Stories tagged with: muskingum county commissioners

December 27, 2010 - 3:22pm
3 years 35 weeks ago

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...

October 28, 2010 - 3:46pm
3 years 43 weeks ago

It's the only non-functional lock on the Muskingum River and some area boaters say they'd like to see that changed.

Dave Mathew spoke with Muskingum County Commissioners Thursday about the need to get the Ellis Lock, between Zanesville and Dresden, up and running.

"There's some structural problems and problems with the gates from lack of maintenance over many years. It's been closed for many 15 years," says Mathew.

Mathew says the Ohio Department of Natural...

October 14, 2010 - 5:42pm
3 years 45 weeks ago

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...

October 7, 2010 - 5:36pm
3 years 46 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 46 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 47 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 49 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
4 years 4 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 21 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 22 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,...

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