Stories tagged with: County Commissioners

August 6, 2011 - 3:18pm
3 years 2 weeks ago

The "Y" Bridge Arts Festival came to a close this evening proving to be a major success after only its third year.

Shortly after Coordinator and Artist Linda Regula moved to Zanesville she approached the Mayor, County Commissioners and ODOT for permission to shut down the 'Y' Bridge and to celebrate the local artists. She said despite their first reaction it was only about 2 months later she was granted permission. She said the first year was not easy and only 15 tents...

July 14, 2011 - 5:11pm
3 years 5 weeks ago

Muskingum County Commissioners met as part of the investment committee Thursday afternoon.

Treasurer Phil Murphy told commissioners that two of their CDs had matured. One for $8m and another for $5m. The money has been placed into a money market account which will still gain interest until it's decided where to move the money.

"The difficulty we got right now is the interest rate environment is so poor on CD investments," said Murphy. "The best rate I can get right...

January 24, 2011 - 5:56pm
3 years 29 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Center for Seniors may be looking at a new home.

Executive Director Terry Dunn says they are currently looking at new construction of a senior center in Muskingum County.  Although the project is at its very early stages, Dunn says they are looking at the possibility of funding and locations. And while they have one particular location in mind, Dunn would not release the exact spot just yet.

"There is one location that we are probably leaning...

November 22, 2010 - 2:00pm
3 years 38 weeks ago

Mission Oaks Foundation is in the process of transferring some land to the Muskingum County Parks District.

Phase one of the project dealt with the transfer of deeds for the property. Already the Parks District has built a new building on Pitman Street that is for the use of the community.

"The Parks District has a great educational building," said Commissioner Jerry Lavy. "We're very fortunate to have something like this in Muskingum County."

The Parks...

September 23, 2010 - 5:33pm
3 years 47 weeks ago

In the wake of last Thursday's tornadoes, areas surrounding Perry County pulled together equipment to provide them with the help they needed. Muskingum County offered many of the necessary resources.

EMA director Bo Keck spoke with county commissioners about the assistance Muskingum County was able donate to the storm-stricken county.

"We took our communications tower down, we took a light tower down. Between the fire and EMS we took squads and trucks and a hazard...

August 5, 2010 - 5:17pm
4 years 2 weeks ago

From the wonders of the Y Bridge to the quaint charm in the Village of Dresden, Muskingum County has a lot to teach and offer, and some people want to spread that message outside county and state lines.

Small Dresden business owner and former county commissioner, Bill Embree, has noticed the drop of local tourism in recent years. He spoke with county commissioners today about increasing Muskingum County's tourism by putting more dollars into promoting all that the county has to offer...

August 5, 2010 - 5:10pm
4 years 2 weeks ago

A water tank in Sonora needs some new paint and some repairs. The Muskingum County Commissioners opened up bids for the job on Thursday.

The half-million-gallon Sonora water tank needs repairs to the main line. In addition, the 149 foot tank needs new paint both inside and out.

"The estimate on fixing the pipe and painting the tank is $255,000 so today we opened up the seven bids and we'll take them under advisement," says Muskingum County Commissioner, John...

July 12, 2010 - 5:15pm
4 years 5 weeks ago

Muskingum County Commissioners held a budget meeting for 2011, and say things are looking similar to last year.

Each department must put up their 'wish list' for 2011. The proposed budget is slightly more than $31 million which commissioners say will be cut down when the final budget is approved. They say that county expenditures are currently down by approximately $200,000 from last year.

"All the departments are working together on this years' budget. I mean, we've...

June 28, 2010 - 6:16pm
4 years 7 weeks ago

Another mode of transportation could start to run through Muskingum and Perry counties again.

The Commissioners met today with those interested in restoring the Glass Rock Line which runs from Route 93 to 668 in Perry County.

"We're going to establish a scenic railroad along that line and put it in a position where if the opportunity presents itself, we can do a little industrial development along there, bring in some businesses that would help the economy of the local area...

March 15, 2010 - 12:16pm
4 years 22 weeks ago

This band has put on concerts for more than 90 years and now they need the community's support.

The Zanesville Memorial Concert Band has been performming  free concerts Muskingum county since 1923. Board Member Jennifer Roquemore said they need financial help.

"The commissioners each year provide us with funds that we need in order for the Zanesville Memorial Band to continue that is only part of the funds that we receive. Part of them are...

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