Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 the Madison County Commission met with the following officers present: Presiding Commissioner Robert Mooney, First District Commissioner Dennis Bradford and Second District Commissioner Larry Mungle. County Clerk Don Firebaugh was present to record the proceedings.
E-911 director Steve Perkins said all equipment was operating properly. A new full-time employee commenced work in the 911 department last Friday.
ROAD & BRIDGE
Gregg Pruett, Road and Bridge Supervisor, reported all road and bridge work accomplished last week by the department. Discussion followed about the requirements to open or close county roads. Pruett said he has received many calls from residents wanting to know the procedures and thought the information should be readily accessible to the public.
Title XIV Roads and Waterways, Chapter 228 Establishment and Vacation of Roads, Sections 228.010 to 228.190 is the authority, and the county clerk will print the statutes for public access for those wanting printed copies.
Bradford said he visited the Road and Bridge department last Wednesday and watched the training on the new Road Grader.
He also attended the Chamber of Commerce at Follis Place last week, the Veteran’s breakfast and ceremony at the Fredericktown High School along with the Veteran’s Day ceremony at the Courthouse.
Mungle said he also visited the Road and Bridge department and attended the new equipment training.
Mooney attended the Civic Center planning meeting last week and the Veteran’s Day Ceremony at the Courthouse on Friday.
County Clerk Firebaugh reported the Special Election held November 8, 2011 for the Madison Medical Center wanting the tax levy abolished and changed to a half cent sales tax on the dollar passed with a 556 (yes) and 326 (no) votes. There was an 11.6 percent voter turnout. The sales tax revenue should start to arrive around April 10, 2012. Residents will not see the “Hospital” entity on their property tax bill next year.
The County Clerk also said the sales tax revenue received for Madison County in October was up this year by 1.02 percent from 2010 but still down 1.03 percent from 2009.
The county receives sales tax revenue for the General Revenue, Madison County Law Enforcement and Road and Bridge Department.