City of Madison Reimplements Fees
Madison, IN— As the state continues to move towards reopening entirely, the City of Madison has started to roll back programs implemented during the Stay-At-Home order.
“We were pleased to be able to provide the community with various programs and payment deferments during the Stay-At-Home order. Because we have been able to get back to work, we are now in a place to unwind some of these programs,” said Mayor Bob Courtney.
The City Job Program, which was announced March 19th, provided nearly 40 individuals with the opportunity to continue to work after being laid-off or let go due to COVID-19 shutdowns. Many of those individuals have either returned to work or migrated into a position as one of our seasonal employees.
The City Community Outreach Program helped our senior and at-risk population by providing grocery and essential item pick-up and delivery when these individuals did not feel safe to be out of their homes. The few who continue to call our office are now connected with one of the various non-profits we have in our community that can best serve their needs.
In mid-March, the city suspended building permit fees, plan commission fees, contractor license fees, Historic District Board of Review application fees, and all debt payments for city micro and revolving loans. As of July 1st, these fees and payments have been reimplemented. “While many areas of our economy shut down, we were grateful to see parts of our economy continue to thrive. These items conserved precious working capital, while encouraging additional private investment,” said Mayor Courtney.
The city continues to defer utility shut offs at this time but encourages residents to continue to make these payments if they can do so.