The Muskingum County Commissioners met with the County Treasurer on Thursday to discuss the state of county’s investments.
County Treasurer, Carol Friel says that investments that were created in the past now have lower interest rates due to the economy and that she hopes that reminding people to pay their taxes will bring in much needed funds for the county.
"Next year we will be working with the delinquent tax roll that are not good for our county we are really pushing hard to help people get paid up and make a conscious effort to get their taxes paid, " said Friel.
Friel says that tax payer money goes to a variety of projects for the county including bridge work, road work and to pay county employees. As real estate owners, she says it’s the taxpayers duty to pay their taxes and she is willing to help those who have fallen behind.
"Contact the Treasurers Office, said Friel. " If they would like to stop in and talk to one of the members of the staff or they can call in, but we will work with people. We do not want them to become delinquent tax payers they can do monthly payments plans but they need to make an effort. "
Delinquent tax bills are expected to go out at the end of January and the first half of the payments are due by February 28th.