As we start to enjoy the signs of spring, the Town is getting ready for the 2023 summer beach season. Registration is now open for most summer camps and programs. Please visit the Beach & Recreation website for more information on summer programming options for kids and how to register.
In addition, beach pass parking stickers for the 2023 summer season will be available for purchase starting Monday, March 27th online, through the mail, or in person at the Beach & Rec office at the Surf Club. A reminder that parking stickers or daily parking passes will be required at all three Town beaches starting Memorial Day on weekends only, and seven days a week starting on Monday, June 19th through Labor Day. Please visit the Town website next week for more information on pricing and ways to purchase a sticker.
Bicycle-Pedestrian Safety Improvement Study Update
The Madison Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee has been hard at work studying potential safety improvements along Route 1, West Wharf Road, and Surf Club Road. The committee is hosting a meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at Town Campus, Meeting Room A to present their findings to date as well as hear input from the community. We encourage all members of the community, including pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, and local business owners to attend and participate in this critical discussion.
Green-up, Clean-up Day
Madison’s Annual Green Up, Clean Up Day is on Saturday, April 29th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This event has been helping to resolve the problem of roadside litter for many years now. In previous years, more than 400 residents and diverse civic groups have gathered together and collected up to 4 tons of litter in a 4-hour period.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
- Talk to the organizations which you are associated with and plan to work together for a great cause.
- Keep an eye out for places that are in need of a clean-up.
- Get a group of your neighbors together to pick up debris in your neighborhood.
Complete one registration form for your group or call 203-245-5602.
Then at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 29th check in either at Memorial Town Hall, 8 Meetinghouse Lane or Roberts Food Center in the North Madison Shopping Center. Pick up your supplies: bags, gloves, and safety vests for the children and then GO TO WORK!
Earlier this week the Board of Finance voted to recommend a combined Town and School Budget of $94 million for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2024. Details on the proposed Budget will be available next week at www.madisonct.org/budget. The Board of Finance will be holding a Public Hearing on April 18, 2023 for taxpayers to provide public comment on the proposed Budget. Details on how to attend the Public Hearing will be available on the Town website in April. A reminder that the Annual Budget Referendum will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2023. Absentee ballot information for the Budget Referendum can be found by contacting the Town Clerk’s office at 203-245-5672; or by visiting the Town Clerk’s webpage www.madisonct.org/vote
The Board of Selectmen will be holding a Public Hearing on Monday, March 27th at 6:30 p.m. at Madison Town Campus and on zoom to receive feedback on a draft Property Tax Exemption for Gold Star parents and spouses. The draft ordinance is available in the Town Clerk’s office and will be available on the Town website next week.
The Board of Selectmen will also be holding a Public Hearing on Monday, April 24th at 6:30 p.m. at Madison Town Campus and on zoom to receive public feedback on a draft ordinance for the prohibition of Cannabis Establishments in Madison. The draft ordinance is available in the Town Clerk’s office and will be available on the Town website next week. In addition to the public hearing, the Board of Selectmen will be launching in the coming weeks a town-wide survey on the issue of cannabis regulation in our Town. We encourage all residents to participate in this important survey so stay tuned!
New Town of Madison App
The Town is now offering many ways to receive information about important activities and events. The Town recently launched a new MadisonCT mobile app to make it easier to access public services and find information about town events at your fingertips. Pop-up notifications can be customized to fit your interests as well as request notifications of Town calendar events, see agendas of boards and commissions, get job postings, as well as other important alerts. Please visit www.madisonct.org/app for more information or visit the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to download it.
In addition to the new Town app, we continue to encourage all residents to subscribe to the Town’s Madison Alerts system. Madison Alerts provides important information via text and email regarding storms and other issues of significant public interest, as well as the delivery of the First Selectwoman’s bi-weekly community update. To sign-up for Madison Alerts, please visit www.madisonct.org/MadisonAlerts
I want to wish everyone a happy St. Patrick’s Day today and have a great weekend Madison!