Stories tagged with: Commissioner Jim Porter

June 17, 2015 - 2:11pm
23 weeks 5 days ago

After renovations are completed the Center for Seniors will have a new home in downtown Zanesville.

Muskingum County Officials announced Tuesday that they purchased the Zanesville City Schools Administration Building on fourth street for $475,000. Commissioner Jim Porter hopes to hire local contractors for the project. Executive Director of the Center for Seniors Ann Combs is excited for the move after the levy to build a new center failed in May.

"The voters spoke, that...

March 25, 2013 - 12:02pm
2 years 35 weeks ago

A house bill currently under debate in the State House Finance and Appropriations Committee could change the structure of the Emergency Management Agency in Muskingum County.

House Bill 59 isn't likely to be voted on until mid April, but already it's creating a stir. The bill would allow county commissioners to place the sheriff in charge of the Emergency Management Agency.

While there has bee no formal discussion between the sheriff, commissioners or EMA all three oppose the...

February 4, 2013 - 3:15pm
2 years 42 weeks ago

While the Muskingum County Commissioners and Engineer were able to work out funding for Grant Cliff Bridge the issue arises as to how to pay for project in the future.

The Muskingum County Engineer said a portion of his funding comes from the gas tax and license plate fees. Currently, the office maintains 241 bridges that span between 10 and 20 feet. Bridges are placed on a cycle for repair. The engineer has programed bridges out to 2016 based on federal funds. The engineer said for...

May 2, 2011 - 5:05pm
4 years 30 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners held their monthly investment committee meeting on Monday afternoon.

One of the purposes of the day's meeting was to adopt a new policy for the committee which consists of members Jerry Lavy and Jim Porter.

"How many members you have, where you can invest, keeping current with our investments, how many meetings you have a year, stuff like that," said Commissioner Jim Porter.

The commissioners had asked Treasurer Phil Murphy to...

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