Stories tagged with: muskingum county commissioners

May 14, 2012 - 6:01pm
3 years 7 weeks ago

It's no secret that money is tight in Muskingum County, but agencies continue to work with the commissioners to make ends meet.

Representatives from the Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District discussed its 2013 preliminary budget.  Administrator Lisa Crock said it's getting tougher to cut costs.

"We've seen quite a few budget cuts over the last couple of years," said Crock.  "A little over a year ago, we had eight employees, and now we have five....

May 10, 2012 - 6:17pm
3 years 7 weeks ago

On Thursday the Muskingum County Commissioners opened bids for the Mount Sterling water project.

Muskingum County Projects Director Don Madden said the county has been working with the Village of Mount Sterling to replace its existing water supply with a new water line.

"The main thing that residents will see is the addition of fire hydrants to their system," said Madden.  "Once the fire departments are recertified as to their ratings, they should see a...

May 10, 2012 - 5:51pm
3 years 7 weeks ago

Muskingum County and the city of Zanesville have been allocated $445,000 as part of a grant that could help tear down abandoned and vacant homes.

On Thursday Community Development Director Sheila Samson provided the commissioners with an update on the grant, which is part of the $75 million Ohio received after the federal government announced in February a $25 billion settlement with five banks involved in foreclosure fraud nationwide.

"There will be a committee put together...

May 3, 2012 - 5:22pm
3 years 8 weeks ago

Muskingum County is applying for a grant that could help tear down abandoned and vacant homes.

On Thursday Community Development Director Sheila Samson provided the commissioners with an update on the grant.

"The county and city combined have a lot of those properties," said Samson.  "This will just help us to alleviate some of the criminal acts going on at those properties, and it will assist with increasing property values in those neighborhoods again....

May 3, 2012 - 5:14pm
3 years 8 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Engineer's Office is getting ready to select a contractor to resurface the roads.

On Thursday the commissioners opened bids for the 2012 Asphalt Resurfacing Project.  MCEO Communications Coordinator Brian Taylor said the Shelly Company and Shelly & Sands Inc. bid on the project.

"Basically it's a monetary thing," said Taylor.  "We have a deadline on the project, so a timeline really doesn't come into play.  We go out and look...

April 23, 2012 - 1:08pm
3 years 10 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 - 4:29pm
3 years 11 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 - 3:47pm
3 years 15 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 - 7:00pm
3 years 17 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 - 6:02pm
3 years 18 weeks 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...

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