John Bates summed up his final week as County Commissioner by saying, "Everything I've wanted to do in my life, I've done."
But, by no means does that mean that Muskingum County has seen the last of the politician.
"I think I'll pursue something in the future in government," said Bates. "I don't think you've seen the last of John Bates in Muskingum County. Whether that be running something at the state or local level or whatever. I've had lot of...
The Rockies Express Pipeline is complete and crews are moved out, but they left some county road damage behind.
Muskingum County Engineer, Doug Davis says Virginia Ridge, Wilson, and Irish Ridge Roads all received heavy traffic throughout the construction of the pipeline. Now, the county must repair the roadways before winter hits.
"I'm running out of the window of weather here where I'll have time to get those roads repaired for Winter, so we've asked them to reimburse the...
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,...