Stories tagged with: muskingum county commissioners

April 18, 2013 - 6:39pm
2 years 6 days ago

Sheila Samson, Community Development Director says she applies for several different grants throughout the year, and all of them go towards improving the county.

"I was updating the Commissioner's on our Community Development Grant for fiscal year 2013, sharing the allocation amounts and critical infrastructure component to that," said Samson.

The grants go towards assisting homeowners with repairs, utility assistance, tenant-based rental assistance, improving sidewalks...

April 8, 2013 - 5:15pm
2 years 2 weeks ago

Every five years, The Lorena Sternwheeler is required to be inspected by the Coast Guard  which alone costs 47-thousand dollars and at  last weeks inspection they found several areas of concern.

"We did receive a call this morning from the Chamber of Commerce. Kelly Ashby agreed to partner up with us in any way that they could as far as financial help, that was good news, and the City has committed 40-thousand towards the project but again that was the original...

April 4, 2013 - 5:46pm
2 years 2 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners and Falls Township are at an impasse when it comes to a sewer problem.

Last week some residents of Licking Road had sewage back up into their homes. A Falls Township Trustee also said one man's septic tank blew its lid because of pressure and 4,000 gallons of water were pumped out of it.

In order to help the residents Falls Township and County Engineer Doug Davis tried to help by finding where the line ran and unblocked it.

"I think...

March 21, 2013 - 1:59pm
2 years 4 weeks ago

Muskingum County Commissioners pass a resolution to issue bonds for Genesis Healthcare.

By going through the commissioners Genesis will be able to sell tax exempt bonds to fund building of their new medical facility on the current Bethesda Campus.

Genesis CEO Matt Perry said they anticipate issuing around $300 million in bonds. They'll be paid back by Genesis not the county.

"This is an absolute must have investment for Genesis and our medical community to be...

February 4, 2013 - 4:15pm
2 years 11 weeks ago

While the Muskingum County Commissioners and Engineer were able to work out funding for Grant Cliff Bridge the issue arises as to how to pay for project in the future.

The Muskingum County Engineer said a portion of his funding comes from the gas tax and license plate fees. Currently, the office maintains 241 bridges that span between 10 and 20 feet. Bridges are placed on a cycle for repair. The engineer has programed bridges out to 2016 based on federal funds. The engineer said for...

February 4, 2013 - 3:16pm
2 years 11 weeks ago

Muskingum County can breath a sigh of relief when it comes to funding a local bridge project.

The county first believed that they would have to pay over $900,000 out of pocket to replace the Grant Cliff Bridge.

In a meeting Monday, with the Ohio Department of Transportation an agreement was reached where the county will pay up to $600,000 for the project.

"Any change orders, utility problems, any of that ODOT is going to take care of those issues," explained...

December 3, 2012 - 6:38pm
2 years 20 weeks ago

A company that works closely with Muskingum County Commissioners across the state reaches a milestone.

CORSA, the County Risk Sharing Authority, is celebrating 25 years in service. Monday, they presented the Commissioners with a plaque honoring them for their commitment to the program.

The program is a self-insured pool for county government that deals with area unique to county government, such as law enforcement.

"We were in a hard insurance market some of our...

November 29, 2012 - 4:39pm
2 years 20 weeks ago

A piece of Muskingum County history is in need of funds.

A portion of the Stone Academy's roof dating back to 1835 is leaking and sagging. Repairing the roof will take $16,000. Thursday, the director of the Pioneer and Historical Society spoke with county commissioners about the project and asked them to contribute $2,000. The project is under the organizations priorities for preservation.

"At the Stone Academy for example not only is it a museum, but it is a repository for...

October 1, 2012 - 4:46pm
2 years 29 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners are exploring options to save money on electricity costs.

Monday the Commissioners spoke with Gretchen Blazer of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and raised questions about the benefits and risks of entering into a contract for a fixed electrical rate for the county.

Commissioner Jerry Lavy said the county has received many offers from electric suppliers and entering into an agreement could save the county $8,400 per month.

"In...

September 17, 2012 - 4:25pm
2 years 31 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Engineer's Office is asking for help from the County Commissioners to replace a bridge in Zanesville.

Doug Davis and Matt Russell met with the Commissioners Monday morning regarding the Grant cliff bridge, near prophet's park.

The Engineer's Office is seeking $560,000 to use for local matching funds and right of way acquisition.

"Back in 2003, there was an agreement with Muskingum County and O-DOT to have that bridge replaced," said Davis....

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