Water association asks for federal funds


Leroy Lacy of the East Madison Water Association attended the Madison Board of Supervisors’ May 17 meeting to report that the association that serves the Ratliff Ferry area of the county is in need of funding for improvements to the system.

The estimated cost of rehabilitating the water system is $475,000, Lacy said.

Lacy asked the board to consider helping fund the project with any funding available, including a portion of anticipated federal COVID-19 relief funds the county will receive.

The board took the request under advisment.

In other matters during the board’s May 17 meeting, the board:

• Approved the consent agenda;

• Approved the District Attorney’s hiring of a Grand Jury Coordinator, and an Investigator. 

• Approved the appointment of Mary Ann Sones to fill an unexpired term on Southwest Madison County Fire Protection District board of commissioners;

• Agreed to add another restroom using exiting designs at the county’s Sulpher Springs Park;

• Heard a report from Dr. Mary Sims-Johnson, executive director, Citizens Services on emergency broadband assistance and approved parking spaces at the county offices for Citizens Services;

• Heard a report from Angela Carson on the City of Canton’s Hispanic Taskforce;

• Awarded a knuckleboom purchase contract for $141,295 to low bidder Hol-Mac Corporation Inc.; 

• Agreed to advertise for a bridge repair project on McCullough Lane;

• Agreed to advertise for a grading project on Dewees Road;

• Agreed to a proposed interlocal agreement with the City of Canton for a construction project on King Ranch Road;

• Approved a request for a total refund of $1,480 from Charles Clark for buildings permits;

• Approved Madisonville Phase 1 on Yandell Road for property zoned PUD;

• Agreed to settle an unclaimed estate of Joanna Weber;

• Authorized the County Attorney to record the lease agreement of Fairview Park. 

• Approved closing county offices Monday, May 31, for Memorial Day.

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