Fire district receives improved state rating
Some Madison County residents could be eligible for a fire insurance rate reduction after the Southwest Madison County Fire Protection district got an improved fire rating.
During Monday’s Madison County Board of Supervisors, the board acknowledged receiving a letter on Dec. 1 from the Mississippi Rating Bureau advising the county of the improved fire protection classification from Class 9 to Class 8 for the Southwest Madison County Fire Protection District.
The improved rating went into effect on Nov. 19. The district rating improved because it has an alternate water supply, and the department provides primary response to residential fires outside its legal boundaries, among other issues.
Supervisors advised residents to contact their insurance company to see if they qualify for decreased premiums.
In other matters at Monday’s meeting, the board:
• Renewed lobbying contracts for Butler Snow and the Clearwater Group.
• Approved granting tax-exempt status to Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church.
• Approved granting tax-exempt status to Goodwill Industries of Mississippi.
• Approved the 2021-2022 budget for the Madison County Megasite Alliance fire protection of $80,550.
• Approved an agreement with Entergy to relocate distribution facilities on Bozeman Road that conflict with roadway improvements. The cost for this work is $672,626.28.
• Approved GSM, LLC’s final plat of Ashby Ridge, Phase 2. The development is approximately 19.4 acres with 35 lots at roughly one-quarter acre each.
• Approved reducing the speed limit on Cedar Hill Road from Mississippi 22 to Mississippi 463 from 45 mph to 35 mph for safety.
• Acknowledged an updated Emergency Action Plan for Sulphur Springs Park Lake.
• Approved the preliminary plat for Deerfield Clubhouse Estates.
• Approved the preliminary plat for Glendale Farms.
• Approved the preliminary plat for Bellemeade of Caroline.
• Approved the preliminary plat for Magnolia Pointe part two.
• Agreed to close county offices Dec. 23-Dec. 27 in observance of Christmas. Garbage collection will run on a regular schedule.
• Agreed to close county offices Dec. 31 in observance of New Year’s. Garbage collection will run on a regular schedule.
• Approved a grant application for Emergency Management Performance.
• Voted to spend approximately $600 for a topography survey at Sulphur Springs.
• Voted to acknowledge the Circuit Clerk Employee Handbook.