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