Stories tagged with: Port Authority

May 8, 2015 - 11:28am
21 weeks 1 day ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority named a new executive director during a special meeting. 

Friday the Port Board voted to hire Matt Abbott. Abbott served as Assistant Superintendent at Foxfire Schools and is president of the East Muskingum School Board. 

He replaces Mike Jacoby who served as executive director for nearly five years and left in February to take a position at Shale Energy as executive director for the Appalachian Partnership for Economic...

January 21, 2015 - 11:55am
36 weeks 2 days ago

The Executive Director of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority is resigning.

After nearly five years on the job Mike Jacoby is stepping down. His resignation is effective February 13, and at that time he will start his new job as the Shale Energy Director for the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth.

"It allows me to do some new and exciting things, and I look forward to the opportunity," Jacoby said. "At the same time this has been a good...

December 16, 2014 - 4:01pm
41 weeks 4 days ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority focused on the Airport Industrial Park Tuesday during its monthly meeting. It granted an easement to the MCM group.

Its owns a 34-acre property at the park, which includes an 18,000 square foot building. The group has a plan to further develop the entire parcel by building a road on county property.

"They've kind of studied that property and determined that to really access the back of that property they'd like to have an...

November 19, 2014 - 5:20pm
45 weeks 3 days ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority board had its monthly meeting Wednesday.

Each month the Port Authority discusses its finances. Right now Port Authority is looking at several different land sales that will bring the general fund up to nearly $850,000 at the end of the year.

"Right now we've been pretty fortunate. We've had some land sales out at Eastpoint. We think we're going to close on some land sales at Northpoint before the end of the year," Executive...

September 24, 2014 - 12:28pm
1 year 1 week ago

The topic of conversation at the Muskingum County Port Authority involved what move the county should make next.

Through American Electric Power and the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth a site selection consultant toured the area looking at land the port has for sale and buildings available for business.

The consultant confirmed what the port board already knew, the land available is small and isn't entirely ready for a business to be built on it.

"In terms...

July 16, 2014 - 12:39pm
1 year 11 weeks ago

Roadway problems that were thought to be understood in the Eastpointe Industrial Park have taken a turn.

It was believed that a slip was forming in the roadway, but Muskingum County Engineer Doug Davis told Port Authority Wednesday morning that there are actually other issues causing the problem.

"What the engineer said was that it's really a consolidation of the soils, so it's not really a slip or a slide based on what we think we know right now," said Port...

June 18, 2014 - 12:28pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

A slip is forming on a roadway in the Eastpointe Industrial Park and its causing concerns for the Port Authority.

Port Authority Executive Director Mike Jacoby said a noticeable dip has appeared in the asphalt and a small crack is forming because the road was built on fill soil. The hope is to correct the problem before it becomes a larger one.

"We think it's still moving," said Jacoby. "It looks like there's another crack developing and it's going to need...

June 18, 2014 - 12:19pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

The Port Authority moves to terminate the lease of one of its farm tenants.

The Port entered into a three year lease with North River Custom Cattle for 170 acres at the Eastpointe Industrial Park. The lease allows the company to farm the land.

Port Authority Director Mike Jacoby said that North River Custom Cattle doesn't have the funds to pay the portion of this year's lease of over $17,000. The board approved the lease be terminated and be given to the next highest bidder, Ron...

May 21, 2014 - 11:55am
1 year 19 weeks ago

A Zanesville company is on the move following Wednesday's Port Authority meeting.

The port approved the sale of seven acres of land at the Eastpointe Industrial Park to Dow Cameron Oil and Gas for $30,000.

The Port's executive director said this will expand their operations from their current location on Adamsville Road. The company will use the land to store trailers and fill water tanks.

"We've got space," said Executive Director Mike Jacoby. "We've got...

April 8, 2014 - 4:27pm
1 year 25 weeks ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority is creating a new program to help area businesses.

At a meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Port Authority board discussed a Manufacturing Training Incentive Program that would reimburse companies for specific types of training. The Port Authority's Executive Director, Mike Jacoby, says "one of the biggest needs of manufacturers is a trained workforce," and says this program will assist businesses in making that a reality.


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