In a short regularly scheduled meeting for the Madison County Fiscal Court, the magistrates and judge/executive discussed only three action items on their agenda Tuesday morning.

One of which was the first reading of Ordinance 19-15, a land use change at 5120 Battlefield Memorial Highway to be changed from an RC7 (agricultural) zone, to an RC4 (general commercial) zone.

According to Bert Thomas, the director of the county’s planning and codes department, the owner of the land requested the change stating that the current zoning is inappropriate for the land use and that the proposed general commercial zone is accommodating to the county’s comprehensive plan.

Thomas read in the ordinance that adjacent properties were classified as RC4 and, with improved roadways, these were other reasons to approve the land use change.

The recommendation was approved unanimously by the planning and zoning commission to go before the fiscal court, who approved the first reading.

The fiscal court also approved Resolution 19-23, which adopted streets located in the Double D Meadows subdivision for county maintenance.

Road Director Willie Willis requested 1,088 feet of Lacey Mae Way be approved, as well as 732 feet of Emma Mae Way, both of which are 20 feet wide.

Both streets were approved by the court for adoption of county maintenance.

Also approved was a memorandum of understanding between the Battlefield Golf Course, Madison County Fiscal Court and the Battlefield Estates Property Owners Association.

In the approved memorandum, only two changes were made to include that the property owners would be in charge of maintenance of the course’s back gate entrance.

“They came to us and asked if they could handle the back gate, which includes expenses and maintenance,” Gary Vanderoef, the course’s director said.

Other changes in the memorandum included approved contact information changes.

The next fiscal court meeting is scheduled for Sept. 24, 9:30 a.m., at the Madison County Courthouse in Richmond, 101 West Main Street, Richmond.

Reach Taylor Six at 624-6623 or follow her on Twitter at @TaylorSixRR.

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