The Madison County Jail will soon have new heating and cooling units.
County commissioners approved a contract Monday with Healthy Climate Heating and Cooling of Royston for $75,350 to replace aging and malfunctioning units on top of the jail with Trane units.
Monday’s uneventful 15-minute BOC meeting opened with a prayer and a moment of silence for the federal government, which has been shut down.
The board approved 25 mph speed limit signs for Garnett Ward Road and the county also plans to install guard rails at a dangerous curve and embankment on the road. The board approved the promotion of a paramedic from part-time to full-time.
Commissioners briefly discussed what roads they would like to have paved, with two board members offering road names. John Pethel said he’d like for the unpaved portions of New Town Church Road to be paved. And commissioner Jim Escoe said he’d like to see Moriah Church Road paved, adding that he’d like to see a dangerous curve on Colbert Danielsville Road near Colbert straightened whenever funding is available.
Madison County will receive over $500,000 in state funds through the Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant program. The county must match 30-percent of those funds to receive the money. Dove wants the district commissioners to submit their requests for LMIG funding as soon as possible.
“I don’t want to wait until the last minute on this,” said Dove.