Stories tagged with: muskingum county commissioners

April 23, 2012 - 12:08pm
2 years 44 weeks ago

The Director of Muskingum County Community Development delivered updates on grant projects Monday.

Sheila Samson spoke to the County Commissioners about those grant projects and how they could be used within the county to fund local projects.

"For this year, we have Meigs Township to assist with their community building, We have the village of South Zanesville, which is for street improvement, and the city of Dresden was for various street paving," said Samson.

A...

April 19, 2012 - 3:29pm
2 years 44 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Park District has been busy with new projects in our area.

On Thursday, Bonnie Dailey and other members of the park district met with Muskingum County Commissioners to discuss these improvements and provide updates.

Dailey said the new Rogge trail behind OU-Z and Zane State will be dedicated next month and will feature family activities and a presentation on blue birds.

"There are walking trails all back there, but there is a gravel trail that's at...

March 19, 2012 - 2:47pm
2 years 49 weeks ago

A former Zanesville Mayor is throwing his support behind new shale projects coming to the area.

Don Mason spoke to the Muskingum County Commissioners Monday morning and expressed his appreciation to the Commissioners for their efforts in shale drilling and natural gas exploration.

Mason, who is a lawyer and Member of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, believes the popularity of natural gas will only go up due to its affordability and lower carbon emissions.

"As...

March 1, 2012 - 6:00pm
2 years 51 weeks ago

Renovations are in the planning phase for the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department.

On Thursday Project Manager Jeremy Davis sat down with the Muskingum County Commissioners to update them on his progress.

"The main function of this program is to increase efficiency and the maximum space that we can use for the health department, mainly the expanded clinical and nursing services," said Davis.

The project has been in the works for several months. ...

February 27, 2012 - 5:02pm
3 years 1 day ago

A financial plan is in the works for the Southeastern Ohio Cultural Event Center.

On Monday the Muskingum County Commissioners met with the Bond Finance Manager for Robert Baird Company.  Commissioner Jerry Lavy said the county could sign on to a backstop for the project.

"A backstop is like a loan, almost like a guarantee, so they set a portion of the money off to the side that's at least for one year's payment of the bond interest, or the debt payment, and then...

February 23, 2012 - 5:30pm
3 years 5 days ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners are giving the public an opportunity to voice its concerns regarding flood legislation.

The commissioners were recently informed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources that enforcement of the special purpose flood reduction resolution was found to be deficient.  On Thursday, Floodplain Administrator Ray Mennega sat down with the commissioners to go over the necessary changes.

"Previously, in our fee schedule, we just noted that...

February 23, 2012 - 5:14pm
3 years 5 days ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners are supporting resolutions that could ultimately lead to the merging of the county and city of Zanesville law enforcement dispatch centers.

Executive Director of the Planning Commission Andrew Roberts met with the commissioners on Thursday to discuss local government innovation funds.  He said it's a pool of money that can be used for shared services.

"We are going to make application, hopefully next week, for some grant funds that we...

February 9, 2012 - 6:15pm
3 years 2 weeks ago

An architect consultant is reviewing the Muskingum County Home facility.

Rick Brown met with the county commissioners on Thursday to discuss the options regarding the certification process.

"The county home runs a nursing home effectively without licensure, just by statute," said Brown.  "To apply for certification puts them under different regulations for reimbursement for Medicare and Medicaid, which is a different source of funding, and there are different...

February 9, 2012 - 6:00pm
3 years 2 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners are working with businesses to address concerns about permit fees.

On Thursday the commissioners met with representatives from FruhQuip Inc, Baker's Welding and Crane Service, and Farm Supply Center Inc.  Commissioner Jim Porter said the cost for an oversize hauling permit has jumped from $20 to $750 this year.

"We enacted the new regulations about a month ago," said Porter.  "I think we can acknowledge that we made some...

January 12, 2012 - 6:03pm
3 years 6 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Water Department is adding a new machine to its line-up.

Projects Director Don Madden met with the Muskingum County Commissioners on Thursday for a bid opening on a vacuum excavator.  He said the equipment is used in areas where there are other utilities near the water lines.

"This is a large tank mounted on a trailer, and it generates enough vacuum that with the aid of a high-pressure washer, you can actually cut the ground, and it basically will...

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