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Posted on: July 27, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Mayor's Newsletter

Mayors Newsletter Banner 7.25.22

I hope everyone is having a great summer and that you are doing your best to stay cool. We continue to get a lot done in and around the city… here are a few of our highlights:

The Independence Day celebration event took place on Saturday, July 2nd. We were able to shoot the fireworks between storms at 8:45 p.m.  We estimated that 3500 people attended the event. Thanks to everyone at Recreation, Public Works, MPD, and MFR for all your hard work and preparation!

The Publix Shopping Center on Hughes Road continues to fill up as Eggs Up Grill is now open.

Commercial activity continues: the Planning Commission has approved an 88 room Staybridge Suites hotel for Sullivan Street, north of Spenryn, and a new daycare center for County Line Road ; site work for a Circle K at Hughes Rd and Madison Blvd is underway; construction has started on the Starbucks at Zierdt and Town Madison Blvd; Five Guys and SuperChix have opened in Town Madison; and the Taco Mama sign is up at Town Madison with opening soon to follow.

On the industrial side, Griffon Aerospace, based in Madison, landed a $401.8 M contract from the U.S. Army.

During the last three weeks Building reports the permitting division created 271 permits, issued 263 of them, and the inspection division performed 673 inspections.

Also during the three weeks Code Enforcement performed 104 inspections/re-inspections, created 108 cases, and picked up 72 signs in the R.O.W.

Madison Fire and Rescue has completed 409 new construction inspections and 822 annual fire inspections to date in FY22. During the three weeks Madison Fire and Rescue responded to 354 incidents, 266 of which were EMS related.

Our Public Works team continues to work on the Oakland Springs greenway, digging out and backfilling over 1500 feet during the three weeks.

Our Engineering Inspector preformed 177 inspections from 7/7 thru 7/20.

Engineering is also excited to announce that the final Short Street walkthrough is scheduled for July 27th.

Our Madison Police Department has averaged 1026 calls for service during the three weeks.

Court reports that they had an average of 104 cases opened, 94 cases closed, and 10 warrants issued during the three weeks.

Engineering also shared that the Hughes Road project is now going full swing, as is our Garner Street project. Also, the Sullivan Street project is close to finished with only and AT&T line relocation left to complete.

Our plans for the building formally known as Three Springs continue to progress. Kory Alfred and Steve Smith have conducted multiple meetings with the architects and final plans will be ready for review and then bid soon.

Madison Hospital’s Labor & Delivery department has been unusually busy as they finished the fiscal year with over 1,300 deliveries.

Our FY 23 budget preparation is in full swing. Department Heads are working to develop their plans for staffing and capital requirements.

I travelled last week with a group from the Huntsville Madison County Chamber for an Economic Development trip. Throughout the week I was involved in multiple conversations centered on Madison and all that we have going. I was (and am) so proud of our team and our city. Madison continues to shine, and you guys continue to make a positive impact for our community. Let’s enjoy our last week before school starts again. Thanks for all that you do for the best city in the state….Madison, Alabama!

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