Madison City Council Approves 2022 Budget

More money invested in public safety


Madison, Indiana– At the October 19 Madison City Council meeting, the $13.1 million budget for the 2022 fiscal year was approved with a 5-0 vote by the governing body. The budget outlines Mayor Bob Courtney’s priorities for the next year, focusing on public safety, economic opportunity, infrastructure, and quality of life.

“Our business-minded approach to good government is leading the city to new heights. I am thankful for the support of the City Council in passing a budget that will help achieve our goals. From investing in community safety, to expanding housing and economic opportunities, to improving our park system, the city is rapidly transforming toward a booming and bright future,” said Madison’s Mayor Bob Courtney. 

The 2022 budget increases public safety to $4.6 million, the largest investment in the city’s history. These dollars will be used to strengthen law enforcement resources, enhance training for fire and police, purchase equipment, and implement the city’s sidewalk improvement plan.

The approved budget, along with additional funding sources, will increase the city’s investment in the P.A.C.E. Grant Program and blight elimination efforts to $560,000 over the next year. This program has already produced $4.3 million of investment in the community in less than two years.

Additional highlights of the 2022 public-private capital investments are as follows:

  • $2 million investment in street improvements
  • $1.8 million from the City of Madison Redevelopment Commission for infrastructure and quality of life investments across the city
  • $6.7 million bridge replacement project by the City of Madison Port Authority
  • $15 million in clean drinking water improvements
  • $2.6 million restoration of Crystal Beach Pool House
  • $3 million in sidewalk construction along Clifty Drive
  • $5 million in T.I.F. District investments to support industry expansion
  • $14 million for Destination Madison R.E.A.D.I. projects for housing, infrastructure, and quality of place opportunities
  • $3 million in hilltop investments for housing, park upgrades, and infrastructure to support approximately $35 million in private investment opportunities
  • $8 million for City of Madison Utility operations





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