City commission agrees to join Lake County in creek channel cleaning project

The Madison City Commission has moved forward with an item it had tabled a couple of weeks ago.  During their meeting Monday, commissioners revisited their discussion on a request from Lake County to help with the cost of cleaning out the channel areas near a couple of the county’s bridge structures.  The county requested the city cost share the project because the areas – 456th Avenue near Stemper Auto Body and also near 235th Street – are adjacent to property owned by the city. City commissioners tabled the item a couple of weeks ago in order for City Attorney David Jencks to look further into whether or not some sort of agreement between the two entities would be necessary for the project.  On Monday, Jencks said an agreement wasn’t necessary. 

During Monday’s meeting, Mayor Marshall Dennert read through what the commission needed to approve, including that the city would allow the county to work on city properties to accomplish maintenance channel debris removal in the areas indicated.

The city’s contribution to the county’s project will come out of the city’s general fund cash balance.