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Please take a moment to have your voice heard about the potential future programming at the Academy Community Center. The Town’s Academy Community Center Advisory Committee is conducting a survey of Town residents to collect community feedback on potential uses for the facility that will satisfy needs that are currently unmet or underserved by existing town facilities and services. Your feedback is a critical piece of ensuring that the redevelopment of the site includes space that is appropriately configured to best serve those community needs. The survey should take 3-5 minutes to complete (clarification questions may be added based on your selections). Please note that your responses should also represent the needs and interests of children (and grandchildren) in the community who will not be able to complete the survey themselves. Multiple selections are allowed for questions about community needs. Thank you for providing your valuable input and helping to improve our community! This survey will close on January 13, 2023.
Remember to shop local this holiday season! The Madison Economic Development Department in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce has published the 2022 Madison Holiday Gift Guide featuring 22 Madison businesses and nonprofit organizations with 112 items in 13 categories for gift giving suggestions.
The Madison Beach and Recreation Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held next Friday, December 9th, starting at 6:00 pm by the Town green. Join us for the lighting of the tree, music by Larry Stevens, hot cocoa from Scout Troop 490 in Madison, and a visit from Santa and Rudolph.
A reminder that next Wednesday, December 7th is Pearl Harbor Day. At 12:00 p.m. on December 7th the Town, in coordination with the American Legion and VFW, will be holding a brief commemoration and remembrance of the “Day of Infamy” that took place on Dec 7, 1941, 81 years ago. Both the VFW and American Legion members will be conducting these ceremonies along with their Honors Guard. All are welcome to attend this remembrance on the Town Green.
The Board of Selectmen is seeking volunteers for its recently established Facilities Committee. This committee will assist the Board of Selectmen in making strategic decisions regarding the maintenance, repair, repurposing, lease, expansion, and/or sale of all Town building facilities and vacant land parcels. If you are interested in joining this committee, please visit our website for more information and how to complete an application. Deadline for applicants is December 30th.
The Madison Police Department’s Toy Fund and Food Drive to benefit local families and the Yale New Haven Hospital Children’s Toy Closet is accepting donations now through December 31. Toys, board games, books, gift certificates, etc. for children through the age of 16 are needed. All new, unwrapped gifts or monetary donations and food items may be dropped off at the Police Department located at 9 Campus Drive 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Madison Police Department will also be collecting non-perishable food items at the Madison Police Department through December 31st.
Before visiting Town offices during the holiday season, please take a moment to check the Town website for special holiday hours or closures in effect.
This year Faith’s Annual Holiday Toy Drive, benefiting the Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital Toy Closet and Child Life Program, will be held on Saturday, December 10th from 9:00 a.m., to 2:00 p.m., at What’s Cookin, 78 Boston Post Road. Please come by and make a donation for the final year of this event. Help them achieve their goal of collecting over 6,000 toys, achieving a hospital record for a toy collection drive.
Tecton Architects, the architecture firm designing the new PK - 5 school building on Mungertown Road, held the second of a series of workshops on the new building on Nov. 9 via Zoom. The entire presentation is available to watch on YouTube. The next workshop will take place January 18, 2023.
Have a great weekend Madison!
Peggy LyonsFirst Selectwoman