Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Commisioners

July 24, 2014 - 2:49pm
1 year 17 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 - 4:45pm
1 year 24 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 - 3:42pm
1 year 25 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 - 1:15pm
1 year 33 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 - 10:03pm
2 years 1 week 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.

October 21, 2013 - 4:13pm
2 years 4 weeks 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 - 3:58pm
2 years 12 weeks 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 - 5:19pm
2 years 16 weeks 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 - 7:38pm
2 years 21 weeks 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 - 4:47pm
2 years 21 weeks 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,”...

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