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The Times Recorder from Zanesville, Ohio • 31

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THE TIMES RECORDER -7 THURS. OCT. 31, 1991 Second Ward At-large ZANESVDE.E.E 30LJIIE. King: street work should top municipal list of things to do Wilson says city needs to rethink auto tag fees ZANESVILLE Ron Wilson is attacking one of Councilman Robert Hutcheson's biggest po Hutcheson: city needs smarts to fund street work ZANESVILLE City Councilman Robert Hutcheson, R-2, wants to see the city make better use of state and federal money to fix up its streets be a very high priority." An active member of the Putnam Historic Association, Wilson says the city needs to work to ensure that absentee landlords properly maintain their prop-erites. He also said the city needs to continue working to encourage restoration of its historic buildings.

"We're not only saving our heritage, but we're also making empty, useless buildings valuable, useful assets again," he said. "Rehablitating buildings also gives you quality and size for a fraction of the cost of a modern building." He' also said the department needs to work harder toward developing a rapport with neighborhood residents, which is tougher since police tend to spend most of their time in their cruisers. But, the city's No. 1 priority needs to be job creation, and while that's a tough job during an economic downturn, Wilson said the city needs to focus more efforts on developing small business. going to price itself out of a job," he said, "unless they can get the to go for another, tax increase." 1 -t One way to avoid a tax hike is to expand the tax base, and Hutcheson says he generally favors annexation as a means of doing that.

However, he says there's a need for a method to the city's annexation scheme and that method should include provisions for getting new housing stock in the city. Since returning to Council in 1990, Hutcheson has often been a sharp critic of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority. However, following Owens-Illinois announcement that it would be building a major warehouse and distribution facility here, Hutcheson. has been a solid backer of the authority. "After the deal they made with Owens-Illinois i I have seen what the port authority is doing to create and retain jobs," he said.

"The port authority is an important partnership for the city and county for the century of 2000, and you'll see other private concerns coming here within the next seven years as long as certain individuals don't screw things up." afraid that at some point We may have to go back to the people again. 1 "But a lot of that depends on the economy," King said.rf'If things really do improve, we might be able to scrape by for a while, and if they don't it might be hard to pass a tax increase; even if it's justified." King, the only Council member who regularly attends meetings of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority, says the authority appears to be doing its level best to get jobs here. Although he supports efforts to bring jobs, he said he's got problems with tax abatements as an incentive. "These people come in saying they want all these things, then they aren't willing to help pay for them. Personally, I wish tax abatements were illegal nationwide," he said.

"But they aren't, so we're in a Catch-22 situation where: if we don't offer them, someone else down the road will and we're out the jobs. Therefore, we've got to offer them, even if they're wrong." ZANESVILLE For eight years, City Councilman Wayne King, D-at large, has been the political equivalent of point man on a wide variety of issues. bui tor an mef shots he taken from city administrations and 0 A A rAMB Kins savs the job's fun and he back for a tilth term. "I like the job," he said. "I want to see the city progress, King and if I can help it along, all the better." As he looks to the tasks facing Council, King says city legislators need to start talking streets and moving them to the top of the municipal agenda.

"As I see it, streets have to be our No. 1 priority," he said. "If we don't start resurfacing and repairing steets now, we're going to have to spend a lot of money replacing them." Although he'd like to see more police, King said he thinks the department's staff is pushing the fiscal edge as the department's budget currently pulfs in about $2.2 million from the half-percent police tax and almost $1 million from the city's General Fund each year, most of which goes toward personnel. "I think we're up to about what we can afford on an income-tax-based system," he said. "When they put on this jail tax, I wanted them to take the (tax) rate to 2 percent, but they didn't and I'm VOTE lor ROBERT LEAS Cass Township Trustee Give BOB the JOB! Paid lor by: Robert Leas, 5660 Cas Irish Ridge Dresden, O.

43B21 It litical coups. Wilson, an In-f dependent whof is challenging the incumbent says the city snouia consider I reinstating its $5 license plate fee, which Hutcheson helped get off the books. "Streets and 1 alleys all over Wllson this city need to be paved, and when we got rid of that $5 fee, we lost $100,000 per year in local matching money. When you consider that with state and federal funds that money might be matched 10-1, that cost us $1.1 million per year," he said. "It would protect general fund money, and while that $1.1 million isn't a one-shot cure for all our street problems, it would go a long way toward correcting things." He also said the city needs to address other, infrastructure needs especially chronic sewer problems on the city's southwest side, which includes a portion of the Second Ward.

While Wilson said he hopes state and federal dollars can play a major role in rebuilding that sewer, he says it should be a 7 priority regardless. "Obviously, we cannot have a defective sewer system," he said. "We should attend to this in the most economical manner that does not compromise public health and safety, but it should VOTE FOR MARALOU B. CAMBELL CLERK, HOPEWELL TWP. Paid lor by: M.

8. Cambell, Committee to elect tor clerk ot Hopewell 13511 Orive, 1 1 MiMU-iLdEMMnaaaJ The Wilson File Name: Ron Wilson Political Affilation: Independent Family Status: Single Background: Owner, The Shutterbug and Black White Only; contributing artist to the Folger Library; president, Putnam Historic Association, member, Brighton Historic Assoica-tion, Neighborhood Council, City Design Review Board, Ohio Historical Society, National Trust, Zanesville Art Center, Pioneer and Historical Society, Greenpeace, Zanesville City Schools volunteer, Army veteran. ELECT WENDY J. AICHELE CLERK, SALTLICK TWP. Pd.

tor by Candidal, MSI 81. Rl. 1SS SE. Cwntng. Ohio 43782.

