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,”...
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.
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,...
Today the Muskingum County Commissioner's met with the Executive Director of the Port Authority to review both The Ohio Enterprise Zone agreements and a local company that hasn't met the requirements.
Under an Ohio Enterprise Zone agreement, the Bilco Company, which manufactures parts for the housing and building industry, has failed to meet the job creation requirements. The company agreed to create 60 new jobs, but has only created 35 because of the downturn in the housing market....