The reality of dealing with Madison County’s growth and determining a smart direction for its future played out during last week’s meeting of the Madison County Solid Waste and Recycling Board. It’s an undisputed and less-than-glamorous fact that more people equal more garbage.
Growth and weather. These are the two main topics of conversation around Madison County. While weather conditions are quantified easily by reading your temperature gauge, windsock or checking your weather app, “growth” as a phenomenon is, while observable, less measurable, at least against those benchmarks available to The Madisonian.
Whether you’re a large contractor with job sites throughout Madison County or a homeowner who’s trying to build a house for your young family while staying within budget, it’s the same frustration: building costs have soared, supply has dwindled and it’s hard to plan for the future.