Madison City Council Allows School District To Spend Extra Money

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MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) - Madison City Council members approved a resolution that will make way for the school district to spend millions of dollars on capital improvements Monday evening.

The revenue left over from the city 1/2 cent sales hike approved three years ago can now be used for capital improvements that will likely go towards projects like a new roof, replaced mechanical systems, and upgrades to infrastructure.

“We don’t want to go out and spend everyone on the first get-go, we just want to make sure the money is there and it is a stable source of revenue," Madison schools superintendent Dee Fowler said.

The district already has a capital improvements plan in place but over the next few weeks they will go back over those projects and look them on a case by case basis, Fowler says.

The money also puts the district is a good position to receive millions of dollars in Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) funding.