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.
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....
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.
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...
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...