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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,"...
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...
Muskingum County Commissioners received an update Thursday afternoon on the progress of the Business Incubator Project.
The project include a number of grants for renovations. County Development Director Sheila Samson said the county is awaiting a site visit from the Ohio Department of Energy in order to receive an energy efficiency grant.
"Do a site visit, make sure all the construction is in good order and that all of our finances are in proper order."
New property and liability appraisals were presented to Muskingum County Commissioners Monday morning.
County owned buildings are insured through CORSA. Marketing Manager Ginny Shrimplin said the new appraisal revealed an increase in the value of the buildings, worth about $13 million. The increase stems from new buildings and additions to existing structures since the county's last appraisal in 2001.
"That's typical that we see in counties when we do new appraisals,...