July 16, 2009
Municipalities (Bostwick, Buckhead, Madison, Rutledge)
• The Madison Police Department is watching out for you – and your house. The Residence Check Program, to help city police monitor houses when residents are out of town for extended periods of time, is a service that has been available, but many are unaware of its existence. Now, a new form has been created to simplify the process and provide more details, from mail and newspaper delivery to the make and model of vehicles that will be visible. Residents can pick up the forms at the police department office on North Main Street.
• The Rutledge City Council held a work session meeting on Monday, July 13 to discuss the budget. No votes were taken, and only minor decisions were made. The council members and Mayor Spencer Knight chose to flag the roads and sidewalks expenses, so that they can be altered and addressed at the next meeting. “We’re still working on it,” Knight said. Another work session will likely be scheduled in the near future. “I hope to have [the budget] done by next meeting,” City Clerk Debbie Rutherford said.