The 23 members of the October term of the Madison County Grand Jury issued recommendations on two major county issues, the jail expansion and the search for a chief appraiser.
The Grand Jury recommends that the “completion of the jail addition become a priority for the upcoming session.”
“Bids and financial analyst should start as soon as possible,” the Grand Jury recommendation stated. “Dates determined for beginning and completion of the project and SPLOST funds earmarked specifically for jail project so as not to be used as other capital products. The Grand Jury also recommends that a decision be reached expeditiously to determine whether funds will be collected prior to building versus being financed.”
The Grand Jury also recommended that the board of commissioners “consider offering Mr. James Flynt, county chief appraisers, another two-year contract, or at least to accept his application for county chief appraiser, should he put an application in. The Grand Jury feels that keeping Mr. Flynt will help to get the tax digest and tax bills get out in time.”