Stories tagged with: muskingum county commissioners

October 7, 2014 - 9:19am
1 year 7 weeks ago

 Muskingum County Officials want to share with residents the goals and plans for the future of an area bridge. 

The Muskingum County Commissioners along with Muskingum County Engineer Doug Davis will speak about the Philo-Duncan Falls bridge during a public meeting on Thursday, November 13. 

Davis will also be joined by his consultant for this project. 

The meeting will take place at the Philo Junior High School at 225 Market Street in Philo at 7pm....

October 6, 2014 - 3:21pm
1 year 7 weeks ago

Starlight Industries is planning a renovation on its Zane Street building.

Starlight had 65 employees on waivers for 18 months and they are now back. The company is renovating to add necessary office space for those extra employees. Superintendent, John Hill, met with the Muskingum County Commissioners today to get approval for the project.

"Currently we have service coordination offices in that building plus central office staff, so we're just kind of replicating four...

October 5, 2014 - 5:47pm
1 year 7 weeks ago

Candidates seeking local, state and national office took part in a public forum at the John McIntire Library Sunday.

There is one open Muskingum County Commissioners' seat. And incumbent James Porter has one challenger, Linda Regula. In his campaign Porter is stressing job creation throughout the county.

"We must keep government spending under control and understand our economy will recover from creativity and hard work of the private citizens not from government spending,...

September 22, 2014 - 3:10pm
1 year 9 weeks ago

There is a new senior housing development in the works.

Valley View Place looks to help provide an aging population with affordable senior housing. Michael Hood of the Muskingum County Community Action Committee met with the county commissioners this afternoon to give an update on the project.

The commissioners gave Hood a letter of support, earlier this year, to help get the grants and loans necessary to build the complex. Commissioner Jerry Lavy said it is a necessary project...

September 22, 2014 - 11:22am
1 year 9 weeks ago

Muskingum County Commissioner's stand by their decision to not authorize the county engineer to work on a shelter house for a local baseball league.

Thursday, members of Y-city Baseball approached county commissioners about writing a letter authorizing Doug Davis to draw up plans for a shelter house. At that time Commissioners Jerry Lavy and Jim Porter said they wouldn't give approval based on Davis never asking for permission before and not wanting every private non-profit asking for...

September 18, 2014 - 11:13am
1 year 10 weeks ago

An intense discussion about plans for a shelter house for Y-city Youth Baseball took place at Muskingum County Commissioners.

Advisor LT Kearns and Treasurer Mike Whiteman said that engineering estimates for a shelter house are running between $1,500-$2,000. It's money the youth league doesn't have.

They asked Commissioner Todd Sands to approach County Engineer Doug Davis to see if he'd draw up the plans. Davis said he'd do so, if commissioners gave their blessing.


September 15, 2014 - 4:07pm
1 year 10 weeks ago

The Muskingum County commissioners were supposed to be presented with multiple bids for road resurfacing in both Philo and Dresden Monday morning.

However, there was only one bid for Philo repairs and no bids for Dresden.

"With the Philo project that actual bid exceeded ten percent of our estimate, so we will have to re-bid that project," Sheila Samson, the Community Development Director for Muskingum County said. "With Dresden we did not receive any bids, so we...

September 11, 2014 - 4:39pm
1 year 11 weeks ago

The Executive Director of Muskingum County Children's Services met with the County Commissioners Thursday afternoon.

The organization protects both children and adults in Muskingum County from neglect and abandonment. Dave Boyer says that the meeting was held for an important reason.

"Essentially this meeting was to give us a place to live for the next 35 years. We essentially signed a lease agreement to stay in our sunrise center until 2049 and we're very happy about that....

September 8, 2014 - 3:45pm
1 year 11 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners and Muskingum County Job and Family Services reached an agreement on rent rates this morning.

The two organizations share a building at 1830 East Pike. The building is owned by the commissioners, and Job and Family Services pays an annual rent to use it. But sharing a building is just one way the two work together. Job and Family Services receives funds from the county, but thanks to new, state funds they will need a little less this year.


August 28, 2014 - 3:13pm
1 year 13 weeks ago

Howard Stewart of the Southeast Area Transit District addressed the Muskingum County Commissioners Thursday afternoon. The meeting focused on renewing funds for 2015.

The county commissioners have supported the bus service in the past, and that will not change for next year. Stewart requested a renewal of the $10,000 the county gave SEAT this year. That plan was agreed upon. Stewart said that SEAT is providing a service and people are utilizing it.

"We move people to provide...

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