Stories tagged with: muskingum county commissioners

December 21, 2015 - 5:03pm
6 weeks 5 days ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners met with County Treasurer Chris Hamill to discuss a plan to earn more money for the county.

After reviewing the budget, Hamill introduced a plan to place $2 million from the County General Fund in a bond at Century National Bank in order to gain what is hoped to be up to two percent interest.

"That's a higher amount of interest and it'll be good for the county because we'll make additional funding off of that," said Hamill. "It's...

November 16, 2015 - 5:25pm
11 weeks 5 days ago

Representatives from the Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District met with the County Commissioners Monday to discuss the 2016 budget.

The district meets with the commissioners twice a year to give an update on expenses and plan what's ahead for the upcoming year. This year, the district received a $5,000 grant from the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, in regards to nutrient management and water quality. District administrator, Lisa Crock, said they hope to extend that...

November 9, 2015 - 5:58pm
12 weeks 4 days ago

The City of Zanesville could receive a pretty significant reimbursement from state in the coming years.

Municipal Court Judge, Bill Joseph, said the court appoints attorneys to represent indigent defendants, and in return, the city pays those attorneys. Recently, Joseph said, in cooperation with the public defender's office, the court discovered they can get reimbursed up to 48 percent of that money.

"So that would be 48 percent of the money that comes out of the city fund...

October 15, 2015 - 3:30pm
16 weeks 2 days ago

Work on the Avondale sewer system is currently underway.

Manager of the Muskingum County Sewer Department, Kenny Beisser, stopped by the Muskingum County Commissioners Thursday to give an update on the project. Beisser said the department is in the process of making some changes, including new upgrades in the system.

"The service laterals are the issue there, so we wanted to ask the commissioners to get permission to do some changes there on the service laterals,"...

August 31, 2015 - 3:51pm
22 weeks 5 days ago

Both Zion Ridge Road and International Drive will see work done soon.

The Muskingum County Commissioners heard bids for the chip and seal project Monday morning. In the first bid of the morning, Asphalt Materials Inc. gave a two cost estimates for the 60,000 gallons of liquid asphalt needed to complete the project. The two estimates are for different grads of mulch.

One of the bids was for $2.725 per gallon and the other was $1.955 per gallon. The administrative deputy for the...

July 13, 2015 - 4:28pm
29 weeks 5 days ago

A local veteran is turning to the Muskingum County Commissioners for support in his new venture to stop veteran homelessness.

Lester Abele, of Veteran's First, met with the commissioners Monday to discuss receiving administrative funding for a homeless shelter in southeastern Ohio. He also asked for a letter of recommendation to bring to the federal level to apply for grant money, to further his project. Abele said he hopes to improve the lifestyle of veterans, and help get them back...

June 29, 2015 - 4:48pm
31 weeks 5 days ago

Road resurfacing continues across the area, and so does the bidding process for companies to get the projects. 

The Muskingum County Commissioners received eight bids Monday for four different projects. After several brief meetings announcing the bids, the commissioners took all of them under advisement. Now, the county engineer's office will review all of the bids. 

"They review the numbers and make sure everything is in order with their cost of them, their...

June 29, 2015 - 2:46pm
31 weeks 5 days ago

Following an investigation into allegations of favoritism at the Muskingum Respiratory Care Association and the Muskingum TB & Respiratory Clinic, the Muskingum County Commissioners have terminated an employee's contract.

An investigation into the conduct of Crystal Bebout, who was the executive director of the TB clinic, found "sufficient evidence" to take disciplinary action against her. During executive session last Thursday, the commissioners received the...

May 18, 2015 - 4:19pm
37 weeks 4 days ago

The Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District met with County Commissioners Monday.

The purpose was to submit their preliminary budget for 2016 and discuss highlights of upcoming events and things being worked on. We had the chance to talk to Lisa Crock, Administrator for the Soil and Water Conservation District who gave us an overview of some of the highlights.

"The grant is called nutrient management and water quality. We've received a $5,000 grant from the Muskingum...

May 7, 2015 - 1:57pm
39 weeks 2 days ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners met with the Center for Seniors Director and Board President Thursday morning.

The purpose was to discuss options for the new center after the a half-mill levy failed in tuesday's primary. Muskingum county commissioner Jim Porter said they are considering a building that is located downtown.

"We're still in negotiating for the building. We have a building in mind but nothing concrete as far as purchasing it yet. We're going to wait on...

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