Stories tagged with: Zanesville City Council

August 8, 2011 - 9:12pm
2 years 36 weeks ago

A controversial ordinance at Zanesville City Council has been postponed two weeks.

The ordinance has already been postponed twice in recent weeks and would allow the city to contract out Licking County's Building Department to perform some of its building inspection services. The Muskingum County Commissioners put up an offer of 40 percent of its revenue for building inspections to be given to the city, up 30 percent from where it currently is to help business stay in the county.

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August 8, 2011 - 4:16pm
2 years 36 weeks ago

The issue of who does building inspections in Muskingum County could be decided Monday night. Before Zanesville City Council meets the Mid-East Building Department met with Muskingum County Commissioners to review a counter proposal made by the city.

Through contract - Inspection Services on commercial products within the City of Zanesville and currently completed by the Mid-East Building Department. In an attempt to save revenue the city has requested city employees manage the...

July 25, 2011 - 9:00pm
2 years 38 weeks ago

Some road improvement projects could be coming to Zanesville next year.

Zanesville City Council passed an ordinance in its third reading that would allow Mayor Zwelling to apply for state funding for various road improvement projects, which includes several in Zanesville that are in desperate need of repair.

"It's not finalized which ones were going to pave yet but we believe we're going to look at South Pine and the southern end of Putnam," said Public Service Director...

June 13, 2011 - 8:38pm
2 years 44 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council tabled a controversial ordinance for the city Monday evening.

The ordinance would allow Zanesville Code Enforcement Officer Tim Smith to contract Licking County's Building Department to handle some of Zanesville's building inspection services. Currently, the county handles the services, but Mayor Zwelling says Smith was under the impression the county office might be closing.

"He asked me if he should go ahead with his plans to have a department...

May 23, 2011 - 10:11pm
2 years 47 weeks ago

Some Zanesville residents are upset over some proposed zoning changes coming to the city.

In its second reading Monday, Zanesville City Council passed an ordinance allowing the city to amend and revise the city's zoning map for Dreamer's Motorsports near Northpointe Drive. The re-zoning would change the business from an industrial property to a commercial property and some nearby residents of Kensington Village are concerned.

"Their concerns are noise and more traffic and...

May 9, 2011 - 9:31pm
2 years 49 weeks ago

Some changes are coming to Maple Avenue.

Monday at Zanesville City Council a resolution was passed allowing the city to enter into a contract with the Ohio Department of Transportation to repave portions of Maple Avenue this summer.

"The paving is so bad on Maple that they wanted to hold off until next year to do it but we decided that we needed to do it this year," said Councilman Jeff Tilton.

However, council has some concerns about what the re-paving means for...

April 25, 2011 - 8:44pm
2 years 51 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council is taking steps to bring a conferencing campus to the city.

Monday, they passed an ordinance allowing the city to be named as a grant applicant for Shinnick Street improvement projects. The projects include an addition to the Welcome Center which is estimated to bring in 4,000,000 dollars annually to the local economy. One of the biggest incentives for this project is that it won't cost the city a dime.

"This is a grant being awarded by the Ohio...

April 11, 2011 - 8:52pm
3 years 1 week ago

Zanesville City Council met Monday night to discuss several city issues.

In its first reading, council passed an ordinance for a one-year contract for the city's police secretaries and records clerks. The original ordinance was a three-year contract, but in a time of economic uncertainty, council felt restructuring the legislation to a one-year contract would benefit the city in the end.

"It was brought up that doing a three year contract at this point and guaranteeing...

March 14, 2011 - 10:23pm
3 years 5 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council met Monday night to discuss several city issues.

In its first reading, council raised questions about funding for Z-bus as far as what ridership and percentages are for what cities. They also inquired what Guernsey County pays for Z-bus service.

At the previous council meeting, Councilman Andrew Roberts expressed concerns over Z-bus's payments to the city for fuel. Monday, it was cleared up as to why.

"They get most of their money from the state...

February 14, 2011 - 10:52pm
3 years 9 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council pushed budget talks back and talked more on contracts and wages for several city workers Monday night.

While the April First budget deadline for the city is slowly approaching, Council passed a first reading on the matter with no comment. Council; however, did not pass an ordinance regarding wages and employment to the city's three police captains. City Council President Dan Vincent said Council still had some questions and concerns about the matter.

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