The Ten Commandments monument, which could be viewed on private property at the corner of US 90 and Highway 53 in Madison, now can be viewed just east of the Madison County Courthouse and north of the post office. The Ten Commandments monument is located on private property.
Archive for January 2011
GENESIS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
2011 BLACK HISTORY MONTH
MR. JESSE SOLOMON
The Pastor, Reverend Delvin T. Boatman and Genesis Missionary Baptist Church Family would like invite everyone to join us SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2011 AT 11:00 AM at the program celebration of our 1st Black History Month Honoree Mr. Jesse Solomon. The Reverend Delvin T. Boatman will be the speaker. Dinner will be served.
The Pastor and the Genesis Family are eternally grateful to everyone who contributed and worked both on and behind the scenes to make Genesis Missionary Baptist Church an agent for kingdom building and soul winning.
Deloris M. Jones, Program Coordinator
Reverend Delvin T. Boatman, Pastor
Please pass this along. This is a confirmed cell phone scam being reported to local authorities.
Victim will receive a text message from a local area code stating – “money was deposited in your account”. When the victim replies to the text (typically with… “who is this??”) it creates an automatic authorization for a $10+ messaging charge to be added to your cell phone account EACH MONTH unless cancelled. The suspects are likely overseas and set up false organizations to receive and disperse funds. This type of scam is very difficult to track.
DO NOT REPLY to these type text messages – even it’s from a local area code.
Check your billing carefully. This scam works similarly to authorizing a donation via text message (like Red Cross or other legitimate charities).
Gary T. Calhoun
Chief of Police
Madison Police Department
310 SW Rutledge Ave.
Madison, FL 32340
AGENDA FOR THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MADISON COUNTY, FL,
TO BE HELD AT THE COMMISSIONERS MEETING ROOM
COURTHOUSE ANNEX, WEDNESDAY,
February 2, 2011, 9:00 a.m.
ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA
PETITIONS FROM THE PUBLIC – FIVE (5) MINUTE LIMIT
APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR MEETING HELD January 19, 2011.
1. Constitutional Officers
2. County Attorney
3. County Coordinator
1. Budget Amendment Request for CTTF-Capital Projects to Amend Budget to Include the Board Approved Grant for NW Hare Ave.
2. Budget Amendment Request for Community Development Block Grant to Bring Forward End of the Year Balances of 2010.
3. Budget Amendment Request for Capital Projects Fund for Budget Rollovers from FY 2010 Grant and FY 2010 Board Approved Road Projects.
4. Budget Amendment Request for Emergency Management to Increase Budget to Actual.
5. Budget Amendment Request for BOCC Finance to Add UF/Shands Grant to the FY 2011 Budget.
6. Budget Amendment Request for Library to Increase Budget to Actual Revenues Received.
7. Budget Amendment Request for Fire Special Assessment to Amend Budgets to Include FY 2010 Rollover Funds.
8. Approval to Include America Saves Brochure in Employee Pay Check Stubs.
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
1. Review with Approval of Contract for Drug Testing Services – County Attorney.
1. Appointment of At-Large Member to the Planning and Zoning Board – County Coordinator.
2. Appointment of Member to the Historic Design Review Board – County Coordinator.
3. Appointment of Member to the Code Enforcement Board – County Coordinator.
4. Update from Suwannee River Economic Council – Mr. Matt Pearson.
5. Discussion Regarding Possible Change of February 16, 2011 Meeting Date – County Coordinator.
Planning & Zoning Board
Jimmy King – District 1 – Term Ends January 1, 2013 Marianne Green – At-Large – Term Ends June 1, 2012
Brent Whitman – District 2 – Term Ends December 1, 2011 Michael Akes – School Board Representative
James Brown – District 3 – Term Ends February 1, 2013 Julia Shewchuck – Alternate – Term Ends February 1, 2011
Fain Poppell, Chair – District 4 – Term Ends December 1, 2011 Elise Dawkins – Alternate – Term Ends February 1, 2011
Christy Grass – District 5 – Term Ends February 1, 2012
VACANT – At-Large – Term Ends June 1, 2012
Madison County Development Council
Ed Meggs – Term Ends – January, 2012
Roy Ellis – Term Ends – January, 2012
Tourist Development Council
Justin Hamrick – Chair of BOCC or His Designee, Chair to be Re-Appointed Annually Prior to July 1st – Term Ends June 1, 2011
Jim Catron, Vice-Chair – Elected Municipal Official from Most Populous Municipality – Term Ends June 1, 2013
Shirley VonRoden – Elected Municipal Official from Any Municipality – Term Ends June 1, 2011
Latrelle Ragans – Involved in Tourist Industry and SUBJECT to the Tax – Term Ends June 1, 2013
Craig Waldrop, Chair – Involved in Tourist Industry and SUBJECT to the Tax – Term Ends June 1, 2011
Teresa Williamson – Involved in Tourist Industry and SUBJECT to the Tax – Term Ends June 1, 2013
Jackie Blount – Involved in Tourist Industry and NOT SUBJECT to the Tax* – Term Ends June 1, 2011
Roy Milliron – Involved in Tourist Industry and NOT SUBJECT to the Tax* – Term Ends June 1, 2011
Ben Harris – Involved in Tourist Industry and NOT SUBJECT to the Tax* – Term Ends June 1, 2013
*Not More Than One of the Positions Marked with an Asterisk May Also be Filled by a Person who is Subject To the Tax.
