The Muskingum Valley Park District is working to develop two new parks.
Director Bonnie Dailey met with the Muskingum County Commissioners Monday afternoon to update them on area park district projects. She says the organizations is working toward developing more land into parks.
"We are just starting, there's a grant application through the Clean Ohio fund for land acquisition. It's a property on Euclid [avenue] and Hunter [avenue] that's owned by another...
A bid was awarded today for a minor make over in an area of Muskingum County.
The county commissioners awarded a bid to begin upgrading the pump station on Rusty Rifle Road for the sewer department. Commissioner Jerry Lavy said Zemba Brothers, Incorporated will be heading up the project.
"Bids were reviewed by our engineer, Quicksall, W. E. Quicksall and Associates is the engineer and they're the ones that reviewed the bid and came in and wrote the recommendation that that's...
The amount of weight a semi-truck can carry is being debated on the local and national level.
Michael Gaynor, a representative with Go Rail, visited with the Muskingum County Commissioners and Engineer's Office on Monday to discuss proposed legislation that would increase the load limit for trucks from 80,000 to 97,500 pounds. His organization is against the measure and hopes government and law enforcement officials around Ohio will agree.
The fight is not over yet for one county facility.
The Muskingum County Commissioners are once again planning to appeal the state's decision to deny their request to have patient beds certified at the Muskingum County Home.
"Our attorney recommended that we file the appeal which again the briefs, the work has been done, so they're going to walk it down the street and file that appeal and see where it goes from there," said Commissioner Brian Hill.
Muskingum County Commissioners are seeking financial support for several area projects.
Kent Moore, a field representative for U.S. Senator Rob Portman stopped by the commissioner's office on Thursday afternoon to introduce himself and to also discuss any concerns the officials may be dealing with.
"Water and sewer are our main issues when we deal with infrastructure, laying new sewer lines, new water lines," said Commissioner Jerry Lavy.
Muskingum County is currently battling a shrinking budget.
Last month it was discovered that around 2.2 million dollars in county money has been sitting in a non-interest bearing checking account since July of 2010. The county investment committee met with Treasurer Phillip Murphy on Thursday to find out why money that could have been gaining interest in another account, has been idle.
"We've been working on the budget now for several months and and we're...