By Nick Nunn staff writer
The Madison City Council voted to adopt 2014 millage rates for the city of Madison and the downtown and corridor special tax districts at its called meeting on Monday, July 21. The city adopted the rollback millage rate of 6.129 for the entire city of Madison, with additional millage rates of 1.268 for the downtown special tax district and 1.339 for the corridor special tax district. No members of the public were present to speak concerning the adoption of the 2014 millage rate. The city council also voted to approve a task order for Jacobs Engineering Group in the amount of $48,121 for runway pavement maintenance and repairs at Madison Municipal Airport (MMA). Specifically, Jacobs will design the necessary maintenance and repairs for MMA, handle the bidding and procurement process, and provide construction support.
According to the task order, Jacobs will select the repairs to be done based on “field observations, the 2012 pavement management plan provided by GDOT, and the Federal Aviation Administration Advisory Circulars.” The three phases of Jacobs’ involvement in the project will be the design of the maintenance and repairs schedule, which should take approximately two months. The bidding process should then take another month before construction can begin on the runway. The duration of the construction process is set to take three months, with a total of six site visits taking place. Additionally, Jacobs will provide the city with sets of the plans that they draw up for the maintenance and repair project, including a copy of the engineer’s report and the formal bid materials that the city will need for the bidding- phase of the project. The council also set a date for a retreat meeting, during which they will discuss some of the issues facing their districts in particular as well as the city as a whole. Their retreat will take place on Friday, August 15, at 8:30 a.m. The council also voted to move the date of their next work session from Friday, August 1, to Wednesday, July 30, at 8:30 a.m. Both meetings will take place at the City of Madison Fire Station Conference Room, 160 North Main Street.