The Muskingum County Commissioners met with County Treasurer, Carol Friel to discuss county investments for the month of February.
Friel says that her office has invested in money market accounts that are earning interest for the county's general fund . She says the budget is balanced, but her office would like to see funds increase.
"We are happy our investments are earning," said Friel. They are not earning what we would like to be earning, but in this marketplace...
The Zanesville- Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce met with the Muskingum County Commissioners to talk about the Lorena Sternwheeler.
Chamber Vice President, Kelly Ashby, says that every year members of her office will give the commissioners an update on tourism and the economic benefits that the Lorena brings into town. For 2013 the Lorena provided nearly 200 rides.
"We had a great year. We had fantastic charters, school groups, we had leisure travelers from five...
A licensed kitchen for area producers won't be a reality without funding.
The Muskingum County Business Incubator has funding to renovate the kitchen at its Pinkerton Road location and make it a licensed facility for individuals looking to bake goods, can food or create other items to be sold regionally or statewide.
For the project to take off they must generate $100,000 for operational costs to run the facility for two years. Where that funding will come from is now the...
As the end of the year quickly creeps upon us, The Muskingum County Commissioners are taking a look back.
County Commissioner, Jim Porter says that 2013 was a steady year, however there are a few economic development projects that stand out in his mind . He says the local area has more jobs and opportunities thanks to the addition of a new company in our area.
"Looking back at 2013 fanatics comes in mind. We were told at the last port authority meeting there's about 1,800...
The Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District met with the County Commissioners on Thursday to discuss their annual budget.
The district meets with the commissioners twice a year to give them an update on expenses and newly implemented programs. This year, with grant funding the Muskingum Soil and Water District was able to participate in a new cover crop program, where crops such as rye, wheat and radishes are planted to improve soil and water.
Muskingum County Health Commissioner Corey Hamilton met with the Muskingum County Commissioner's on Thursday to get their feedback on health department services, to discuss what they'd like to see in the future and next year's budget.
"The heath department is in the process of completing a strategic plan that will cover the period from 2014 from 2018," said Hamilton. "We expect there to continue to be major changes in the healthcare landscape in our community and in...
The Muskingum County Commissioners sat down with the county treasurer to discuss investments for the month of August.
Muskingum County Treasurer, Carol Friel says that changes in investments have been stagnant as of late.
"Well there are no changes, really it's not improving so we are probably going to have to adjust our budget as far as what we planned on earning on interest, so well just have to make an adjustment, " said Friel.
The Muskingum Growth Partnership was started in 1989 to advance economic growth and development within Muskingum County using private sector leadership and resources. The commissioner's received an update on how things are going.
"They, along with the city invest a lot of money in economic development every year through the Port Authority and we try to be a good partner to the Port Authority. So we just wanted them to know what we were up to on the private sector side," said...