The city commissioners rezoned all of the land within the Lakeview Industrial Park for future commercial/industrial use after they held a hearing on the proposal on Monday.
The zoning within Madison's comprehensive land-use plan had identified the northwestern section of the industrial park as industrial property while the northeastern section and a strip on the south side of the park were designated for use as commercial land.
The Madison Planning Commission had recommended on March 12 that city officials rezone the entire property within the Lakeview Industrial Park as commercial/industrial.
Mayor Gene Hexom asked Chad Comes, city engineer, if the new designation would provide more flexibility in developing the remaining open land within the industrial park. Comes replied yes, that the rezoning should provide more opportunities for development.
At the end of the Monday meeting, Jennifer Eimers, city finance officer, announced that the absentee voting in the April 9 mayor's election had started earlier in the day.