Madison County Design Review Board
Marianne Green – Term Ends – February 1, 2010 Dr. Julie Pestella – Term Ends – February 1, 2012
VACANT – Term Ends – February 1, 2010 Michael San Filippo – Term Ends – February 1, 2011
Steve Hart – Term Ends – February 1, 2012 Jerome Wyche – Term Ends – February 1, 2011
Stanley James – Term Ends – February 1, 2012
Competency Board Code Enforcement Board
Gary Williams Brian Leonardson
Travis Renfroe Gary Williams
Richard Edwards Bill Steves
Jayson Williams Curtis Johnson
Curtis Johnson VACANT
Dewayne O’Quinn Freddie Simmons
Justin Hamrick, District 1,
Wayne Vickers, District 2
Renetta Parrish, District 3, Chair
Alfred Martin, District 4, Second Vice-Chair
Roy Ellis, District 5, Vice-Chair
PROCEDURAL RULES FOR THE MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
The following notices are hereby given to all persons concerning the meetings of the Board of County Commissioners of Madison County, Florida (hereinafter the “Board”):
1. The rules contained in the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the meetings of the Board in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with the law, these rules or are otherwise waived by the Board.
2. No comments from the floor will be allowed under any circumstances.
3. The Board shall hear as many comments from the public as practicable during any meeting.
4. No member of the public may address the Board who has not previously signed up to address the Board, unless he or she is requested to do so by the Chair.
5. Any member of the public who wishes to address the Board on any topic, which appears on the agenda or otherwise, must sign up with the County Manager or his designee before the scheduled time for public comments.
6. All speakers will be limited to five (5) minutes per topic, unless leave is given by the Chair.
7. Any identifiable group of three (3) persons or more shall be limited to a total of ten (10) minutes per topic.
8. All members of the public given the privilege of addressing the Board, shall do so at the beginning of its scheduled meeting, or immediately following the lunch time break, if the scheduled meeting continues past the lunch time break.
9. The Chair may rule any speaker out of order and require that speaker to cease addressing the Board and if necessary order the bailiff to remove that speaker from the Commission Chambers if:
A. The speaker refuses to confine his remarks to the topic at hand.
B. The speaker becomes belligerent, irrational, or in any way disruptive to the meeting of the Board, or,
C. The speaker refuses to cease addressing the Board after his allotted time.
10. No agenda item will be designated for any specific time other than a time during the first three (3) hours of the meeting, unless leave is given by the Chair. All times shown on the agenda are approximate.
11. No item may be added to the agenda of the Board of County Commissioners except upon request of the Chair, a Board member, the County Manager, the Clerk of the Board or the County Attorney.
12. All decisions of the Chair concerning parliamentary procedures, decorum, or rules of order will be final, unless they are overcome by a majority of the members of the Board in attendance.
13. The Chair shall vote on all issues that come before the Board in the same manner as a member of the Board.
All items listed on the agenda are for discussion and possible action including vote by the Board.
The Board reserves the right to amend the agenda of any meeting to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting of the Board, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Tim Sanders, Clerk of Court, at Post Office Box 237, Madison, Florida 32341, telephone: (850)973-1500, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please call 711.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Tallahassee, Fla. (January 28, 2011) –The Florida Sheriffs Association is pleased to announce that Marie McClamma of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was the recipient of this year’s Correctional Officer of the Year Award. This week at the Florida Sheriffs Association Mid-Winter Conference in Amelia Island, FSA President Sheriff Harrell Reid of Hamiliton County, Jefferson County Sheriff David Hobbs and Florida Governor Rick Scott presented McClamma with her award, recognizing thedistinguished deputy for her dedication and commitment to law enforcement and public safety.
