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Carty Yowell

It’s the end of an era in Madison County as supervisors officially vote to dissolve the Madison County Rescue Squad (MCRS) as an emergency medical services agency.

Last month, Madison County Supervisors signed a resolution condemning forced organ harvesting.

For the third consecutive year, Madison residents may see an increase in their real estate tax rate this summer.

Last month, the Topping Committee discussed a plan by the parks and recreation authority to create a dog park at Hoover Ridge.

The March meeting of the Madison Town Council continued to be a forum for townspeople to debate the safety and legality of parking along Main Street.

Some progress has been made on a citizen-led initiative to save the Criglersville swinging bridges.

The regular meeting of the Madison Town Council became animated after Madison Free Clinic’s Executive Director Brenda Clements appealed to the council to create an ordinance to resolve a parking issue with neighboring business, BulletProof. Clements told members of the council that staff and patients of the free clinic have encountered problems crossing the street because parked cars in front of the gun shop impair visibility.

Madison County Supervisors have approved a special use permit (SUP) to construct a cell tower near Uno.

Last week, the Madison County Board of Supervisors met with financial consultants to evaluate borrowing options.

Three shared their comments via letter during last week’s Madison County Board of Supervisors’ public hearing on the tax rate.

Members on the planning commission will still only be able to serve two terms after a motion failed to extend their service.

Planning commissioners will once again take up the idea of adding the term “primitive campground” to the county’s ordinances.

Madison County officials are planning a response to the proposed Dominion Virginia Power and FirstEnergy transmission line project, including requesting more information, asking for additional time and also possible reversing last month’s zoning ordinance amendment that allows transmission lines and substations by-right in the B1 business zone.

The Madison County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution to honor U.S. Army Corps First Lieuenant Robert Yowell by requesting the Commonwealth Transportation board name and dedicate the bridge located on Route 231 in Banco in honor of Yowell.

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