8 Campus Drive, Madison CT 06443

Sustainable CT Workshop: HYBRID MEETING

Monday, June 28, 2021, 7:30PM, Meeting Room D

To Join via Zoom

Webinar Link

Meeting ID: 863 7937 0888

Passcode: 6p3TmW


1.     Call Meeting to order

2.    Call for additional agenda items

3.    Discuss progress on Madison’s recertification review, identify and invite additional contributors, and plan for recertification activities related to conservation

a.    Inclusive and Equitable Community Impacts (need collaborator/town staff)

b.    Thriving Local Economies: brownfield redevelopment, sustainable purchasing, inventory and promote local retail (need collaborator/town staff, Chamber of Commerce?)

c.    Well-Stewarded Land and Natural Resources: provide watershed education, create watershed management plan, engage in watershed protection and restoration, develop open space plan, create a natural resource and wildlife inventory, manage for drought and municipal water use, provide education on water conservation, implement low impact development, manage woodlands and urban forests, facilitate invasive species education and management, implement green grounds and maintenance program, enhance pollinator pathways, promote dark skies (Conservation Commission and interns, Kelly Brady)

d.    Vibrant and Creative Cultural Ecosystems (need collaborator/ town staff)

e.    Dynamic and Resilient Planning: integrate sustainability into POCD, permitting to promote sustainable development, develop agriculture-friendly practices, assess climate vulnerability, inventory and assess historic resources, streamline solar permitting

f.    Plan for Long-term Recovery (need collaborator/town staff)

g.    Clean and Diverse Transportation Systems and Choices: implement Complete Streets, promote effective parking management, encourage smart commuting, support zero emission vehicle deployment, promote public transit and other mobility strategies, manage municipal fleets

h.    Renewable and Efficient Energy Infrastructure and Operations: Benchmark and track energy use, reduce energy use across all municipal buildings, achieve high energy performance for individual buildings, increase use of renewable energy in municipal buildings, develop a municipal energy plan, install efficient exterior lighting, implement a community energy campaign

i.    Inclusive Engagement, Communication and Education: hold a sustainability event, provide effective community communications, train municipal representatives, collaborate with other municipalities

j.    Strategic Materials Management: report materials management data and reduce waste, implement Save Money and Reduce Trash (SMART) program, recycle additional materials and compost organics, develop a food waste prevention campaign or food scraps recovery campaign (CC – Butsch)

k.    Optimal Health and Wellness Opportunities: encourage healthy and sustainable food networks, conduct health impact assessments, improve air quality in public places, promote community growing spaces (CC – Uddin, town staff)

l.    Healthy, Efficient and Diverse Housing: design and implement affordable housing plan, grow sustainable and affordable housing options, implement sustainable, diverse housing options policy (need collaborator/town staff)

m.    Effective, Compassionate Homelessness Prevention (need collaborator/town staff?)

n.    Innovative Strategies and Practices (Bag ban?)

o.    Collect and input data for recertification (ID volunteer to train?)

4.    Adjourn

The Town of Madison does not discriminate on the basis of disability, and the meeting facilities are ADA accessible.  Individuals who need assistance are invited to make their needs known by contacting the Town’s ADA/Human Resources Director Debra Milardo at 203.245.5603 or by email to at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting.