Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Commisioners

December 4, 2014 - 6:22pm
43 weeks 2 days ago

A multi-national consulting firm met with the Muskingum County Commissioners this morning.

Three representatives from Stantec, a consulting firm that specializes in professional consulting in planning, engineering and architectural projects, met with the commissioners to let them know what Stantec is and how they can help improve the city of Zanesville.

"We're reaching out to potential clients to tell them about the services we offer, and I'm in the Logan, OH office and we...

September 18, 2014 - 6:27pm
1 year 2 weeks ago

Zanesville Municipal Court Judge William Joseph met with County Commissioners Thursday.

The idea of consolidating the Zanesville Municipal Court with the Muskingum County Court has been an ongoing discussion for several months now. Judge Joseph says while many other counties consolidate courts, he feels that two court systems are needed to keep up with the flow of cases.

"There are counties that have a single court for the whole county, there are many counties that have both...

September 18, 2014 - 6:23pm
1 year 2 weeks ago

A group known as Lean Ohio Boot Camp met with County Commissioners Thursday afternoon.

The meeting was held to let commissioners know about an opportunity that is available to County Department and Agency employees to learn about process improvement training as well as grant funding. Brad Hollingsworth, Assistant Director for Innovation and Data Services told us what Lean Ohio is about.

"Lean Ohio is a section within the department of administrative services at the state of...

August 2, 2014 - 4:21pm
1 year 8 weeks ago

Paint, oil and other hazardous material can be hard to get rid of safely and legally. Southeastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District, City of Zanesville and the County Commissioners sponsored the collection day to help with the disposal of the things we can't just throw away.

The collection day took place at the Ohio University-Zane State campus today from 10:00 a.m.. until 2:00 p.m.. The event is bi-annual and cars lined up for the chance to dispose of their waste properly....

July 30, 2014 - 4:08pm
1 year 9 weeks ago

When we think of hazardous waste, things like oil, batteries and rat poison may not immediately pop into our minds...But they can still cause problems if not properly disposed.

That's why the City of Zanesville, Muskingum County Commissioners, and the Southeastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District have partnered up to host a household hazardous waste collection day.

"This is for, like I said, the paints, any old gasolines, and certainly if you have any old mercury...

July 24, 2014 - 3:49pm
1 year 10 weeks ago

The Superintendent of Muskingum County Starlight Programs met with County Commissioners Thursday.

They discussed the possible decrease in the amount of tax dollars the organization receives from a levy. It could be as much as $2.5 million.  Superintendent John Hill says he feels the residents of Muskingum County appreciate their financial responsibility.

"We feel that taxpayers in Muskingum County certainly appreciate the services that we provide and I think also...

June 5, 2014 - 5:45pm
1 year 17 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners accepted a bid Thursday afternoon for the Blue Rock water tank project.

The only bid for the tank was submitted by Mid-Atlantic Storage Systems of Washington Court House. Muskingum County Projects Director Don Madden said the project would extend a water line from the county to Blue Rock State Park.

"The Ohio Department of Natural Recourses came to the county about a year ago and asked for the county to extend a water line to the Blue...

June 2, 2014 - 4:42pm
1 year 17 weeks ago

Muskingum County Auditor Debra Nye met with the county commissioners Monday afternoon.

Nye updated the commissioners on various items from the auditor's office including a cost savings measure with the reduction of phone lines.

"When people call in, now they have an automated teller that you would press one to go to real estate and press two to go to accounting," Nye said.  "It makes it nice because we're not tied up on the phones all the time. The person...

April 7, 2014 - 2:15pm
1 year 25 weeks 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
1 year 46 weeks 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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