MorganCountyCitizen reports that the Madison City Council (GA) has tentatively agreed to the purchase of the Madison Woods manufactured home community’s water supply. The commitment depends on Madison City Manager David Nunn completing a payment schedule on $56,000 in back water and sewage services owed the city by Madison Woods owner John Lowe. Nunn said currently, about 40 residents paid deposits and have become city water customers. He also said the city had to do minor repair work to the system but that the costs of the repairs were reasonable. Lowe and his daughter, Daphne, were praised for beginning to completely renovate the 22-acre community, starting in 2005. Lowe removed older, pre-HUD Code and substandard housing, trimmed or removed growths of underbrush and pine trees. The positive changes began attracting new clients seeking quality affordable housing. The report noted that for years the Lowes donated a renovated house during the Christmas season to a deserving family.
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