Home Ownership Commission meets, considers committee status
By Matthew Burgoyne
The Home Ownership Commission met on Thursday to discuss the future of the group and its goals for Morgan County. Due to a few absences, a quorum could not be held; however, those in attendance reviewed the Rules of Procedure for the commission.
Bryce Jaeck, Madison City Planner, went through the procedures to garner feedback from the commission members who were able to attend.
The Rules of Procedure are important to the future of the Home Ownership Commission because they are needed to become a standing committee. Currently, the commission is not a standing committee in Madison. The city council and mayor will decide if the commission will become a standing committee as soon as the group gathers the materials necessary to present to the council.
As stated in the Rules of Procedure, the commission hopes to “advocate, research, and advance issues facing housing in the City of Madison.” They hope to do this through detailed research on the state of housing in Madison, education for the citizens of Madison, and advocacy to the city council and mayor. The commission continuing to grow and needs to support of the community to become a standing committee.