2. 2iL lei The Hutcheson File Name: Robert Hutcheson Political Affiliation: Republican Family Status: Married, one child Background: Zanesville City Council 1984-87, 1990-present; administrative assistant to Muskingum County Engineer Loren Camp; graduate, Muskingum Area Technical College; member. Roseville Lodge No. 566 Amrou Grotto, secretary, BPO Elks 114, Sons of the American Legion, Eagles Lodge 302, Ducks Unlimited, secretary, Muskingum County Republican Club Executive Committee, Muskingum County Republican Policy Committee. i ELECT ED KENILY FOR FALLS TOWNSHIP CLERK Paid for by Candidate, 670 Mar-Sue Zanesville, OH.

43701. Dear Friends, My name is Lee Wince and I am a candidate for City Council from the 6th Ward. I consider a good Ward Council representative as one who is available, at all times, to assist the residents in the ward. Hutcneson.i who is going for 5 his fourth term' on Council and is inaepenaent candidate Ron 1 Wilson, works as an administra- tive assistant to County Engi-f 1 neer Lorenj Camp and says he's founded by the Hutcheson city's state Issue 2 street paving program which is meager when compared to the county's. Part of that, he acknowledges, is because of the way ex-Mayor Don Mason's administration prioritized its Issue 2 projects.

"They built a useless bridge (at the Zanesville Industrial Park) with Issue 2 money that should have been used for resurfacing streets in the city," he said. He also says the city needs to address its chronic sewage overflow problems on the southwest side, especially as sewage flowing into its system from the May-sville area adds more stress to the system. "It's been a problem and it's going to get bigger and bigger," Hutcheson said. "Some of the problems in the south end may take four or five years to solve and they've been a problem for over 30 years." i Hutcheson says people who are complaining about the size of the Zanesville Police Department need to question whether they a big poorly-trained, ill-equipped force or a smaller well-trained and well-equipped force. He's also concerned about wage raises built into the Fjraternal Order of Police's contract with the city.

"I'm very afraid that at sometime our police department is SELECT RANDY PRIEST CASS TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE Paid for by Randy Priest 12780 Main Trinway, Ohio 43842. Elect PAUL A. GIBBOUS 5 Madison Twp. Trustee Paid lor by Candidal, Paul Gibbons, 15245 Twp. Rd.

30, N.t, ML Parry, Ohio 43760. ELECT BEN ALTIER FOR MONROE TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE Ready for a change Pd. lor by Candidate, Twp; Rd. 291 Corning, Ohio 43730 Laberta M. Swinehart FOR NEW LEXINGTON MAYOR Your vote and' support appreciated.

Council-woman, Laberta, candidate for Mayor of New Lexington Paid lor by eandldala, 130 W. Broadway, New Lanlnoton. Ohio 43764. ELECT GEORGE (BILL) HUTCHESON For MUSKINGUM TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE Paid For By Candldala, 7960 Groan Road, Draadan, OH 43621. MARK RANDOLPH FOR NEW LEXINGTON MAYOR Paid For By Mark Randolph, Committee for Mayor, 126 Long New Lexington, Ohio 43764 If elected, I promise to be a good representative of the people of the Sixth Ward! The problems of recycling, street maintenance, general safety and health of our whole community are my deep concern.

It is my desire to work with my neighbors and with the City Council and City administration in encouraging business and industry to locate here, putting our people to work and keeping Zanesville an attractive place In which to live! The King File Name: Wayne King Political Affiliation: Democrat Family Status: Married, one child Background: Member: Senior Center board of directors; City Council representative to the Muskingum Authority of Public Elks; Eagles; VFW. VOTE tut ji in in 1 4 Ml Jit Realtors of Realtors i. 4 A To achieve these goals, I need and would appreci-ate'your support and your vote on Election Day, November 5. Thank you, Lee Wince LJ Experienced Qualified JIM MOZENA 1 Candidate for Tri-Valley Board of Education Dedicated to taking the time to make sure the job is done Paid by Jim Mozena. Candidate, 1620 South Main Dresden, Ohio 43821.

WORK EXPERIENCE General Electric Inventory Control Specialists Retired) New Concord, Ohio 32 yrs. COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES Member of: Zanesville Toastmasters Club 32nd Degree Mason Amrou Grotto Zavi Shrine Club Zanesville Board of Realtors EDUCATION Rio Grande College FAMILY BACKGROUND Married to Dorothy (Lasure) Wince UNITED STATES World War II USCG Korean Conflict USAF Member Trinity Lutheran Church Zanesville Ohio Association of National Association RE-ELECT WENDELL SMITLEY FOR FALLS TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE 33 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN ROAD CONSTRUCTION OPERTING ENGINEER PAID FOR BY WENDELL SMITLEY 3235 NORTH WILLOW DRIVE, ZANESVILLE, OHIO 43701 i LM ENDORSED ZANESVILLE FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE ZANESVILLE BOARD OF REALTORS 4 ft 9 ELECT BARBARA F. ANDERSON WEST MUSKINGUM SCHOOL BOARD My Goals for West Muskingum Schools Provide educational tools to allow all students to reach their fullest potential i Restore positive attitude Improve communication Restore financial stability Paid tor by the Elect Anderaon Campaign, Bill Anderaon, 300 Walnut Hills Drive, Zjnetvllle. Ohio 43701. YOUR SIXTH WARD CANDIDATE FOR CITY COUNCIL "Pd Like Everyone's Vote-Especially Yours" PAID FOR BY THE LEG WINCE COMMITTEE CAROL E.

RHODES, SECRETARY 1379 Pteltar Zanevllle, Ohio 43701 1 1 1 Ih Ifl If II.

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