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Posted on: January 5, 2024

First Selectwoman's Community Update

First Selectwoman's community update

Weekend Winter Snow Storm

Please be advised that a winter storm is expected to enter the state tomorrow afternoon into the evening, bringing moderate to heavy snow for selected areas including Madison. Heavy snow may occur overnight with snowfall rates between 1.0” – 1.25” inches per hour across most of the state, turning into a rainy mix in coastal areas. Temperatures are forecast to be in the low 30’s with northeast winds ranging from 15 – 25 MPH and wind gusts up to 35 MPH along the coast. The snow is expected to taper off by mid to late Sunday afternoon. Total snow accumulations are currently forecast to range from 3” – 6” along the coast, 6” – 10” across most of the state and 10” – 14” in the northwest and northeast hills. 

Please make advanced preparations for this winter storm event.

Stay Informed in 2024

As we enter the new year and start the winter storm season, please make sure you are receiving the latest news from the Town.  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.

The Town also offers a 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 and links to download from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. 

Madison Ambulance Food Drive

During the month of January, Madison Emergency Medical Services will be collecting donations for the Madison Food Pantry. Donations needed are canned soup, chili, and stew. Jars of pasta sauce and boxes of mac & cheese along with packages of mashed potatoes, rice or noodles are welcomed. Please, no expired food. Donations can be dropped off anytime at the ambulance station at 9 Old Rte 79. Contact Sherry White at sherry.white@madisonctems.org or call 203-245-9821 for additional information.

Volunteers Needed for Town Committees & Commissions

As we enter the new year, I encourage everyone to consider giving back to our great Town by volunteering for a Town board or commission. Madison has over 60 boards and commissions run by resident volunteers who help make our community such a great place to live. The Town currently has vacancies on several important boards and commissions. Please consider dedicating some of your volunteer time to Town service. If you are interested in learning more about vacancies or the application process, please visit the town website, or contact my assistant Jeanne Stevens at Stevensj@madisonct.org for more information. Below is a link to the application.

Vacancies

Application

Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes

The second installment of tax on the 2022 Grand List was due January 1, 2024.  The last day to pay the January 1, 2024 installment without penalty is February 1, 2024 (US Postmark).  Payments not bearing a US Postmark must be received by 4:30pm on February 1, 2024 to avoid interest, per CT Statute 12-146.  The tax office is accepting payments in person, by mail, and through the Tax Payment Drop Box (located on the exterior wall of the Tax Collector’s Office).  M&T Bank offers in-branch tax payment processing during the month of January for current tax bills.  The original tax bill must be provided at time of processing.  Tax bills are also viewable and payable online at www.madisonct.org/taxpayments.

2023 Revaluation

The Town has contracted with Vision Government Solutions, Inc. to complete the town-wide revaluation of all real property in the Town of Madison effective for the October 1, 2023 Grand List. The Informal Hearings were completed December 28, 2023. Informal Hearing Assessment Notices will be mailed out by the end of January to those property owners who had an informal hearing with Vision.

If you still wish to appeal your assessment, you must file a written appeal to the Madison Board of Assessment Appeals between February 1, 2024 through February 20, 2024.  The forms will be available by the end of January online at https://www.madisonct.org/assessment-appeals and in the Assessor’s Office.  

Individuals who have completed and filed a timely Petition form will be granted a hearing before the Board of Assessment Appeals.  If an agent represents you, a Notarized Agent Form must be on file with your petition or brought to your hearing.  This is the time to present any and all evidence supporting your estimate of Fair Market Value.

I want to wish everyone a very happy and healthy 2024!

Peggy Lyons

First Selectwoman


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