Stories tagged with: County Commissioners

April 25, 2013 - 4:53pm
2 years 10 weeks ago

Officials with the Muskingum County Center for Seniors met Thursday with the County Comissioners to discuss proposals for the construction of a new facility.

The first step of the process is to issue bid requests to evaluate community feedback. Then decide if the project is realistic. If so, they will ask the county to support a levy for construction of the center. They have been working on this project for more than 3 years and believe now is the right time and place.


April 15, 2013 - 6:52pm
2 years 11 weeks ago

Local Emergency Management Agencies are in place in 88 counties in Ohio. They each have a director and are designed to respond to disasters. But now a change being considered at the Statehouse may put the control of the agency under the Sheriff. Some county's have already made the change and It's not sitting well with some people.

Guernsey County Commissioners recently made the legislative switch to consolidate local governing entities. Placing the Guernsey County Sheriff's Office in...

March 27, 2013 - 5:34pm
2 years 14 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Transportation Improvement District board is going to stay just the way it is.

Back in January the board considered ending the local TID group because there were no projects in the works yet the program still had annual expenses, plus the state funding structure had recently changed. So they used these two months to do research and come back with evidence of how the TID is positive for area projects.

Board Member Mike Jacoby said,  "We talked about...

March 11, 2013 - 2:07pm
2 years 16 weeks ago

Contractors met with the Muskingum County Commissioners this afternoon to compete for a local renovation project.

The renovation of The Muskingum County Jobs and Family Services has been in the works for months on the Woodlawn Avenue building, in order to move all employees under one roof.

Architect, Pat Kelly said, "The project will involve renovations of about 4,000 square feet of the building with a new handicap accessible entry and restrooms and then computer laps,...

January 3, 2013 - 6:39pm
2 years 26 weeks ago

The Mayor of Zanesville wants the face and direction of the a local board to change.

At the Muskingum County Commissioners Office Mayor Jeff Tilton spoke on the need to replace some members of the Muskingum County Convention Facilities Authority Board.

"There were some concerns about some of the people that were put on in the past that the city shouldn't have put on," said Mayor Jeff Tilton. "I just wanted to talk to the commissioners about and ask questions and...

October 15, 2012 - 5:00pm
2 years 37 weeks ago

The November General Election is right around the corner. On Sunday a candidates forum was held at the John McIntire library in Zanesville.

One of the races Muskingum county residents can expect to see on the ballot is the County Commissioner race. Republican Todd Sands, former Commissioner John Bates, a democrat, and current appointed commissioner, independent Steve Strauss are vying for the four year term commencing January 2nd, 2013.

"I want to bring good, high-paying...

August 6, 2011 - 3:18pm
3 years 48 weeks ago

The "Y" Bridge Arts Festival came to a close this evening proving to be a major success after only its third year.

Shortly after Coordinator and Artist Linda Regula moved to Zanesville she approached the Mayor, County Commissioners and ODOT for permission to shut down the 'Y' Bridge and to celebrate the local artists. She said despite their first reaction it was only about 2 months later she was granted permission. She said the first year was not easy and only 15 tents...

July 14, 2011 - 5:11pm
3 years 51 weeks ago

Muskingum County Commissioners met as part of the investment committee Thursday afternoon.

Treasurer Phil Murphy told commissioners that two of their CDs had matured. One for $8m and another for $5m. The money has been placed into a money market account which will still gain interest until it's decided where to move the money.

"The difficulty we got right now is the interest rate environment is so poor on CD investments," said Murphy. "The best rate I can get right...

January 24, 2011 - 5:56pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Center for Seniors may be looking at a new home.

Executive Director Terry Dunn says they are currently looking at new construction of a senior center in Muskingum County.  Although the project is at its very early stages, Dunn says they are looking at the possibility of funding and locations. And while they have one particular location in mind, Dunn would not release the exact spot just yet.

"There is one location that we are probably leaning...

November 22, 2010 - 2:00pm
4 years 32 weeks ago

Mission Oaks Foundation is in the process of transferring some land to the Muskingum County Parks District.

Phase one of the project dealt with the transfer of deeds for the property. Already the Parks District has built a new building on Pitman Street that is for the use of the community.

"The Parks District has a great educational building," said Commissioner Jerry Lavy. "We're very fortunate to have something like this in Muskingum County."

The Parks...

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