Madison County is closer to having soccer fields ready at the recreation department.
County commissioners agreed Monday to approve several contracts at the department for soccer fields, which are being funded with sales tax money tagged for improvements by county voters in 2008. Commission chairman Anthony Dove said Sept. 6 that there is roughly $250,000 in collected county sales tax funds designated for recreation use.
“We’ll be able to kick out the first soccer ball before you know it,” said Robin Pendleton, following the board’s votes to move the project along.
The group approved $111,000 in spending for the fields, including contracts for soil, poles and cages, light fixtures and light installation.
In other matters, the BOC learned that Madison County commission and school board redistricting will not be considered by the Georgia General Assembly until January of 2012. County commission chairman Anthony Dove announced Sept. 5 that the General Assembly didn’t cover county districting in its special session in August on reapportionment.
The board of commissioners unanimously approved a zoning request by Doug and Sally Carmichael to rezone 4.8 acres from A-2 to A-1 on Hwy. 29. The group reappointed John Steudeman and Todd Higdon to the county planning and zoning board. The commissioners agreed to allow 911 director David Camp to open requests for proposal responses in public Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. for a proposed Madison County emergency alert system. The group approved continuation of a beer and wine license for Food Mart on Hwy. 98.