City approves contract for state mosquito control grant

Madison City Commissioners have approved a contract with the state to receive a grant for mosquito control efforts. 

City Parks Supervisor Mike McGillivray told commissioners that the city will receive $3828 in a grant from the state for the city’s mosquito control efforts as a way to try to protect residents from West Nile Virus.

McGillivray told commissioners Monday that some mosquito spraying will start in the city this week.  

City Finance Officer Jennifer Eimers told commissioners that the city has received similar amounts in the past in this grant from the state.  

The state Department of Health announced last week that it would be distributing a total of 500-thousand dollars in grants to more than 200 towns, counties, and tribes in the state to help in their mosquito control efforts.