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Madison City Council Report, August 22nd Meeting

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The Madison City Council met in regular session Monday night (8/22) at city hall.  City manager Val Halvorson reported the the fiber installation project is progressing, about 200 homes remain to be connected and Farmers Mutual Telephone Company hopes to have some customers connected around Labor Day.

The council held a public hearing dealing as part of their application for a USDA grant to do some repair work on the roof of the library.  This is a $120,000 project with $50,000 coming from the USDA grant and the remainder paid from library reserve funds.

On Monday night the Madison  City Council reviewed the electric department projects completed so far in 2022 included installation of 125 new LED lights, several overhead transformers have been changed out and other work has been done on the electrical system.  The council also received an update on streets and parks projects which have been done so far this year including the installation of the dog park, installation of new chemical feed controllers at the pool, some repairs at the pools , installation of a new roof on the Kiwanis park shelter and some other projects.  The council also reviewed the projects which still need to done in the coming year.  One big expenditure will be $75,000 for replacement of some filters at the pool. 

The council heard a presentation on the Tyler Tech Software which is being considered for operation of the city computer system.  The cost of the software is over $78,000 with a yearly maintenance fee of of over $35,000 a year for the next three years.  No action was taken as the council wanted more information before making a decision on the purchase.

The next meeting of the Madison City Council will be on Monday, September 12th, 5:00 PM, at City Hall.

Written by: KLQP

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