Stories tagged with: muskingum county commissioners

September 22, 2014 - 4:10pm
1 year 48 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 - 12:22pm
1 year 48 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 - 12:13pm
1 year 49 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 - 5:07pm
1 year 49 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 - 5:39pm
1 year 50 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 - 4:45pm
1 year 50 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 - 4:13pm
1 year 52 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...

August 21, 2014 - 5:08pm
2 years 6 days 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
2 years 3 weeks 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
2 years 6 weeks 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...

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