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Final Election Night Results Madison County

New Neighborhood for Waco passes first reading hurdle

The Madison County County Fiscal Court held its monthly meeting on Tuesday morning, August 23rd.

The Court heard from Treasure Glenna Smith concerning the finance report. The court currently has a  $31,581,163.86 general balance. This represents the first thirty days for the fiscal year. The Treasure’s Report is only presented on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

The first reading of ordinance 2022-09 to change land use property gathered discussion. This involves 70.27 acres on College Hill Road in Waco being changed from C-7/R-7 agricultural to UC1 single-family residential.  Magistrate Tudor, who is the elected representative for Waco, stated that he had received numerous calls concerning this new development. Mr. Tudor said that, “almost all feedback from the Waco community has been negative.” He then expressed that most of these conversations came from residents close to the proposed subdivision, including Fike Road, College Hill Road, and the Waco Heights subdivision. Some of those concerns include: the amount of homes per acre, property values decreasing, and the difficulty to add a turning lane into the proposed area. Tudor stated that at the next meeting, he would reveal a police report about the number of traffic accidents which occur within the first mile the proposed development would be on.  Tudor stated, “the possibility of 200 to 300 more home, means 200 to 300 more cars on the road.” 

Bert Thomas, Director of  Planning Building Codes, discussed the connecting the subdivision homes to sewer. He added that there is an option to do larger acre lots on septic. The motion passed, with Magistrate Tudor being the only no vote. The court noted that anyone in favor of or opposed of this ordinance can share their thoughts at a future public hearing.  This will be advertised for the second reading ordinance.  Magistrate Tudor asked that the next meeting be held in Richmond instead of the scheduled Berea location, due to the location being closer to the Waco community. 

Other business included: 

·      Proclamation of National Assisted Living Week for September 11-17

·      Ad valorem rates were unchanged for the extension office, library and ambulance rates were lowered and services were added with an additional ambulance in Berea, health department rates will be maintained at the same rate, and the Red Lick Water shed rate will be unchanged as well at five cents. 

·      Completion of Roadways in Clarks Place Subdivision passed unanimously. 

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