Stories tagged with: Port Authority

July 16, 2014 - 12:39pm
5 weeks 9 hours ago

Roadway problems that were thought to be understood in the Eastpointe Industrial Park have taken a turn.

It was believed that a slip was forming in the roadway, but Muskingum County Engineer Doug Davis told Port Authority Wednesday morning that there are actually other issues causing the problem.

"What the engineer said was that it's really a consolidation of the soils, so it's not really a slip or a slide based on what we think we know right now," said Port...

June 18, 2014 - 12:28pm
9 weeks 15 hours ago

A slip is forming on a roadway in the Eastpointe Industrial Park and its causing concerns for the Port Authority.

Port Authority Executive Director Mike Jacoby said a noticeable dip has appeared in the asphalt and a small crack is forming because the road was built on fill soil. The hope is to correct the problem before it becomes a larger one.

"We think it's still moving," said Jacoby. "It looks like there's another crack developing and it's going to need...

June 18, 2014 - 12:19pm
9 weeks 9 hours ago

The Port Authority moves to terminate the lease of one of its farm tenants.

The Port entered into a three year lease with North River Custom Cattle for 170 acres at the Eastpointe Industrial Park. The lease allows the company to farm the land.

Port Authority Director Mike Jacoby said that North River Custom Cattle doesn't have the funds to pay the portion of this year's lease of over $17,000. The board approved the lease be terminated and be given to the next highest bidder, Ron...

May 21, 2014 - 11:55am
13 weeks 9 hours ago

A Zanesville company is on the move following Wednesday's Port Authority meeting.

The port approved the sale of seven acres of land at the Eastpointe Industrial Park to Dow Cameron Oil and Gas for $30,000.

The Port's executive director said this will expand their operations from their current location on Adamsville Road. The company will use the land to store trailers and fill water tanks.

"We've got space," said Executive Director Mike Jacoby. "We've got...

April 8, 2014 - 4:27pm
19 weeks 1 day ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority is creating a new program to help area businesses.

At a meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Port Authority board discussed a Manufacturing Training Incentive Program that would reimburse companies for specific types of training. The Port Authority's Executive Director, Mike Jacoby, says "one of the biggest needs of manufacturers is a trained workforce," and says this program will assist businesses in making that a reality.


February 19, 2014 - 12:55pm
26 weeks 8 hours ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority plans to open bids this week for the extension of water and sewer at Eastpointe.

The extension of 1,800ft of water line and 35ft of sewer will take place at the rail transfer station. Engineer's estimate the project will cost less than $100,000 to complete.

The extension allows for an important safety feature to be installed.

"We thought it was appropriate to have a fire hydrant at the rail transfer station," said...

January 15, 2014 - 3:04pm
31 weeks 6 hours ago

In the first meeting of the year at the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority discussions get underway for their plans in 2014.

For the last 18 months the port has discussed creating a new job ready site to draw businesses to our area. Executive Director Mike Jacoby said they've run out of larger sites at Eastpointe and believes the timing to move forward on the project is good.

"The economy is still kind of struggling a bit so prices could be good, whether it's...

January 13, 2014 - 10:47pm
31 weeks 2 days ago

An official from Zanesville Muskingum Port Authority gave the members of city council an update on their progress and future plans at Monday's council meeting.

Port Authority Director, Mike Jacoby says that they have completed the development of three business parks including Northpointe Business Park , Airport Industrial Park and the Eastpointe Business Park. With funding from the city the port authority hopes to embark on more development projects in 2014.The council motioned...

November 20, 2013 - 3:14pm
39 weeks 8 hours ago

The Muskingum County Port Authority made a move to promote manufacturing growth in Muskingum County.

The Port made a move to create the Targeted Manufacturing Training Incentive Program. The board set aside $50,000 that can be used to reimburse companies for their training costs.

The money is an incentive for current companies to hire more people or to attract new companies to the county. It's not usual for counties to take this approach.

"Historically, that's...

September 20, 2013 - 5:48pm
47 weeks 5 days ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority Executive Director Mike Jacoby said the Transportation Improvement District of Muskingum County was approved for a grant by ODOT that will be used to replace the Grant Cliff Bridge in South Zanesville.

"We received word last week in fact that we will get the $250,000 for that project," said Jacoby. "Now it'll take a year or two to actually complete that project but we have some of the money secured now and that's a good...

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