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County Commission round up

The Madison County Board of County Commissioners came together for their bi-monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 22, at 6 p.m. The meeting was kicked off with petitions from the public. Dianne Cherry approached the board in order to address the dilemma folks on Vera Avenue are experiencing due to the fact there is only one way into their neighborhood and one way out. She stressed the importance of having this problem fixed as there are many elderly living in her community and, should an emergency occur and the exit be blocked, the situation could become hazardous. Next, repesentative for Congresswoman Gwen Graham's office, Alex Quintana, approached the commission and informed them that Graham’s mobile office hours have received a tremendous response since they moved to City Hall in Greenville. Graham's mobile office will be stationed at Greenville City Hall every fourth Wednesday from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Lastly, citizen Lisa Leery addressed the Commission and asked if the sinkhole on Celosia would be fixed anytime soon.

County Coordinator Allen Cherry mentioned that, since the County's current road projects were wrapping up, the possibility of the county obtaining some budgetary estimates and addressing the sinkhole looked promising. After petitions from the public, the commissioners approved the agenda and moved on to department reports. Road Department Coordinator, Lonnie Thigpen, informed the Board that the paving projects on Whippoorwill, Cattail, Yellowpine and Oakhill are complete and equipment is presently being moved to Morris Stein Road to begin work there. Next, the Board approved the following items: a request from the production company filming Prayer Never Fails to utilize county facilities such as the jail and courthouse, a county survey issued by the NAACP, the Development Council's request to fund the Annual North Florida Cattle Battle, and, as part of the Florida Quilt Trail, The Barn Quilts of Madison County's request to place a quilt on the side of the Courthouse Annex building.

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