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Posted on: October 7, 2022

[ARCHIVED] First Selectwoman's Community Update

First Selectwomans community update

Charter Revision on November Ballot

I want to alert residents that there will be two important local questions on the November 8, 2022 ballot regarding changes to the Madison Town Charter. Our municipal charter is the basic document that defines the organization, powers, functions and essential procedures of Madison’s Town government.  Both questions are the result of an 18 months long public process spearheaded by a volunteer Charter Review Commission charged with updating our Town Charter, which currently dates back to 2006.  The two questions will be listed as Question #2 and Question #3 on the November ballot. 

  • Question #2 asks if the term for members of the Board of Selectmen, including the First Selectman, should be extended to 4 years from 2 years.
  • Question #3 asks if the Town should adopt all other proposed changes as recommended by the Charter Review Commission.

For more information on the proposed changes, please visit www.madisonct.org/CharterReview  for an explanatory text outlining some of the more substantive proposed changes and a redline version of the existing Charter highlighting all proposed changes.  Printed copies are available in the Town Clerk’s office at the Madison Town Campus, at the Senior Center, and at the Scranton Library. Please be an informed voter by learning more about these important questions which will have a direct impact on how our Town government operates for the future. 

Absentee Ballot Applications Available 

The Town Clerk would like to remind residents that the 2022 State Elections are scheduled for Tuesday, November 8th and that Absentee Ballots are now available. You can obtain an Absentee Ballot Application in the Town Clerk’s office or from the website. The Town Clerk’s drop box is open to receive applications. More information on the election, absentee ballots and voting locations is available at www.madisonct.org/vote

View sample ballot, including all three ballot questions.

Affordable Housing Committee – Volunteers Needed

The Board of Selectmen is seeking volunteers for its recently established Affordable Housing Committee. This committee will assist the Town in implementing Madison’s recently adopted Affordable Housing Plan and work with municipal staff, commissions, and stakeholders on housing initiatives. If you are interested in expanding Madison's housing stock to create a more economically diverse community, please visit our website to read more about the Affordable Housing Committee and how to complete an application. 

Madison PrideFest

Sunday, October 9th, the 3rd annual Madison PrideFest will be held on the Town Green from noon to 4 pm.  This event supports performers, vendors and the youth within the LGBTQIA+ community. All are welcome.

Madison Climate Change Event

This Saturday starting at 4 p.m., MAD for Trees has organized a non-partisan Madison Climate Change Event that talks about the science of climate change and why there are reasons for both hope and concern. This event will be held tomorrow at the Surf Club on Saturday, October 8th. A beach clean-up will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. followed by a tabletop expo and refreshments from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and then a C-Change Presentation from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please visit Climate Change event registration and information to register and find out more.

Bauer Park Harvest Festival

This October the Town is excited to welcome again a great fall tradition - the Bauer Park Harvest Festival, which is being held on Saturday, October 15th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Bauer Park on Copse Road at the intersection with Hunter's Trail. This is a free, family friendly old-fashioned country fair at Madison's Historic Farm Bauer Park and includes hay and pony rides, children's crafts, apple tasting and cider press, pumpkin painting, a hay maze, live music, scarecrow making, and more.

Rockland Preserve Native Pollinator Habitat Planting Fest

Please note that the Rockland Preserve Advisory Committee is looking for volunteers to help plant shrubs and perennials for its native pollinator habitat at Rockland Preserve on Saturday, October 15th and Saturday, October 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please meet at Renee’s Way Trailhead, 99 Renee’s Way. For questions and to RSVP email Jean at jroch9998@yahoo.com

Madison Cable Access – Volunteers Needed

Madison Cable Access is seeking volunteers to help film town meetings and events. If you are interested please call  203-444-6410 or email mcag@madisonct.org. For more information visit www.madisontv.org  

New Elementary School Survey

The architect for the new elementary school building is seeking input from the community. The survey will close on Monday, October 10, 2022.  

Tecton Architects Survey


 Have a great weekend Madison!
 
 Peggy Lyons
 First Selectwoman

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