Friday, July 31, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: National Association of Counties (NACo) 2009 Annual Conference


25 Massachusetts Avenue, NW l Washington, DC 20001 l 202.393.6226 l fax 202.393.2630 l

July 30, 2009 202-942-4220,

Smith works toward strong economic recovery

Joins 3,000 county officials at NACo Annual Conference in Nashville

NASHVILLE, TENN. – D.I. Smith, Supervisor, Madison County participated in the National Association of Counties’ (NACo) 74th Annual Conference and Exposition in Nashville/Davidson County, Tenn. and pledged to work toward economic recovery. The conference was held July 24-28 in the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center.

More than 3,000 elected and appointed county officials representing nearly every state and the District of Columbia adopted resolutions on national issues facing counties, including economic development, transportation and infrastructure funding, and access to healthcare. Attendees also participated in educational seminars and workshops to strengthen their public service skills and heard from leading national experts on various issues important to local government.

Smith is a member of the Telecommunications and Technology Steering Committee and the Information Technology Standing Committee.

D.I. attended the day long Technology Summit, General Sessions, Committee Meetings, and attended the following Educational Sessions: Save Lives by Making Rural Road Safety a Priority; Transparency: Fulfilling the Promise of Open Government; The Economy’s Effect on Counties, Their Non-Profit Partners and the Community; Let THEM Tell You Where to Cut; Let Me See Your Body Talk; and Counties Partnering with the Federal Government for Veteran’s Services.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Madison County 2009 Property Tax Roll Review and Inspection

I know some of you are like me and don't pay much attention to the public notices in the classified section of local newspapers, but you might want to read this one or you may be surprised when you receive your annual tax statement later this year!

Below is the PUBLIC NOTICE which will run in the Madison County Herald announcing that the Madison County real and personal property assessment rolls are ready for inspection and examination; also, the instructions to follow if you have objections.

You can either go to the Chancery/Administrative Building in Canton to inspect the rolls, or you can look up the info, including the true market value on your property, at

Monday, July 13, 2009

Recycling and Solid-Waste/Garbage Collection in Madison County

Madison County will take over garbage pickup in the non-incorporated areas of the County on October 1. Red River will continue to pick up recycles in platted subdivisions. Pickup days and routes for garbage and recycles remain the same.

Here are links to info you will find of use and interest.