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Agriculture land rezoned for homes, business City annexes 64 acres on Hardiman Road

By Staff
Mitch Freeman Madison County Record
The City of Madison has rezoned several parcels of agricultural land for residential and commercial use. The city also grew a bit by annexing some land during its regular meeting Monday night, April 14.
Land previously zoned for agricultural use, located north of Brownsferry Road and east of Burgreen Road, has been rezoned as a single-family detached residential district (R-3A). A parcel located north of Brownsferry Road and west of Balch Road and one located west of Balch Road and east of Walden Subdivision have been rezoned as medium density residential districts (R-2).
A parcel located north of Brownsferry Road and east of Burgreen Road is now zoned as a general business district (B-3).
Almost 64 acres, located on Hardiman Road, owed by Roy McCrary and Philmond Smith was annexed by the city as was property owned by Jason Curns, located at 168 Forrest Drive.
In other council actions: * The council appointed Jim Sturdivant as representative to the Madison Board of Education, per District 5 councilman Marc Jacobson's resolution. Sturdivant is currently completing Ed Zompa's term. Sturdivant's appointment for a full five-year term will begin on June 1.
* Council members approved approximately $122,000 of capital improvement budget funds for payment of services for various projects. Chynoweth and Kennedy will be paid $25,000 for engineering and surveying services related to the Wall Triana widening project. Wall Triana is being widened from Brownsferry Road to Gillespie Road.
Shelby Contracting will be paid $4,685.80 for construction related to the Church Street sidewalk project. Burleson Pools, Lee Builders and Frederick Design Studios will be paid $37,131.70, $40,452.10 and $1,101.60, respectfully for construction of the outdoor swimming pool at Dublin Park. Lee Builders will be paid $13,592.03 for construction services related to Fire Station No. 3.
* According to Susan Klopfenstein, city construction contracts manager, the new Dublin Park pool is expected to be open just in time for Memorial Day, contingent upon good construction weather. In regard to the status of Madison's new fire station, Klopfenstein anticipated that that construction might be resumed within 30 days. She said the city is waiting for structural re-engineering to be completed. Construction of the new fire station was recently temporarily halted because of structural design issues.
* The city engineering department was authorized to enter into contractual agreements with Dave Aldridge to provide mechanical engineering services, related to the new fire station project. Authorization was also granted to contract Oscar Ellis for electrical engineering services and Chynoweth &Kennedy for structural engineering services.
Chynoweth &Kennedy will be contracted to provid engineering and surveying services for the Wall Triana – Gillespie Road intersection project.
* In fire and police department business, a new Madison fire fighter was sworn in, as were five new police officers. The new police persons will be attending the 12-week Jacksonville Police Academy program prior to work assignment. Madison policeman Nathan Beard was commended by Chief Dan Busken for being named class president and winner of the director's award when he attended the training provided by the police academy. It was the second year in a row that the class president and director's award winner was a Madison police person, Busken added.
The council agreed to match a Department of Justice partnership grant to be used for the purchase of 13 bulletproof vests, which cost around $450 each. Council members authorized the donation of a 1982 fire truck and fire hose to the Triana Volunteer Fire Department. The equipment has an estimated value of $10,000.
* A city council work session to review the city's budget has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. in room 130 at the municipal complex. Another council work session to discuss possible transformation of the vacated Food World building on Madison Boulevard into a community center. The work session has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 29 at 5:30 p.m. in room 130 at the municipal complex.
The May 26 city council meeting, which falls on Memorial Day, was rescheduled for May 27.

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