Stories tagged with: muskingum county commissioners

November 21, 2011 - 5:39pm
3 years 40 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Soil and Water Conservation District proposed their upcoming year's budget request to Muskingum County Commissioners on Monday.

District Program Administrator Ryan Fink said last year they received $180,000 from the commissioners- only about 60% of their operational funding.

"Unfortunately over the past year we have down sized two full time staff members, that's over 25% of our office staff," explained Fink. "That was just a strictly...

November 17, 2011 - 6:34pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

Muskingum County Commissioners received an update Thursday afternoon on the progress of the Business Incubator Project.

The project include a number of grants for renovations. County Development Director Sheila Samson said the county is awaiting a site visit from the Ohio Department of Energy in order to receive an energy efficiency grant.

"Do a site visit, make sure all the construction is in good order and that all of our finances are in proper order."


November 7, 2011 - 4:35pm
3 years 42 weeks ago

New property and liability appraisals were presented to Muskingum County Commissioners Monday morning.

County owned buildings are insured through CORSA. Marketing Manager Ginny Shrimplin said the new appraisal revealed an increase in the value of the buildings, worth about $13 million. The increase stems from new buildings and additions to existing structures since the county's last appraisal in 2001.

"That's typical that we see in counties when we do new appraisals,...

October 31, 2011 - 12:50pm
3 years 43 weeks ago

It's looking as if the Northpointe slip repair project won't meet deadline and will be delayed in reopening.

At a tense meeting Monday, officials from the Ohio Department of Transportation, the Muskingum County Commissioners, the County Engineer and members of the project design team met to iron out discrepancies in project costs and options in finishing the project.

It was discussed the possibility of adding a curtain drain, as well as removing more soil. At debate was the...

October 27, 2011 - 7:25pm
3 years 44 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners are considering new investment options.

On Thursday, the commissioners met with Steven Conn and Francine Swiger from Huntington Bank.  Commissioner Jerry Lavy said the county does not have any bonds maturing in the next few months.

"Currently, we don't have anything that's coming up in the near future," said Lavy.  "There are some that have an extended time left, but none are due anytime soon."

Lavy said the...

September 22, 2011 - 5:41pm
3 years 49 weeks ago

The Muskingum County commissioners are always looking for ways to save money, and an idea presented on Thursday could help.

Muskingum County planning commission director Andrew Roberts spoke to the commissioners about a central paper store.  He said paper could be bought on sale in large quantities and put into storage for the county.

"We would need a building that we could keep it in, which would need to be climate-controlled, so the paper doesn't go bad," said...

September 12, 2011 - 4:35pm
3 years 50 weeks ago

Ohio public employees will be receiving information about a deferred compensation program.

Account Executive Jason Brown met with the Muskingum County commissioners on Monday to discuss the details of the program.

"It's a program that they can have monies deducted from their payroll to go into retirement for a future date," said Jerry Lavy.  "This is money that's deferred until they are eligible for retirement."

Lavy said there are several different...

August 24, 2011 - 9:58pm
4 years 1 week ago

Muskingum County officially has a new commissioner.

After two hours and three votes, the Republican Central Committee appointed Highland Township Trustee and Strauss Fencing Owner Steve Strauss who campaigned twice in previous elections for a commissioner seat.

"It certainly was a personal goal and I worked really hard at that and I stayed involved for many years and even after previous elections. Hard work pays off and it is gratifying I admit but it's a great challenge. It...

August 22, 2011 - 5:25pm
4 years 1 week ago

The search for a new superintendent for the Muskingum County Home might take a little longer than expected.

The county commissioners held a public hearing on Monday to discuss the future of the home.  Commissioner Jerry Lavy said the proposal deadline will move from August 31st to September 15th.

"There was a little bit of misunderstanding that it was just for managing the facility, but it's also for taking it through the certification process," said Lavy....

August 8, 2011 - 4:16pm
4 years 3 weeks ago

The issue of who does building inspections in Muskingum County could be decided Monday night. Before Zanesville City Council meets the Mid-East Building Department met with Muskingum County Commissioners to review a counter proposal made by the city.

Through contract - Inspection Services on commercial products within the City of Zanesville and currently completed by the Mid-East Building Department. In an attempt to save revenue the city has requested city employees manage the...

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