County discusses income


It took the Madison County Commissioners’ Court only 18 minutes to get through reports of millions in income on Monday.

The first meeting of the new year dealt mostly with reports from various departments, but commissioners were told that $1,246,178.59 was collected in taxes during the month of December, after the most recent batch of tax bills were sent out.

Additionally, Tax Assessor/Collector Karen Lane said that $467,862 was collected in vehicle registration fees.

Designated Representative Chase Manning said his office collected $1,150 for septic fees in November, and $460 in December.

County Clerk Susanne Morris said her office took in $21,105.12 in fees, and the County Criminal Court took in $6,302.60.

The collection reports were approved unanimously, with Commissioner Carl Cannon absent.

In other business, the county:

•awarded the bid for fuel services for the next two calendar years for Madison County to John Hardy;

•approved a maintenance agreement with Canon for the copier in the Adult Probation Office in the amount of $449.19; and

•approved a land division for John and Rebecca Stevens on property located near Hackett Branch Road.