Stories tagged with: County Commissioners

July 17, 2014 - 4:48pm
1 year 19 weeks ago

Representatives from the Muskingum County Starlight Programs met with the County Commissioners to discuss the levy revenue, current spending, and future plans.

Muskingum County Starlight Programs currently has two levy's continuing, one is 3 mils, the other 2 mils. County Commissioners are considering reducing the 3 mil levy by 1.5 mills. Superintendent John Hill says, Disability Rights Ohio recently conducted a survey which helped formulate recommendations to consider putting in place...

July 17, 2014 - 4:28pm
1 year 19 weeks ago

Representatives from the Muskingum County Library met with County Commissioners to overview the final phase of the librarys strategic plan and request levy renewal.

The levy would help fund the librarys future goals. According to Assistant Director, Blair Tom, the new  plan will allow them to move forward from a transactional to a transformational way. This forward movement of the library is guided by a newly formed mission statement, which focuses  on connecting people with...

July 10, 2014 - 3:14pm
1 year 20 weeks ago

The Domestic Violence Coalition is hosting a "Walk a Mile in my Shoes" event this fall.

Chairperson, Dorothy Thomas was at the County Commisioners office today informing them of the plans to bring the event back to the court house. The walk has taken place at other venues but the coalition is hoping to hold it in the original location once again. They hope to educate the community on domestic violence. Thomas said that it's extremely important to spread awareness.


February 27, 2014 - 5:42pm
1 year 39 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners met with County Treasurer, Carol Friel to discuss county investments for the month of February.

Friel says that her office has invested in money market accounts that are earning interest for the county's general fund . She says the budget is balanced, but her office would like to see funds increase.

"We are happy our investments are earning," said Friel. They are not earning what we would like to be earning, but in this marketplace...

February 6, 2014 - 6:23pm
1 year 42 weeks ago

The Zanesville- Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce met with the Muskingum County Commissioners to talk about the Lorena Sternwheeler.

Chamber Vice President, Kelly Ashby, says that every year members of her office will give the commissioners an update on tourism and the economic benefits that the Lorena brings into town. For 2013 the Lorena provided nearly 200 rides.

"We had a great year. We had fantastic charters, school groups, we had leisure travelers from five...

January 16, 2014 - 5:50pm
1 year 45 weeks ago

Board members for the Muskingum County Center for Seniors met with the county commissioners to talk about the progress being made towards building a new facility.

Executive Director, Terry Dunn says that the group has worked on ideas for the center for the past five years and they are finally in talks with architects to make it happen.

"We've been working with an architect, we have gone through all of our SOQ's and we have chosen Addis, Davis and Van Wey (ADV) as our...

January 13, 2014 - 12:05pm
1 year 46 weeks ago

A licensed kitchen for area producers won't be a reality without funding.

The Muskingum County Business Incubator has funding to renovate the kitchen at its Pinkerton Road location and make it a licensed facility for individuals looking to bake goods, can food or create other items to be sold regionally or statewide.

For the project to take off they must generate $100,000 for operational costs to run the facility for two years. Where that funding will come from is now the...

December 24, 2013 - 6:09pm
1 year 48 weeks ago

As the end of the year quickly creeps upon us, The Muskingum County Commissioners are taking a look back.

County Commissioner, Jim Porter says that 2013 was a steady year, however there are a few economic development projects that stand out in his mind . He says the local area has more jobs and opportunities thanks to the addition of a new company in our area.

"Looking back at 2013 fanatics comes in mind. We were told at the last port authority meeting there's about 1,800...

November 14, 2013 - 6:13pm
2 years 2 weeks ago

The Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District met with the County Commissioners on Thursday to discuss their annual budget.

The district meets with the commissioners twice a year to give them an update on expenses and newly implemented programs. This year, with grant funding the Muskingum Soil and Water District was able to participate in a new cover crop program, where crops such as rye, wheat and radishes are planted to improve soil and water.

"Cover crops are used to...

September 19, 2013 - 3:52pm
2 years 10 weeks ago

Muskingum County Health Commissioner Corey Hamilton met with the Muskingum County Commissioner's on Thursday to get their feedback on health department services, to discuss what they'd like to see in the future and next year's budget.

"The heath department is in the process of completing a strategic plan that will cover the period from 2014 from 2018," said Hamilton. "We expect there to continue to be major changes in the healthcare landscape in our community and in...

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