Stories tagged with: County Commissioners

March 11, 2013 - 2:07pm
3 years 11 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
3 years 21 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
3 years 32 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
4 years 42 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
4 years 45 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
5 years 18 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
5 years 27 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...

September 23, 2010 - 5:33pm
5 years 35 weeks ago

In the wake of last Thursday's tornadoes, areas surrounding Perry County pulled together equipment to provide them with the help they needed. Muskingum County offered many of the necessary resources.

EMA director Bo Keck spoke with county commissioners about the assistance Muskingum County was able donate to the storm-stricken county.

"We took our communications tower down, we took a light tower down. Between the fire and EMS we took squads and trucks and a hazard...

August 5, 2010 - 5:17pm
5 years 42 weeks ago

From the wonders of the Y Bridge to the quaint charm in the Village of Dresden, Muskingum County has a lot to teach and offer, and some people want to spread that message outside county and state lines.

Small Dresden business owner and former county commissioner, Bill Embree, has noticed the drop of local tourism in recent years. He spoke with county commissioners today about increasing Muskingum County's tourism by putting more dollars into promoting all that the county has to offer...

August 5, 2010 - 5:10pm
5 years 42 weeks ago

A water tank in Sonora needs some new paint and some repairs. The Muskingum County Commissioners opened up bids for the job on Thursday.

The half-million-gallon Sonora water tank needs repairs to the main line. In addition, the 149 foot tank needs new paint both inside and out.

"The estimate on fixing the pipe and painting the tank is $255,000 so today we opened up the seven bids and we'll take them under advisement," says Muskingum County Commissioner, John...

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