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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
*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...
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,”...