The Muskingum County commissioners are always looking for ways to save money, and an idea presented on Thursday could help.
Muskingum County planning commission director Andrew Roberts spoke to the commissioners about a central paper store. He said paper could be bought on sale in large quantities and put into storage for the county.
"We would need a building that we could keep it in, which would need to be climate-controlled, so the paper doesn’t go bad," said Roberts. "We also need somebody there who would be able to check it in and out."
Roberts said this idea could save the county thousands of dollars every year. Commissioner Jim Porter said the county is looking into other cost-saving solutions as well.
"We’ve had a few other ideas including paperless pay stubs," said Porter. "A little while back, we asked each department to eliminate bottled water."
The concept of a central paper store is still in the planning phase.