Carlton’s City Council quickly dealt with its one item agenda Tuesday night when itagreed to enter into negotiations with the county for code enforcement services.
If approved, the inter-governmental agreement would have Madison County’s code enforcement officer Jack Huff respond to any complaints from city residents rather than attempt to have city personnel handle them. The city is collecting samples of agreements by other cities for guidance in the negotiations. Among the probable agreements are that Madison County will collect and retain any fines and fees.
The mayor will negotiate the agreement with Madison County and bring it back to the council for approval once it is finished.
A number of council members were surprised to learn that the Carlton Cemetery is not the property of the city. They were discussing the need to repair and clear roads within the cemetery. The city has no responsibility for the maintenance of the cemetery. There is a cemetery trust group that is expected to take this responsibility. The problem is that it is financed by interest earned from grants and donations that are placed in a CD, and in the current economy, CDs are not yielding enough income to pay for any help.
“It will not even pay for someone to mow the grass,” council members were told.
Clever remark but what does it mean? So far here we have two veiled suggestions of incompetence from two anonymous posters with absolutely no supporting evidence. I guess, like so many government and business issues in Madison County, it is simply something personal with these two posters. Perhaps Mr. Huff did his job quite well by requiring these two posters to adhere to codes and they are sitting in their corners pouting (and wasting server space with nothing to say).
Well, see there; there's that "personal" issue again. If this "buddy" system in Madison County would die out and people would just do business and get things done for the better good, things would be a lot better. I don't even know Mr. Huff; why would you have expectations that he would be my "buddy"? I am self-employed and have never worked for or with government. You are unnecessarily taking up server space at the paper as well. Please offer something of substance next time you post.