Commissioners Receive Update on Grant Funds

by Erika Brooks on August 27, 2012 at 6:39 am

The commissioners received an update on grant activity throughout Muskingum County.

Community Development Director Sheila Samson delivered information on Formula Grants, Moving Ohio Forward Grants and the 2012 Community Housing Improvement Grant. These grants will help provide needed changes like sewer and street improvements throughout the county. 

"We have a 2012 Formula Grant that we will be working on. That’s to help various communities with mainly street paving this year," said Samson.

Samson is currently working on bid documents from select areas for paving which she hopes to have open by mid-September. Demolition of several houses will begin soon under the Moving Ohio Forward Grant, starting with a property on Putnam Avenue on September 18th.

"It’ll be our first demolition that we’ve done with the Moving Ohio Forward Grant so the Attorney General wanted to attend that property since the press release was done there earlier this year," said Samson.

Samson says the county has been very fortunate this year in receiving funds.