Stories tagged with: muskingum county commissioners

June 5, 2014 - 6:15pm
2 years 3 weeks 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
2 years 3 weeks 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
2 years 10 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...

April 21, 2014 - 6:01pm
2 years 10 weeks ago

During a meeting with representatives from CORSA, Muskingum County's insurer, the commissioner's reviewed the new plan for the county that will go into effect on the first of next month. Overall, the county will see a reduction of about $8,5000.

"A lot of that effort is on their part in participating in our loss control incentive program and then also in just participating in all of our risk management services to keep their losses down," said CORSA Marketing Manager Ginny...

March 3, 2014 - 6:42pm
2 years 17 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioner's held a meeting Monday morning to discuss options of allowing the Muskingum County Dog Kennel to assist the Muskingum County Humane Society with calls of reported animal abuse.

Muskingum County Dog Kennel volunteer, Doug McQuaid, brought to the commissioner's attention situations where certain calls to the Humane Society regarding neglected animals were not followed up with, leading to the death of  "numerous dogs." Humane Society...

March 3, 2014 - 6:03pm
2 years 17 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
2 years 19 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
2 years 23 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
2 years 27 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
2 years 29 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...

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