The Port Authority continues to express interest in creating new job ready sites in Muskingum County.
Members of the board in attendance discussed the need to create a new shovel ready job ready site at the Eastpointe Industrial Park, to enhance their chances of selling the property to a willing company.
The port's executive director said that most companies put off big expenses as long as they can and when they move on a project they move quickly.
With the help of both the city and county, Eastpointe is getting a new face lift.
Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority Executive Director Mike Jacoby says both parties have agreed to set aside some of their JEDD income tax that they share from the business park to get the repairs done. In doing this, they will each set aside 50,000 dollars a year for 8 years. Jacoby adds Muskingum County Engineer Doug Davis made a big impact on helping with the project.
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority takes steps to sell a piece of Eastpointe property.
At Wednesday's meeting the Port Board authorized Executive Director Mike Jacoby to enter into an agreement with CB Richard Ellis, the largest North American brokerage firm. The hope is they'll be able to help sell the Job Ready Site at Eastpointe.
"They've done a lot of deals in Central Ohio. Big deals, big company. They convinced us they had the reach and connections to help...
The Zanesville-Muskingum Port Authority is awaiting final approval on it's job ready site at the Eastpointe Industrial Park from the Ohio Department of Development.
That approval could come with-in the week. Executive Director Mike Jacoby said that the official certification would make the Job Ready Site one of the first manufacturing JRS's in the state. It's four years of work that the port is hoping to pay off since most of the port's income comes from selling property.
By Christmastime work on the sewer project in the Eastpointe Industrial Park will finish.
At the Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority meeting Thursday the board received an update on the project as well as the job ready site concrete pad project, which is progressing thanks to nice weather. One snag is laying the rail line which is still under negotiation.
"We requested a one year extension on our job ready site grant from the time period standpoint just so we can get...
Numerous property owners on State Route 666 and Old Adamsville Road complaining of property damage due to trucks accessing the Eastpointe Business Park, may see some relief.
The Executive Director of the Transportation Improvement Board says the truckers using GPS are being told to take the roadways, new signs will be placed on Interstate 70 east and west by the Ohio Department of Transportation to direct truckers to use the Adamsville exit as a means of getting into the park.