Stories tagged with: Zanesville City Council

May 29, 2012 - 8:38pm
2 years 28 weeks ago

The bridge on Military Road near Bowers Lane is in need of replacement.

On Tuesday Zanesville City Council passed an ordinance to take on the project.  Public Service Director Mike Sims said some right-of-way acquisition will be required.

"It's a 2015 project and a pretty straightforward bridge replacement," said Sims.  "It's just a flat slab, a box beam type of bridge, so it's not a very intricate installation.  The existing bridge is showing a lot...

May 18, 2012 - 4:43pm
3 years 10 weeks ago

The city of Zanesville and AFSCME Local 1573 have agreed to a new labor pact.

On Friday the union voted 31 to 28 in favor of the contract.  Mayor Jeff Tilton said only two-thirds of the eligible employees placed a vote. 

He said the two sides met earlier this month with State Employment Relations Board Fact Finder William Lewis.  City council approved the fact finder's recommendations during Monday night's meeting.

The issues at stake included wages, seasonal...

May 14, 2012 - 8:51pm
3 years 11 weeks ago

The city of Zanesville and AFSCME Local 1573 are one step closer to producing a new labor pact.

City council approved a fact finder's recommendations.  Mayor Jeff Tilton said the two sides met earlier this month with State Employment Relations Board Fact Finder William Lewis.

"Both sides give out their proposals, we go through them and then we go to mediation," said Tilton.  "Finally, it comes down to the fact finder's report, and this is the way it'...

April 23, 2012 - 9:52pm
3 years 14 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council rejected an ordinance involving a moral claim for almost $75,000 filed against the city by a grant writer.

Rob Guentter of RFG Associates is requesting payment for completing a federal grant application to help pay for the purchase of a new ladder truck for the Zanesville Fire Department.  Former Mayor Howard Zwelling signed a contract with Guentter in January 2011, but Councilman Mark Baker said Zwelling never asked for council's formal approval...

March 26, 2012 - 10:39pm
3 years 18 weeks ago

The Zanesville City Council is discussing a moral claim for almost $75,000 filed against the city by a grant writer.

Rob Guentter of RFG Associates is requesting payment for completing a federal grant application to help pay for the purchase of a new ladder truck for the Zanesville Fire Department.  Former Mayor Howard Zwelling signed a contract with Guentter in January 2011, but Councilman David Tarbert said Zwelling never asked for council's formal approval before signing the...

March 12, 2012 - 9:43pm
3 years 20 weeks ago

The City of Zanesville and Fraternal Order of Police/Ohio Labor Council are one step closer to producing a new labor pact.

On Monday Zanesville City Council accepted recommendations in a fact-finding report by the State Employment Relations Board.  Mayor Jeff Tilton said the union has seven days to either accept or reject those terms.  He said it helps to have input from a third party.

"We have the outside source, which looks at both sides," said Tilton....

February 27, 2012 - 10:09pm
3 years 22 weeks ago

The Zanesville City Council is considering ordinances that would designate the sidewalks surrounding City Hall and Secrest Auditorium as non-smoking areas.

Council President Dan Vincent and Councilmen David Tarbert and Grant Hutcheson are sponsoring the legislation.  On Monday Amy Davis of the United Way explained how the issue is separate from current Ohio laws.

"The state law is simply about indoors, and if you're smoking outside, the smoke can't go indoors,"...

February 13, 2012 - 11:29pm
3 years 24 weeks ago

On Monday Zanesville City Council accepted a federal grant to help pay for a new ladder truck for the fire department.

The department announced in Janaury that it was awarded a Federal Emergency Management Agency Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant for $675,000.  The grant will be used to replace a 25-year-old ladder truck.

Council also passed a new rental fee schedule for Secrest Auditorium, which includes a $300 per day increase for organizations that turn a...

January 23, 2012 - 10:02pm
3 years 27 weeks ago

The culvert behind the Colony Square Mall has been a nuisance since it collapsed in March, but a plan has been put into place to change that.

On Monday, Zanesville City Council passed an ordinance allowing City Service Director Mike Sims to apply for a loan that would help pay for repairs.  Sims said the city received a $200,000 grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission, but an additional $350,000 is needed to cover the entire cost of the project.  He said an application...

January 9, 2012 - 11:07pm
3 years 29 weeks ago

It was a busy night for the Zanesville City Council. Mayor Jeff Tilton and the other elected officials and council members were sworn in, and they tackled 26 items on the agenda.

On December 27th, council voted to give the mayor, auditor, treasurer and law director positions raises every year for the next four years, but Former Mayor Howard Zwelling vetoed the legislation two days later. On Monday, council overturned the veto, and the four city officials will receive 2.5% pay raises....

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