Stories tagged with: muskingum county commissioners

October 7, 2010 - 5:36pm
3 years 42 weeks ago

The company that brought the Rockies Express pipeline to Muskingum County, is working on another project.

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners met with Muskingum County commissioners about a $520 million project that would run a proposed 240-mile natural gas liquids pipeline through Ohio.

"It's all in the state of Ohio. Beginning in Monroe County and exiting in Fulton County up by Toledo, but it will come through the Northeast part of Muskingum County," says Alan Fore,...

October 7, 2010 - 5:26pm
3 years 42 weeks ago

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...

October 4, 2010 - 3:42pm
3 years 43 weeks ago

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....

September 16, 2010 - 6:23pm
3 years 45 weeks ago

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.

The County...

August 2, 2010 - 4:34pm
3 years 52 weeks ago

Bids were placed before Muskingum County Commissioners Monday to provide free hookups for low-income housing.

The $880,000 sewer line project in Sonora is set to service approximately 57 homes. A portion of those homes qualify for free hookups, which is why various contractors placed their bids on Monday.

"We'll award that bid probably Thursday of this week. That's the reason we opened the bid up is because 23 of the houses qualified for low-to-moderate-income for a free...

April 1, 2010 - 9:24pm
4 years 17 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners are looking to bring around $179,000 in grants to our area.

Nine townships submitted requests for money from the Community Development Block Grants, but only five were selected.

"We try to break it out to make sure all the townships get a fair shake, but a lot of townships don't apply for it because they don't have the money to do it," says Commissioner John Bates.

Bates says the five townships were selected out of the nine...

March 25, 2010 - 6:35pm
4 years 18 weeks ago

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,...

March 11, 2010 - 7:39pm
4 years 20 weeks ago

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...

March 11, 2010 - 6:55pm
4 years 20 weeks ago

The first bit of money is coming in for the Maysville sewer project, which means the project can officially get off the ground.

The Muskingum County Commissioners announced Thursday Congressman Zack Space secured $500,000 for the project.

"So we are going to take part of the $500,000 and have Quicksall company, which is an engineering company, design us a new sewer system down there," says Commissioner John Bates.

The entire project will take around six...

February 25, 2010 - 7:31pm
4 years 22 weeks ago

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...

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