Commissioners hold public hearing

The Madison Board of County Commissioners met Wednesday, September 9 at 9 a.m. at the Courthouse. The meeting began with new business on the consent agenda. The Board held a Public Hearing concerning the six-cent Local Option Fuel Tax. The ordinance was passed back in March of this year. The Board declared that the original date arranged for this ordinance would change. The s-cent Local Option Fuel Tax was approved to run September 1, 2015 through December 31, 2044. The original end date was August, 31 2045. The Public Works Department took to the podium next to update the Board on the Rogers Sink Road right-of-way improvements and many of the paving projects around the county. The Rogers Sink Road right-of-way improvements were approved. The paving on Wonderwood has been halted due to issues with cables, and paving should be done in the next couple of weeks. Jerome Wyche of Solid Waste presented the board with the discussion and review of possible increase on commercial Solid Waste accounts. There is a minor increase in commercial accounts for the Solid Waste Recycling Department. There are a total of 95 commercial accounts currently. The board approved to increase the commercial Solid Waste accounts so the Recycling department could provide its services.

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