The Madison County Jail will soon have new heating and cooling units.
County commissioners approved a contract Monday with Healthy Climate Heating and Cooling of Royston for $75,350 to replace aging and malfunctioning units on top of the jail with Trane units.
Monday’s uneventful 15-minute BOC meeting opened with a prayer and a moment of silence for the federal government, which has been shut down.
The board approved 25 mph speed limit signs for Garnett Ward Road and the county also plans to install guard rails at a dangerous curve and embankment on the road. The board approved the promotion of a paramedic from part-time to full-time.
Commissioners briefly discussed what roads they would like to have paved, with two board members offering road names. John Pethel said he’d like for the unpaved portions of New Town Church Road to be paved. And commissioner Jim Escoe said he’d like to see Moriah Church Road paved, adding that he’d like to see a dangerous curve on Colbert Danielsville Road near Colbert straightened whenever funding is available.
Madison County will receive over $500,000 in state funds through the Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant program. The county must match 30-percent of those funds to receive the money. Dove wants the district commissioners to submit their requests for LMIG funding as soon as possible.
“I don’t want to wait until the last minute on this,” said Dove.
Lets me understand. I can not afford to run my AC as do not have enough funs to do this and pay for gas to get to work, buy food for family and so forth. Something wrong in our country. Maybe time for debt ceiling default so others can feel my discomfort.
10/17/13 at 09:13 PM
Well, it's not like they can open a bunch of windows for cross ventilation in a jail. It kind of compromises security when easy escape routes are offered like leaving a door unlocked so they can walk out. Also, unfortunately, there are plenty of hungry lawyers out there ready to sue for mistreating prisoners; can't have anyone suffering from heat stroke. Of course, it's really serious that a suicide was not prevented at our jail. I agree that our incarcerated citizens are far too comfy, though.