Stories tagged with: Zanesville City Council

November 24, 2014 - 9:41pm
1 year 30 weeks ago

Whether rain or snow, sleet or black outs, council must go on.

High winds Monday afternoon knocked out power in a portion of Muskingum County during the day. As of about 8PM, 626 AEP customers in Muskingum County were without any form of electric. City Hall was among the buildings effected by the lack of brightness. Flashlights were the light source of choice by Council Members as they proceeded with the meeting. Some of the ordinances discussed were $80,000 of funds for the Southeast...

November 10, 2014 - 10:54pm
1 year 32 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council held their first meeting of the month of November Monday evening.

Two of the ordinances on the agenda Monday evening established property disposal legislation for two different locations in the area. One piece of property is located on fairview and the other on moxahala. Public Service Director, Jay Bennett, told us about the Moxahala location, formerly owned by the Army Reserves.

"The Army was down there for a long long time and they told the city...

September 22, 2014 - 8:34pm
1 year 39 weeks 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
1 year 43 weeks 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
1 year 47 weeks 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
1 year 49 weeks 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
2 years 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
2 years 1 week 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
2 years 2 weeks 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
2 years 4 weeks 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...

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