Third Quarter 2018

Hello Friends, while it has been a long and hot summer, it has been a productive one for your City Government. We have accomplished much this summer including….

Welcome Rocket City Trash Pandas!

No one was more surprised than me with both the top 10 names and the final selection. Minor League Baseball is a unique world of its own and marketing and merchandising is geared to the under 30 crowd. As you can imagine, I have received a LOT of feedback. The consensus was if you were over 40 you hated it and if you were under 30 you loved it! It will be an exciting adventure for sure! You can read more about the Trash Pandas here: Rocket City Trash Pandas.

The first retail for Town Madison has been announced and it will be the Duluth Trading Company. Other than Louiville Kentucky, this is their first location in the south and we welcome them to Madison! Check them out: Duluth Trading Company.

Wall Triana Multi-Use Path

We had a wonderful turnout for the Wall Triana Multi-Use path Public Hearing on Wednesday, September 13. We had close to 40 residents in attendance. The design is complete and construction will start next year.

Here is a graphic of the Wall Triana Multi-Use Path: WallMultiUse200scale

Here is information about the 2018 Capital Improvement Program: Capital Improvement Program.

Rachel Hammer’s Show

I had the pleasure of being on the Rachel Hammer’s radio show on Tuesday, September 12 in advance of the Public Hearing and Opioid Forum. You can hear the 13 minute interview here: The Rachel Hammers Show.

Opioid Forum

On Tuesday, October 9th at 6:30 I will be cohosting along with the James Clemens PTA, an Opioid Forum in the James Clemens auditorium. The event will be moderated by Kristen Conner with WHNT. WHNT will also be live streaming the event. The Not One More Resource trailer will be there at 6 pm and the forum will begin at 6:30. The Resource Trailer is designed to look like a drug abuser’s bedroom. Please plan to attend the event as it will be informative for all. There will be parents of addicts who will be sharing their stories. Patty Sykstus, President of Not One More Alabama, Tina Taristano, a Registered Pharmacist, members of the Madison Drug Task Force, Candice Dunaway with a Partnership for a Drug-Free Community, Rachel Hammers with the Rachel Hammers Talk Radio Show and Tyler Berryhill, Madison County Coroner will all be present. There will also be an opportunity for questions and answers.


On September 24th we passed a very strong budget for FY2019. Please watch Mayor Finley’s video Mayor Finley presents the 2019 Budget.

As always, I can be reached at Email Maura or 256.337.2408. Thank you again for your continued support!