Stories tagged with: Commissioners

June 2, 2014 - 3:05pm
5 weeks 5 days ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners met with members of the Muskingum County Engineer's Office for a bid opening concerning the purchase of concrete materials.

The Muskingum County Engineer's Office is currently working on a variety of concrete culvert projects and solicited bids from four area companies for the materials.

" We are working on structures on Boggs Road were working on Clay Pike and there will be some other areas as well, " said Matt Russell, Administrative...

October 15, 2012 - 5:20pm
1 year 38 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Park District is working to develop two new parks.

Director Bonnie Dailey met with the Muskingum County Commissioners Monday afternoon to update them on area park district projects. She says the organizations is working toward developing more land into parks.

"We are just starting, there's a grant application through the Clean Ohio fund for land acquisition. It's a property on Euclid [avenue] and Hunter [avenue] that's owned by another...

March 15, 2012 - 6:29pm
2 years 17 weeks ago

A bid was awarded today for a minor make over in an area of Muskingum County.

The county commissioners awarded a bid to begin upgrading the pump station on Rusty Rifle Road for the sewer department. Commissioner Jerry Lavy said Zemba Brothers, Incorporated will be heading up the project.

"Bids were reviewed by our engineer, Quicksall, W. E. Quicksall and Associates is the engineer and they're the ones that reviewed the bid and came in and wrote the recommendation that that's...

April 4, 2011 - 6:44pm
3 years 14 weeks ago

The amount of weight a semi-truck can carry is being debated on the local and national level.

Michael Gaynor, a representative with Go Rail, visited with the Muskingum County Commissioners and Engineer's Office on Monday to discuss proposed legislation that would increase the load limit for trucks from 80,000 to 97,500 pounds. His organization is against the measure and hopes government and law enforcement officials around Ohio will agree.

"It was informative I'm going to go...

April 4, 2011 - 6:38pm
3 years 14 weeks ago

The fight is not over yet for one county facility.

The Muskingum County Commissioners are once again planning to appeal the state's decision to deny their request to have patient beds certified at the Muskingum County Home.

"Our attorney recommended that we file the appeal which again the briefs, the work has been done, so they're going to walk it down the street and file that appeal and see where it goes from there," said Commissioner Brian Hill.

Hill said by...

February 24, 2011 - 7:22pm
3 years 19 weeks ago

Muskingum County Commissioners are seeking financial support for several area projects.

Kent Moore, a field representative for U.S. Senator Rob Portman stopped by the commissioner's office on Thursday afternoon to introduce himself and to also discuss any concerns the officials may be dealing with.

"Water and sewer are our main issues when we deal with infrastructure, laying new sewer lines, new water lines," said Commissioner Jerry Lavy.

He said with such tough...

February 10, 2011 - 10:01pm
3 years 21 weeks ago

Muskingum County is currently battling a shrinking budget.

Last month it was discovered that around 2.2 million dollars in county money has been sitting in a non-interest bearing checking account since July of 2010. The county investment committee met with Treasurer Phillip Murphy on Thursday to find out why money that could have been gaining interest in another account, has been idle.

"We've been working on the budget now for several months and and we're...

February 11, 2010 - 6:51pm
4 years 21 weeks ago


The Muskingum County Commissioners granted the first installment of $20,000 to a local transportation service.

Z-Bus receives $40,000 a year from the county. Commissioner Bates says Z-Bus provides an important service to the region.

"If we don't have people out shopping then they are not spending money for their taxes, so we need to make sure the Z-Bus is supported," tells Commissioner Bates.

Bates says a lot of people in Muskingum County would not be able...

January 14, 2010 - 7:35pm
4 years 25 weeks ago


The Muskingum County Commissioners are going through their annual budget.

The commissioners spoke with several department heads to go over expenditures from 2009 and hear budget requests for 2010. Commissioner Brian Hill says the county is in a good place with its budget.

"Well we just asked everybody last year to be very frugal and this is the first time in several years expenditures have been less than they were in 2008, so all departments cut back and spent less...

December 17, 2009 - 4:11pm
4 years 29 weeks ago


The Muskingum County Commissioners say they will continue to financially support the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority, even after the city of Zanesville is considering cutting its Port Authority funding from $100,000 to $50,000.

Commissioner John Bates says the county currently gives $100,000 to the Port Authority, plus $20,000 for the job incubator.

"The county is actually going to support the Port Authority. We are actually in a stage out there the...

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