Stories tagged with: muskingum county commissioners

March 19, 2012 - 3:47pm
2 years 18 weeks ago

A former Zanesville Mayor is throwing his support behind new shale projects coming to the area.

Don Mason spoke to the Muskingum County Commissioners Monday morning and expressed his appreciation to the Commissioners for their efforts in shale drilling and natural gas exploration.

Mason, who is a lawyer and Member of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, believes the popularity of natural gas will only go up due to its affordability and lower carbon emissions.

"As...

March 1, 2012 - 7:00pm
2 years 21 weeks ago

Renovations are in the planning phase for the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department.

On Thursday Project Manager Jeremy Davis sat down with the Muskingum County Commissioners to update them on his progress.

"The main function of this program is to increase efficiency and the maximum space that we can use for the health department, mainly the expanded clinical and nursing services," said Davis.

The project has been in the works for several months. ...

February 27, 2012 - 6:02pm
2 years 21 weeks ago

A financial plan is in the works for the Southeastern Ohio Cultural Event Center.

On Monday the Muskingum County Commissioners met with the Bond Finance Manager for Robert Baird Company.  Commissioner Jerry Lavy said the county could sign on to a backstop for the project.

"A backstop is like a loan, almost like a guarantee, so they set a portion of the money off to the side that's at least for one year's payment of the bond interest, or the debt payment, and then...

February 23, 2012 - 6:30pm
2 years 22 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners are giving the public an opportunity to voice its concerns regarding flood legislation.

The commissioners were recently informed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources that enforcement of the special purpose flood reduction resolution was found to be deficient.  On Thursday, Floodplain Administrator Ray Mennega sat down with the commissioners to go over the necessary changes.

"Previously, in our fee schedule, we just noted that...

February 23, 2012 - 6:14pm
2 years 22 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners are supporting resolutions that could ultimately lead to the merging of the county and city of Zanesville law enforcement dispatch centers.

Executive Director of the Planning Commission Andrew Roberts met with the commissioners on Thursday to discuss local government innovation funds.  He said it's a pool of money that can be used for shared services.

"We are going to make application, hopefully next week, for some grant funds that we...

February 9, 2012 - 7:15pm
2 years 24 weeks ago

An architect consultant is reviewing the Muskingum County Home facility.

Rick Brown met with the county commissioners on Thursday to discuss the options regarding the certification process.

"The county home runs a nursing home effectively without licensure, just by statute," said Brown.  "To apply for certification puts them under different regulations for reimbursement for Medicare and Medicaid, which is a different source of funding, and there are different...

February 9, 2012 - 7:00pm
2 years 24 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners are working with businesses to address concerns about permit fees.

On Thursday the commissioners met with representatives from FruhQuip Inc, Baker's Welding and Crane Service, and Farm Supply Center Inc.  Commissioner Jim Porter said the cost for an oversize hauling permit has jumped from $20 to $750 this year.

"We enacted the new regulations about a month ago," said Porter.  "I think we can acknowledge that we made some...

January 12, 2012 - 7:03pm
2 years 28 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Water Department is adding a new machine to its line-up.

Projects Director Don Madden met with the Muskingum County Commissioners on Thursday for a bid opening on a vacuum excavator.  He said the equipment is used in areas where there are other utilities near the water lines.

"This is a large tank mounted on a trailer, and it generates enough vacuum that with the aid of a high-pressure washer, you can actually cut the ground, and it basically will...

January 12, 2012 - 6:51pm
2 years 28 weeks ago

Employees of Starlight Programs should be seeing big changes by the end of the year.

Superintendent John Hill met with the Muskingum County Commissioners on Thursday to discuss insurance options.  Hill said employees are currently covered by insurance offered through the county, but Starlight Programs is searching for its own insurance provider.

"We have an array of Starlight staff, from transportation to maintenance to school workshop service coordinators, and...

December 7, 2011 - 6:25pm
2 years 33 weeks ago

A former Muskingum County Commissioner is throwing his hat back into the race.

On Wednesday, democrat John Bates filed his paperwork at the Muskingum County Board of Elections.  Bates' term as commissioner ended in January, and he said his small business background and good track record in the community will help him get elected.

"I want to see Muskingum County move forward like it was," said Bates.  "I want to see jobs in that industrial park, and I...

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