Studying salesmen

Madison County is trying to get a handle on door-to-door salesmen.

During a recent board of supervisors meeting, the county discussed what to do about salesmen knocking on county residents’ doors.

District 1 Supervisor Sheila Jones asked the county attorney, Katie Bryant Snell, to look into what can be done to deter solicitors.

Snell said she is in the process of gathering more information about what can be done.

“It seems like, a lot of the time, they’re selling alarm systems,” said District 2 Supervisor Trey Baxter, board president. “It’s (an ongoing problem). I’m in the city and they still do it.”

Anyone selling items door-to-door is required to have a permit.

“If they don’t, the sheriff’s supposed to enforce it,” Baxter said.