Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Commissioner

April 14, 2016 - 1:02pm
10 weeks 2 days ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners opened bids for a fair grounds renovation project Thursday.

The fair grounds bathroom facility renovation is estimated to cost $170,000 to complete. Community Development Director Shelia Samson said it's time to update the restrooms for all using the grounds throughout the year.


"The current condition of that restroom is in dire need of renovations," said Samson. "The community uses that facility throughout the year not just...

March 28, 2016 - 4:47pm
12 weeks 5 days ago

Muskingum County Treasurer Chris Hamill met with the commissioners to discuss a move to create greater investments in the county Monday.

The county will move liquid funds to an ICS account at Century National Bank, which will provide greater returns for the county's money. Hamill said the commissioners are always looking for ways to make the county's money go further and be sure everything goes according to plan.

"A lot of time we'll meet every other month or sometimes...

January 7, 2016 - 3:01pm
24 weeks 2 days ago

The Muskingum County Dog Pound is working to construct a new facility.

The project is still in planning stages and those involved are requesting the Muskingum County Commissioner's financial support. The county will provide the property but commissioners must review the budget before making financial commitments. The new facility would include 60 kennels meaning a much more sanitary place for pups to stay while they await adoption.

"Our facility is quite old," said...

January 4, 2016 - 7:10pm
24 weeks 5 days ago

The Muskingum County Juvenile Court Director wants pay increases for Detention employees.

Robert Smith said the two percent raise in salary, plus two dollars an hour would simply close the pay gap between the employees in Muskingum County and the lowest paid detention staff in other areas.

"We think that our detention staff has traditionally underpaid," said Smith. "We've done a little bit of research over the past year and compared their salaries to the salaries...

December 14, 2015 - 5:26pm
27 weeks 5 days ago

Muskingum County as well as a local school district and two townships received revenue from state forest timber sales Monday.

Forestry Manager at David Glass presented the Muskingum County Commissioners with $18,881 which Commissioner Jerry Lavy said will go directly to the General Fund and benefit county projects and initiatives.

"We'll earmark it for whatever project or we have a special project," said Lavy. "Now is the time of the year when a few agencies are...

December 11, 2015 - 5:48pm
4 weeks 3 days ago

Muskingum County's newest commissioner was officially sworn in Friday.

Cindy Cameron placed her right hand on the bible in front of family, friends, and colleagues and took the oath of office. Cameron said she appreciates the Muskingum County Republican Party for appointing her and she anxious to start on Monday.

"I'll like to get in there and get my feet wet first," said Cameron. "We have talked about maybe start having the different elected officials start...

July 29, 2013 - 6:06pm
2 years 47 weeks ago

County investments continue to maintain status-quo from month to month.

During the investment committee meeting Monday afternoon, the Muskingum County Commissioners and Treasurer are making due with the resources they have in a difficult economy.

"No changes,” said Muskingum County Treasurer, Carol Friel. “Just monitoring our investments, to make sure that our money is working for us and it is working the best that it can right now. It's difficult, in this...

April 15, 2013 - 5:32pm
3 years 10 weeks ago

Muskingum County Treasurer, Carol Friel reported Monday to the County Commissioner's that the county has earned almost $150,000 in interest for the quarter, which is 0.4 percent more than what was expected.

"The most important thing that comes out of this meeting is the fact that we're taking care of the budgeted amounts, and making sure that the interest that we're receiving is adequate to what we have budgeted and we always have to make sure that our investments are working for...

March 4, 2013 - 5:52pm
3 years 16 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioner's Office signed a proclamation to recognize 4-H week in Muskingum County. It's a way for the organization to let the community know what the program is about and how it can benefit Muskingum County's youth. 4-H is a nationwide organization and is offered in every county in Ohio. The program is designed to develop life skills in young people.

"There are over 170 projects that are offered to 4-H members. They are organized into 4-H clubs so they...

November 7, 2012 - 1:46am
3 years 33 weeks ago

Republican Todd Sands has been elected as a Muskingum County Commissioner, winning by a large margin over Democrat John Bates and Independent Steve Strauss.

Sands received 18,877 votes, compared to 11,922 for Bates and 3,993 for Strauss.  Sands will replace Strauss as a Muskingum County Commissioner. 

Sands said he's grateful for his family, friends and other supporters that helped him win the race.  He said it's a surreal moment that hasn't sunk in quite yet.

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