City leaders will take action on Monday to repeal the resolution that established a special maintenance fee.
The Madison City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall. Topping the agenda is a resolution that would repeal the special maintenance fee approved on May 20. According to the new resolution up for consideration, the special maintenance fee was referred to a vote, but repeal of the ordinance would negate the need for an election on the issue.
When the petition was filed referring the establishment of the special maintenance fee to a vote, city leaders questioned if it could be referred. Legal counsel for the city speculated that the action was administrative in nature and not referable. City leaders have been waiting for an opinion from the state Attorney General to indicate if the fee is administrative and not referable, or if it is a legislative action and therefore referable.
Madison Mayor Roy Lindsay indicated earlier this week that the AG opinion was expected by Monday's meeting, and he planned to propose some possible revisions to the ordinance based on feedback he's received about the maintenance fee.
In other action planned on Monday, city commissioners will review bids for a three-phase distribution transformer; consider applications for alcoholic beverage licenses and a video lottery machine license; and review a temporary alcohol license for a DSU Foundation event on June 29.
Commissioners are also to appoint Bob Maxwell to the Electric Advisory Committee, review bills and approve new hires.