Stories tagged with: Zanesville City Council

September 22, 2014 - 8:34pm
34 weeks 6 days ago

Zanesville City Council passed a resolution Monday declaring "Trick-Or-Treat" to be held Thursday, October 30th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

First Ward City Councilman Mark Baker says a constituent suggested changing "Trick-Or-Treat" to Friday night so children would not have school the next morning. The mayor along with other members of city council made the argument that "Trick-Or-Treat" should be held Thursday to avoid traffic from football games.

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August 25, 2014 - 8:04pm
38 weeks 6 days ago

Members of Zanesville City Council voted to accept funds from FEMA's Assistance to Firefighter's Grant Monday night.

The city applied for three projects, and all three were approved.  Equipment to be purchased include self-contained breathing apparatuses, rapid intervention team rescue packs, and EMS equipment including heart monitors and defibrillators.  The total cost of the project is $240,572 with $216,515 coming from FEMA. The remaining $24,057 comes from the city's...

July 28, 2014 - 8:14pm
42 weeks 6 days ago

Zanesville City Council voted to refinance some of their bonds from 2003 at their Monday night meeting.

Introduced as an emergency in order to lock in a lower interest rate, members of council waived the readings and passed the ordinance which will result in a net savings of $53,303 in interest payments.  The bonds will be retired in 5 years, making the average annual savings $10,660.

The money saved will go back into improvements to be made to the city's sanitary...

July 14, 2014 - 9:32pm
44 weeks 6 days ago

An ordinance allowing a moral claim for Rob Guentter was defeated by the Zanesville City Council Monday night.

The final vote was four in favor, three against, and two abstained. The ordinance needed five yes votes for passage. If passed, the amended ordinance would have given $50,700 to Guentter as payment for a grant he wrote resulting in the City of Zanesville's acquisition of a ladder truck for the fire department. Despite the fact that Guentter entered into an invalid contract...

June 23, 2014 - 8:57pm
47 weeks 6 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
48 weeks 4 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
49 weeks 6 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."

"Mr....

May 27, 2014 - 9:40pm
51 weeks 5 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
1 year 5 weeks 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
1 year 5 weeks 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,...

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