Madison County Commissioners 2021

MADISON - For the third Madison County Commissioners meeting in a row, discussion was had on how the Madison Historical Society Museum will operate going forward.

At the meeting Tuesday, Madison Mayor Alvin Brandl presented some proposed goals: increase the curb appeal, incorporate digital content, and have consistent staff hours as well as secure funding.

Chairman Troy Uhlir said the city and county want to make all of these changes, but the historical society doesn’t want the help.

"They sat cross-armed here, they sat cross-armed at the meeting with the City of Madison, so how do we get the buy in from the historical society to let us be able to help them? One thing we can look at is funding, as we're their sole source of funding and we're asking for a few things. I think Ron asked for a budget and we have yet to see that."

Commissioner Ron Schmidt said the historical society has a board and they need to take responsibility instead of the county and city trying to figure it out for them.

It was agreed upon to reach out and request the historical society board to have a public meeting where the county and city can pitch their ideas.

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