Stories tagged with: Port Authority

August 17, 2016 - 2:11pm
1 week 6 hours ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio- The Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority met Wednesday to discuss the Airport Industrial Park project.

They are working to make it a shovel ready site.

"We are getting to a point where the weather is going to change we would like to have the project complete where we can market it as soon as possible," Port Authority Executive Director Matt Abbot said.

ADR & Associates engineering firm has begun working on the airport...

May 18, 2016 - 3:58pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority met Wednesday and featured a presentation from the High Tech Corridor.

Executive director of the project, Dr. Paul Brown said this regional development project is a mega business park in Southeast Ohio, which would also include universities and colleges. The project will be an incubator to support business operations in the area. Dr. Brown said this project will take 20 to 25 years to complete. The next step is talking to AEP regarding...

November 12, 2015 - 6:02pm
40 weeks 5 days ago

The city of Zanesville continued to work with Muskingum County and the Port Authority in their project to assess Brownfield structures in the area.

They're applying for a federal grant of $600,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which will set the project in motion. The money will allow them the funds to assess certain properties. Redevelopment Administrator for the city of Zanesville Patrick O'Malia explained what is considered a 'brownfield structure'.


May 8, 2015 - 11:28am
1 year 15 weeks 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
1 year 30 weeks 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
1 year 36 weeks 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
1 year 39 weeks 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 47 weeks 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
2 years 5 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
2 years 9 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...

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