Stories tagged with: muskingum county commissioners

March 25, 2010 - 6:35pm
4 years 3 weeks ago

Muskingum County is applying to bring more money to our area.

Community Development Director, Sheila Samson, went before the Muskingum County Commissioners Thursday to update them on the different grants the county is currently working on.

"We are actually applying for the 2010 CHIP grants, our community housing improvements, applying for a $500,000 and I just gave them an update on the different activities which we have private owner rehabilitation,...

March 11, 2010 - 7:39pm
4 years 5 weeks ago

Students at Starlight School now have a new project.

Starlight Industries and the Muskingum County Commissioners entered into a contract Thursday to have Starlight students convert records from the 1800s into micro-films.

"The information will be preserved in a better format than the books should something happen as every year paper disintegrates or whatever, so we had entered into a contract to help supply and help with that," says Commissioner...

March 11, 2010 - 6:55pm
4 years 5 weeks ago

The first bit of money is coming in for the Maysville sewer project, which means the project can officially get off the ground.

The Muskingum County Commissioners announced Thursday Congressman Zack Space secured $500,000 for the project.

"So we are going to take part of the $500,000 and have Quicksall company, which is an engineering company, design us a new sewer system down there," says Commissioner John Bates.

The entire project will take around six...

February 25, 2010 - 7:31pm
4 years 7 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners passed a resolution Thursday that will give Muskingum County's largest employer tax exempt obligations.

The Genesis Healthcare System is changing to an all electronic records system. Thursday the Chief Financial Officer of Genesis went before the commissioners to hold a public hearing and resolution about Genesis receiving tax exempt obligations.

"What we were wanting was permission for the county to act as a conduit for...

February 16, 2010 - 6:28pm
4 years 8 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Business Incubator is looking to become self-supportive.

Carol Humphreys with the incubator met with the Muskingum County Commissioners and representatives from Senator Sherrod Brown's office to give an update and discuss more areas for funding.

Humphreys says she would like to see the incubator expand to have a community kitchen. The community kitchen could help entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground and have residents consume food...

January 28, 2010 - 6:25pm
4 years 11 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners are looking toward the future.

The Commissioners held a meet and greet with Plante & Moran employee, David Asker, to discuss consolidating properties.

"It is not a bad idea at this stage to see where we can combine facilities and space," tells Commissioner Bates.

Bates says the idea is only in its preliminary stages and will be discussed further by the commissioners. The commissioners are also wrapping up their budget...

December 14, 2009 - 5:59pm
4 years 17 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners are a little leery about the 2010 budget.

Commissioner Brian Hill says the county is fairing better than surrounding areas, but the recession is still leaving imprints here.

"We're feeling the pinch as well. Our revenues are off substantially from where they had been in the past, and we're going to have to deal with that, " says Hill.

Hill says he's thankful to the county's elected officials and department heads who have tried to...

November 16, 2009 - 6:47pm
4 years 21 weeks ago

Philo residents who live near the Rockies Express Pipeline are back in their homes after a gas leak near Irish Ridge Road on Saturday, but some are still on edge.

Muskingum County Commissioner, Brian Hill, says that is completely understandable.

"I'm sure it made them nerous. It would make me as well. Again, I think the responders-as in any kind of accident-responded well and did their jobs. I guess that would help me feel somewhat settled, " says Hill.

Hill says...

November 12, 2009 - 11:12pm
4 years 22 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners are taking bids Thursday for the Licking Road and South Pleasant Grove Road waterline project.

Commissioner Bates alone, took the opening bids from seven companies. The bids ranged from $169,938.20 to $222,053.22. Bates says the county will be paying for the waterline that will service between 30 and 50 homes. It is now the responsibility of the County Engineer to make a recommendation.

"I would say within about a week he...

November 5, 2009 - 8:03pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

A local crime fighting group is looking for the the Muskingum County Commissioners to get on board.

Don Jones from the Crime Stoppers Program, accompanied by Sheriff Matt Lutz, says the Crime Stoppers program in Zanesville is successful and they would like to expand it to the county.

"It is a program that is working in the city and they wanted us to show support and jump on board as best we can and I think we are willing to do that and a key in this whole...

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