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An important reminder from the Town of Madison 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 a lengthy public process spearheaded by a volunteer Charter Review Commission charged with updating our Town Charter, which currently dates back to 2006.
The two Madison 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. If approved, this would apply to board members elected in the 2023 municipal elections
• 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.
For questions on the proposed changes, please email email@example.com and the Town will respond as soon as possible through Friday, November 4th. All appropriate questions and answers will be posted on the Town website for public review.
Peggy Lyons, First Selectwoman