Stories tagged with: muskingum county commissioners

September 12, 2011 - 4:35pm
2 years 49 weeks ago

Ohio public employees will be receiving information about a deferred compensation program.

Account Executive Jason Brown met with the Muskingum County commissioners on Monday to discuss the details of the program.

"It's a program that they can have monies deducted from their payroll to go into retirement for a future date," said Jerry Lavy.  "This is money that's deferred until they are eligible for retirement."

Lavy said there are several different...

August 24, 2011 - 9:58pm
2 years 51 weeks ago

Muskingum County officially has a new commissioner.

After two hours and three votes, the Republican Central Committee appointed Highland Township Trustee and Strauss Fencing Owner Steve Strauss who campaigned twice in previous elections for a commissioner seat.

"It certainly was a personal goal and I worked really hard at that and I stayed involved for many years and even after previous elections. Hard work pays off and it is gratifying I admit but it's a great challenge. It...

August 22, 2011 - 5:25pm
3 years 4 hours ago

The search for a new superintendent for the Muskingum County Home might take a little longer than expected.

The county commissioners held a public hearing on Monday to discuss the future of the home.  Commissioner Jerry Lavy said the proposal deadline will move from August 31st to September 15th.

"There was a little bit of misunderstanding that it was just for managing the facility, but it's also for taking it through the certification process," said Lavy....

August 8, 2011 - 4:16pm
3 years 2 weeks ago

The issue of who does building inspections in Muskingum County could be decided Monday night. Before Zanesville City Council meets the Mid-East Building Department met with Muskingum County Commissioners to review a counter proposal made by the city.

Through contract - Inspection Services on commercial products within the City of Zanesville and currently completed by the Mid-East Building Department. In an attempt to save revenue the city has requested city employees manage the...

August 1, 2011 - 5:39pm
3 years 3 weeks ago

The State Treasurer is trying to stimulate growth in small business and agricultural communities.

Regional Representative Jim Bernholtz paid a visit to the Muskingum County Commissioners on Monday.  The four programs under consideration are GrowNOW, ECO-Link, SaveNOW and Ag-LINK.  Commissioner Jerry Lavy said Muskingum County's agricultural population could benefit from the Ag-LINK program.

"There's another one that's called GrowNOW, and this program gives small...

July 14, 2011 - 11:05pm
3 years 5 weeks ago

The Fair Housing Services are looking to make sure everyone in Muskingum County is able to live equally.

With the program for fiscal year 2010 coming to an end, Director of Fair Housing Services Cheryl Staron brought the Muskingum County Commissioner up to speed with everything that has happened over the past twelve months.

"The communities and entities that have received community development funds from Muskingum county have received a brief fair housing training as per the...

July 14, 2011 - 10:58pm
3 years 5 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners met Thursday to discuss the 2012 budget.

It was an opportunity for anyone to express questions or concerns about the budget in place for 2012. Although no departments came forward with concerns, Commissioner Jerry Lavy did express his.

"Obviously when you have estimated revenues at 23,000,000, and you have expenses for the county general fund at 30,000,000, obviously we've got a big gap there." said Lavy.

He says they will...

July 13, 2011 - 6:17pm
3 years 5 weeks ago

Muskingum County Commissioner Brian Hill is looking to be the next State Representative for Muskingum and Coshocton counties.

Former State Representative Troy Balderson was sworn-in Wednesday as the 20th District State Senator, replacing Jimmy Stewart, who resigned. Commissioner Hill says he was approached about possibly filling Balderson's seat.

"The state legislature will be appointing a search committee, and they will be conducting interviews." said Commissioner Hill...

May 5, 2011 - 6:08pm
3 years 15 weeks ago

During these tough economic times, the Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority is feeling the pinch and is looking to fund a few projects with the help of the County Commissioners.

Port Authority Executive Director Mike Jacoby went in front of the commissioners Thursday morning to ask for a line of credit to help with some Eastpointe Business Park improvement projects.

"Rather than take our limited cash to make these improvements at Eastpointe, what we'd like to do is...

April 7, 2011 - 9:03pm
3 years 19 weeks ago

Several townships and villages in Muskingum County have submitted applications for the 2011 Community Development Block Grant.

The grant, given at the state level allows townships and villages to apply for funding for small projects like lighting, road resurfacing and landscaping. Last year, the county received 236,000 dollars to be distributed to various communities in the county.

"Some of these entities provide matching grants. They're able to give a little bit of extra...

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