There’s still no word from the state on whether funding will be available for a water line from Elbert County to Madico Park in Comer.
Both Elbert and Madison County officials are seeking funds to run a line down Hwy. 72 from Elbert County to Madico Industrial Park at Hwy. 172 and Hwy. 98, a project that leaders hope will attract more industry to the county’s industrial areas.
Madison County Industrial Development and Building Authority Executive director Marvin White said Sept. 15 that the Governor’s water fund has roughly $45 million available for projects, but approximately $60 million in requests. He said the state has delayed decisions on water funding until at least October. And the county hasn’t gotten any indication whether the project will be approved.
In a 10-minute meeting Sept. 15, the IDA also heard from utility director Steve Shaw, who reported that 897 county customers used approximately six million gallons of water in August, which was up from July’s total.
Madison County commission chairman Anthony Dove also thanked the IDA for allowing engineer Phil Munro to do work for the county government. He said Munro has done work for the county, the cities and schools, allowing local governments to cut down on engineering costs.
“He (Munro) is a real asset to our county,” said Munro.
Want more business then change the good ole boy view that people that live outside of MC have of this county. I have the same good ole boy view of our elected officials and some MC employee's. I vote but guess more (still) people vote to keep the same ole same ole system in place. Change will happen but seems MC doing 45 MPH in a 75MPH zone and GETS worse gas mileage for what it does.
t bone. Get educated. City water is NOT in Harrison. County water is in Harrison & those of us that utilize this precious commodity pay for it as well as the meters that were installed. Try going w/o water when your well goes dry & you will appreciate the water system more. Also, this was paid for by a GRANT from the STATE. The definition of a GRANT means that Madison County DOES NOT have to pay the money back!!! So there, Mr. You Think You Know It All.
until good ole boys gone and they are aging leaving less of their genetic material in MC as their kids have left to get work elsewhere. The Pethel crowd will be gone or their voting block in 5 years will be very limited. The Pethel no where bridge on Sam Bruce Rd not likely to bring in business either. MC is great place to live and our quality of life would be better if things change.