Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Commisioners

June 20, 2011 - 4:44pm
3 years 3 weeks ago

A recent allocation letter reveals how much Muskingum County will have to offer their surrounding communities.

Friday afternoon, County Commissioners received notification that they will acquire $216,000 for the 2011 Community Development Program Grant. Commissioners met Monday morning with, Community Development Coordinator, Sheila Samson, to decide how to delegate the money.

"Just hoping to award these applicants that we discussed," said Samson. "...

June 9, 2011 - 5:35pm
3 years 4 weeks ago

An investment committee meeting with the Muskingum County Commissioners was held Thursday afternoon.

County Commissioner Jim Porter says overall, investments are not doing very well and may have to be adjusted.

"For the interest rates out there right now, we're getting the best we can get," said Porter.

Porter says, however, things could be much worse and County Treasurer Phil Murphy is looking into what can be done to help get the most return.


June 6, 2011 - 5:36pm
3 years 5 weeks ago

If you're an AEP customer, you might soon see a slight drop in your electric bill.

Palmer Energy, a company based out of Toledo, went in front of the Muskingum County Commissioners Monday to unveil an energy saving proposal for residents.

"It looks like from the bid or the quote they have so far, it's about a 3 percent savings on the generation portion of people's bills so about half of their bill would get about a three percent discount on the rate that's been negotiated so...

May 19, 2011 - 5:02pm
3 years 7 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners received an update on the status of the 2011 Community Development Block Grant Thursday.

The grant, given at the state level allows townships and villages to apply for funding for small projects like road resurfacing, landscaping, and building renovations. Eleven communities applied for funds this year, but it's still unknown exactly how much the county will be able to dole out.

"We're anticipating 150 to 200,000 dollars and the...

April 28, 2011 - 9:39pm
3 years 10 weeks ago

Some Muskingum County residents will no longer have well water.

Opening bids were placed today for the South Moose Eye Road water line project.

"We had three bid openings here today and the estimated project cost was 160,000 dollars and we had bid openings today ranging from 158,000 up to 174,000," said Jerry Lavy, Muskingum County Commissioner.

The project has been in the works with the County Commissioners for approximately a year.


April 25, 2011 - 5:45pm
3 years 11 weeks ago

Bids were placed for phase three of the new Muskingum County Business Incubator Monday afternoon.

The Muskingum County Commissioners originally had to send the bids back a few weeks ago because they were too high. Bids for phase three which deal with electrical, plumbing, and general contracting came back Monday with more favorable numbers.

"The apparent low bidder is Paul Construction, now the architect will review those numbers and let us know Thursday to make sure that...

March 24, 2011 - 9:25pm
3 years 15 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners Thursday passed a resolution allowing the Sheriff's office to lease five new cruisers for deputies this year.

This is the third year the commissioners have leased the vehicles. Before, the county bought used Highway Patrol cruisers from the state. The commissioners decided leasing Ford Crown Victorias was the better decision in the long term becasue of longevity and cost.

"It's saving on repair bills, vehicles are lasting longer having them...

November 1, 2010 - 5:21pm
3 years 36 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Business Incubator is another step closer to moving into a new building.

Muskingum County Commissioners took bids for a project that puts a new roof on the old Maysville Junior High building.

"The incubator will be housed there. They'd like to be housed there now, but it's going to be more towards Spring because they have to put heating and lighting and windows and all that," says Muskingum County Commissioner, John Bates.

The project is...

July 26, 2010 - 4:57pm
3 years 50 weeks ago

A Zanesville man is asking that branches, bushes, and brush be cleared from a property on Deerborne Street so it doesn't block drivers' views of a railroad crossing.

It's a railroad crossing that doesn't have any crossbars or lights, only a sign.

"I'm very concerned because a friend of mine and I almost got run over here because you can't see the train coming. He did not get on the whistle, and he didn't miss us but 8 to 10 feet, " says concerned citizen Carl Jellison...

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