Muskingum County Commissioners approved the implementation of a three-tier health insurance plan for county employees.
Commissioners John Bates and Brian Hill met Thursday and approved the new insurance policy. Commissioner Jerry Lavy was not present, but accepted the changes. Commissioners say the plan gives employees more options.
"They'll have three choices this year. Gold plan, silver plan, or high deductible plan. And the employees will have meetings set up in November...
Some roadways in Muskingum County are getting a makeover thanks to Community Development Block Grant money.
The Muskingum County commissioners accepted opening bids for three paving projects. The first will pave a 4,500 square-foot portion of the Dewey Street Sidewalk in Jefferson Township. The others pave streets in Dresden and in Adams Mills. The grant money is very helpful.
"What it does is it helps the communities around that they don't have to come up with some money....
Muskingum County Commissioners receive bids for truck beds that will prolong the life of the trucks.
Recently, the County Engineer's Office purchased two new tandem trucks. By placing stainless steel bed liners in the truck, Muskingum County Commissioner John Bates says it should save money in the long run.
"These beds will probably outlast the trucks and they'll be put on the new truck eventually down the road some day," says Commissioner Bates.
Muskingum County is applying to bring more money to our area.
Community Development Director, Sheila Samson, went before the Muskingum County Commissioners Thursday to update them on the different grants the county is currently working on.
"We are actually applying for the 2010 CHIP grants, our community housing improvements, applying for a $500,000 and I just gave them an update on the different activities which we have private owner rehabilitation,...
Students at Starlight School now have a new project.
Starlight Industries and the Muskingum County Commissioners entered into a contract Thursday to have Starlight students convert records from the 1800s into micro-films.
"The information will be preserved in a better format than the books should something happen as every year paper disintegrates or whatever, so we had entered into a contract to help supply and help with that," says Commissioner...
The Muskingum County Commissioners passed a resolution Thursday that will give Muskingum County's largest employer tax exempt obligations.
The Genesis Healthcare System is changing to an all electronic records system. Thursday the Chief Financial Officer of Genesis went before the commissioners to hold a public hearing and resolution about Genesis receiving tax exempt obligations.
"What we were wanting was permission for the county to act as a conduit for...
The Muskingum County Business Incubator is looking to become self-supportive.
Carol Humphreys with the incubator met with the Muskingum County Commissioners and representatives from Senator Sherrod Brown's office to give an update and discuss more areas for funding.
Humphreys says she would like to see the incubator expand to have a community kitchen. The community kitchen could help entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground and have residents consume food...