“We offer thanks to the thousands of Florida corrections officers who work in our county jails,” said Steve Casey, executive director of the Florida Sheriffs Association. “Their jobs are dangerous and often go without recognition. We are honored to have the opportunity to help tell their story by highlighting the heroic actions of Jefferson County Corrections Deputy Marie McClamma.”
Throughout her tenure at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy McClamma has continually exemplified determination and courage while serving and protecting her community. Last year, while working in the Jefferson County Jail, McClamma fought for her life (and that of her unborn baby) when a prisoner she was escorting attacked her in an effort to break out of jail. She was willing to do whatever was necessary to prevent the prisoner from escaping, without regard to her own wellbeing. McClamma fought the inmate through the hallway and an office, where he attacked her with scissors and a taser gun. She was able to maintain the upper hand and stop him from escaping until additional deputies arrived to assist in subduing the inmate.
At the time of the attack, McClamma was 7 months pregnant. Today, she is the proud mother of a healthy baby girl and is grateful for the appreciation and outpouring of support from the community. While she recognizes the risks law enforcement and corrections officers take every day, she is determined to do her best no matter what the day brings. Being a Corrections Deputy is a career that she is passionate about—and she and her family are grateful for a positive outcome.
“Deputy McClamma served our community with courage and dedication in the face of danger,” Jefferson County Sheriff David Hobbs said at the ceremony. “Our entire staff is proud to see her efforts recognized as we continue to protect and serve countless Floridians.”
LAKE CITY: The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.
Archer Road (State Road 24) Nighttime lane closures Monday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. between Interstate 75 and Southwest 34th Street (State Road 121) for work on the medians. Also, crews may be working in the medians during daytime hours but no lane closures allowed.
Interstate 75 Daytime lane closures for southbound traffic and the exit ramp for Northwest 39th Avenue (State Road 222) (exit 390) Tuesday and Wednesday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. while crews work on highway lighting.
Newberry Road (State Road 26) Daytime lane closures at Southwest 131st Street while crews work on modifying the signal at the Town of Tioga.
Northeast and Northwest 39th Avenue (State Road 222) Daytime lane closures from Interstate 75 to west of State Road 26 to allow inmate crews to repaint the roadway markings.
South Main Street (State Road 329) A detour is in place to reconstruct the intersection with Second Avenue (by the Courthouse). Southbound through traffic is detoured to University Avenue, Southwest Sixth Street and Southwest Fourth Avenue. Northbound through traffic is detoured to Southeast Fourth Avenue, Southeast Third Street and University Avenue. Local traffic has access and all businesses in the area are open and accessible.
Southwest 16th Avenue (State Road 226) Daytime lane closures at the VA Medical Center while crews work on driveway and turn lane modifications.
Southwest 34th Street (State Road 121) Daytime lane closures Sunday between Archer Road (State Road 24) and Windmeadows Boulevard while Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) adjust water valves.
State Road 26 Daytime lane closures from US 301 to the Putnam County line to allow inmate crews to repaint the roadway markings. Traffic is now using the new overpass over US 301 and the CSX Railroad.
State Road 121 Crews will be repainting the roadway lines from US 441 by the FHP station to the Union County line.
State Road 235 Crews will be repainting the roadway lines from County Road 340 to the Bradford County line.
US 301 Daytime lane closures from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. between Orange Heights and Waldo for work on drainage structures in the median as part of the resurfacing project.
Waldo Road (State Road 24) Daytime lane closures from Williston Road to US 301 to allow inmate crews to repaint the roadway markings.
US 90 Daytime lane closures after 8:30 a.m. beginning at the Nassau County line on Monday headed westbound for placing the final layer of asphalt and working on the sidewalks and the traffic signal at State Road 121 in Macclenny.
State Road 100 Daytime lane closures from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. including this weekend for resurfacing from the Bradford County line to the Putnam County line and working on sidewalks in the Keystone Heights area.
Branford Highway (State Road 247) Daytime lane closures from US 90 to the Suwannee County line to allow inmate crews to repaint the roadway markings.
County Road 245 (Price Creek Road) The road is closed at the Olustee Creek Bridge about a mile north of State Road 238 through September. Northbound traffic is detoured to State Road 238 to US 441 to CR 349 and back to CR 245. Southbound traffic is detoured to CR 349 to US 441 to SR 238 and back to CR 245.
State Road 349 Daytime lane closures after 8 a.m. from US 19 at Old Town to the Lafayette County line to work on the roadway shoulders.
Interstate 75 Daytime lane closures for southbound traffic from State Road 6 (Exit 460) to north of US 129 (Exit 451) for resurfacing. Also, lane closures to remove some trees that are in the designated recovery zones.
