Stories tagged with: muskingum county commissioners

March 3, 2014 - 6:03pm
1 year 8 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners have decreed the first full week of March "Ohio 4-H week"

Commissioners met with 4-H leaders this afternoon to read the proclamation. The 4-H flag will also fly over the court house all week. 4-H empowers youth for positive change.

"One of the things that i really like and look forward to is the family connection," said Michelle Fehr, extension educator of 4-H youth. "There are many people in several areas that...

February 13, 2014 - 12:46pm
1 year 11 weeks ago

Village officials fear vacant structures will become a target to potential arson.

The Mayor of Dresden said that they've dealt with 14 suspicious fires most within the same three block radius. It's left the village police chief, fire chief and mayor trying to find ways to eliminate possible arson sites.

"My biggest concern obviously it's hurting the economy of the village and some of the stores and businesses we've lost," said Village of Dresden David Matthew. "The...

January 16, 2014 - 6:40pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Engineer met with the Muskingum County Commissioners to discuss putting a bridge levy on the May ballot.

County Engineer, Doug Davis says that the price of maintaining county bridges has sky rocketed in the last decade and they are need of assistance to keep the structures safe.

"We know we have failing infrastructure in our community, over half of the bridges. We have over 420 bridges, we are number one or number two in the state of Ohio for numbers of...

December 19, 2013 - 7:01pm
1 year 19 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioner's are deciding on whether or not an extra $10 fee should be added onto license plates.

The Commissioner's met with Muskingum County Engineer Doug Davis on Thursday to discuss the possibility. Commissioner Jim Porter says no decision has been made on the permissive license plate tax as of yet.

"I believe in our conversation this morning, we would like to meet in the new year, discuss maybe putting it on the ballot or even a...

December 5, 2013 - 12:30pm
1 year 21 weeks ago

While a roadway may exist on paper in reality finding it can be a bit of a challenge.

That's the problem Salem Township resident John Wofter brought before Muskingum County Commissioners. Wofter recently bought a piece of property, but can't access it by vehicle because it's surrounded by land owned by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

ODNR won't let Wofter drive a vehicle onto his property because it crosses a piece of their land. Now he must prove Township Road 330...

November 21, 2013 - 6:26pm
1 year 23 weeks ago

Philip Phillips, an attorney representing Zane State College, met with the Muskingum County Commissioner's Thursday morning to discuss the annexing of about 6 1/2 acres of Falls Twp. land that is owned by the college. Phillips says in order for Zane State to hook up to the city of Zanesville's water and sewer lines without being charged, the land needed to be annexed.

"The city then adopted ordinances agreeing that they would accept it in setting forth the services that they're...

September 30, 2013 - 3:14pm
1 year 30 weeks ago

During two brief meetings on Monday, the Muskingum County Commissioner's received bids from Neff Paving and Shelly and Sands to start construction on a few roads in the county that are in "poor condition."

"There was a bid opening today for 200 Willis Drive in the Village of South Zanesville and the commissioner's took those bids under advisement," said Muskingum County Community Development Director Sheila Samson.

Neff Paving gave a bid of $40,161 and Shelly...

September 19, 2013 - 11:42am
1 year 32 weeks ago

New software creates a way for Muskingum County to work more efficiently.

The County Auditor met with Commissioners to talk about new payroll and accounting software. Auditor Debra Nye said the hardware in their office is now 25 years or older. The plan is to relocate software support to ISSG in Springboro, Ohio to cut down on complications and breakdowns when it comes to printing payroll checks.

"We were down for three days. An operating system went down and we actually had...

August 19, 2013 - 11:49am
1 year 36 weeks ago

Muskingum County's Engineer met with commissioners to discuss ways to pay for roadwork within the county.

Through Ohio Public Works county engineer Doug Davis said they'll apply for grants to take care of some paving projects. Davis also wants the commissioners approval to apply for a zero percent interest loan for $500,000. The money would be used to buy materials to start work on area bridges.

"Our structures in our county are aging and we do that inventory annually. We...

August 1, 2013 - 3:22pm
1 year 39 weeks ago

At a meeting Thursday morning, the Muskingum County Commissioner's and the county treasurer agreed on Community Bank as the county's primary depository account.

"They had the best fee schedule," said Carol Friel, Muskingum County Treasurer. "The interest rate was comparable to the other location but they currently are our financial institution and we have a good relationship and nothing has changed so that's why we're keeping them."

The county is required...

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