There are 3 members on the Board of Supervisors, each elected by citizens in the county. Individuals serve overlapping four-year terms, with elections held every two years. The Board elects one of its members annually to chair its activities.
Meetings are open to the Public.
To be placed on the Board's weekly agenda, contact the Board Office by the preceding Thursday of the meeting. The Board of Supervisors has both legislative and administrative powers and is the policy-making body for Madison County government.
With its authority to adopt legislation and policies for department operations, the Board sets priorities, allocates resources and maintains budgetary control.
The budget process is the most important power of the Board. By using the budget process effectively, the Board is able to monitor and correct inefficiencies in all organizational units, including elected departments, quasi-government organizations, and administrative departments.
In addition to these responsibilities, the Board of Supervisors promotes and facilitates various cooperative efforts among and between other government entities and jurisdictions. Most importantly, the Board is available to its constituency and can respond to issues of importance to citizens. The Board also appoints individuals or serves on a number of Boards and Commissions that affect all aspects of Madison County operations.
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Board Meetings Schedule
Compensation Board: November 30th 6pm. Please contact the Auditors office at 515.462.3914 if you have any questions.
Veteran Affairs: Veterans Affairs Commissioners Meeting is on the First Monday of the month at 8:00 am unless it is a holiday then it’s on the next Tuesday. Please contact the Veteran Affairs office at 515.462.4680 if you have any questions
Board of Health: February 6, April 9, June 11, August 13, October 8, December 10 All meetings start at 7:00 p.m. These dates could change if there isn’t going to be a quorum. Please contact Public Health at 515.462.9051 with any questions.
Conservation Board: 2nd Monday of every month. Location: Pammel Park Nature Center. Time: 6:30 p.m. Please contact Madison County Conservation at 515.462.3536 if you have any questions.
Planning & Development Board: 3rd Thursday of each month IF anything is brought in for review. If nothing is applied for no meeting is called. Please contact the Zoning Department with any questions 515.462.2636.
Board of Adjustment: 1st Tuesday of each month if anything is brought in for review. If nothing is applied for no meeting is called. Please contact the Zoning Department with any questions 515.462.2636.
Board of Review: They will meet various times during the month of May depending on how many Board of Review Petitions we have. Please contact the Assessors office at 515.462.4303 with any questions.