Madison County is taking housing issue seriously. The county commissioners re-developed the Madison County Housing Authority last month, and now they are taking things a step further.
During their meeting on Aug. 8, Madison County commissioners Jim Hart, Ron Nye and Dan Allhands signed off on permit applications for construction to start on two bridges in the county.
Madison County Solid Waste and Recycling Board has been focused on promoting recycling around the county. As of July 18, commissioners officially signed off on adopting a one year pilot program to promote recycling in county facilities. The official kick off is expected to take effect no later than September 2017.
During their meeting with Madison County Commissioners on March 14, the county road review committee presented a recommendation for Jim Alan Road. In a six to one vote, the committee recommended the road be private. Commissioners then voted in favor of the committee’s recommendation.
Members of the fair board met with commissioners and county representatives in the Madison County public meeting room on Jan. 26 as to talk about the fair and the grounds after an audit during last year’s county fair produced some discrepancies.
A resort tax legislation is currently in the works, according to Kevin Germain with Lone Mountain Land Company and Virginia City Mayor Scott Petersen, who asked for support from the Madison County Commissioners to get a bill to the Capitol.
In May of 2016, Madison County commissioners established a road review committee intended to research contentious county roads, one of which is Jim Alan Road south of MT Highway 87 near the Montana/Idaho border and Horn Creek Road, and report their findings back to the commissioners.
Madison County Commissioners met with outgoing District Court Judge Loren Tucker, Clerk of District Court Dianne Kaatz and Sheriff Roger Thompson on Friday, Jan. 6 to look at blueprints of the intended renovations to the historic Madison County Courthouse in Virginia City.
On Nov. 17, Madison County commissioners Jim Hart and Ron Nye met with the fair board and fairgrounds manager Dana Escott for a joint meeting to discuss a variety of topics, from an agreement with the Twin Bridges Fire Department to the future of the fairgrounds.
As ballot boxes started arriving at the Madison County Administrative Building in Virginia City from precincts around the county after 8 p.m. on June 7, Kim Hudson and many other volunteers got to work.