Stories tagged with: muskingum county commissioners

October 29, 2009 - 7:17pm
4 years 24 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners are raising fees to help get the Building Department out of the red. The Commissioners met with Jim Waymer, the Chief Building Official, about the current financial situation for the department.

Waymer says his department is currently $58,000 in the red. The Commissioners approved that re-inspections will now cost $309. Also, the Commissioners approved 2 to 1, with Commissioner Hill against, to raise the flat rate fee 10%. The Commissioners...

October 26, 2009 - 5:37pm
4 years 25 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Center for Seniors is requesting funding in the amount of 235 thousand dollars.

Executive Director, Terry Dunn, met with County Commissioners this afternoon to sign the Title 3 and state block grant.

Dunn says the papers will then go to an area agency in Byesville so the Center for Seniors will be reimbursed for each meal and mile and transportation it provides.

Dunn says the budget is tight, but the community needs the services the Center for Seniors...

October 19, 2009 - 12:05pm
4 years 26 weeks ago

One of Muskingum County's sewer project has run into some delays.

During a meeting Monday morning Muskingum County Commissioners got an update on the sewer and water projects. The West Pike sewer project is getting special attention.

"We are a little bit behind because we had to move some water lines and we had to move some fiber. We had a problem crossing route 40. We're behind," says Muskingum County Commissioner John Bates.

The West Pike project...

October 15, 2009 - 6:27pm
4 years 26 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Engineer went before the Muskingum County Commissioners Thursday to discuss the financial future of bridge replacement projects for the next 5 years.

County Engineer, Doug Davis, says there are nine bridges in Muskingum County that need to be replaced. Funding for the bridge replacements will be split 80% to 20% between federal funding and county funding, respectively.

"We will actually instead of giving money for 'Chip and Seal' this year...

October 8, 2009 - 5:20pm
4 years 27 weeks ago

Fifth-Third securities representatives met with Muskingum County Commissioners today to discuss where Muskingum County is financially.

Commissioner John Bates says the county has faced the economic downturn very well and is doing much better than surrounding counties.

"We are at an A1 plus rating with the bond council which is very, very good.  We are very fortunate a lot of counties are not doing as well as we are, the bond council says we are...

October 5, 2009 - 5:51pm
4 years 28 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners are opening bids on the Olde Falls Road Sanitary Sewer Project.

Commissioner John Bates says initial estimates for the project came in around 1.4 million dollars, and the commissioners had three bids presented to them this afternoon.

"All of them came in close to the $1.4 million. A couple of them were under, and we'll probably be voiding that bid next week sometime. Tentatively, we'll probably know on thursday who's going to get the bit,...

September 24, 2009 - 7:46pm
4 years 29 weeks ago


The Muskingum County Commissioners took bids today for the Dunzweiler Drive Sewer Project.

Eight construction companies showed interest in the project, but only two were present to give their...

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