Zanesville council to discuss starting utility

The Zanesville Town Council will be holding a public meeting in July to discuss creating a storm water system utility.

The board made the announcement at its meeting on Tuesday, June 20. The public meeting will be held July 10 at Zanesville United Methodist Church, 11811 Wayne St., at 6:30 p.m.

Council is exploring the possibility of creating a storm water system utility as its current system is over 100 years old and failing.
Council received a letter from City of Fort Wayne Community Development regarding a proposed hike to Allen County’s local income tax rate. Fort Wayne City Council has proposed raising the rate to 0.15 percent.

The majority of Zanesville is located in Wells County, but the portion of the town north of W1200N lies in Allen County, meaning those residents would feel the effect of the potential rate increase. The second of two public hearings on the topic will be held by the Fort Wayne City Council on July 11. The hearing will take place at Citizens Square, in Fort Wayne, in Room 030 on the building’s Garden Level at 5:30 p.m.

In other business:

Council passed Ordinance 2017-02, which allows for the operation of off-road vehicles in town. Among the approved vehicles are Utility Task Vehicles and Recreational Utility Vehicles. These vehicles must be inspected by the town marshal and display a permit, which can be purchased at the town municipal building for $25. The permit is good for one year.

Town-wide garage sales, sponsored by the Zanesville Revitalization Committee, will be held on July 28 and 29.