The Madison County Fiscal Court established its fee schedule for a number of items on its November 17th date. 22 sessions.
Regulation No. 22-11 establishes the county’s business license fees. This is a one-time payment of $50 for new businesses in the county, excluding agricultural businesses defined by the IRS as farms, businesses on Schedule F for income tax purposes, and 501c nonprofits.
“The purpose of this decree is actually to make it easier for business owners to change business licenses. It will approve our efficiencies. There will now be a one-time business application process that will improve the process for all stakeholders including business owners And efficiency. It reduces the postage and labor involved in renewing thousands of business licenses each year,” said Deputy Magistrates Executive Jill Williamson.
The regulations have not been updated since 2015. All businesses in good standing will be included.
The meeting also produced a new fee schedule for 2023. The Battlefield Golf Course will undergo the following additions.
- Golf cart fees have increased from $6-7 for 9 holes and $12-14 for 18 holes.
- For seniors, fees will range from $24 to $26 for 18 holes.
- For the rest of the public, prices for 18 holes are $28-30 on weekdays and $35-37 on weekends.
In Resolution 2022-134, the County purchased 237 North Second Street, Richmond for $161,000. The property adjoins county-owned property and will be used to build more parking spaces downtown.
Magistrate Ben Robinson asked whether there were any health concerns, such as asbestos, in the building (formerly a funeral home) currently on the property. Magistrate Reagan Taylor responded that some reports had found some asbestos on the property, but there was “nothing major that couldn’t be dealt with or mitigated”.
Resolution 2022-135 accepts road and roadway improvements at the intersection of Herndon Lane on Old US 25. The county wants to widen Herndon Lane to make travel easier and safer for residents. It will be completed on the county side of Herndon Lane, as the other part is within the Berea city limits.
The property’s owners, Ryan and Jennifer Willis, transferred a large tract of land to the county for maintenance.
Taylor applauds the Willis family for setting aside the land for the county.
The county wants to increase road width by at least six feet.
Treasurer Glenna Smith lodged her monthly financial reports with the Treasury Tribunal.
Countywide fund balance as of October 31, 2022 is $32,523,458.02.
The general fund accounted for 28.4 percent of income and 14.6 percent of expenses.
The Road Fund revenue accounted for 48.2% and expenditure accounted for 14.6%.
Prison funds accounted for 46.8% of income and 32.1% of expenditure.
The LGEA Fund received 17.1% of its income and 1.9% of its expenses.
CSEPP funds accounted for 15.3 percent of income and 14.6 percent of expenses.
Health fund income accounted for 22.4%, expenditure accounted for 34.5%.
9/11 funds accounted for 31.4% of income and 31.4% of expenses.
Chloeta has been awarded the bid for the EMA/CSEPP Hazardous Locations specific course.
These courses will assist emergency managers and responders with disaster management training. They will also be open to the entire community, with first responders especially encouraged to sign up for classes.
Myron Fisher’s term with the Madison County Airport Commission has been extended, and his current term is set to end on January 1. Number 1, 2023.
“I’m delighted that Myron is willing to come forward and be there with them (the Airport Board),” Magistrate Tom Botkin said.
Douglas Fritz’s term on the Madison County Planning Commission, which was scheduled to expire on December 12, has been extended. 31, 2022.
Pursuant to Resolution 2022-133, the Fiscal Court applied to the Department of Homeland Security for firefighter grants for FY 2022.
The funds will be used for operational safety, vehicle procurement and regional programs. If the application is accepted, the county will match 15% of the funding.
The top of the conference saw several announcements. The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1066 honors Madison County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Ilan Bear with the Deputy Veterans Award. There was also an update on the construction of the Veterans Memorial that the chapter has been raising funds for. It will be located in front of Madison Southern High School.
The Madison Central Marching Band was honored for its recent victory in the 5A State Championships. Madison Central Television’s Ciara O’Shea was also honored by the Fiscal Court for her recent track and field victory.
The county fire department received two promotions. A firefighter who was promoted from a first-class firefighter to a third-class firefighter made $9.74 an hour. Another was promoted from a Firefighter Class I to a Firefighter Class II at $9.24 an hour.