Muskingum County officials are determining the best use of land resources.
Today members of the Landuse Plan Committee sat down with the commissioners to discuss the details. Planning Commission Executive Director Andrew Roberts said the team has been working on the plan for the past two years.
"It’s basically a roadmap for future land uses in the county, so we deliberated over where industrial sites should be located," said Roberts. "The biggest thing that we took into consideration is where the utilities are so we don’t have to extend them out."
Another recommendation involves fostering cooperation between Muskingum County and the city of Zanesville in planning economic growth opportunities and sharing services.
"We have to cooperate, because there’s no money, so everyone is going to have to work together for the public good," said Roberts.
The commissioners will vote to accept, reject or modify the plan. The committee will be holding public hearings in the near future.