Interstate 75 Daytime lane closures for southbound traffic at the State Road 6 (Exit 460) overpass on Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for routine bridge maintenance.
Alternate 27 (US 27A) Possible daytime lane closures from Southeast 10th Street in Williston to the Marion County line for sidewalk repairs and to work on drainage pipes in preparation for resurfacing.
State Road 145 Daytime lane closures after 8 a.m. to work on the 2-foot wide paved shoulders and to replace guardrail between Madison and Hanson. Also, crews will be placing old asphalt removed from the travel lanes onto the bike trail being built between US 90 in Madison and Hanson.
US 19 There will be a 24-hour lane closure Monday through Friday to resurface from the Taylor County line to the Jefferson County line. One lane in each direction will remain open at all times.
US 221 Daytime lane closures from the Taylor County line to Greenville for ditch cleaning.
County Road 252 Daytime lane closures between County Road 137 and US 129 for paving and work on the road shoulders. Motorists should expect delays and allow extra time to reach their destination.
US 129 Possible shoulder closures on the west side of the road between US 27 east of Branford and the Santa Fe River Bridge to build a bike path.
US 221 Daytime lane closures from Shady Grove to the Madison County line for ditch cleaning.
State Road 121 Crews will be repainting the roadway lines between the Alachua and Baker County lines.
Second Nine Weeks Honor Roll
- Principal’s List
- A Honor Roll
- B Honor Roll
- Principal’s List
- A Honor Roll
- B Honor Roll
- Principal’s List
- A Honor Roll
- B Honor Roll
By MCHS Head Varsity Basketbal Coach Eddie Richie
Boys basketball season is winding down to the end. Varsity has 3 regular season games left, JV has 2. Varsity boys are holding strong to the 3rd seed in the district. Madison hosts the district tournament this year for the first time in 6 years. If things hold true, we will play East Gadsden Feb 11 at 6pm. We lost to East Gadsden by only 2 points at home the last time we played them.
Again, I would like to publicly congratulate the ongoing success of our JV team. As varsity coach, I am extremely proud of those guys and excited about the future of the program. Allen Demps has done a stand-up job, devoting hours upon hours of time to help building a program. The JV boys are currently 17-1 and undefeated at home. Their last home game is Saturday at 4:30 against Live Oak. Lets make sure that they end the year with a bang. After that game, a few will move up to varsity to start preparing for District play.
This Saturday will be Senior Night. The girl seniors will be recognized before their game (around 6pm) and the boys will be before their game (around 7:30). The varsity boy seniors are as follows:
PLEASE come and support your MCHS basketball program!!!
Erected in just 15 days, the project required the leveling of land, clearing of roads and installation of waste removal and water delivery systems on the plot of land formerly used as a farm by The Salvation Army in Fond des Negres.
The CTC features a carefully designed maze of tents that are sanitized and prepared to receive and care for patients through every stage of infection. From triage to recovery, the CTC delivers intensive rehydration therapy and monitors fluids lost in order to balance rehydration efforts.
There have been nearly 4,000 confirmed cholera-related deaths throughout the country since the epidemic began in late 2010. The Salvation Army’s Bethel Clinic, at its peak of treatment, saw some 250 cases in only two months. The opening of the CTC will increase the Army’s capacity to effectively treat those in the surrounding communities who suffer from the infection. According to the United Nations, the Cholera mortality rate is down from 10 percent to two percent. With the addition of the CTC, The Salvation Army and Médecins du Monde are doing their part to insure those numbers continue to decline.
In addition to the quarantine and treatment areas of the Bethel Clinic, The Salvation Army has been taking steps to prevent the spread of Cholera since the epidemic began. Vital supplies including soap, disinfectant, oral rehydration packets and antibiotics have been distributed via community centers (churches and schools) throughout the country. In Port-au-prince, efforts have continued through the primary health clinic, College Verena primary and secondary school and the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp next to The Salvation Army’s compound.
The Salvation Army’s efforts to treat and prevent the spread of Cholera have been made possible through partnerships with Médecins du Monde, The Salvation Army’s Canada and Bermuda territories and a donor in the Bahamas.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.
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On Thursday, January 27, 2011 shortly before 4 p.m., a structure fire was reported to the Madison County 911 Center. City of Madison fire units were dispatched to the Little Dreamers Day Care, located at the intersection of Dinkins and Range in downtown
An overheating exhaust fan in the ceiling of the bathroom was found to be the source of the smoke. All students and staff had safely evacuated the building and were at their pre-arranged meeting site across the street from the facility.
The faulty fan was removed and the smoke blown from the building by fire personnel. The Madison Police Department and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.