Stories tagged with: muskingum county commissioners

April 27, 2015 - 4:33pm
30 weeks 3 days ago

A group looks to get improvements to the Muskingum County Dog Pound. 

Right now, dogs at the pound only have access to tiny cages, and the only form of exercise they get is being walked by volunteers.

A group of those volunteers told the Muskingum County Commissioners Monday that there's no opportunity for the dogs to play. This is one of the reasons the group is pushing for either a new or improved pound. 

"We will actually form a formal committee and get...

April 27, 2015 - 4:33pm
30 weeks 3 days ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners vacated the County Treasurers position Monday afternoon.

The position was formerly held by Carol Friel. A new legislative action was passed in March that states a treasurer can not be absent from office for more than 30 days or actions to vacate the position can take place. We spoke to commissioner, Jim Porter who told us more about the meeting.

"The purpose for today's hearing was to discuss the County Treasurer. We invited her Thursday...

April 23, 2015 - 6:15pm
31 weeks 9 hours ago

A bid opening for the Avondale Sanitary Sewer Project was held at the Muskingum County Commissioners office Thursday.

Project Director of Muskingum County, Don Madden told us for these types of projects, the bids are based off of an engineers estimate. This particular project was estimated at $2.4 million. Madden told us a little bit more about the ongoing repairs.

"This is a project actually to replace a failing septic system or a failing sewer system that still maintains...

April 16, 2015 - 2:55pm
32 weeks 15 hours ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners approved the re-appointment of the members of the Muskingum County Floodplain Board Thursday afternoon.

The board consists of all of the same members with the exception of one new one who replaced a retired member. Floodplain Administrator, Ray Mennega told us more about what the floodplain board does.

"We have an appeals board for the floodplain that rules on any appeal to floodplain construction that could be in violation of flood plain...

March 30, 2015 - 4:41pm
34 weeks 3 days ago

Jim Hough has dealt with an overflowing dumpster near his property for several years now.

After trying, and failing, to resolve the situation with the landlord of the apartments at 175 Fox Creek Road in New concord, he met with the Muskingum County Commissioners to see what can be done.

According to the Ohio Revised Code, dumpsters must be emptied once every seven days. Hough said that is done each Sunday or Monday morning. He added, however, that overflowing trash doesn't always...

March 23, 2015 - 4:55pm
35 weeks 3 days ago

People Outworking Events for Recovery started last November as a jail diversion program. 

Muskingum County Common Pleas Judge, Kelly Cottrill, started the program to help people over come their addiction to drugs. However, he said the program is very intense and not an easy way out. The program is offered to those who really want to kick their addiction. Currently, there are only six participants in the "POWER COURT." According to Cottrill, the program is set up to last...

March 23, 2015 - 4:40pm
35 weeks 3 days ago

Progress continues Monday for the Leach Xpress Project which will create a 125.7 mile natural gas transmission pipeline across Southeast Ohio.

The Columbia Pipeline Group wants to start construction on the pipeline by Fall of 2016. Monday, Community Relations Manager for CPG, Zane Daniels, met with Muskingum County Commissioners. The pipeline would cross through nine miles and 15 properties in the southern part of Muskingum County.

"What we found is there's a lot of...

March 19, 2015 - 2:45pm
36 weeks 15 hours ago

Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center met with the County Commissioners Thursday morning.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the current lease of the building, but both sides had differing opinions on the issue. Muskingum County Commissioner, Jim Porter gave us background on the legal matter.

"They approached us several months ago with a check, and there seems to be some difference of opinion as to what we are legally required to rent to them for one dollar a...

March 16, 2015 - 6:22pm
36 weeks 3 days ago

Nearly two weeks ago, the Muskingum County Center for Seniors had to close its doors.

Now, the push continues to get a temporary building for the seniors to have the center's daily activities. One of the seniors who enjoys square dancing at the center said it's like not seeing your family for several weeks.

"We've missed it very much, Margaret Godby said. "But we also feel sorry for the noon time people that can't come in and get there meals, but we do miss square...

March 12, 2015 - 4:31pm
37 weeks 11 hours ago

 The Muskingum County Commissioners have given a proclamation to the county 4H program.

In a meeting this morning, the commissioners recognized everything that 4H does to spur innovation in kids. The organization educates kids in a different way than in school. 4H Educator at the OSU extension office, Michelle Fehr, said it presents kids with an informal education.

"It gives kids the opportunity to choose things that they're interested in," Fehr said. "...

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