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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...