News ReleasesMADISON, FL (September 9, 2017)
HURRICANE IRMAPlease visit the Madison County Emergency Management Website for contact information and preparation tips. For further updates, please follow us on Facebook.
MADISON, FL (August 23, 2017)
NOTICE OF HEARING CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD
The Code Enforcement Board of the City of Madison, Florida will hold a meeting/hearing on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall, 321 SW Rutledge St., Madison, FL 32340.
Any person who decides to appeal any decision made by the Code Enforcement Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting/hearing will need a record of the proceedings, and that for such purpose, he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based.
MADISON, FL (August 22, 2017)
City adds new garbage and grapple trucks to its fleet
The City of Madison has added two 2017 Ford F-750 vehicles to its transportation fleet. At left above is the city’s new Sanitation garbage truck with its crew from left to right Leon Brown, Leon McQuay and driver Delmonies Thomas, along with Sanitation Department superintendent David Floyd. The truck will serve 1,156 residential and commercial customers. At right above is the city’s new grapple truck with its crew of Pam Paquette, Ron Layton and Hansen Ward. The grapple truck removes vegetative debris from city rights-of-way.
MADISON, FL (August 21, 2017)
City of Madison, FL - Labor Day Holiday Schedule
Household and commercial garbage will be picked up on both sides of the city on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 and Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.
Recycle will be picked up on its regular schedule.
Madison City Hall will be closed Monday, Sept. 4, 2017.
MADISON, FL (April 5, 2017) – The City of Madison is working with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to eliminate or control the algae occurring on Lake Francis.
City Manager Tim Bennett and city Public Works Superintendent David Floyd have sought assistance from the Fish and Wildlife Commission and are hoping a solution can be put in place in the next few days.
“Lake Francis is listed in Fish and Wildlife’s database as part of the state’s inventory of water bodies,” Bennett said. “Fish and Wildlife will determine the solution to the algae, and we look forward to working with them to implement that solution as soon as possible.”
The state agency, in its past support of the lake, has installed three aeration pumps and two fish-feeders and also re-stocks the lake.
“It’s been an outstanding collaboration between the city and the agency, and we appreciate what they’ve done to help us maintain the lake,” Bennett said.
Madison Fire Rescue to flow test hydrants beginning June 26th
Madison Fire Rescue will start flow testing fire hydrants on June 26th. The city has approximately 270 fire hydrants, 75 of which were tested earlier this year. This process may take up to two months to complete depending on department call volume.
Signs will be posted in the areas where flow testing is occurring and some streets may need to be blocked temporarily because of the water flowing to ensure safety.
Hydrants must be fully opened to ensure accurate testing of the hydrants so residents will see more water on the street than for normal flushing activities.
Flow testing may cause some of the same problems that flushing hydrants does, mainly discolored or rusty water issues.
Residents will need to let their water run if they start seeing rusty or dark colored water and be cautious when washing clothes especially lighter colored clothes or whites.
If the water does not clear up within 15 to 30 minutes, the resident should call Madison City Hall at (850) 973-5081.
Fire Chief Bruce Jordan says the department flow tests hydrants for many reasons:
Flow testing hydrants is required by the Insurance Services Organization (ISO) to maintain the fire department ISO rating;
Flow testing provides the data that allows the fire department to color code the fire hydrants according to how much water they flow in gallons per minute;
This information can be crucial to fire crews when connecting to a fire hydrant for water supply to fight a house fire.
Four-way stop signs are being proposed for installation by the City of Madison at the intersection of SW Range Avenue and SW Rutledge Street and at the intersection of NE Hancock Avenue and NE Sumter Street. The Madison City Commission will review public comments about the proposed four-way stop signs on August 8, 2017 during the city commission meeting that begins at 5:30 p.m., at City Hall. City Hall is located at 321 SW Rutledge St., Madison, FL 32340. It is anticipated that a decision whether to install the four-way stop signs will be made at the Aug. 8, 2017 City Commission meeting.
Submit written comments by July 28, 2017 to the above-mentioned address “ATTENTION CITY MANAGER”, or state your comments during the Citizens Participation portion of the above-mentioned meeting’s agenda. The city requests you provide your name, home address and phone number on your written comments.
Local and Regional News
For up to date news in Madison and the surrounding area, go to the links listed below.
The Madison County Carrier is published Wednesday and the Enterprise Recorder is published on each Friday. Greene Publishing owns both local papers.
WCTV Channel 6 is based in Tallahassee, Florida and covers Madison and surrounding counties. WCTV can be found on Madison local cable and satellite networks.
Check out the link to the Madison County Chamber of Commerce to explore the City of Madison and Madison County and to obtain information about special events and business opportunities.
- Greene Publishing, Inc.
- Madison County Carrier
- Madison Enterprise-Recorder
- WCTV Channel 6
- Madison County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism
- Tallahassee Democrat
- Valdosta Daily Times