ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Monday, the Muskingum County Commissioners heard bids for planned resurfacing of six roads in the county.
The Shelly Company was the only group to place a bid and their bid was at $689,000. Matt Russell, who is the administrative deputy with the Muskingum County Engineer’s Office, said that the county had estimated the project would cost $640,000.
The roadways that are planned to be resurfaced are as followed.
A local man who owns land west of the Village of New Concord met with the Muskingum County Commissioners on Monday to discuss his predicament. The owner wants to use his land for commercial use to build businesses over the 50-acre location, but is running into difficulties with the railroad authority.
In order for the man to move forward with his project to start selling the land to prospective buyers, there needs to be a change to the railroad that runs through his property....
Job and Family Services is making strides in their move to a 10 county shared services model.
The model will allow the counties to work together on cases and better serve customers. Director of Muskingum County Job and Family Services Troy McCollister said, right now the focus is on creating the technology which will help tremendously on serving customers more quickly
"We need imaging systems," said McCollister. "We need voice over I.P telephone systems so right...
Two men are being honored by Muskingum County for their part in saving the life of a young man attempting to commit suicide.
It was almost a month ago. Muskingum County Juvenile Detention Intake Officer Jonah Carson was simply checking on the youth on a routine round. Every 15 minutes they check to ensure all is well but this time it wasn't. A young man was unconscious and it was apparent that he had attempted to commit suicide. Carson explained how he reacted to a sight he never...
The city of Zanesville continued to work with Muskingum County and the Port Authority in their project to assess Brownfield structures in the area.
They're applying for a federal grant of $600,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which will set the project in motion. The money will allow them the funds to assess certain properties. Redevelopment Administrator for the city of Zanesville Patrick O'Malia explained what is considered a 'brownfield structure'.
The Muskingum County Community Action Agency seeks to help those in need in our community.
The agency offers a variety of programs to assist residents, but unfortunately there is little money in the budget. CEO, Nancy Pierce, stopped by the Muskingum County Commissioners Thursday to ask for financial support. Pierce said the extra funding will help with administrative costs, including salaries, insurance and audit fees.
"With the funds getting tighter and tighter, our budget...
Ohio's Appalachian region covers a vast majority of the state.
The Ohio Governor's Office of Appalachia works to increase job opportunities in our region, and serves as an advocate to improve the overall quality of life through economic and community development. Director, Jason Wilson, visited the Muskingum County Commissioners Monday to give an update on the budget, and to talk about upcoming projects in our area.
"I want to make sure we're building our relationship,...
South East Area Transit (SEAT) met with county commissioners Monday.
Transit Director Howard Stewart made an appearance to ask for financial support for 2016. SEAT transports approximately 415 people a day and Stewart said funding from local government agencies is key to the continuation of that transit.
"Yes we report how much we get, local funding," said Stewart. "Our operational split. Our budget is split 50-50. So if it costs us 1 million dollars to operate,...