Plans for Madison County and the City of Huntsville to begin using solar power remain in place, despite new legislation that would lower the wholesale rate that solar users get when selling power back to power providers.

Work on Phase 1 of the City of Elkins’ water and sewer project should get started in April, according to Mayor Troy Reed.

The SouthBuild Team from Tennessee offers a “unique architectural and construction management approach” to building county-level jails and detention centers, officials said during a meeting with Madison County officials last week.

The Madison County Quorum Court on Monday agreed to purchase two used road graders from Carroll County, something that caused County Judge Larry Garrett afterwards to say he was “tickled to death.”

The owners of Assemblage in Witter “bowed out” of buying land owned by the City of Huntsville, Mayor Travis Dotson told the City Council at its regular monthly meeting on Monday.

The Madison County Quorum Court agreed to change personnel policy on accrued paid time off when the courthouse is closed for inclement weather, and County Judge Larry Garrett established a committee to study how to change the PTO policy of the county going forth.

The Elkins City Council approved an ordinance seeking to combat the use of vaping products by students and other minors in the city.

It was a night of updates for the St. Paul Town Council during its Feb. 14 meeting. 

The Huntsville City Council met briefly in a special session last Wednesday and approved a resolution to accept state aid for paving streets in the Enclave Subdivision, located just south of Highway 412.

Construction of the Madison County Jail could begin this fall, officials with SouthBuild told local and county officials at a “kickoff meeting” held last week in Huntsville.

The Huntsville City Council on Monday voted to keep the Basham building after a couple that agreed to purchase it in November asked to be released from the agreement.

The Elkins City Council held a brief meeting on Saturday and gave Mayor Troy Reed the authority to resolve a lawsuit against the city that was filed in 2017 over land development in Oakleaf Manor.

Madison County officially purchased land for a jail late last week when County Judge Larry Garrett delivered a $700,390 check to Town and Country Abstract & Title on Friday.

The Madison County Quorum Court last Thursday held a special meeting to approve ordinances to finalize the purchase of land for a jail and an agreement to purchase 10 road graders.

The Elkins City Council met for its first regular monthly meeting last week and heard department reports and discussed the possible purchase of iPads for council members.

The Madison County Quorum Court on Jan. 17 heard from a number of departmental leaders during its first meeting of the year.

The Madison County Quorum Court – with seven new justices of the peace – last week voted to purchase land for a jail. The property owned by Kay Coger a few years ago was listed at $1.25 million, but was offered to the county for $700,000.

ST. PAUL – The St. Paul Town Council tabled a decision on whether to allow the Huntsville School District to install a fence around the bus lot that would impede on city property. The discussion was part of the council’s first meeting of 2023, which was held on Jan. 10. It was also Mayor Linda Lewis’ first meeting in her new role. 

The Madison County Water Facilities Board has been asked to proceed with getting a water line off of the Highway 23 bridge near Withrow Springs State Park, according to Manager Rodney Reynolds.

The Huntsville City Council last week approved the 2023 budget, a detailed breakdown of what the city expects to see in both revenues and expenses for this year.

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