Stories tagged with: muskingum county commissioners

September 11, 2014 - 5:39pm
37 weeks 1 day 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 - 4:45pm
37 weeks 4 days 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.

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August 28, 2014 - 4:13pm
39 weeks 1 day 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...

August 21, 2014 - 5:08pm
40 weeks 1 day ago

County Treasurer, Carol Friel met with the Muskingum County Commissioners Thursday afternoon.

Friel explained that the Investment Committee met and has decided money should be transferred out of current accounts that are not earning at a high interest rate and  that money should be placed into different types of investments with higher earning potential.

"The implications are more money earned, we would get more for our money sitting there. The interest earned would be...

August 4, 2014 - 2:13pm
42 weeks 4 days ago

A flag created for Muskingum County by residents from Muskingum County is returning to the site where it was designed.

Residents from the Muskingum County Home created the flag several years ago.  It was once flown at the Ohio Statehouse with the flags from Ohio's other 87 counties.  On Monday, former superintendent of the county home, Rebecca Cooper, went to the Muskingum County Commissioners with a request.

"Frame a flag to be presented to Zane State College, the...

July 14, 2014 - 6:28pm
45 weeks 4 days ago

Public health officials and officials from Falls Township met with the Muskingum County Commissioners Monday to discuss a growing sewage problem for an area neighborhood.

The problem is occurring in a residential area of approximately 116 homes in Licking View. Many homes in the area were built from the 1920s to the 1950s when regulations were not as strict as they are now. Public Health Sanitarian Matt Hemmer said collection systems that were made to work at the time are now...

June 9, 2014 - 8:57pm
50 weeks 4 days ago

Members representing West Muskingum Schools met with the Muskingum County Commissioners Monday to discuss hooking the school's sewage into the county's sewer line.

The commissioners had made an offer to the school allowing them to tap into the county's sewer line for $350,000. The board approved a resolution at their last meeting to counter that offer with one of $300,000 saying the school simply doesn't have the money.

"We're a school district that has had trouble...

June 5, 2014 - 6:15pm
51 weeks 1 day ago

Muskingum County Community Development Director Sheila Samson met with the county commissioners Thursday to discuss the allocation of funds.

The county is eligible for $133,000 from the 2014 Community Development Allocation Grant funded by the state of Ohio.

"They were reviewing the subrecipient applications that different communities had submitted," Samson said. "They were reviewing their grant requests along with their match dollars and gave a...

June 5, 2014 - 5:55pm
51 weeks 1 day ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners accepted three bids Thursday for a water supply expansion project for the Northwest Water System.

The river crossing will service the county's west end customers where water is currently purchased from the city.

"This is actually a connecting, underneath the river, to our water system on the east end to the west end customers," said Commissioner Jim Porter.

The bids ranged from $1,465,952 on the low end to $1,618,987 on the high...

April 21, 2014 - 6:16pm
1 year 5 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioner's met with the county sewer department manager to discuss upcoming projects. One still in the works is the New Life Project on Maysville Pike. With funding and grant money, the project is expected to cost the county $676,000.

"We are going for funding for our loan," said sewer department manager Kenny Beisser. "We have money that is available to us that we are going to pay for this project through our department instead of going after...

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