Stories tagged with: muskingum county commissioners

February 23, 2012 - 6:30pm
3 years 5 weeks 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 - 6:14pm
3 years 5 weeks 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 - 7:15pm
3 years 7 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 - 7:00pm
3 years 7 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 - 7:03pm
3 years 11 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...

January 12, 2012 - 6:51pm
3 years 11 weeks ago

Employees of Starlight Programs should be seeing big changes by the end of the year.

Superintendent John Hill met with the Muskingum County Commissioners on Thursday to discuss insurance options.  Hill said employees are currently covered by insurance offered through the county, but Starlight Programs is searching for its own insurance provider.

"We have an array of Starlight staff, from transportation to maintenance to school workshop service coordinators, and...

December 7, 2011 - 6:25pm
3 years 16 weeks ago

A former Muskingum County Commissioner is throwing his hat back into the race.

On Wednesday, democrat John Bates filed his paperwork at the Muskingum County Board of Elections.  Bates' term as commissioner ended in January, and he said his small business background and good track record in the community will help him get elected.

"I want to see Muskingum County move forward like it was," said Bates.  "I want to see jobs in that industrial park, and I...

November 28, 2011 - 6:02pm
3 years 17 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners are trying to refinance about $3,000,000 worth of bonds.

On Monday, the commissioners met with Mark Miller, Stan Harris and Thomas Foster from PNC Bank.  Commissioner Jerry Lavy said he's interested in securing a lower interest rate for the bonds maturing in December of 2012.

"They have two different options that they offered to us - a public option and a bank purchase, and there are significant differences between the two,"...

November 28, 2011 - 5:36pm
3 years 17 weeks ago

Muskingum County continues to look for ways to help save money with one of them by renewing their membership with the National Association of Counties.

Association President and Athens County Commissioner Lenny Eliason Met with Muskingum County Commissioners Monday afternoon to discuss the renewal of the county's membership. He says one of the biggest benefits is taking advantage of nationally bid contracts.

"We sell everything with the program from office supplies to...

November 21, 2011 - 5:39pm
3 years 18 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Soil and Water Conservation District proposed their upcoming year's budget request to Muskingum County Commissioners on Monday.

District Program Administrator Ryan Fink said last year they received $180,000 from the commissioners- only about 60% of their operational funding.

"Unfortunately over the past year we have down sized two full time staff members, that's over 25% of our office staff," explained Fink. "That was just a strictly...

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