Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Commisioners

April 7, 2014 - 2:15pm
1 week 5 days ago

The Muskingum County Engineers office visited the County Commissioners this morning to discuss the bidding on upcoming pavement marking and asphalt emulsion.

An annual formailty, engineer Doug Davis, along with Matt Russell and Brian Taylor read bids publically, compared pricing, and checked to make sure all bid packages were complete.

"Anytime that you have federal money involved, the bid package gets thicker. There are prevailing wages that need to be...

November 13, 2013 - 11:03pm
22 weeks 4 days ago

Wednesday evening the County Commissioners invited the public to an informational forum to educate them about the possibility of raising license plate fees.

According to Muskingum County Engineer, Doug Davis' presentation Wednesday evening, there are 415 bridges in the county. 36% of these bridges are considered functionally obsolete, meaning they are aged and do not meet today's standards and 18% are structurally deficient, meaning the bridge is weakening and prone to flooding.

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October 21, 2013 - 5:13pm
25 weeks 6 days ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners met with their legal council Monday morning to discuss two ways to save tax payers money.

One way the county can help area resident's wallets, is to do a refunding of existing bonds by issuing new bonds, that acquire lower interest rates and achieve savings.

"So it means their debt service payments, in future years, will be less than it would have been with the old bond issues,” Muskingum County's Bond Attorney, Stephen Grassbaugh...

August 26, 2013 - 4:58pm
33 weeks 6 days ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners met Monday morning with the County Auditor to discuss the new prices for dog tags.

Once the state legislation passed House Bill 59, it increased the length of time the tags are valid for. Pet owners have three time frame options of one year, three years or a permanent tag.

"The one year dog tags is still available for anyone that wants to purchase that and that would be at 10 dollars, the three year that would be at 30 dollars and the...

July 29, 2013 - 6:19pm
37 weeks 6 days ago

Prior to the investment meeting Monday, the County Commissioners accepted requests from area banks,who want to protect the county's money for the next three years.

Currently, The Community Bank is the county's general checking account holder and the county's investments use Century National Bank. Monday, six banks provided information such as service fees and interest rates.

"Well right now it is at .36 (percent),” said Commissioner Jerry Lavy. “So that's on our...

June 27, 2013 - 8:38pm
42 weeks 2 days ago

*The correct number to The South Zanesville Animal Rescue Service is 740-891-8468

A local man needs more space to continue to care for abandoned animals.

Terry Weaver is the owner of the South Zanesville Animal Rescue Services and after five months he says his current facility is lacking the room he needs to properly care for the animals. He met with Muskingum County Commissioners Thursday.

"We're currently at 56 animals and I could tell you...

June 24, 2013 - 5:47pm
42 weeks 6 days ago

As expected, Muskingum County's investments continue to not gain much growth due to the economy.

Monday afternoon was the monthly Investment Committee meeting between the County Commissioners and the Treasurer's Office. The two entities, discussed the current state of these investments, which county operations depend on. However, more importantly, there is a critical tax date coming up in the next week.

"The most important thing right now is to get your taxes paid,”...

May 23, 2013 - 6:09pm
47 weeks 3 days ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners received an update from the Director of the Sewer Department about the project that had an unexpected error in the estimate.

"We have some issue down there in the Avondale area. For the sewer line to go through there and our estimate that came back in from the engineers was an underestimate of about a half a million dollars. He came back in today because some discoveries that they found," said Muskingum County Commissioner, Jerry Lavy.

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May 6, 2013 - 3:12pm
49 weeks 6 days ago

Monday afternoon, three construction companies from Zanesville, Thornville and Gambier, attempted to out bid one another for three road resurfacing projects this summer.

The blind bids were read allowed to the Muskingum County Commissioners and the Engineers Office for three separate road projects.

" Roads such as Old River Road, Kearns Drive,” said Administrative Deputy for the Engineers Office, Matt Russell. “We have Pinecrest Drive, Fairview Road, Potts Lane...

April 22, 2013 - 5:00pm
51 weeks 6 days ago

Muskingum County will be seeing a several thousand dollar increase in its insurance policy premium for this year.

Monday afternoon, the County Commissioners met with their insurance provider, County Risk Sharing Authority to discuss the 2.86%, increase which equates to about 12 thousand dollars. Corsa provides insurance for 65 of the 88 Ohio counties and Muskingum county was below the average of 3%,

"Which is lower than pool wide, that is really still pretty good,...

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