Stories tagged with: Zanesville City Council

April 14, 2014 - 9:41pm
1 year 11 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,...

February 10, 2014 - 10:45pm
1 year 20 weeks 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
1 year 22 weeks 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
1 year 25 weeks 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
1 year 29 weeks 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...

November 25, 2013 - 10:12pm
1 year 31 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council passed a traffic order that prohibits southbound traffic on Maple Avenue to turn left onto Bell Street. So if you're driving southbound on Maple and need to turn into Walmart or the Genesis Health Plex, you now have to turn left at Balls Lane.

"With the new safety study, ODOT enlarged the intersection with Balls Lane, moved it further up by Bethesda Hospital," explained City of Zanesville Safety Director, Fred Buck. "That new road there is a...

October 28, 2013 - 9:11pm
1 year 35 weeks ago

On Monday, Zanesville City Council passed an ordinance that allows the city to now turn over delinquent fines to Pioneer Credit Recovery. Municipal Judge Bill Joseph said collecting fines is time consuming and the switch will allow city employees to work on other things. The new agreement won't cost the city a dime, but the delinquent payer will have an extra $30 tacked onto their fine.

"The city gets 100% of what they owe the city. There's an additional collection fee that's...

October 15, 2013 - 9:23pm
1 year 37 weeks ago

Children and families gearing up for Halloween can mark their calendars for Trick or Treating thanks to a resolution passed by council Tuesday evening.

The resolution was council deciding on logistics for Beggars Night also known as Trick or Treating. Children can go from house to house this year on Halloween night from 5:30 to 7 p.m, which is a bit earlier than year's passed.

"I think it is very nice that the city looks out for safety of children, they do this before it...

September 23, 2013 - 8:46pm
1 year 40 weeks ago

There were only two ordinances up for action at Monday's City Council meeting.

One, an emergency ordinance allowing an agreement with North Valley Bank regarding the refinancing of the Southeastern Ohio Air Services mortgage. The final ordinance up for action, and the only one that passed will now allow the city to enter into a contract with URS Corporation-Ohio to design the city's combined sewer project. The cost for the design is estimated at just over $70,000. Mayor Jeff...

September 9, 2013 - 8:35pm
1 year 42 weeks 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...

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