Fire Chief Kevin Thomas says the addition to the fleet is necessary and urgent.

Thomas said, "The current truck, the frame has been repaired twice. We've...

June 24, 2013 - 9:18pm
42 weeks 1 day ago

The Zanesville Police Department has qualified for the 2014 High Visibility Enforcement Overtime Grant from the state. If awarded, the police department would be able to use the funds for overtime on holiday's and during dangerous traffic time periods throughout the year. The police department is expected to hear about the status of the grant by September.

In other council news, council also passed an ordinance at Monday's meeting that will move the city to monthly water bills starting...

June 10, 2013 - 8:50pm
44 weeks 2 days ago

Monthly billing has been in talks for several years and at Monday's city council meeting, an ordinance was proposed for the City of Zanesville to move towards monthly billing as soon as upgrades are in place in the utility building office.

"Part of that reason is fixed incomes. It's easier for people to budget for one month period as well as tenant/landlord issues where we have extremely large bills run up by tenants and then they escape and get stuck with the landlord,...

April 22, 2013 - 9:29pm
51 weeks 1 day ago

Ordinance 13-27 was tabled at Zanesville City Council Monday night after three concerned residents petitioned to speak on the topic.

Residents were concerned about why the land, near the airport, hasn't been maintained and why it's not being used for recreation.

"It's a piece of property that has no actual road frontage. The access to the property has since been transferred to the Muskingum Valley Park District. It abuts Port Authority property that does have road frontage...

March 6, 2013 - 6:24am
1 year 5 weeks ago

The City of Zanesville will soon search for new owners of a historic building.

At last month's City Council meeting officials passed an ordinance to allow the building at 131 Market Street to be turned over to the Community Improvement Corporation for sale. The boarded up building was once a passenger depot for the railroad.

The city hopes that by making this move it will allow someone to come in and revitalize the property.

"It's an arm that allows us to avoid the...

January 28, 2013 - 10:37pm
1 year 11 weeks ago

A consulting firm gains approval from Zanesville City Council as the Y-Bridge Lift Station project moves forward.

The estimated cost of the hiring CH2M to oversee the project will be over $385,000. The company was hired based on their qualifications in handling projects of this size. They'll make sure the contractors stay with-in the perimeters.

"It's beyond our expertise when you're talking more than just a simple water, sewer line or a street improvement," said Public...

November 26, 2012 - 9:19pm
1 year 20 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council passes amendments of 1999 and 2002 agreement with Mattingly foods.

Port Authority Executive Director Mike Jacoby said that the company expanded two freezers on its property which required large investments. The agreements made years ago offered tax abatements to Mattingly. The company is currently adjusting their business model after losing a major contract with Bob Evans.

"One of the things they've done is change the ownership of the real property,...

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