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Posted on: September 22, 2023

Mayor's Newsletter (September 18 - 24, 2023)

I hope everyone has enjoyed a great week and are that you are looking forward to a beautiful weekend.

A lot has gone on in Madison this week, here are a few of the highlights.

  • Madison Police shared that they responded to 905 calls for service, made 35 arrests, issued 56 citations, and gave 61 warnings during the week.
  • A welcome to Sherry Vaughn, who joined the Madison Police Services Specialist team.
  • Our City Council held a public FY24 budget work session. Multiple areas were discussed in preparation for passing the FY24 budget at the 9-25 council meeting.
  • Madison Fire and Rescue responded to 98 incidents this week, 66 of which were EMS related.
  • Several of us attended the retirement party for Judy Ryals, retiring after 45 years as CEO/President of the CVB.
  • Our Fire Marshall’s office completed 77 annual fire inspections this week, bringing their total to 1489 inspections in FY23.
  • Our paving contractor should finish re-surfacing Sullivan Road between Front Street and Browns Ferry Road early next week. They will then move to the southern portion of Sullivan Road between Madison Boulevard and Spenryn Drive. This work is taking place during overnight hours to reduce the impacts to traffic.
  • During the week of October 2, we will be doing hardware improvements and re-wiring of the Hardiman Road and Mill Road signals on County Line Road. As a result, these signals will need to be taken out of service. Traffic control and detour routes will be in place. This work will take place during Fall Break for Madison City Schools to reduce the impacts to traffic.
  • Our Building team shared that the permitting division created 141 permits, issued 161 permits, and the inspection division performed 423 inspections during the week.
  • Code Enforcement performed 62 inspections/re-inspections, created 36 cases, and picked up 22 signs in the R.O.W.
  • IT received 45 work orders this week, as well as multiple calls and in-person requests. IT has also been working on making sure Wi-Fi is maximized in historic downtown for our October 7th street festival.
  • Our Public Works CIP team poured 268’ of concrete bottom at the Highland Drive Ditch project.
  • Our Public Works CIP team also poured three 12x12 pads and installed a water spicket for our new police dog kennel at the Celtic Drive facility.
  • Our Facilities and Grounds team installed surge protection devices and bonding at the public works building, began downtown landscaping improvements, repaired our downtown electrical outlets, managed HVAC issues and relaced a water heater at City Hall, and held a contractor meeting for final repairs at Main Street Café among other items.
  • Court shared that they opened 101 cases, closed 170 cases, and issued 37 warrants this week.
  • Recreation shared that our new Pickleball courts at Hexagon should be ready to use by mid-October!
  • MARS completed 174 trips this week and Dublin Park had a total of 608 visits.
  • Our Senior Center shared that they served 275 meals this week, they had 939 activity sign ups and 1529 hours of member activity. They also hosted a wellness expo with 208 attendees.

Thank to all of you for what you do for our Madison community. Have a great weekend.


Mayor Finley

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