Zanesville council will have two seats open for fall election

The Zanesville Town Council discussed seats that will soon be opening up on the council during its meeting on Thursday, May 15.

President Patsy Brock and Councilman Danny Miller both stated that they did not intend to seek reelection.

"It's been a privilege and an honor to do this for this town," said Brock, who's served since 2000.

Brock noted that the time had come for the council to be populated with fresh faces.

Any individual interested in running for one of the two vacant council seats must be a resident of Zanesville and have been one for at least six months. The deadline to file as a candidate is July 3 at noon at the Wells County Clerk's office, located at 102 W. Market St., Bluffton.

Council also discussed resealing roads in town, bearing in mind that Allen County reseals the town's main roads up to the Wells County line, while Wells County reseals only up to the Zanesville town limits.

Brock said that Brooks Construction had given town maintenance worker Rod Miller a quote on the cost of repairing a portion of North Stoneybrook Drive and resealing a section of North 300W.

Council could spend additional money depending on whether or not Allen County plans to work on the portions of Indianapolis Road and North 300W that lie within its boundaries this year.

"If Allen County is going to chip and seal this year, then we won't spend the money to have these two roads sealed," Brock said. "We won't pay for that. If they're going to do it this year, we'll be OK."

"But if it's going to be next year or the year after," she added, "what money we have left we'll take and do what we can with the streets."