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Posted on: May 23, 2023

Mayor's Newsletter (May 7-May 20, 2023)

Spring is officially here and with it comes those rainy days, but that doesn't stop work from happening here at the city!

We have had an exceptionally busy two weeks, here are a few of the highlights. 

  • Thanks to Lisa Thomas and the entire “special election team” that worked diligently during the last two months and especially last Tuesday, you did a great job!! Thank you for your focus and hard work conducting a successful special election. Madison will remain a Mayor-Council form of government and we will continue to work each and every day to accomplish actionable results for our residents.
  • Animal Control Officers did a great job to ensure the proper authorities were notified to locate a new home for the 6ft alligator which was located near Mountain Brook subdivision. 
  • Get ready to remodel!   Floor & Décor celebrated their new store in Madison with a ribbon cutting ceremony this week.  Located on Hwy 72 in the former Publix store near Staples, the store will generate direct tax revenue as well as help to re-energize the shopping center.  A new furniture store, Urban Home Market, also opened in the center at the end of last year based on Floor & Décor’s announcement of that location.
  • Captain Allen, Sergeant Dawe, Officer Kern and Officer Beiring conducted the TADAA (Truth About Drugs And Alcohol) Graduation for 5th Graders at Heritage Elementary and Columbia Elementary.
  • Staff added an extra dog waste station and signage at Homeplace Park to help address the dog waste issue we are having.  Maintenance staff also picked up waste and plan to do so weekly from this point forward.  
  • The Pickled Pink Pickleball tournament took place last weekend at Dublin Park.  The organizers had over 160 participants in the tournament.  Proceeds from the tournament went to Huntsville Hospital for breast cancer.
  • Our Building team shared that during the two weeks the permitting division created 270 permits, issued 239 permits, and the inspection division performed 680 inspections.
  • Code Enforcement performed 135 inspections, created 73 cases, and picked up 20 signs in the ROW.
  • Madison Fire and Rescue responded to 221 incidents, 172 of which were EMS related during the two weeks.
  • I.T. has started working on redesigning Dublin park’s public Wi-Fi to allow for better coverage and faster internet speeds. In addition, they removed the old public Wi-Fi hardware at city hall, and has replaced it with Ubiquiti hardware that will allow for better coverage and faster internet speeds for users as well.
  • The gym floor in Dublin Park is planned to be resurfaced next week.
  • Recreation shared that the Men’s Basketball league has 18 teams registered for this summer.
  • Our Court team shared that during the two weeks they opened 69 cases, closed 249 cases, and issued 36 warrants.
  • Our Madison Police shared that during the two weeks they responded to 1857 calls for service, had 77 arrests, issued 89 citations, and gave 123 warnings.
  • New Records Clerk, Madison Cartee, began her training in records.
  • HR Department hosted a training luncheon for Mayor Finley, City Council Members, Department Heads and other employees in which Chief Gandy conducted a presentation on “Active Shooter, Lessons Learned from Virginia Beach”
  • Madison City and Madison City Schools officials met to discuss road and safety needs and opportunities.
  • Multiple city officials attended the JCHS and BJHS graduations ceremonies.
  • City Council held a work session to learn more about our mid-year budget (which we will look to pass on June 12th) and redistricting.


I hope everyone has a great few weeks... stay dry!

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