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.
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...
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...
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.
The Muskingum County Commissioners are reviewing bids for two upcoming projects.
The projects involve resurfacing Arch Hill Road in Perry Township and a parking lot in Jefferson Township. Commissioner Jim Porter said the improvements are made possible by a community development block grant.
"We are allocated every year, but those funds just keep getting cut," said Porter. "This year we were allocated $189,000. Different townships and villages submit...