Philo residents who live near the Rockies Express Pipeline are back in their homes after a gas leak near Irish Ridge Road on Saturday, but some are still on edge.
Muskingum County Commissioner, Brian Hill, says that is completely understandable.
"I'm sure it made them nerous. It would make me as well. Again, I think the responders-as in any kind of accident-responded well and did their jobs. I guess that would help me feel somewhat settled, " says Hill.
The Muskingum County Commissioners are taking bids Thursday for the Licking Road and South Pleasant Grove Road waterline project.
Commissioner Bates alone, took the opening bids from seven companies. The bids ranged from $169,938.20 to $222,053.22. Bates says the county will be paying for the waterline that will service between 30 and 50 homes. It is now the responsibility of the County Engineer to make a recommendation.
The Muskingum County Commissioners are raising fees to help get the Building Department out of the red. The Commissioners met with Jim Waymer, the Chief Building Official, about the current financial situation for the department.
Waymer says his department is currently $58,000 in the red. The Commissioners approved that re-inspections will now cost $309. Also, the Commissioners approved 2 to 1, with Commissioner Hill against, to raise the flat rate fee 10%. The Commissioners...
The Muskingum County Engineer went before the Muskingum County Commissioners Thursday to discuss the financial future of bridge replacement projects for the next 5 years.
County Engineer, Doug Davis, says there are nine bridges in Muskingum County that need to be replaced. Funding for the bridge replacements will be split 80% to 20% between federal funding and county funding, respectively.
"We will actually instead of giving money for 'Chip and Seal' this year...