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Old 11-13-2011, 07:55 AM
Location: Madison
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We are currently looking at a few areas in Limestone County that are within the Madison City limits. I'm getting a bit confused on what is actually offered there in terms of services. Onsite realtors tell 3 different stories at different locations.

For example - at Stillwater Cove, the realtor said residents get the once a month bulk pickup service that Madison County/City residents enjoy. However, talking to a few residents and they were like "no way".

What are the services offered for fire, police and garbage for these areas?

Second question - Do these areas have the same tax rate as the City of Madison (in Madison County)?

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Old 11-13-2011, 11:05 AM
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Suggest calling the City:

Service Providers

Madison, AL - Official Website - Utilities & Other Services

Since the City of Madison resides within two counties, the service providers for your address may be different based on the County in which you reside. Who Do I Call For...
Madison County Residents
Limestone County Residents

Electric Service
Huntsville Utilities Ph: (256) 535-1200
Athens Utilities Ph: (256) 233-8750

Water Service
Madison Utilities Ph: (256) 772-0253
Limestone County Water and Sewer Authority Ph: (256) 233-6445
and/or Madison Utilities Ph: (256) 772-0253

Garbage Service
Madison County Sanitation Ph: (256) 532-3718
CCS Disposal Ph: (256) 232-3594

Large Debris / Yard Refuse Collection
City of Madison Public Works Ph: (256) 772-8490

Residential Recycling Service
Solid Waste Disposal Authority of Huntsville Ph: (256) 880-6054

Natural Gas
North Alabama Gas District Ph: (256) 772-0227

Phone / Cable / Internet Knology Ph: (256) 533-5353 or AT&T

Driver's License
Alabama Department of Public Safety - Huntsville Ph: (256) 539-0681
Alabama Department of Public Safety - Athens Ph: (256) 233-4152

Voter Registration
Madison County Board of Registrars Ph: (256) 532-3510
Limestone County Board of Registrars Ph: (256) 233-6405

Auto Registration
Madison County Licensing Ph: (256) 532-3310
Limestone County Licensing Ph: (256) 233-6430

Trash Collection:

Madison, AL - Official Website - Garbage/Trash Service

Garbage Services (Household Waste)
Garbage service is provided by the county you live in. Both services occur on Thursdays. For more information, refer to the contacts below.

Madison County Sanitation - Green, rolling can provided
Ph: (256) 532-1512
Limestone County Sanitation - Customer provided cans
Ph: (256) 232-3200

Trash Service (Yard Debris and Large Items)
Allied Waste provides trash service for the City of Madison. (256) 327-4400

To determine when this service occurs on your street refer to the Schedule.

Typical trash items that are picked up include:

Green Waste (Tree limbs, Brush, Leaves, Grass Clippings, etc.)
Appliances (Washers, Refrigerators, etc.)
Cardboard Boxes (must be collapsed and bundled together)
Please refer to our guidelines for procedures and specific information on these and other special items.

Items NOT picked up include, but are not limited to, PAINT, OIL, BATTERIES, GAS AND GAS TANKS (or anything considered to be hazardous materials), TELEVISIONS, COMPUTERS, MICROWAVES, TIRES, CLOTHES OR BLANKETS, PAPER, PERISHABLES (such as food), GLASS BOTTLES OR JARS, OR ANY CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS.

Any hazardous materials are disposed of by Solid Waste Disposal Authority.


IIRC the City of Madison sales taxes are the same and so are the State sales taxes, but the County sales tax rates may be different. IIRC same structure for property tax millage.
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Old 11-13-2011, 06:34 PM
Location: In NASA land Alabama style
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We live in Madison and just to let you know we get charged a $13.50 added onto our electric for having a garbage can via Huntsville Utilities.
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Old 11-14-2011, 12:22 PM
Location: Madison
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Thanks, Reactionary. That post pretty much sums it up. I called the Madison Public Works for a couple of additional questions. Basically, household trash is handled by the county (Limestone in this case), but debris, grass clippings/trees branches and bulk items (furniture/appliances) is serviced by the City of Madison (Allied Waste). The lady at the PW mentioned that many residents in annexed areas of Limestone County don't ask and find out certain services/amenities are not available to them. Her suggestion was to always ask them and not onsite realtors, developers, etc.
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Old 11-14-2011, 12:51 PM
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WarBeagle01 - thanks for the follow-up.
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