Council debates license for Madison Inn & Suites

MADISON – At Madison City Council’s March 26 meeting, Mary Beth Broeren presented first reading for a resolution to re-zone about 80 acres in Town Madison.

The acreage at Town Madison (Old Town Investments’ property) will change from AG (Agriculture) to TND (Traditional Neighborhood Development) and from AG and R4 (Multi-Family Residential) to UC (Urban Center). The property is located south of I-565 and west of Zierdt Road.

Mary Beth Broeren has been named Director of Development Services for the City of Madison. Broeren has been working as Director of Planning and Economic Development for Madison.

Council will hold a public hearing on April 23 about the business license for Three Springs owned by Sequel TSI Holdings LLC. City Attorney Megan Zingarelli asked council to delay its vote to April 23 as the city closes its research. Madison resident Joseph Pettus urged council to deny renewal for a business license to Three Springs.

In the longest discussion, council conducted a public hearing about the business license of Madison Inn & Suites, known as Town Center Senior Living LLC (formerly Country Hearth Inn) at 8716 Madison Blvd. Police and fire departments have responded to numerous incidents (250 annually with 90 arrests). The city determined that about eight registered sex offenders had been living there previously.

Council approved Zingarelli’s recommendation with two amendments — to revisit the property for inspection in 90 days and to have 70 hotel rooms maximum for occupancy.

Council approved the following larger payments:

* Miller & Miller — Removal/installation of curbs and gutters, roadway, parking lot and landscaping, Downtown Streetscape, Phase III, $303,199.49.

* Brailsford & Dunlavey — Design work for multi-use venue project, $11,300.

Tricia Bobo with Liberty Learning Foundation described the organization’s work and accepted the city’s annual appropriation of $7,500.

Mayor Paul Finley said a public meeting will discuss findings of Madison Schools Growth Impact Committee on April 10 at Bob Jones High School. On March 22, the committee released its conclusions to Madison City Council and Madison Board of Education.

Madison Industrial Development Board will conduct an open house to discuss the city’s industrial development plan on March 27 at 6 p.m. at Rocket Republic.

District 1 Councilwoman Maura Wroblewski reminded residents about Madison Market during the day and Taste the Spirit of Madison that evening at Insanity Complex on April 14.

District 2 Councilman Steve Smith presented an amendment for the city’s Fiscal Year 2018 Operating Budget. Smith was approved for $3,500 for a site study with Geo Solutions LLC for stadium/multi-use venue.

President and District 5 Councilman Tommy Overcash said applications are still open for Madison Board of Education slots.

In public hearings, Hampton Inn, 9225 Madison Boulevard received off-premise beer and wine license.

The engineering department has accepted Burgreen Place, Phase 2 into the city’s maintenance program, along with public utility and drainage Easement from MA Properties LLC. The planning department will amend the contract for $5,000 with CDG Engineers & Associates Inc. for construction management services for Downtown Phase III.

The revenue department presented the first reading to amend Chapter 10 of Code of Ordinances for electronic filing of returns. The city will observe the “State Sales Tax Holiday” for school supplies in July.

The legal department rejected bids for bullet-resistant vests and will re-advertise.

In public comments, Rebecca Brown urged residents to attend Madison ReadyFest, a community preparedness fair on April 14 at 10 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1297 Slaughter Road.

Finley proclaimed March 30 as Women-Owned Business Day and designated April 2018 as Autism Awareness Month.

Council accepted Hollywood Feed’s donation of two bags of dog food for the Police K-9 Unit. Annual donation value is $1,320.

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