Stories tagged with: Jim Porter

June 5, 2014 - 5:55pm
5 weeks 14 hours ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners accepted three bids Thursday for a water supply expansion project for the Northwest Water System.

The river crossing will service the county's west end customers where water is currently purchased from the city.

"This is actually a connecting, underneath the river, to our water system on the east end to the west end customers," said Commissioner Jim Porter.

The bids ranged from $1,465,952 on the low end to $1,618,987 on the high...

April 23, 2014 - 10:42am
11 weeks 2 days ago

Some area officials fear a plan by the Ohio Department of Transportation could have severe consequences for those that travel State Route 60 near Dresden.

A Jefferson Township Trustee said that when he found out ODOT was studying plans to remove the traffic light at State Route 60 and Raiders Road he began to write letters. He along with other trustees and county officials contacted ODOT and State Representatives urging them to keep the light.

"My worst fear is safety,...

December 24, 2013 - 7:09pm
28 weeks 3 days ago

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...

December 19, 2013 - 7:01pm
29 weeks 1 day ago

The Muskingum County Commissioner's are deciding on whether or not an extra $10 fee should be added onto license plates.

The Commissioner's met with Muskingum County Engineer Doug Davis on Thursday to discuss the possibility. Commissioner Jim Porter says no decision has been made on the permissive license plate tax as of yet.

"I believe in our conversation this morning, we would like to meet in the new year, discuss maybe putting it on the ballot or even a...

December 5, 2013 - 12:30pm
31 weeks 1 day ago

While a roadway may exist on paper in reality finding it can be a bit of a challenge.

That's the problem Salem Township resident John Wofter brought before Muskingum County Commissioners. Wofter recently bought a piece of property, but can't access it by vehicle because it's surrounded by land owned by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

ODNR won't let Wofter drive a vehicle onto his property because it crosses a piece of their land. Now he must prove Township Road 330...

September 5, 2013 - 5:11pm
44 weeks 1 day ago

On Thursday, the Muskingum County Commissioner's received bids from two companies to replace 28 deteriorating manholes and pipelines.

"Over the period of years, there's been a lot of different chemicals or what-have-you, put in that line and they were concrete manholes and they are deteriorating," said Commissioner Jim Porter. "Some of them, there's nothing there but a lid actually. So we've got a major problem out that way."

The cost to fix the huge problem...

April 8, 2013 - 5:15pm
1 year 13 weeks ago

Every five years, The Lorena Sternwheeler is required to be inspected by the Coast Guard  which alone costs 47-thousand dollars and at  last weeks inspection they found several areas of concern.

"We did receive a call this morning from the Chamber of Commerce. Kelly Ashby agreed to partner up with us in any way that they could as far as financial help, that was good news, and the City has committed 40-thousand towards the project but again that was the original...

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