Stories tagged with: muskingum county commissioners

November 21, 2013 - 6:26pm
2 years 31 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
2 years 39 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
2 years 40 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
2 years 45 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
2 years 47 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...

May 23, 2013 - 6:22pm
3 years 5 weeks ago

The supervisor board for the Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District  presented their budget to the Muskingum County Commissioners on Thursday and discussed everything from salaries to travel and how it compares to last year. One of the biggest changes in the budget is travel. With the rise in gas prices, they needed to adjust that number.

"We usually meet with them twice a year. In May, we present our preliminary budget. We get a state match on these local dollars. So...

May 6, 2013 - 3:24pm
3 years 7 weeks ago

The new construction and renovation of Genesis Healthcare at the Bethesda Campus will be a bit cheaper thanks to Muskingum County Commissioners

Monday, the legal documents were signed, for the refinancing of the hospital's existing debt. Due to currently low interest rates, the commissioners could issue tax exempt bonds through the county, which will fund the expansion project and ultimately save the hospital money.

"So, if Genesis were just to go out and get a bank loan,...

April 22, 2013 - 5:09pm
3 years 9 weeks ago

An Ohio business plans to make a home at the Muskingum County Business Incubator as long as the Muskingum County Commissioners, approve of the lease for the county owned property .

On Monday, the Executive Director of the Business Incubator, which councils small businesses to be successful, met with commissioners to discuss the logistics of the new company moving in and the opportunities it would provide for the community.

"It's called Connect Ohio initiatives and it...

April 18, 2013 - 6:39pm
3 years 10 weeks 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
3 years 11 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...

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