Madison County Judge Larry Garrett informed the quorum court Monday night that bonds for the jail project will be sold on Oct. 31 and he will be ready to sign contracts on Nov. 1.

In an attempt to prevent Madison County from becoming home to digital asset mining, Madison County Quorum Court passed an emergency noise ordinance at its July meeting. 

Huntsville Police Chief Todd Thomas informed the city council Monday night that Officer Charles “Chuck” Melton has been hired as the new school resource officer for the Huntsville School District.

Sen. Bryan King, R- Green Forest, hosted a discussion Friday with Tyson Foods, Inc., growers in Carroll County to hear their concerns about production contracts with the poultry company being terminated as of last week.

Madison County Judge Larry Garrett spoke as a special guest before the Huntsville City Council Monday night on the possibility of the city waiving building permit fees for the new county jail.

The Huntsville Planning Commission had a brief discussion last week about the city possibly giving financial breaks to Madison County when it comes to building permits for the new jail.

Elkins City Clerk Delia Foster submitted her resignation and the Elkins City Council appointed Teresa Graves to fill her position for the next two years, according to Mayor Troy Reed. 

Officials with Carroll Electric commissioned Madison County’s solar array last Thursday, meaning the array near the county shop will begin to save the county on what it pays for energy.

ST PAUL – The St. Paul Town Council received a myriad of updates regarding town business during the council’s monthly meeting on July 11.

The Madison County Quorum Court on Monday approved one-time bonuses for employees of the sheriff’s office, but said discussions about raises would have to wait until justices of the peace know more about the 2024 budget.

The Huntsville City Council on Monday quickly went through reports, approved a resolution for School Resource Officers for the Huntsville School District, and heard a report from Mayor Travis Dotson on what the community desired for property the city recently purchased from the county. 

The Huntsville City Council on Monday approved a two-year intra-agency agreement with the Huntsville School District to provide two School Resource Officers, after last month’s announcement by Madison County Sheriff Ronnie Boyd that his agency would no longer be providing SROs due to a lack of manpower.

A committee tasked with looking at possible pay increases for personnel in the Madison County Sheriff’s Office will recommend a plan to do just that to the full Madison County Quorum Court at 6 p.m. on Monday in the Madison County Courtroom.

The Elkins City Council discussed the need to update security lights and wiring at Bunch Park, something that could cost $18,000 to $20,000, according to Mayor Troy Reed.

ST. PAUL – Renovations to Robbie Stephens Park in St. Paul may officially move forward now that the state has approved the town’s plans and issued the $100,000 check for the Facilities for Underdeveloped Neighborhoods (FUN) Park grant. The issue, along with several other items of town business, were discussed during St. Paul Town Council’s meeting on June 20.

The design of two gateway signs to be placed along the Highway 412 bypass have been finalized and will be turned over to the production company in Bentonville, according to Huntsville Economic Development Director Brandi Holt.

The City of Huntsville’s Wage & Position Committee met last week and voted to make the job of mayor a full-time position, according to Huntsville Finance Director Katie Boyd.

The City of Huntsville’s Parks Commission met last week and heard from Mayor Travis Dotson about future plans for two parks in the city.

The Madison County Quorum Court on Monday rejected a proposal to give bonuses to deputies and dispatchers/jailers at the sheriff’s office, in favor of discussing the issue through a committee formed by County Judge Larry Garrett.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office will no longer provide deputies as School Resource Officers to the Huntsville School District, according to Sheriff Ronnie Boyd.

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